Andrea Bocelli in Tuscany

5 nights starting from
£1469

  • 1st Poltrona ticket to the spectacular open-air show at the Teatro Del Silenzio

  • Florence - capital of Italy's Tuscany region and your base for the tour 

  • Lucca's well-preserved Renaissance walls and historic city centre 

  • Beautiful views from Fiesole 

  • Wandering the streets of medieval Siena 

This year sees the fifteenth edition of the Bocelli-hosted event in his hometown of Lajatico. The exclusive annual event promises to be an exceptional show in 2020 entitled ‘The Mystery of Beauty’. Once again, Andrea Bocelli will perform alongside an extraordinary cast of international artists who will join him on stage singing some of the best loved songs and popular classics mixed with magnificent choreography and stage designs which hope to reinvent the experience of opera music. The stunning backdrop of the Tuscan hills and the concert under the summer sky of Lajatico combined with a stay in Florence with visits to some of Tuscany’s most lauded sights makes this a tour not to miss.

This lovely tour, based in the heart of southern Tuscany, includes a ticket to this wonderful open-air event together with a six-day tour of Tuscany including Siena, San Gimignano and Lucca.

Please note there is a significant walk (approximately 1.5-2km) to the concert auditorium so this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 

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Departing: 22nd July 2020 at 08:00

Returning: 27th July 2020 at 18:50

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London Heathrow

Departing: 23rd July 2020 at 08:00

Returning: 28th July 2020 at 18:50

ITINERARY 

22 July 2020 Itinerary 

Day 1:
 Fly from London Heathrow to Bologna. On arrival transfer to Florence for check-in to the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo for five-night stay. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening there will be a welcome drink at the hotel. 

Day 2: Full day in Florence
Morning guided tour of Florence with afternoon free for personal exploration. The Renaissance city of Florence has a wealth of sights that could take weeks to explore. Highlights include the Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, a host of churches, lavish palaces and atmospheric, ancient streets. 

Day 3: Morning visit to Fiesole and early evening transfer to Lajatico for performance at the Teatro del Silenzio
Morning visit to the lovely village of Fiesole up in the hills to the north of Florence. Fiesole offers wonderful views of the city below as well as delightful churches and buildings, with plenty of places for a leisurely coffee stop. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon for time to freshen up before heading to Lajatico and the performance with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio. Late return to the hotel after the concert. Please note there is a 1.5-2km walk from the car park to the arena. Please click here for more information on the Teatro del Silenzio

Day 4: Full day tour to Lucca
A later start is planned this morning for our visit to the gorgeous walled city of Lucca, which is a delight to explore. Highlights amongst its narrow cobbled streets and alleys include Puccini’s House, San Martino and San Michele in Foro churches and city walls that offer lovely vistas of the city. 

Day 5: Full day Siena and San Gimignano
A classic day’s excursion from Florence takes us to the beautiful city of Siena, once a rival to Florence and a magnificent city in its own right, renowned for its stunning semi-circular main Piazza del Campo, 12th century striped marble Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest cathedrals (and there are no shortage of then in the home of Catholicism!), world class museums and delightful cobbled streets. San Gimignano is often referred to as the medieval Manhattan thanks to its lofty towers that dominate its skyline built as status symbols centuries ago, and offers a host of lovely churches, palazzo as well as its renowned towers.

Day 6: Morning visit to Bologna and return flight to the UK
This morning we visit Bologna with free time for personal exploration. Bologna's historic city centre is considered one of the best preserved and maintained in Italy and highlights include the Piazza Maggiore, Fountain of Neptune, Basilica di San Petronio and the Pinacoteca Nazionale. Late afternoon transfer to Bologna Aiport for the return flight to London Heathrow. 


NB: All tours are subject to amendement according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the concert is due to take place on Friday 24th July 2020. In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather, ill-heath or any other reason, the concert will be postponded and take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 only. 

Please note: There is a significant walk (approximately 1.5-2km) to the concert auditorium so this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 35 passengers.

23 July 2020 Itinerary 


Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow to Bologna. On arrival transfer to Florence for check-in to the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo for five-night stay. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening there will be a welcome drink at the hotel. 

Day 2: Full day in Florence and early evening transfer to Lajatico for performance at the Teatro del Silenzio 
Morning guided tour of Florence with afternoon free for personal exploration. The Renaissance city of Florence has a wealth of sights that could take weeks to explore. Highlights include the Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, a host of churches, lavish palaces and atmospheric, ancient streets. There will be time to freshen up at the hotel before heading to Lajatico and the performance with Andrea Bocelli at the Teatro del Silenzio. Late return to the hotel after the concert. Please note there is a 1.5-2km walk from the car park to the arena. 

Day 3: Visit to Fiesole 
Late morning visit to the lovely village of Fiesole up in the hills to the north of Florence. Fiesole offers wonderful views of the city below as well as delightful churches and buildings, with plenty of places for a leisurely coffee stop and some lunch. Return to Florence for free time in the afternoon. 

Day 4: Full day tour to Lucca
Full day visit to the gorgeous walled city of Lucca, which is a delight to explore. Highlights amongst its narrow cobbled streets and alleys include Puccini’s House, San Martino and San Michele in Foro churches and city walls that offer lovely vistas of the city. 

Day 5: Full day Siena and San Gimignano
A classic day’s excursion from Florence takes us to the beautiful city of Siena, once a rival to Florence and a magnificent city in its own right, renowned for its stunning semi-circular main Piazza del Campo, 12th century striped marble Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest cathedrals (and there are no shortage of then in the home of Catholicism!), world class museums and delightful cobbled streets. San Gimignano is often referred to as the medieval Manhattan thanks to its lofty towers that dominate its skyline built as status symbols centuries ago, and offers a host of lovely churches, palazzo as well as its renowned towers.

Day 6: Morning visit to Bologna and return flight to the UK
This morning we visit Bologna with free time for personal exploration. Bologna's historic city centre is considered one of the best preserved and maintained in Italy and highlights include the Piazza Maggiore, Fountain of Neptune, Basilica di San Petronio and the Pinacoteca Nazionale. Late afternoon transfer to Bologna Aiport for the return flight to London Heathrow. 


NB: All tours are subject to amendement according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the concert is due to take place on Friday 24th July 2020. In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather, ill-heath or any other reason, the concert will be postponed and take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 only. 

Please note: There is a significant walk (approximately 1.5-2km) to the concert auditorium so this tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 35 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Bologna, including all payable taxes
  • Five nights' accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the four-star Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, based on shared occupancy of twin/double room
  • Welcome drink on first night at the hotel 
  • Full touring itinerary as detailed
  • 3rd sector ticket in either block C1, C2, C3, C6, C7 or C8 located at the very front of the Prima Poltrona sector at the open-air Teatro del Silenzio, Lajatico
  • Tour manager throughout

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Double for sole use supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Any ticket upgrades
  • Personal items such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls 
  • Porterage and gratuities 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather, ill-health, or any other reason the concert will take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 only. No ticket refunds will be avaiilable.

Seating Plan for the Teatre Del Silenzio

HOTELS

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence
Located on the 'Lungarni' the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is a modern four-star hotel perfectly placed to explore Florence on foot and close to the main city landmarks. The hotel has three restaurants, bar, lounge, and bedrooms are comfortable with air-conditioning, TV, telephone, wi-fi, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Website

 

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Disappointed with concert. Too long to walk in and walk out. Concert was obviously designed for the fact it was being recorded for TV. We had been given the impression it would be 'Andrea Bocelli in concert' not a circus! The management team should be shot! Even when Andrea was singing there was too much going on around him. A lot of people seemed to leave even before the interval. We really enjoyed the trips to various towns. However please advise your group leaders to walk at the less abled pace not the more abled pace. We know you advised it was a 5 footprint category trip which we thought meant distance and uneven walking surfaces. We found we were catching up last and so missed most information given.

Review by STEVENS who travelled 22-July-2019


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Excellent trip with plenty of time to relax and time to explore each town or city. The Andrea Bocelli show was as expected, but the problem was queuing both on entry and exit. We did not arrive back at our hotel until 3.00 am.

Review by Staton who travelled 22-July-2019


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Hotel was comfortable and clean, but the breakfast was terrible! The quality of the food was poor, the coffee was awful, full of chicory,and there was no prepared fruit to have with cereal. By contrast the breakfast for the non tour people was much better. We would have gladly paid extra for this. It would have been helpful if we had been advised to take a cushion to the concert.

Review by Sampson who travelled 22-July-2019


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We would have liked the hotel to be a little more central. Facilities at the hotel were not good but it was always clean & the food was ok but choice rather limited. There were lots of little things that were annoying - the kettle in the room was temperamental, they didn't top up supplies, the shower was so small, very few hangers, storage space taken up with their extra bedding, but for 6 days we coped ok! The concert was good but we feel that they are getting greedy and it is getting too big with poor organisation. We did not enjoy it as much as our previous visits but all this is not your fault we know! Our guide, Barbara, was great and very helpful, always there without being intrusive to answer any questions and offer guidance. We might not go on this trip again but would certainly travel with your Company again.

Review by Anonymous who travelled 22-July-2019


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This was our 4th Andrea Bocelli tour with you. We really enjoyed the Concert and in particular the second half and the finale. The HotelGrand Mediterranean was good and caters well for groups. Our allocated room though 524 on the 5th floor was very poor and we could not accept this for 5 nights and we immediately asked to change. It was not possible for the first night but we transferred to room 312 on the 3rd floor on the 2nd day. The hotel were very helpful and this room was very good in every way. Nice view, large opening window, recently refurbished, large TV, good shower and very comfortable bed. Breakfast was adequate but not inspiring. The excursions were excellent and Barbara our Tour Manager was very good with the organisation, maps, timings etc. The Hotel was nicely situated by the river, although maybe a little too far out of Florence for some people. The Coaches were excellent as were the drivers. The BA flights ok, but the return flight would have been better earlier in the day, as no need really to see Bologna. Overall another very well organised tour,which we thoroughly enjoyed. One important point about the Concert. This was being filmed and our allocated seats in row C, were partially blocked by the TV stands, so we were not able to see the full stage. This would have been awful, but fortunately I went and saw a Staff Member, and she was so understanding and helpful. She called her Manager and transferred us without any fuss to Row A just 13 rows from the stage, and as she said “we now had the best seat - .Fantastic. So many thanks to her. I know other guests had a similar problem. A memorable Concert, and we were so lucky with the weather.

Review by Golsby who travelled 22-July-2019


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Our tour manager was very friendly and approachable, but sometimes instructions was confusing but that was it. The venue for the concert is a lot longer than the 1K m quoted and hard work for people with the slightest walking issue or fairly mature shall we say. And the ticket location was behind a TV camera scaffold as (this particular show was being televised so it was not a proper concert per say as there was a lot of chatting by a compare), so we complained the fact that we have paid a lot and come a long way but the girl was very good and four of us got moved straight away, so I told a few others and they were moved as well. I would have expected a group slot of a good couple of rows. And with all the queing and the 40+ heat it was tough but the show was good

Review by Roberts who travelled 22-July-2019


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Booked with Travel Editions specifically for the Concert. The whole experience (Florence, Hotel etc) was just fine and the guide (Barbara) was superb . Sadly, the actual concert / circus / opera mix-type event a disappointment - not to mention the very poor on-site organisation etc. Certainly no reflection on Travel Editions and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services. Manus

Review by O'Donnell who travelled 22-July-2019


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This is my third trip with Travel Editions and we both enjoyed our stay in Tuscany. The group was too big and unwieldy for the sightseeing excursions, although we understand that, for this particular tour, you would have wanted to fill the coach. Angela was a delight - very positive and enthusiastic. The hotel was very clean and well -situated. Thank you for organising such an exciting trip. Pat Stone and Gill Makrakis

Review by Stone who travelled 25-July-2018


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Angela made us feel a family. The outstanding thing was the way she went the extra mile to arrange the tickets for the bonus 2nd Bocelli concert.

Review by Mr Robert Simpson who travelled 31-July-2015


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We really enjoyed this holiday and met some really nice people. Angela, our Tour Manager did a great job. The Andrea Bocelli concert was excellent but we were not aware until your last mailing for this trip that his performance was in the Turendot opera, which, for us was disappointing.

Review by Mr David Turner who travelled 31-July-2015


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We enjoyed the experience and if we find a tour that appeals in your brochure, we would certainly consider using you again. Angela was a great tour manager.

Review by Mr Martin Fowler who travelled 31-July-2015


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We were allocated seats apart on both flights, although in fairness our names are different. Guide Sandra was very good, although local guides not to same standard. Needed to ask hotel for room corresponding to premium payment. Would have been helpful to receive details of Bochelli Turandot perfomance and synopsis beforehand.

Review by Mr Christopher Blackmore who travelled 29-July-2015


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After spending our first night in the hotel Adriatico because of an overbooking issue, the hotel Ognissanti was a big disappointment. Barbara was brilliant sorting everything out, but I should like to suggest you find another hotel. Also is it possible for those of us who live up "North" to be able fly direct from say East Midlands, we had to travel down the day before and stop overnight to be able to catch the flight, plus the same on return adding unnecessary costs.

Review by Mrs Helen Frankland who travelled 30-July-2015


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Disappointed we were not initially given the choice of opera or concert but Angela was excellent in arranging the concert trip as an extra.

Review by Mrs Linda Williams who travelled 31-July-2015


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Fabulous holiday, only criticism it was not clear that Sunday's performance was an opera, my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it but I do think others expected a concert. We were lucky enough to attend the Tuesday night concert and would like to thank Angela Minton for all her help. A truly fantastic experience.

Review by Mrs Fiona Stubley who travelled 31-July-2015


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Not sure if you have used this hotel before but in my opinion it did not deserve 4 stars. It was clean and tidy ,the staff in the main were friendly and the breakfasts were good. However there were never enough tables at breakfast nor plates or glasses. Our tv did not work(due to a loose connection(which l fixed),our bathroom door was very noisy(which l fixed with soap) and the shower had cracked tiles and a crack in the tray

Review by Mr KD Hicks who travelled 30-July-2015


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I have already sent an email and had a response back from you. My only negative comment relates to the hotel you used. Our room was very small and the en suite facility was of a questionable standard and the breakfasts were of a quite poor standard for what purports to be a 4 star hotel. Other than that the trip was very enjoyable and Sandra was superb in the way she went about things and her knowledge is second to none. Thank you for a very enjoyable trip.

Review by Mr Nicholas Sheridan who travelled 29-July-2015


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We thoroughly enjoyed the visits but were a little disappointed with the concert. However, that was not your fault. The hotel was unfortunately a little lacking in staff as a lot of them had gone on holiday. The rooms were a little tired but were clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful. I can't praise Sandra, our Tour Manager, enough. She is knowledgeable, gives very precise instructions and directions and has a great sense of humour. We could perhaps have missed the tour of Pisa on arrival as it was very hot and we were all tired after an early start.

Review by Mrs Sally Sterland who travelled 18-July-2014

Travel Editions feedback:

Thank you for your comments and really pleased you enjoyed both Sandra's company and the tour itself. Apologies for the hotel restaurant but after 3 years we have decidedd to relocate this tour back to central Florence and are now staying at the Adriatico Hotel for 2015.


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It was wonderful to have such an experienced and knowledgeable tour manager - Sandra. The content of the tour could not have been more idyllic and perfect timings too. If I could change 2 small things it would be that we didn't have fights with the shower curtain every day (very small cubicle) and that our paperwork arrived earlier than a fortnight before departure. Otherwise - thank you Travel Editions.

Review by Ms Patricia Grant who travelled 18-July-2014


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Hotel did not have any kitchen staff. They were all on annual leave. Therefore the food was very substandard. Could not eat at the hotel which was a shame. The drinks balcony was only opened the once so no place to meet and socialise.

Review by Mrs Lesly Eaton who travelled 18-July-2014


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