You're the Maestro: Bocelli Backstage & Wine (A Small-Group Tour)

9 hours | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | L I 1 - 3 4 5
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
PPG Studios
Pierpaolo Guerrini is a sound engineer and a close collaborator of the great Andrea Bocelli. The beautifully designed facility utilizes wood, stone and fabric not only for their natural beauty but for optimal acoustics. Guests tour the studio and control rooms and learn about Bocelli's recording process and the stories behind his famous masterpieces. Guests then step behind the microphone and, accompanied by karaoke-style music and lyrics, perform their own version of one of the maestro's most beloved songs.

Lajatico
Andrea Bocelli hails from Lajatico, and despite traveling the world, his hometown remains close to his heart. The maestro often rides on horseback from his home in the tranquil countryside to Lajatico's city center, where he built a multi-use complex and museum dedicated to his career and music. Bocelli also commissioned the building of the Teatro del Silenzio, an Italian open-air amphitheater with a small lake surrounded by travertine blocks and modern art sculptures, where he performs a summer concert annually.

Bocelli Farmhouse and Vineyard
The Bocelli family has been in Lajatico for generations, and their farmhouse and vineyard celebrate their deep ties to the land. Nestled in the heart of the Val d'Era region, the family estate is lovingly tended to by Andrea Bocelli's brother and family. The fragrant vineyards and lush olive groves produce exceptional Tuscan wines and aromatic olive oil. A tour of the vineyards offers guests insight into the cultivation and harvesting of the grapes used to produce their fine varietals.

Lunch:
At Officine Bocelli Restaurant, members of the Bocelli family will first host a private wine tasting experience as well as offer samples of the family's oil and honey products. Then, you'll be treated like royalty with a sumptuous three-course meal-antipasto, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, wine, coffee and water-showcasing the exquisite cuisine of the Tuscan region

What you will see along the way:
Settle in for a drive through the idyllic Tuscan countryside, where flourishing vineyards and lush olive orchards patchwork the hillsides, and rural farms, romantic towns and magnificent cypress trees offer the quintessential Italian experience.

Special Notes:

Please note, free time may be modified to adhere to local regulations and guidelines for COVID 19 protocols.

On Monday call dates, the Officine Bocelli restaurant is closed, therefore lunch will be served at an alternative venue.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel to PPG Studios, begin a Guided Tour of the studio and learn about the recording process used by Maestro Bocelli himself.

Transport type:
Car
Time at site:
04:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Private wine tasting at Officine Bocelli Restaurant,

Time at site:
02:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

The tour will then proceed with a visit to the Teatro del Silenzio amphitheatre in Lajatico, the hometown of the Maestro, then return to the ship.

Transport type:
Car
Time at site:
02:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes