Location: Montecatini, Italy
Director: K.A.& WOFA
Application Deadline: 2 October, 2022
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Ballroom dance teams, art schools, Music theatre, modern dance teams, orchestras and majorette teams), (children and youth groups) to participate on INTERNATIONAL FOLK – DANCE &MUSIC FESTIVAL ”“Wonder of Tuscany” ,Montecatini, ITALY from 08 – 11 July 2023
Montecatini Terme located in Tuscany, is not a resort: it’s the biggest spa-town in Italy. Here tourism is the main activity: every year 200 hotels sell 2 million overnight-stays for travelers who want to see the city amenities and to take short trips to the nearby art-cities: Lucca, Florence, Pisa, Siena… all easily reachable by bus or by train (2 train stations: “Montecatini Terme-Monsummano” and “Montecatini Centro”).
The spas, the Golf Club, the funicolar “Funicolare”, markets, theatres, many
restaurants and night clubs make a glad vacation in Montecatini. Concerts, fairs, ballrooms, art exhibitions and festivals attracts the local (21000 inhabitants) and the tourist in a well organized and a pleasant agenda.
After the belle-epoque growth, now the spas offer not only the well-known healing waters but also all the modern relax treatments. On the 10-13 July Montecatini Terme is waiting for folk dance ensembles, folk bands, choirs, modern dancers, bands, majorettes to the festival.
Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
The number of the participants are not limited
No age limits
Afternoon arrival at Montecatini Terme
Accommodation at hotels, meeting with group leaders
Free program in Montecatini – Montecatini Alto, Piazza Giuseppe Giusti,
Fontana Guidotti, Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Grotta Maona
Dinner – overnight
Optional program – bathing in Montecatini in the thermal baths
Sightseeing in Lucca – Puccini Museum, Torre delle Ore, Chiesa di Santa
Mari, Piazza Anfiteatro
Sightseeing in Pisa – Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo
di Pisa, Battistero
Performance in Montecatini
Optional program – tour to Ligurian Sea (Livorno, Viareggio) or
Sightseeing in Florence – Piazza del Duomo , Cathedral of Santa Maria del
Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio, River Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Uffizi
Breakfast, departure of participants
– San Miniato – Palazzo del Seminario ,
Rocca Federico II, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio
– Vinci – Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Museum
Participation in the festival concert
Accommodation in 3* Hotels in triple rooms
(supplement for a double room is 6 €/person/day, supplement for single room is 15 €/person/day)
Participation does not include:
Tourist tax: 1 €/person/day, payment on the spot at the hotel
Addition day can be booked for 42 €/person/day
Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED...