Director: Aron Kovats Montecatini Terme, nestled in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, isn't just a destination; it's an experience like no other. As the largest spa town in Italy, it offers a unique blend of relaxation, culture, and vibrant festivities. With over 200 hotels selling 2 million overnight stays annually, this charming town is a true haven for travelers. Plus, it's the perfect springboard to explore nearby artistic gems like Lucca, Florence, Pisa, and Siena, easily accessible by bus or train. Imagine your days immersed in soothing spas, exploring bustling markets, enjoying captivating theater performances, and savoring delectable cuisine at numerous restaurants. When the sun sets, Montecatini comes alive with concerts, fairs, ballrooms, art exhibitions, and enchanting festivals that draw both the local population and tourists. Now, picture yourself joining us from July 5th to 8th, becoming part of the "Tuscany" experience alongside fellow folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance ensembles, choirs, and music bands from all corners of the world. Join us for an unforgettable cultural journey in the heart of Tuscany! Apply now and become a part of the "Wonder of Tuscany" International Art Festival in Montecatini!" Participants: Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world The number of the participants is not limited No age limits Participation fee: 169 Euro per person - 3* hotels in triple rooms supplement for a double room is 8 Euro/ person/ day supplement for a single room is 20 Euro/ person/ day addition day can be booked for 55 Euro/ person/ day Groups of 25 persons: One group leader in a double room free of charge (24+1)! Participation fee includes: Participation in the festival concert Half-board, extended continental breakfast + dinner, three-course meal (1/2l of water included) Diplomas, gifts Participation fee does not include: Transport Optional Programs (not arranged by the organizers) Insurance Tourist tax: 1 Euro per person per day, payment on the spot in the hotel Air-conditioning: 2 Euro per person per day, payment on the spot in the hotel Program: 5 July Afternoon arrival at Montecatini Terme Accommodation at hotels, meeting with organizers in the late afternoon Free program in Montecatini - Montecatini Alto, Piazza Giuseppe Giusti, Fontana Guidotti, Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Grotta Maona Dinner – overnight 6 July Breakfast Optional program – bathing in Montecatini in the thermal baths Sightseeing in Lucca - Puccini Museum, Torre delle Ore, Chiesa di Santa Mari, Piazza Anfiteatro Sightseeing in Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo di Pisa, Battistero Dinner Performance on Piazza del Poppolo, the main square of Montecatini After the concert, all groups get gifts and diploma from the organizers 7 July Breakfast Optional program – tour to Ligurian Sea (Livorno, Viareggio) or Sightseeing in Florence – Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio, River Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery Dinner Free program 8 July Breakfast, departure of participants Optional excursions: - San Miniato – Palazzo del Seminario, Rocca Federico II, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio - Vinci – Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Museum 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.