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Discovering Dante's Sites in Italy 22-29 October 2021


Discovering Dante's Sites in Italy 22-29 October 2021

Discovering Dante's Sites in Italy 07 -14 October 2021


RAGGIO VERDE INCOMING ITALY Travel agency- Tour Operator 
 In collaboration with
DANTE SOCIETY LONDON


Discovering Dante's Sites in Italy Programme 08 days - 07 nights From 07th to 14th October 2021

Why did I decide to promote this trip?
“After two decades spent outside Italy, I have gained experience in other European countries such as Germany, France and England always cultivating the great passions of my life: Music, Dante's Poetry and culinary excellence, in one word, Italian Culture. Today, thanks to the collaboration of the agency Raggio Verde, the three passions come finally together in a single project. With this trip I can share the beauties of the "Bel Paese" with you, my music and the itineraries of the Great Poet during his exile outside his beloved and hated hometown Florence. I will also be there to offer you an intimate recital of music and poetry and together we will appreciate the beauty that will surround us."
Santy Masciarò, Dante Society London and Ms Ilaria Nagliati  Raggio Verde Incomimng Italy

Thanking you in advance for your attention, I am available for any further information and clarification.

OUR ADRESS
Raggio Verde Incoming Italy Travel Agency and Tour Operator -
Ms  Ilaria Nagliati Sole Administrator and Technical Director
tel. +39 335 8027219 info@raggioverde.net  www.raggioverde.net
Organization: Raggio Verde Incoming Italy Travel Agency Via Spinazzino 47 44124 San Bartolomeo in Bosco- Ferrara – Italy Authorization of the Province of Ferrara - Tourism Service Dir. N. 102131 of 03/12/2008

Dante Society London 22, Bryanston Mews West W1H 2DD London Director: Santy Masciarò Phone: 0044 7 742207947
www.dantesocietylondon.com  info@dantesocietylondon.com Registration: Company Number 12548767


Programme

1st day 07th Oct. arrivals at Bologna airport. Transfer of guests to Ravenna by private bus for check-in in hotel. Lunch service depending on various arrival times. Dinner and overnight stay in 4-star accommodation.

2nd day 08 Th Oct. guided tour in Ravenna with an authorised guide of the Emilia Romagna for accessing the famous Byzantine mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and the Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Visit of Dante's tomb and of the church of San Francesco. Typical lunch with regional specialties followed by a visit of the two baptisteries in the afternoon: Neonano and degli Ariani and the Archiepiscopal Museum. Return to the hotel with dinner and overnight stay in 4-star accommodation.

3rd day 09th Oct. guided tour at the abbey of Sant 'Apollinare in Classe and the Classe Museum, an important place for a deep understanding of the entire history of Ravenna as the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Lunch and “cooking class show” at the famous Casa Artusi. After that we will join Bertinoro, a tiny and precious medieval village well known for the quality of the grapes and obviously for its typical wine. Bertinoro has been the meeting point between the Adriatic and the Apennines since ancient times, that is, between land and sea. The weaving begins with the sea breeze that arrives here and mitigates the climate, guaranteeing cooler summers and milder winters. The soil also testifies to this mixture with the legacy of the “Spungone”, the organic limestone rock formed in the shallows when Romagna emerged from the sea. This rock gives the wines of the area their unique characteristics: dense and ripe tannins, a note of flavor and a rich expression of fruit. Return to the hotel near Ravenna with dinner and overnight stay.

4th day 10th Oct. departure to the park of the Po Delta, northern area in the province of Ferrara, Unesco heritage with a guided tour of Comacchio, a lagoon city with a unique charm with the precious museum of Attic ceramics from ancient Greece. Lunch in an ancient lagoon casone and in the afternoon a visit at the ancient Benedictine abbey of Pomposa where Dante Alighieri stayed during his exile. In this abbey, the Pentagram of the seven notes was created by the monk Guido of Arezzo. Transfer to Ferrara, an Unesco heritage city famous for its majestic castle of the Este dukes. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

5th day 11th Oct. full day guided tour to the historic centre of Ferrara with including access to the Estense Castle, Palazzo Schifanoia, and Palazzo di Ludovico il Moro. The visit of the important archaeological museum and Renaissance palace will be followed by an exclusive musical recital by the guitarist Santy Masciarò from the Dante Society London and promoter of this tour in Italy. The title of his performance is "Dante in Musica e Versi". Return to the hotel with dinner and overnight.

6th day 12 th Oct in the morning transfer to Verona, a very important Roman city where Dante Alighieri stayed for two periods. In particular, from 1312 to 1319, he was a guest, during his exile, of Bartolomeo I della Scala. In Verona a guided tour starts from Piazza Bra with several palaces from different periods and, above all, with the wonderful Roman Arena, built in the 1st century A.D. and considered the best preserved amphitheatre in the world. The tour continues to Porta dei Borsari, the main city gate in Roman times, and to the ancient Roman forum, defined the most beautiful square in Italy by the English newspaper "the Guardian". The tour continues to Piazza dei Signori, heart of the Della Scala family's power. Lunch during the sightseeing and return back to Ferrara for dinner and overnight.

7th day 13th  Oct Departure from Ferrara to a huge day in Florence to crown this thematic tour on Dante in his hometown. The guided tour starts from the Basilica of Santa Croce and goes through the salient places of Florentines who knew Dante and mentioned by him in the Divine Comedy: Brunetto Latini, his teacher, Beatrice, Farinata degli Uberti and many others. An intertwining of places, stories of hate, love, pity, pride and deceit. Free lunch during the sightseeing tour. Visit of the main celebratory monuments that are dedicated to the poet in the city ending the route in Piazza della Signoria. A time it scheduled dedicated to the homeplace today a Museum of the Poet. Transfer to the hotel with dinner and overnight in Florence.

8th day 13th Oct.  After breakfast and check out transfer from Florence to Bologna crossing the Apennines Mountains and arriving in Bologna for a guided tour on the historic centre. This service could be modify as the timetables flights  Transfer to Bologna airport for check in to come back to Great Britain. End of our service in Italy 

Participation fees per person 
  • small group of 10 participants           € 2.300
  • medium group of 15 participants       € 2.000
  • large group of 25 participants            € 1.800
Single room supplement € 400 for the entire duration of the tour for the three bands.
The fees are in Euros and the payment by the customers must be apply by this value. 

The fee includes: Private "Granturismo" bus for the whole duration of the tour programme and transfers from and to Bologna airport following the Covid regulations in force and for all the tour in programme: three  overnight stays in a 4-star superior hotel in Ravenna with breakfast and 02 dinners (Half  board service); Typical dinner at restaurant in Ravenna
Authorized guided tours in Ravenna for the full day programme of the 2nd day and half day of the 3rd day; Admittance and tickets booking through the Ravenna Museums Card, compulsory for groups;Lunches as on programme with drinks included on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th; Visit and lunch at Casa Artusi and on site cooking class-show of 1 hour; Authorized full day guided tour of Comacchio and Pomposa Abbey on the 5th day; Three overnight stays in Ferrara in a 4-star hotel with breakfast service and 02 dinners (Half  board service); Typical dinner at restaurant in Ravenna; Authorized full day guided tour of Ferrara with group access to the monuments; The intimate concert "Dante in musica e versi"; Authorized guided full day tour in Verona ; One overnight in Florence with breakfast and 01 dinner (Half  board service); Authorized guided full day tour in Florence and visit of Santa Croce Church  and Casa Museo Dante; Admittance e tickets in Museum and Monuments in Comacchio,Ferrara, Verona; Medical insurance & Luggage insurance, compulsory in Italy for group travellers just in use for the tour. Tour Leader for the whole duration of the tour and reception of participants at the airport and return assistance. Individual Whisper for each customer on duty for the sightseeing tour      

The fee does not include:
Flights from  to ITALY – Airport of Bologna a/r with Group Tariff - city tax hotels in the cities indicated on average € 4.00 Per person per night to be paid directly in the hotels by the participants through the tour leader. 03 lunches the 1st day on demand -7th day in Florence 8th day in Bologna. Extra drinks during meals: coffee, liqueurs, soft drinks, beers. Mineral waters and wines are included in combination with the dishes. Insurance of cancellation tour to subscribe by individual.   

NOTICE
Raggio Verde Incoming Italy suggests subscribing the travel cancellation insurance: 1) For Individual Reason The insurance gives the right to be refunded partially or totally in case of cancellation for reasons such as accidents, hospitalization and the death of a family member. 
2) For International Reason ( Pandemia – Attack Terrorism – Natural Events )   
Fee € 100.00 per person to subscribe with the Ok of Tour       
FLIGHTS from Great Britain or other Counties / Italy: You will be informed on the fees in July 2021

COVID 19 VACCINE: Italy is becoming a "White Area" throughout its territory and foreign travellers can receive the Covid 19 vaccination even during the holidays. Considering the tour period we are optimistic and expect all participants to have already received their vaccine. All people involved in the trip, hotel staff, tour guides and bus drivers will have received the vaccination and will follow the safety measures in force.


TERMS OF BOOKING TOUR and DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION
In order for the organizer to design the tour in all the details to prepare your experience in an area of Italy rich in culture and in agricultural and tourist companies, we ask you to pay the first installment step by step as follows:

1) By 30th June 2021, send an email to the Raggio Verde Incoming Italia address: info@raggioverde.net or to info@dantesocietylondon.com Indicate the full name of the persons concerned, type of room (single or double), copy of passport and vaccination certificate; make the first bank transfer of € 200 so that we can start organising the tour.

2) Until 30th July we take other bookings up to a maximum of 25 people and inform travelers about the tour confirmation.
From this period it may be necessary to book round-trip flights from London to Bologna and communicate the amount to participants to access the group booking price.
Participants must pay for flights that are not included at the above-mentioned fees.


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