CATANIA - MT. ETNA - Noto - Siracusa (Ortigia Island) - Modica - Ragusa Ibla 

Arrival  in Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA):

Participants should land any time on Saturday, June 25. US participants should depart the USA by Friday, June 24

Departure from Catania (CTA): Any time on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

12 Days and 11 Nights 

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Saturday, June 25, Day 1

 

Arrival at CATANIA Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

Participants will need to take readily available taxis from the airport to ROMANO HOUSE HOTEL on their own, about a 15 to 20 minute cab ride, for approximately 25 Euros. 

Check-in at 4-star Romano House House in CATANIA (1 night)

 

6:30 PM:  Enjoy drinks on the hotel roof top terrace (not included & optional)  

7:30 PM:  Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to dinner (not included and optional)

 

Sunday, June 26, DAY 2

 

8:30 AM Breakfast and Official Orientation Meeting

Check out of Catania Hotel

Morning Transfer to NOTO with en route visit to Mt. Etna Winery (included)

Morning Rehearsal Run-through of Repertoire at winery before tasting lunch

12:30 PM Wine Tasting Lunch at Mt. Etna Winery

After lunch continue onto NOTO (included)

Check into 4 star Grand Hotel Sofia (7 nights)

Free time to unpack, rest, perhaps a dip in the hotel pool, or explore Noto on your own

7:45 PM Meet in hotel lobby

8:00 PM Dinner "al fresco" at a local trattoria (included)

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Monday, June 27, DAY 3  

AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Meet in hotel lobby for Walking Tour of NOTO town with our licensed local guide (included)

1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

3:00 – 5:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal II (Rehearsal Space)

Free time

8:00 PM Dinner on your own

Tuesday, June 28, DAY 4 

 

AM Breakfast

Optional Trip to AVOLA for travel companions (not included)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal III (Rehearsal Space)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

3:00 – 5:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal IV (Rehearsal Space)

5:00 PM Free time 

7:30 PM Depart for winery in Noto

8:00 PM Dinner at Zisola Winery (included)

Wednesday, June 29, DAY 5

 

AM Breakfast

Optional visit to Organic Farm & Lunch for Travel Companions (not included)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal V (Rehearsal Space)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

3:00 – 5:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VI (Rehearsal Space)

5:00 PM Free time

8:00 PM Dinner on your own

 

Thursday, June 30, DAY 6

 

AM Breakfast

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VII (Rehearsal Space)

Lunch on your own 

Meet in hotel lobby for afternoon trip to ORTIGIA Visit to PALAZZO BORGIA (transportation and tour included) 

Free time to explore Ortigia on your own

8:00 PM Dinner in Ortigia on your own

10:30 PM Return to Noto    

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Friday, July 1, DAY 7

 

AM Breakfast

Morning off 

Lunch on your own

5:15 PM Individual Warm Up

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Acoustical Rehearsal in venue

7:00 PM Concert I in NOTO 

8:00 PM Post-concert Dinner in local restaurant (included)

 

Saturday, July 2, DAY 8

 

AM Breakfast

Morning and afternoon off to rest or optional trip

Lunch on your own

5:00 PM Depart for SIRACUSA and ORTIGIA ISLAND

5:45 PM Individual Warm Up

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

7:00 PM Concert II in ORTIGIA ISLAND (SIRACUSA)

8:30 PM Post-concert Dinner in Siracusa (included)

10:30 PM Return to Noto (transportation included)

Sunday, July 3, DAY 9

 

AM Breakfast and check out of Noto hotel; Transfer from Noto to Ragusa Ibla with en route visit to MODICA for Chocolate Tasting (included)

Check in at 4-star San Giorgio Hotel in RAGUSA IBLA (2 nights)

 

PM Lunch on your own in Ragusa Ibla

5:45 PM Individual WarmUp

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

8:00 PM Concert III in RAGUSA IBLA 

9:00 PM Post-concert dinner in Ragusa Ibla town (included)

 

Monday, July 4 DAY 10

 

AM Breakfast

Walking tour of RAGUSA IBLA with local guide (included)

PM Lunch on your own

Free time to explore Ragusa Ibla on your own

7:30 PM Depart for winery in Ragusa (transportation included)

8:00 PM Winery Dinner in Ragusa countryside (included)

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Tuesday, July 5, DAY 11

 

AM Breakfast

10:30 AM Transfer from Ragusa Ibla to CATANIA with en route visit and tour of MT. ETNA Winery (included)

PM Wine Tasting Lunch (included)

After Lunch Continue onto CATANIA

Check in 4-star Romano House Hotel in CATANIA  (1 night)

Early Evening: Sparkling Wine 15th Anniversary Celebration and End of Program at Hotel Roof Top Deck

 

Wednesday, July 6, DAY 12

 

AM Breakfast 

Taxi or private transportation to Catania airport, which is a quick 15/20 minute drive from our hotel. This is not included in your program price as flight times out of Catania vary greatly starting at 6 AM, up through late morning, so people should go on their own or pair up with others.The staff will gladly organize and coordinate this.

 

Arrivederci!