Location: Jesolo-VENICE, Italy
Application Deadline: 1 March, 2024
The International Folk Dance Festival in JESOLO,VENICE is a non-competitive sample of traditional dances performed by folklore groups. The age of the participants is not limited.
The festival will be held in Lido di Jesolo which is close to Venice and is a purpose-built beach resort in north-east Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. Its miles of sandy beach, rows of sunbeds, and night-time entertainment attract thousands of tourists every summer.
The groups will be accommodated in 3*** Hotels in Lido di Jesolo on a Half Board Basis with 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. On 20 participants, every 21st participant is free of charge.
Extra charges for: Double Room: 7 euro/person/day | Single Room: 35 euro/day | Extra night: 45 euro/person/day
- - 209 euro (4 nights with breakfast and dinner) in 3* hotel in Jesolo
- - 249 euro (5 nights with breakfast and dinner) in 3* hotel in Jesolo
- Accommodation in 3* Hotel
- Half Board Basis with 2 meals per day - breakfast and dinner
- Participation in 2 Concerts and a Defile
- Invitation Letter
- City tax
- Grattiduted Certificate
- All expenses of the festival organization
Does NOT include:
- Travel Insurance
- Parking for the bus
The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from the airport, during the festival days, and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed upon according to their number.
The Parking for the buses is paid for by the group at the rate set at the parking place. There are only a few free parking places on the main road of Lido di Jesolo around Aqualandia. The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city. Any expense caused by the usage of the bus (accident, robbery, breakdown, etc) should be covered by the vehicle’s insurance.
The participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Each participant group should pay 30 % in advance after receiving the official invitation. After this date (18.05.2023) advance payments are not refunded. In case of a price increase, due to the global crisis, we reserve the right to adjust the festival fee.
14:00 Arrival and Accommodation of the groups at the hotel
15:00 Free Time
10:30 Meeting with representative and short description of the festival program (2 leaders per group max)
11:30 Free Time
10:30 Free Time - Excursion Day – Opportunity to visit Venice (You can find more information in “Excursions” section.)
19:00 Concert (Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance.)
10:00 Free Time
19:00 Concert and Diploma Rewarding (Depending of the number of the groups we will let you know about the minutes of your performance.)
10:00 Departure of the Groups After The Breakfast
Detailed Festival Program will be given to you 1 month before the start of the festival. The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
Excursions are extra paid
1. VISITING VENICE BY BOAT
Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, due to the city being one of the world's greatest and most beautiful cities of art. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day. Today there are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name a few. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination, attracting thousands of actors, critics, celebrities and mainly people in the cinematic industry.
2. ISLANDS TOUR - VISITING MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO (the Italian Heaven)
The island MURANO, recognized worldwide as the capital of blown glass, the precious secrets of the antique glass manufacture, passed down from generation to generation by the master glassmakers that with skilful techniques and skilled hands, have been in centuries transforming the simple matter in artworks. A stop by an historical factory to watch the heat manufacturing of glass – duration about 45 minutes.
Following, the second island is BURANO, a “multi-coloured palette”. The island of fishermen and of “tombolo” embroiderers, ancient instrument with which beautiful bobbin lace and lace artefacts are nowadays still realized. Visit of a lace and bobbin lace laboratory and walk through the streets of the small town – duration about 50 minutes.
At the end, the third island is TORCELLO or as it was said, “Turricellum”, the most ancient and prosperous settlement of the lagoon up to the rise of Venezia. Today it counts only 15 inhabitants and it is a very popular tourist place.
Aqualandia is much more than a traditional water park. It's a true themed fun island, with 26 attractions (including the highest water – slide in the world and the Europe's highest bungee jumping tower), 7 shows and 4 animation activities.
4. TROPICARIUM PARK
Colorful themed animal park with kid-friendly exhibits, an aquarium & a predator display.
The Tropicarium area is a long journey with lots of animals: you can learn about the cute aquatic and terrestrial turtles, the mysterious geckos, strange lizards like iguanas, water dragons, basilisk, poisonous "Gila monsters", and many others. Then there are the small and large snakes, frogs, toads and salamanders.
Aquarium - Relaxing path with many different species of tropical fish. In the first part of the itinerary you can admire very rare "primitive" fish such as the Limuli, which have existed since the time of the dinosaurs, dangerous and deadly stone fish, poisonous scorpion fish, showy and irascible triggerfish, surgeon, butterfly and many others.
Predators – Crocodiles and sharks are great predators that have existed since the time of the dinosaurs, they are prehistoric animals! They are among the few survivors of the dinosaur era, and in fact they haven't changed much during the last 65 million years. The Predators area hosts the most dangerous predators in the world, always the most feared but also the most named.
4. We can provide the following services for your group: accommodation during the trip (in case you need sleepover to your way to the chosen destination)
- accommodation during the festival event you attend
- travel and transportation tips and assistance
- purchasing airplane and bus tickets
- organizing transportation for a group or individuals
- assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Lido di Jesolo and back.
The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city. Any expense caused by the usage of the bus (accident, robbing, breakdown, etc) should be covered by the vehicle’s insurance. Each member must have travel insurance policy.
The Parking for the buses is paid by the group at the rate set on the parking place. There are only few free parking places on the main road of Lido di Jesolo around Aqualandia.
The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane. The cost of the transportation from Venice airport to Lido di Jesolo and back to the same airport is 800 euro and should be covered by the group.
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!!