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Singing in Ischia

Step on to the dreamy shores of Ischia

11th - 17th May 2018

This is a 7 day tour

£1,995 Inc

Excluding flights: £1,795
Sgl Supp: £210
Deposit pp: £400
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)

$2,695

(Excluding flights)
Sgl Supp: $315
Deposit pp: $600
Please call 888-331-3476 (US)

Step on to the dreamy shores of Ischia, where we sing with a hilltop choir, indulge in regional produce, and harmonise in superlative surroundings, including La Mortella, celebrated home of the composer William Walton.

The Amalfi coast in one of the most beautiful in the world, however, we think we can do better with a journey to Ischia, Naples answer to an island Eden.

Ischia is the largest of the islands off Naples, and even though its inhabited the island remains a remote sanctuary with picturesque beaches, abundant gardens and looming chestnut forests. As we travel around the island we reconnect with nature, we appreciate its beauty as we sing harmonies in the botanical Giardini Ravino and the gardens of La Moertella.

The region is synonymous with volcanic activity, and Ischia as a volcanic outcrop has one of the unique benefits of such a landscape. On its south-facing beach, there is a thermal spring, just one of the many things you’ll be able to enjoy on this tour of Ischia.

Highlights

 

  • Visits to Giardini Ravino, Torre di Michelangelo, Castello Aragonese,  La Mortella and Fontana.
  • Indulge in the region’s gastronomic delights with wine tastings and a cookery class
  • 5 days of singing and free time to explore at your leisure

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival day

Upon arrival in Naples this afternoon we board a local ferry and cross the gulf to Ischia. Tonight we unwind as a group over dinner and drinks.

Day 2 - A harmonious start

We begin our first full day in song, with an introductory group session. Following lunch we enter the luscious Giardini Ravino, a botanical blend of fruit trees, hanging vines, and exuberant flowers.

Day 3 - Symbols of Ischia

Our destination this morning is the Torre di Michelangelo, a towering Medieval structure which rises from the cliffs. This afternoon we visit the stunning Castello Aragonese, an island monument accessible via a long stone bridge.

Day 4 - The music of La Mortella

The gardens of La Mortella take centre stage this morning. La Mortella is a renowned music venue, thanks to its open-air Theatre. We will use this opportunity to sing under the cerulean sky. The rest of the day is ours to explore.

Day 5 - A hilltop choir

Forio is Ischia’s second largest town. After touring its streets together, we pause for lunch and a local wine tasting. From here we continue to the hilltop village of Fontana, for a special singing session with a friendly Ischian choir. Bellissimo!

Day 6 - Tasting the island

We tuck into a cookery class this morning, for a chance to taste some mouthwatering cuisine. Following a free afternoon we come together for
some pre-dinner singing. The perfect way to mark our final night.

Day 7 - Departure day

We return to the mainland by ferry in time for our flight home.

Underfoot

 

  • Pavements and tracks. All locations are within 400 metres of transport

 

Options for partners

 

  • Walking

Travel Tip

 

  • This 17-square-mile volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples is known for its thermal waters and hot springs. Visiting this part of Italy in May is a real treat because the hordes of tourists tend not to arrive until the mid-summer months. The island is home to many pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation, as well as numerous vineyards.

Tutor

Faith has enjoyed singing unaccompanied harmony for as long as she can remember. She is a member of The Lovenotes, a soulful, jazzy quartet, and her huge repertoire of songs includes crunchy jazz, swing harmonies and songs from around the world. For 20 years, Faith has enjoyed sharing her enthusiasm for a cappella with those of all abilities and from all walks of life. Faith believes that everyone can enjoy the thrill of singing in harmony.

Faith Watson

Tutor

6 nights in local 4* accommodation

Most meals included with wine

5 days of tuition with expert tutor

Full time tour manager

Personal welcome at arrival point

All transport throughout the tour

Visits and tastings as per itinerary

All excursions and experiences as outlined in the itinerary

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Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
SP5 3HT
01453 823328 (UK)
888-331-3476 (US)

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