Director: Mrs. Svetlana Rumenova Garda's Lake is Italy's largest and most visited lake. The lake is 51 km long but only 17 km wide at its widest point in the south. The distance around the lake is 158 km. Picturesque villages, medieval castles, and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline. The lake has a diverse landscape with beaches along the southern shores and rocky cliffs above the northern shoreline. Lake Garda is known for its clear water, great for swimming in summer. Windsurfing, sailing, and hiking in the lake's many parks are popular activities. The biggest spring festival in Italy is ready to host numerous groups on the wonderful Garda's Lake, when in the spring nature wakes up and everything begins to bloom. Thanks to good symbiosis of high quality services and hospitality, Garda is one of the most requested festivals in the spring organized by Sopravista - the Italian leader for excellence specialized in the realization of International folklore and modern art Festivals, offering professionalism. This beautiful location in Veneto hosts mainly groups which are looking for excursions and fun, but also those in search of a prestigious festival. There are 2 concerts, a parade and great variety of places to visit like beautifully preserved Verona which is the fourth most visited city in Italy, Venice with its islands, Malcesine has a historic center with tiny streets, a small harbor, and a medieval castle. From Malcesine, the cable car goes to Monte Baldo, known as the Garden of Europe, where there are botanical gardens, hiking paths, and spectacular views. Gardaland is the main amusement park in Italy where to spend a beautiful day characterized by fun and strong emotions. Conditions of the festival: The International folk and modern art festival is a non - competitive festival. In the festival can take part folklore dance and song groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups, as well as groups from other art styles - modern, jazz, hip hop, classic ballet ect... There is no age limit. Number of participating groups is limited. Organizers provide invitation letters for sponsor or for obtaining VISA for Italy. For participation in the festival the group should fill and send to us the application form, artistic profile and some photos of the group. The ensembles can use live music or music on CD. Each ensemble must present a program not longer than 10 minutes. All groups are invited to send their music at least 2 weeks before festival! Participation fee: Participation fee for participants and accompanying persons. Conditions for participation for groups of more than 10 people: Hotel*** - 215 Euro per person *Additional day – 55 Euro Hotel*** comfort - 235 Euro per person *Additional day – 58 Euro For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge. Upon request organizers can arrange bus transfers from airports to the hotel for additional fee. Conditions for participation for individual participants or small groups of up to 10 people: Hotel*** - 235 Euro per person *Additional day – 55 euro Hotel*** comfort - 255 euro per person *Additional day – 58 Euro Participation fee includes: 4 days/ 3 nights accommodation in 3 or 4-bed rooms, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 3 half board/ Italian breakfast on buffet and dinner 1st course, 2nd course, desert and water/ Support our staff during the festival Festival participation fee Supplement for double room – 5 Euro per person per day Supplement for single room – 15 euro per person per day * Prices may be subject to changes depending on the international situation and the increase in the price of gas and electricity. Participation fee does not include: The travelling expenses to and from the festival’s location as well as the costs of stay, lasting four days is covered by the groups themselves Optional tours Tourist tax of 1,5 Euro per person per day Each participating group will receive a Honorary Diploma of Festival Participant, valuable souvenir and a plaque. Within the framework of the Festival each ensemble is expected to be ready to take part in: Opening parade in the streets of the city Concerts Meeting with the Mayor (for art directors and group's officials) Program of the festival: 05.04.2024: Arrival at the hotel, room accommodation and technical conference with the directors of the groups. Dinner. 06.04.2024: Breakfast. Parade of all participating groups. Concert for the participants in the festival. Dinner. 07.04.2024: Breakfast. Possibility for excursions. Gala Concert for the participants in the festival. Awards. Dinner. 08.04.2024: Breakfast. Departure. * The organizer reserves the right for any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. Note: The ensembles can use live music or music on CD. Each ensemble must present a program not longer than 10 minutes. Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment. As a next step, the group should pay an amount of 30% of the overall cost to the Organizers of the festival.