North Lakeshore Chorus
16 day Performing Tour to Italy

June 8 – June 23, 2019

Optional 6 day Performing Tour of Sicily
June 23 – June 28, 2019

Italian Poster in English

Itinerary

Mainland Italy

Day 1 – Saturday June 8

  • Depart Toronto Pearson International Airport for FCO Rome International Airport

Day 2 – Sunday June 9

  • Morning arrival at FCO Rome International Airport
  • Bus transfer to hotel
  • Afternoon and evening at your leisure
  • Dinner near the hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Day 3 – Monday June 10

  • Possible visit to the Canadian Embassy in Rome
  • 6-hour bus excursion to the Anzio Beach Head War Cemetery with a 15 minute mini-sing
  • Dinner near the hotel
  • Free evening
  • Overnight in Rome

Day 4 – Tuesday June 11

  • Departure from Rome by bus to Monte Cassino Abbey
  • Morning concert in the crypt of Monte Cassino Abbey
  • Visit the Monte Cassino War Cemetery with a 15-minute mini-sing
  • Travel to Naples
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Overnight in Naples

Day 5 – Wednesday June 12

  • Morning guided bus city tour of Naples
  • Afternoon at your leisure
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Overnight in Naples

 

 

 

 

Day 6 – Thursday June 13

  • Early bus departure for Pompei and the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit to Pompei excavation site
  • Visit to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Dinner in Maiori or Minori
  • Overnight in Salerno

Day 7 – Friday June 14

  • Departure for Matera by bus
  • 2-hour guided tour of the Sassi City
  • Travel to Bari and free tour of old Bari
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant or restaurant nearby
  • Overnight in Bari

Day 8 – Saturday June 15

  • Morning bus departure to Sangro River War Cemetery with a 15-minute mini-sing
  • Proceed to Moro River Canadian War Cemetery with a 15-minute mini-sing
  • Afternoon in Ortona with an evening concert at the Church of St. Maria di Constantinopoli where many Canadian soldiers enjoyed a Christmas dinner and a brief respite from the fighting on Christmas Day 1943
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant or restaurant nearby in Ancona
  • Overnight in Ancona

Day 9 – Sunday June 16

  • Morning visit to Ancona War Cemetery with a 15-minute mini-sing
  • Travel to Urbino and 2-hour guided tour of Raphael City
  • Visits to Gradara, Coriano Ridge and Cesena War Cemeteries all with 15-minute mini-sings
  • Dinner at hotel in Cattolica/Misano area
  • Overnight in Cattolica/Misano area

Day 10 – Monday June 17

  • Morning visit in Cattolica
  • Visit to the Rimini War Cemetery with 15-minute mini-sing
  • Visit to Faenza
  • Travel to Ravenna for 3-hour guided tour
  • Possible concert in Ravenna Cathedral
  • Dinner at the hotel restaurant
  • Overnight in Ravenna

Day 11 – Tuesday June 18

  • Morning visits to the Ravenna and Villanova War Cemeteries with 15-minute mini-sings
  • Travel to Florence with a stop on the way to view the city
  • Dinner at a Florence restaurant
  • Overnight in Florence

Day 12 – Wednesday June 19

  • Morning 3-hour guided walking tour of Florence
  • Afternoon at your leisure
  • Dinner at a Florence restaurant
  • Overnight in Florence

Day 13 – Thursday June 20

  • Morning bus departure for San Gimignano and Siena
  • 2-hour guided tour of San Gimignano
  • Travel to Siena with a 2-hour guided tour
  • Possible concert at a church in Siena
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant in Siena
  • Overnight in Siena

Day 14 – Friday June 21

  • Morning bus departure to Perugia
  • 2-hour guided tour of Perugia
  • Travel to Orvieto with time to visit
  • Travel to Bolsena War Cemetery with 15-minute mini-sing
  • Return to Rome
  • Dinner at a restaurant nearby the hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Day 15 – Saturday June 22

  • Possible tour of the Vatican
  • Rest of the day at your leisure
  • Final group dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Day 16 – Saturday June 23

  • Farewell to people heading back to Canada
  • Departure by bus to FCO Rome International Airport
  • Flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport

Sicily

Day 1 – Saturday June 23

  • Departure by bus to FCO Rome International Airport
  • Flight to Palermo Airport
  • 2-hour guided tour of Palermo
  • Evening meal
  • Overnight in Palermo

Day 2 – Sunday June 24 (Feast of St. John the Baptist)

  • Long travel day to Siracusa
  • Early bus departure for Agrigento and 2-hour guided tour of the Valley of the Temples
  • Travel to Ragusa, Pachino, Cape Passero and Siracusa
  • Possible concert in Ragusa
  • Evening meal
  • Overnight in Siracusa

Day 3 – Monday June 25

  • Departure by bus to the following places for visits: Siracusa, Catania, Agira, Assoro, Leonforte and Nissoria
  • Visit to Agira War Cemetery with a 15-minute mini-sing
  • Possible concert in Agira
  • Stunning views of Mt. Etna en route
  • Evening meal in Taormina
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 4 – Tuesday June 26

  • An opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Taormina
  • Evening meal in Taormina
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 5 – Wednesday June 27

  • Departure by bus to Messina for visit
  • Departure by ferry to the mainland and visit to an archeological museum in Reggio Calabria
  • Travel by bus along the beautiful Calabrian Coast to Catanzaro
  • Evening meal in Catanzaro area
  • Overnight in Catanzaro area

Day 6 – Thursday June 28

  • Transfer to Lamezia Airport
  • Flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Arrivederci!