Experience Easter 2023 in Italy

Italy with the LCHS Choral Artists

  • When

    March 29 to April 7, 2023 – with Dolce Vita returning April 9, 2023

  • Who

    Family & Friends of La Cañada High School

  • Where

    Rome, Vatican, Tuscany, Florence and Venice

Experience Easter in Italy

From Rome to Venice, via Umbria & Tuscany.  Italy is one of those magical places that offers something special for everyone. With Inside Europe, you’ll experience Italy on a highly personalized journey following your interests & passions — alongside the La Cañada High School Choral Artists. Easter is the perfect time to do so.

See major sights, but also take the roads less traveled.
Eat incredible food, taste delicious olive oil, wine & cheese. Enjoy stunning scenery, shop for one-of-a-kind goods made in Italy.
Hear the choirs directed by Dr. Jeffrey Brookey sing at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and other stunning prime venues in Rome, Florence and Venice.
You’ll also visit Assisi and Verona, plus enjoy some time under the Tuscan sun in the magical small town of Artimino.

Make Magical Memories with Family & Friends

Traveling together is much more than just seeing sights. It’s the perfect occasion to spend quality time with family and friends, to reconnect as you discover stunning places together: Places with deep cultural roots and incredible food, stunning scenery and welcoming locals.

Italy is one of our favorite destinations, because no visit is ever the same, not even if you have been to Rome, Florence or Venice before. There is just so much to see, both in the big cities, but also in the smaller towns along the roads less traveled.

This journey brings you to the heart of “Bella Italia”. You’ll travel back in time by strolling through the Roman Forum and visit small town Artimino. Stay in modern, air-conditioned hotels from our Sight-Sleeping Collection and indulge in authentic restaurants.

Access to and prime seating at all performances is just one of many perks!

  • Be a Traveler

    Experience Italy like a local, with the locals.
    See what’s on your bucket list, and then some. We are foodies, art lovers, history buffs… and all of us love to travel. We’ve been where we are taking you, again and again. We know what’s traveling like now and rest assured, your safety is our top priority. We speak Italian, slept in your hotels, may have broken a heel on Roman cobble stones, and oh the stories our hips can tell about the great food awaiting you in one of our favorite destinations: Italy!

  • "An Inside Europe tour is like traveling with the perfect companion. A more adventurous friend who entices you out of your comfort zone and toward unique local experiences. Or, if you are an adventurer, a kindred spirit with the insider knowledge to score soccer tickets, a seat at the bullfight, or a midnight table in the tavern where the Flamenco is a flame, not a 'show'. And ohhh the food ...!"

  • LCHS Choral Artists sing in Rome at Sant’ Andrea della Valle

    LCHS Choral Artists sing in Rome at Sant’ Andrea della Valle

  • Postcard from Italy: Borgo Artimino in Tuscany

    Postcard from Italy: Borgo Artimino in Tuscany

  • Hotel Holiday Inn EUR welcomes LCHS Choral Artists in Rome

    Hotel Holiday Inn EUR welcomes LCHS Choral Artists in Rome

  • Must-Haves: Valid Passport + Travel Insurance with Trip Cancellation

    Must-Haves: Valid Passport + Travel Insurance with Trip Cancellation

LCHS in Italy – Overview

  • Four Days in Rome & at the Vatican

    Welcome to Italy: Benvenuti!

    Your Italy 2023 experience starts in the capital city of Rome.
    Stroll through the historic center, see the Colosseum up close and from a beautiful rooftop terrace. Shop for unique gifts, made in Italy. Spend Palm Sunday at the Vatican, hear the Choral Artists sing at St. Peter’s and the Pantheon. Experience the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel without crowds as part of an exclusive after-hours private tour (pending). Let’s not forget all the great food + drinks awaiting you in the Eternal City.

    While Cantiamo stays at the Holiday Inn EUR, Bellissima and Dolce Vita stay at Le Méridien Visconti Palace in Prati, the Epic Italy travelers sight-sleep just off Piazza Navona in the Indigo St. George 5 star luxury boutique hotel, or stay in a family-friendly modern 4 star in the chic neighborhood of Prati.

  • Under the Tuscan Sun

    Via Assisi to Florence, Tuscany

    Continue north with a stop in charming Assisi, Umbria to Tuscany. Visit Florence, see Michelangelo’s David (optional opportunity), stroll across the Ponte Vecchio. There’ll be plenty of time for indulging, shopping and more. Let us take you to our favorites wineries, try truffle beer, get a hand-made leather purse. Let’s introduce you to one of our favorite small towns: Artimino is a quintessential Tuscan picture book village and the location of the LCHS Choirs’ Medici Villa concert.

    Epic travelers choose from sight-sleeping at the boutique hotel Brunelleschi in the heart Florence or join Bellissima and Dolce Vita a the charming Tuscan countryside winery estate and Borgo. The Cantiamo travelers are taking over the Borgo of Artimino for the two nights in Tuscany.

  • Venetian Castles + Cathedrals

    Via Verona to Venice

    When in the Veneto region, experience Verona & Venice. Impressive castles, ancient churches and cathedrals, the magnificent Arena di Verona and stunning St. Mark’s Basilica are part of the grand finale. Stand on Juliet’s balcony at Casa di Giulietta, glide through Venice on a gondola while being serenaded, and make sure to try an authentic risotto al Veneziano with fresh spring peas.

    Bellissima & Dolce Vita make the island of Murano and the Hyatt Centric your home away from home — with sweet suite upgrades for Epic travelers and also available to anyone extending their stay. Dr. Brookey and Cantiamo are overnighting at Parkhotel Villa Pace in Treviso.

  • Fly home from Venice or stay a little longer?

    It won't be easy to say Ciao!

    You’ll bring back memories to last a lifetime from even just a little over week in Italy.  But if  you can, why not stay a little longer, and experience Easter in Venice.

    If you can’t extend, no worries. We are sure you’ll want to return again soon. There is much more to see in bellissima Italia.

    This itinerary is a first example, a starting point for your very own highly personalized Italy experiences. 

  • "No words can express how thankful I am for all you did to make our family's trip the journey of a lifetime."

    Lindsay PriceHuntington Beach, CA

Better Together

Our promise to you: We’ve been where we are taking you – again and again, and not just for ‘work’, but also with our friends and family.
We love Italy so much, we got married in Venice.
Your travels are personal for us at Inside Europe and none of our journeys is ever the same.

Travel Better Together – with Inside Europe.

We’ve been where we take you, again and again.
We speak Italian, partner with the official Italian tourism board, but also small, regional entities, the US embassy in Rome… And our local team is, surprise, Italian! Massimo, Pino, Hassan, are much more more than just (y)our bus drivers, they are family friends and might even make you an espresso on their coaches. Stefania coordinates the local guides in Florence, Fabio plays the organ at the Vatican. Chef Laura makes THE best lasagne. Ready? Andiamo.

Italy ‘Shadow’ Experience preview:

  • Embark on a carefully planned journey that will be highly personalized for your interests, passion and travel style 
  • Sight-Sleeping stays in boutique hotels in Rome (Le Méridien Visconti Palace for Bellissima and Dolce Vita, Indigo St. George for Epic, Florence Artimino Borgo/Hotel Brunelleschi and Venice/Murano Hyatt Centric and another Venetian hotel TBD)
  • Gourmet breakfasts
  • Transportation, via a dedicated deluxe coach and your very own private driver, plus water taxis and boat rides in Venice
  • Expert led sightseeing
  • Skip the line priority entrances to museums and major attractions
  • Great authentic food + drink experiences!
    We are foodies at Inside Europe and share favorites to enjoy as a group, but also on your own. Make sure to come hungry.
  • Worry-free travels to major cities and off the beaten path gems
  • Access to and prime seating at all LCHS performances
  • Wow moments that will create memories to last a lifetime
  • Plenty of free time for exploring — see what’s on your bucket list with our hosts as your traveling concierge always at your side.
  • Exclusive Inside Europe app with travel tips and VIP recommendations

Let’s make you smile in Italy

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