Choral Trips

International Choir Festival Montecatini Terme 2018

Music and Choir Festival in Tuscany. Italy

from 14. bis 17. June 2018

foto: Agenzia Europlan, Bardolino

fotos: Agenzia Europlan, Bardolino

The International Music and Choir Festival for choirs and music bands takes place each summer in the medieval town of Montecatini Terme in the region of Tuscany in Italy. The elegant spa and health resort with its architecturally worthwhile thermal buildings attracts an international public, in previous years as today. Montecatini Terme is located in the heart of gently rolling hills in the region of Tuscany, not far away from Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The International Music and Choir Festival offers choirs and music bands different concert venues at the Spa Garden Tettuccio as well as open-air concerts in Florence and in Montecatini Terme.

Our program for your Choral and Music Trip

1. Day
Arrive and official opening ceremony of the Music and Choir Festival

Attending choirs and bands arrive in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
Meet your local assistant at the hotel and group dinner at the hotel
Official opening ceremony of the music and choir festival: all choirs and bands participate in a torch parade to the Spa Garden “Tettuccio”
Welcome by the official representatives of the city of Montecatini Terme and the festival organizers. All attending choirs and bands enjoy a concert performed by musicians of the prestigious Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

2. Day
Beginning of the Choir and Music Festival

Group 1: concerts at the Spa Garden “Tettuccio” in the morning. Half day excursion to Lucca or Pisa (optional guided city walking tour).          

Group 2: full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour (duration  approx. 2,5 hours) and an open-air concert at one of the charming squares of the city center of Florence.

In the evening group dinner at the hotel. Afterwards evening open-air concert for all attending  choirs/bands at the Piazza del Popolo or similar in Montecatini Terme. Representatives of “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” will select the best choir of the festival during this evening concert.

3. Day
Festival Concerts and Closing Ceremony of the Choir and Music Festival

Group 1: full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour and open-air concert in Florence.

Group 2: concerts at the Spa Garden “Tettuccio”, half day excursion to Lucca or Pisa.

In the evening closing ceremony of the choir and music festival  including dinner at a local restaurant of the region. Farewell by the official representatives of the city of Montecatini Terme. All groups join together to perform the farewell song “O Signore, dal tetto nation” by G. Verdi.

4. Day
End of the Music and Choir Festival and Depart for Home

Depart Montecatini Terme after breakfast and return for home.

If you wish to extend your choral/music trip:

4. Day

Opportunity to perform in one of the beautiful Catholic churches during a morning church service in Montecatini Terme or nearby on Sunday. Optional excursion to Montecatini Alto or perhaps to Siena or Pescia in the afternoon. Group dinner at your hotel.

5. Day

Depart Montecatini Terme after breakfast and return for home.

Our services for your Choral/Music Trip 

  • 3 nights in a 3*, 3* superior or 4* category hotel in Montecatini Terme
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities
  • 2 dinners at your hotel (excluding beverages)
  • Dinner at a local restaurant of the region (incl. wine)
  • Participation in the torch parade in Montecatini Terme during the opening ceremony of the music/choir festival
  • Opening ceremony of the music/choir festival at the Spa Garden Tettuccio
  • Festival Concert at the Spa Garden Tettuccio
  • Open-air concert in Florence
  • Open-air concert at the Piazza del Popolo in Montecatini Terme
  • Full day excursion to Florence including a city walking tour
  • Half day excursion to Pisa or Lucca
  • English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 26 participants
  • Performance during Sunday morning church service on extension day (on request)

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with organising your  trip and with booking ground transportation (local Italian coach) to/from the airports either in Pisa or Florence.

Request an individual offer for this trip