Itinerary

Wed 16 Aug

Early evening arrival at Bologna airport and transfer to Pesaro (approx. 2 hours) to check in at the 4-star Hotel Mercure Pesaro. Light welcome dinner in a local restaurant on arrival.

Thu 17 Aug

Join your guide this morning for an excursion to Fano, an ancient town of the Marche region where we see sights including the Cathedral, the Augustus Arch and some wonderful examples of baroque architecture. Return to Pesaro for the optional afternoon concert, or alternatively, a free afternoon. In the evening transfer to the optional performance at the Adriatic Arena.

Fri 18 Aug

This morning we travel to Urbania, a medieval town in a scenic position in the hills. During the early middle ages, prior to being taken over by the Duke of Urbino, the town was called Casteldurante. We visit the Ducal Palace, which was the holiday home of the Duke, the Diocesan Museum and the Mummies’ Cemetery in the Chiesa dei Morti. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, after which we return to Pesaro for the afternoon at leisure. Evening performance at the Teatro Rossini.

Sat 19 Aug

Today is at leisure to enjoy Pesaro independently. We recommend a walk around the town, seeing the Duomo and the Museums, as well as a visit to Rossini’s house where a large collection of memorabilia is displayed. Optional afternoon concert. In the evening transfer to the final performance at the Adriatic Arena.

Sun 20 Aug

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to Bologna airport for your homeward flight.

Programme

Programme

17 Aug 16.00

CONCERT ‘TENORS’£80

C: David Parry

Tenors: John Irvin, Sergey Romanovsky, Michael Spyres

Programme: tbc

Venue: Teatro Rossini

17 Aug 20.00

LA PIETRA DEL PARAGONE Rossini£165

D: Pier Luigi Pizzi

C: Daniele Rustioni

Cast: Aya Wazikono, Aurora Faggioli, Marina Monzó, Luca Pisaroni, Maxim Mironov, Davide Luciano, Paolo Bordogna, William Corrò

Venue: Adriatic Arena

18 Aug 20.00

TORVALDO E DORLISKA RossiniInc

D: Mario Martone

C: Francesco Lanzillotta

Cast: Nicola Alaimo, Salome Jicia, Dmitry Korchak, Carlo Lepore, Raffaella Lupinacci, Filippo Fontana

Venue: Teatro Rossini

19 Aug 16.00

ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV IN CONCERT Rossini£80

C: Iván López-Reynoso

Programme: tbc

Venue: Teatro Rossini

19 Aug 20.00

LE SIÈGE DE CORINTHE RossiniInc

D: La Fura dels Baus

C: Roberto Abbado

Cast: Alex Esposito, John Irvin, Nino Machaidze, Sergey Romanovsky, Carlo Cigni, Xabier Anduaga, Iurii Samoilov, Cecilia Molinari

Venue: Adriatic Arena

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Flights

British Airways

16 Aug London Heathrow – Bologna dep: 14.55 arr: 18.05

20 Aug Bologna – London Heathrow dep: 19.00 arr: 20.20

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1795
Single room supplement £280
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1650
Deposit required £400
Tour code PES1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one light dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“Can’t wait for our next tour!”

Prof L, Dorset