Select Italy Makes Music Lovers’ Dreams Come True with Summer Travel Packages to Lecce for the Miami International Piano Festival
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 5, 2007
Select Italy, the ultimate source for travel to Italy, introduces a variety of vacation packages in conjunction with a piano event unlike any other. For 15 days this summer, the Miami International Piano Festival will fill the streets of the southern Italian town of Lecce with the very best in piano music, musical conversation and Italian culture. The festival lasts from June 20 to July 5, 2007. Festival organizers have assembled an exciting nightly concert schedule, including performances from highly regarded international artists. In addition, those who attend the festival will be treated to intriguing musical lectures and guided tours of the surrounding area. Whether a student, performer or lover of classical music, this festival offers a unique and memorable experience.
Established in 1998, the Miami International Piano Festival organization has always championed young pianists, discovering and nurturing their talents. The festival is recognized as one of the most exciting recital series in the world today. Both emerging and established artists will participate in Miami International Piano Festival in Lecce, each demonstrating important interpretive ideas yet to be expressed in both mainstream and rare repertoire. Fifteen talented artists are scheduled to appear, including Grigori Sokolov from Russia, Italian pianist Francesco Libetta and 13-year-old prodigy Conrad Tao from the USA.
Land packages begin at a cost of $ 999.00 US Dollars per person based on double occupancy, including accommodation and daily activities. Travelers can choose between two excellent hotels. The first option is the 4-star Grand Hotel Tiziano, conveniently located just 500 yards from the old town center. This hotel acts as the base for a number of concerts, master classes and lectures. Visitors who wish to bask in deluxe surroundings can upgrade to the supremely elegant Patria Palace Hotel, which offers 5-star service and accommodations. Between concerts, tour participants can enjoy guided tours and activities that highlight the history of Lecce and its culture. Information about package options can be found on Select Italy’s website: http://www.selectitaly.com/mpf.
Lecce, the home base for the festival, is one of the most fascinating cities in the southern Italian region of Apulia. Within this baroque jewel, many sites indicate the diversity of its history — from a Roman amphitheater that is only one-quarter excavated, to the intricate fa