Discover Italy 2022 – Lee University Campus Choir

Discover Italy 2022 – Lee University Campus Choir

June 20, 2022

- June 29, 2022

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10 Days, 9 Nights

FLORENCE, MONTECATINI, VENICE, ORVIETO, & ROME

Hosts/Guest Artists:

Dr. Luke Gambill

Director

Phil & Sheri Barfoot

Hosts

Highlights:

  • MINISTRY concerts in FLORENCE, MONTECATINI, VENICE, ORVIETO, & ROME!
  • ENJOY the extraordinary sights and scenes of MONTECATINI, CINQUE TERRE, FLORENCE, PISA & LUCCA, VENICE, & ROME!
  • TAKE the VATICAN TOUR including the SISTINE CHAPEL, ST. PETER’S BASILICA and the COLOSSEUM!
  • EXPLORE the breathtaking cliffs and ocean views along the CINQUE TERRE!
  • EXPERIENCE the PIAZZA DEL DUOMO and the incredible SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE CATHEDRAL, GIOTTO’S CAMPANILE, the BASILICA OF SANTA CROCE, the famous LEANING TOWER OF PISA, and the endless shopping of LUCCA!
  • INDULGE in a private boat ride to PIAZZA SAN MARCO for a guided tour of this amazing city and a romantic GONDOLA ride around the famous canals of VENICE!
  • LEARN about other cultures through CULTURAL INTERACTION!

Daily Itinerary

Monday, June 20th

  • Depart the US for overnight flights to Rome

Tuesday, June 21st

  • Early morning flight arrivals in Rome
  • Welcome by CCT Staff and our local guides
  • Depart for Montecatini Terme
  • Stop along the way for lunch on own
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Welcome Dinner at hotel
  • Evening free
  • Interaction with culture – 2 hours
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Wednesday, June 22nd

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for La Spezia
  • Board our private boat for guided tour along the Cinque Terre
  • Interaction with culture throughout the day – 3 hours
  • Lunch on your own
  • Depart for Montecatini Terme
  • Dinner on own
  • Partner with Evangelist/Pastor Marco Sarccino and local Montecatini Baptist ministries cleaning up their church building and distributing food packages along with an invitation to the concert. – 2 hours
  • Evening outdoor concert in Montecatini Terme
  • Interaction with culture – 2 hours
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Thursday, June 23rd

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Florence
  • Guided walking tour of Florence
  • Lunch on own
  • Interaction with culture – 2 hours
  • Free time in Florence
  • Concert at the Oratorio of San Filippo Neri
  • Dinner on your own in Florence after the concert
  • Depart for hotel
  • Interaction with culture – 2 hours
  • Overnight in Montecatini Terme

Friday, June 24th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out of our hotel
  • Depart for Verona
  • Guided walking tour of Verona including a stop by the balcony of Shakespeare’s Juliet from Romeo & Juliet
  • Lunch on your own
  • Interaction with culture – 4 hours
  • Depart for Venice Mestre
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Saturday, June 25th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Venice
  • Board our private boat for Piazza San Marco (Venice City Center)
  • Guided walking tour of Venice including admission into St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Lunch on your own
  • Free time and opportunity to take a Gondola ride through the canals of Venice
  • Interaction with culture – 4 hours
  • Sing for Mass at St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Dinner on your own in Venice
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Depart for our hotel
  • Overnight in Venice Mestre

Sunday, June 26th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of our hotel
  • Depart for Orvieto.
  • Lunch on own en route
  • Guided walking tour of Orvieto
  • Interaction with culture – 4 hours
  • Partner with Pastor Claudio Ferro at Chiesa Evangelica Ministero Insieme Orvieto, helping assemble and distribute backpacks for children full of candy, snacks, and Bibles. Flyers for the concert would also be distributed. – 2 hours
  • Concert at the Duomo
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Depart for Rome
  • Check-in to our hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Monday, June 27th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning guided walking tour of Rome including admission to the Colosseum
  • Lunch on own
  • Free to explore the Ancient City of Rome
    (Roman Forum, Mamertine Prison, Trevi Fountain, etc.)
  • Interaction with culture – 4 hours
  • Depart for the Church of Sant’Ignazlio of Loyola
  • Final concert at the Church of Sant’Ignazlio of Loyola
  • Dinner on your own
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Depart for hotel
  • Overnight in Rome

Tuesday, June 28th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided walking tour of the Vatican including the museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Lunch on your own
  • Interaction with culture – 4 hours
  • Partner with Pastor Giuseppe Princiotta at Centro Gospel Roma in ministry at the orphanage and school, teaching Bible lessons and singing to the children. – 2 hours
  • Farewell Dinner at Papa Rex
  • Interaction with culture – 1 hour
  • Panoramic Bus Tour “Rome by Night”
  • Overnight in Rome

 

(Optional)

  • Visit to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps with our local guide
  • Free time to explore
  • Depart for the hotel

Wednesday, June 29th

  • American Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for airport and check-in for flights back to the USA
  • Interaction with culture – 2 hours

What's Included:

Included with package
  • Transportation by modern motor coach
  • Accommodations at excellent hotels
  • Local tour managers and guides
  • Buffet breakfast each day
  • Four (4) dinners provided
  • A final packet including an itinerary with details pertaining to the trip and luggage tags
  • Rental fees of performance venues and promotional costs
  • Individual health insurance coverage
  • Tour management, and coordination of all items related to the tour
  • Assistance from CCT Staff throughout the tour
  • Admissions to St. Mark’s Basilica, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, St. Peters Basilica & Mamertine Prison
  • Private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre
  • Audio receivers for all guided tours
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Airfare from Atlanta

 

What’s Not Included

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel to and from your home to departure airport