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Italy 2022


Itinerary, Trip Details, and FAQ

* Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Italy trip has been rescheduled for 2022.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Norwalk Youth Symphony 2022 Shadow Tour Itinerary 

Montecatini 3, Rome 4                               

Jun 25, 2022: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT  Departure from the United States.

Jun 26, 2022: MONTECATINI  Benvenuti in Italia! Arrive in Florence and meet your Tour Manager at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in Montecatini for check-in and enjoy dinner together this evening. (D)

Jun 27, 2022: MONTECATINI  After breakfast, which is included each morning of the tour, depart for the medieval walled town of Lucca. Enjoy free time for independent sightseeing and lunch. This evening attend the performance of the NYS at the Terme Tettucio in Montecatini (pending approval). Dinner is included tonight. (B,D)

Jun 28, 2022: MONTECATINI After breakfast, meet a local guide for a walking tour of Florence which shows you Santa Croce, the Duomo and Ghiberti’s famous Baptistry Doors. You will also visit the Accademia to see Michaelangelo’s “David”. Spend some free time exploring Florence and immersing yourself in the local culture, perhaps with a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio or a taste of gelato at Vivoli’s. (B)

Jun 29, 2022: ROME 

This morning, check out of your hotel and visit the beautiful Tuscan towns of San Gimignano and Siena. Then arrive in Orvieto, where you will attend the next concert of the NYS at the Teatro Mancinelli (pending approval). Continue to Rome where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Jun 30, 2022: ROME Sightseeing with a local guide includes a panoramic drive of the Eternal City’s highlights, including the Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, and Monument of Vittorio Emanuele (Rome’s “Wedding Cake”). This afternoon/evening attend the nal performance of the tour as an exchange with a local conservatory. (B)

July 1, 2022: ROME Meet a local guide for a visit to St. Peter’s and the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with whispers headsets. Free time for lunch on your own. After dinner, head to the Pantheon area for a stroll. (B)

July 2, 2022: ROME This morning, you’ll visit the Colosseum and Forum. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore Rome in small groups. Then enjoy a nal dinner together this evening (B,D)

July 3, 2022: DEPARTURE Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States. (B)

This is a preliminary itinerary for your group. 

Trip Details
  • The Shadow Tour is open to NYS members who are not performing and all NYS families. This group has it's own tour bus, tour leader, group tours, and hotel accommodations. This group attends all 3 performances, and "dinner together" events, but otherwise has it's own agenda separate from the Performer's Tour. 


  • 3 Concerts will be attended. 

  • Price for the 9-day tour for participants is $4,419 - basic insurance coverage included. Check registration booklet for prices of additional insurance programs.

  • Land Only Price is $TBD. If you select this option it is your responsibility to catch up with the tour in Montecatini.

  • Double Occupancy rooms with option to pay additional $665 for a single.


  • Alternative Flight returns - deadline to select is TBD. You will work with Encore directly if you choose to extend your stay. Additional fee may apply.

  • Deadline for registration is TBD. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel is included, as well as three dinners with the performers.

  • Fundraising available - including a raffle for a trip for two to Paris.  Each ticket sells for $25 each. $20 to offset the student's trip and $5 toward group expenses.

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