Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Diocese of Evansville Incantato 10 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Group Flight to Venice

Day 2: Wednesday, September 22
Benvenuti to Italy
Meet your tour manager's assistant, Elisabetta Mustillo, at the airport before transferring to Mestre for free time and exploration. Enjoy lunch at restaurant Corte Sconta before checking into your Incantato Tour Hotel: Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese. Freshen up and relax.
Meet your Tour Manager, Barbara Holl, before transferring back to Mestre for leisure, exploration, and your first performance. Sing mass at Church Santa Maria Goretti, followed by welcome dinner back at the hotel restaurant.

Day 3: Thursday, September 23rd
Venice In-Depth - High Mass
Start your day with a boat ride to Venice and a guided city tour visiting Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Cathedral, where your choir will sing for High Mass.
Dinner in Venice at Restaurant Trovatore before returning to the hotel.

Day 4: Friday, September 24
Via Padua to Tuscany
Continue to visit the Basilica of Saint Anthony where you will sing High Mass and meet with Franciscan Friars. Continue to Tuscany for a wine tasting with light lunch at Castello di Lispida.
Overnight stay in Florence at Starhotel Tuscany.

Day 5: Saturday, September 25
Florence Visits - High Mass
See the many highlights of Florence. Sing and celebrate High Mass at
Duomo or at Santa Croce. You will also see Santa Maria del Fiore & the Accademia Museum.
Free time, lunch and dinner on your own.

Day 6: Sunday, September 26
Under the Tuscan Sun
Embark on a leisurely excursion to
Siena and pay your respects to Saint Catherine at her shrine, then visit the city and Duomo . Free time to enjoy the beautiful countryside, shop, etc. Sing and celebrate High Mass at Santa Croce Church in Florence.

Day 7: Monday, September 27
to Rome via Assisi
After breakfast, continue south to the Eternal City. Stop in magnificent Assisi, visit the San Francesco Basilica, the Basilica of Santa Maria
degli Angeli, Capella Del Transito, and Basilica of St. Clare. Sing and celebrate High Mass at San Francesco Basilica. Enjoy lunch at Buca di San Francesco before a guided city tour. Continue to Rome, see the magical squares including the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Enjoy a pizza dinner at Ristorante Casareccio before your overnight stay at the Casa Domitilla Hotel.

Day 8: Tuesday, September 28
Rome In-Depth
Optional morning visit to the catacombs. Visit the Eternal City with a local guide; starting with the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Free time for lunch in the area. Then see the Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum. The choir sings for High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica followed by private tour of the Vatican with recital at the Sistine Chapel.

Day 9: Wednesday, September 29
Papal Audience and Farewell
Participate and sing in the Papal Audience. Take a guided tour of ancient Rome including Capitoline Hill, Tarpeian Rock, Roman Forum, and Coliseum. Transfer to Sant'Agnese in Agone for farewell concert followed by farewell dinner at Nautilus Restaurant, featuring local specialties and piano music. Return for overnight at Casa Domitilla.

Day 10: Thursday, September 30
Rome Departure
Return with memories to last a lifetime!

Every Incantato Pilgrimage is custom-designed to take in the sights that are most meaningful to your group. This itinerary is a continuous work in progress.

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