Music Tours to Tuscany

  • Italy’s most beautiful towns and cities
  • Home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’
  • Good audiences all year round

Tuscany is synonymous with striking architecture, alluring landscape and historic towns, all of which makes for a wonderful music tour destination. Florence is the region’s capital and is widely regarded as one of the prettiest cities in the world. Spectacular architecture such as El Duomo stands beside vast collections of art whilst the streets are bustling with stylish designer boutiques and cafés. The region has a number of other stunning cities including Sienna and Pisa and also boasts an impressive coastline. Exploring the coast and popular coastal resort of Viareggio, with its large sandy beach offers a contrasting excursion.

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Tuscany is synonymous with striking architecture, alluring landscape and historic towns, all of which makes for a wonderful music tour destination. Florence is the region’s capital and is widely regarded as one of the prettiest cities in the world. Spectacular architecture such as El Duomo stands beside vast collections of art whilst the streets are bustling with stylish designer boutiques and cafés. The region has a number of other stunning cities including Sienna and Pisa and also boasts an impressive coastline. Exploring the coast and popular coastal resort of Viareggio, with its large sandy beach offers a contrasting excursion.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Tour Manager: Full Time

Journey time from Calais: 21 Hours

Flight Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Extra Activities/Excursions

  • Florence: Duomo with Brunelleschi’s famous dome, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza delle Signoria.
  • Pisa: home of the precipitous leaning tower, campanile and cathedral, all located on the one ‘campo’.
  • San Gimignano: exquisite walled town with 13 lofty towers (there were once 75 of them!) representing past family power struggles.

Where to stay

We recommend Montecatini, a fashionable and relaxed spa town in the beautiful Tuscan countryside about 40 km from Florence, for our groups. It is a relaxed and spacious antidote to the heat and bustle of Florence with a large selection of hotels.

Concerts

Whatever time of year you chose to travel, Tuscany has a superb range of venues suitable for all ensembles looking to do a music tour. Over the summer, festivals are plentiful throughout the region and groups can perform in the gardens of the Villa Bottini in Lucca and the Jazz Festival in Camaiore. Choirs with a sacred repertoire have the chance to perform on the steps of Florence’s majestic El Duomo whilst for other ensembles, Montecatini holds a concert series at the beautiful spas.

Sample Itinerary (Orchestras*)

Day one

Depart afternoon for late afternoon ferry and overnight travel.

Day two

Afternoon arrival in Montecatini. Remainder of day free in resort.

Day three

Morning visit to the walled town of Lucca with a visit to Puccini’s house. Continue to Pisa to see the Campo with its famous leaning tower. Return to Montecatini for evening meal and to change and depart for evening concert in Camaiore.

Day four

Morning at leisure in Montecatini. Depart after lunch for San Gimignano, famous for its medieval towers. Time to explore, then depart for Cerreto Guidi for evening concert. Return to Montecatini.

Day five

Full day’s sightseeing of Florence to include the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Evening concert in Vinci and return to Montecatini.

Day six

Free time in Montecatini before afternoon departure for overnight coach journey.

Day seven

Morning ferry and afternoon arrival home.

* If you are a different ensemble type, please ask us for a sample itinerary.

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