THE ULTIMATE BOCELLI EXPERIENCE
Andrea Bocelli & Lajatico - July 28, 2018
1° Day – July 26
Arrival at Florence airport. Meet & greet and private transfer to the 5* hotel St. Regis (or similar) B&B.
Time to relax and meals at leisure.
2° Day – July 27
In the morning meet your guide at the hotel. Start your day discovering the Uffizi and Accademia
Lunch in a local restaurant (beverages not included).
Afternoon and dinner at leisure.
3° Day - July 28
After breakfast, private transfer to the 5* Il Castelfalfi, in Montaione. Time to relax.
Around 5:30pm, transfer to the amazing Teatro del Silenzio (Theatre of Silence) for Andrea Bocelli’s concert that is organized in his birthplace, Lajatico. This amazing and unique open theatre is located in the middle of the Tuscan hills. It’s definitely an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.
For the concert Executive tickets are included (best seat).
The Executive ticket includes: Ticket best seat, Executive – Booklet room area – Bracelet for access to Hospitality – Access to the VIP Hospitality with welcome cocktail before the concert – Exclusive gift of the Teatro del SIlenzio- 1 parking near the theatre for each purchased transaction (regardless of the number of tickets purchased)
At the end of the concert, private transfer to Bocelli’s country Villa. Guests will live an exclusive after-show experience at the Bocelli’s Villa, enjoying an excellent seated dinner. Andrea and his wife of course will be present at the dinner.
The dinner is a private charity event for a limited number of guests so will be subject to availability. During the evening, guests can also discover the interesting projects of the Bocelli Foundation. Please be advised that donations are required on the night.
At the end of the dinner, transfer to the hotel (approx. 3-4 am).
4° Day - July 29
Morning and lunch at leisure.
After lunch, enjoy the afternoon with your driver. Discover the fascinating cities of Volterra (on your own) and then the enchanting Siena with a private guide. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner.
5° Day – July 30
After breakfast, private transfer to Florence airport.
Prices available on request
Andrea Bocelli & Friends - 7-10 September 2018
Two unforgettable nights of great music, exclusive entertainment, glamour, jet set and above all philanthropy.
After the success of the 2017 edition in Rome, this year’s events will span two of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy: Verona and Florence. A truly exciting experience. Take the chance to listen to the amazing voice of the Great Maestro and other internationally renowned artists and musicians and make the difference in people’s lives by supporting Bocelli’s charity foundation.
Day 1 - September 7
Arrival at Milan Malpensa airport, meet & greet, porterage and private transfer from the airport to the 5* Hotel Due Torri (or similar) and check in. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, meet your private guide in the hall of the hotel and start a wonderful half day walking tour of this charming town, that Shakespeare transformed into myth with his famous tragedy "Romeo and Juliet". Roman ruins, Medieval traces, Venetian remains and Austrian echoes blend in palaces, squares, bridges and churches.
At the end, return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
Day 2 - September 8
After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to the famous Valpolicella wine region for a half day tour through local food & wine excellence. A professional guide will help you to discover this territory, the vineyards, and the secrets of the production and the wine cellar; then sit down for two wine-tasting sessions, including the great Amarone and Valpolicella.
You will visit two of the most beautiful Valpolicella wineries and one "Bottega" of typical and local cheese like "Pecorino di Fossa" and cured meats like "Soppressa and Pancetta". At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.
In the evening, private transfer from the hotel to the impressive Palazzo della Gran Guardia, overlooking the famous Arena, for the first amazing Gala Dinner.. After dinner, red carpet from the Gran Guardia palace to the Arena, with a truly scenographic entrance to the unique and inspiring scenery of the Arena. Here you will enjoy an extraordinary concert with Andrea Bocelli and other internationally renowned guest artists performing an outstanding tribute to the great Italian opera tradition and repertoire. A breathtaking experience that will stay in your hearts for a very long time.
VIP parterre tickets included (best seats)
Dress Code: cocktail
At the end, private transfer back to the hotel.
Day 3 - September 9
In the morning, private transfer from Verona to Florence.
En route, stop for lunch in a local restaurant in Bologna (lunch not included). Enjoy a taste of the great culinary tradition of this beautiful city and get a glimpse of its amazing historical centre famous for the warm colours of its buildings and their arcades, the longest in the world, also appointed as one of the World Heritage Sites.
On arrival in Florence, check into the 5* St. Regis Hotel (or similar) and time to relax.
In the evening, private transfer from the hotel to the stunning Pitti Palace (location to be confirmed), the former Medici’s residence now turned into the largest museum complex in Florence.
Here you will enjoy the second amazing Gala dinner and concert by David Foster starring Andrea Bocelli and other international guests. During the dinner an Auction for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation projects will be held.
Dress Code: cocktail
Day 4 - September 10
Morning at leisure.
In the afternoon, private transfer from the hotel to Florence airport, meet & greet and porterage.
End of service.
Prices available on request
Discover the land of the Great Maestro
On arrival in Florence, private transfer from the airport to 5* Il Castelfalfi, in Montaione and check in.
Rest of the day and meals at leisure.
Day and meals at leisure.
In the morning, private transfer from the hotel to Florence, where you will meet your private English-speaking guide for a full day tour of the city. Enjoy a nice walk through the historical centre of Florence and visit the renowned Uffizi Gallery, one of the largest and best known museums in the world, which holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
Lunch in the relaxed, yet refined atmosphere of the Lungarno Bistro with a nice view over the Arno River (beverages not included).
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit of the Accademia, where you will admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, David. The Gallery also hosts other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from 1300-1600.
At the end private transfer back to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
In the morning, meet your private driver, who will take you to Volterra through amazing panoramic Tuscan routes. Here you will begin the tour of the city with Volterra’s Ancient Roman Theatre, followed by a visit of an authentic Alabaster laboratory, where you will witness the ancient craftsmanship first hand and have a chance to shop for unique pieces. Finally, you will reach the medieval Piazza dei Priori, located in the heart of the town’s centre.
After Volterra you will reach the Andrea Bocelli Farmhouse, in Lajatico, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the Bocelli cellars and vineyards in Poggioncino, adjacent to the Farmhouse. Then you will move to the Officine Bocelli Restaurant, where you will enjoy a private wine tasting experience with members of the Bocelli family, learning also about the various types of wine produced by the family, the history behind the brand, as well as have a chance to sample the family’s oil and honey products. You will also have the possibility to visit the museum dedicated to Maestro Andrea, located on the first floor above the restaurant.
Four-course lunch at the Office Bocelli Restaurant (beverages not included).
After lunch, private transfer to Pisa where you will admire the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli with the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the world famous Leaning Tower.
Private transfer back to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
Morning and lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, meet your private driver who will take you to Siena. Here you will meet your private guide for a half day tour of this enchanting Medieval town, whose historical centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete in the Palio. Don’t miss the Cathedral (Duomo), begun in the 12th century, a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture and the Palazzo Salimbeni, located in a piazza of the same name which was the original headquarters and remains in possession of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena, one of the oldest banks in continuous existence in Europe.
Private transfer to the hotel. Meals at leisure.
After breakfast, meet your private driver, who will take you to the Valdera region through panoramic Tuscan routes. Upon arrival at the PPG Studios, you will begin a guided tour of the studio and learn about the recording process used by Maestro Bocelli himself when recording many of his most famous masterpieces. The guided tour will be followed by a multimedia tour of Maestro Bocelli’s recording sessions and creative development of his greatest hits, with exclusive and unpublished images and videos of the highlights of his career and his experiences inside PPG Studios.
After the tour, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to record in the PPG Studios a song of Maestro Andrea at your choice between: “The Prayer”, “Can’t help falling in love with you”, “Con te partirò”, “Vivo per lei”, “Nelle tue mani – The Gladiator soundtrack”. At the end of the experience you will receive the CD of your recording.
Private transfer to a typical Tuscan Farmhouse located in the neighborhood where you will enjoy a private wine and food tasting experience, followed by a four-course lunch. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to Lajatico’s city centre and to the Teatro del Silenzio amphitheatre in Lajatico, the hometown of the Maestro. This unique outdoor venue, built in 2006 by Andrea Bocelli, hosts the Maestro’s annual Teatro Del Silenzio concert – held every summer in July or August.
At the end, private transfer back to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.
In the morning, private transfer from the hotel to Florence airport.
Prices available on request