Special packet "Historical Train"
SPECIAL PACKET "HISTORICAL TRAIN" 2nd-3rd-4th NOVEMBER
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Grado / Aquileia / Redipuglia / Caporetto LENGTH:
3 days / 2 nights (2nd,3rd,4th November 2007)
2nd November: ARRIVAL IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION / GRADO AND AQUILEIA
Arrival of the group in Grado late in the morning with own means, welcome cocktail and accommodation in the booked rooms. Lunch in hotel/drinks included (1/4 of a litre of wine+1/2 litre of mineral water per person). Meeting with the qualified guide for a qualified visit for a half-day long excursion to Grado and Aquileia (possible entrances with fee excluded). Aquileia is the main archaeological centre in Northern Italy. It originated as a Celtic centre, then became a Latin colony, reaching its period of maximum glory in the Imperial Age, when it became the capital city of the X Regio. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it rose again in Carolingian Age and became the seat of the Patriarchate. The visit to the city’s monuments can start at the great basilica’s, erected in the IX century upon some ruins of the IV century; the interior is characterized by the beautiful ground mosaic work dating back to the IV century, the largest among Christian mosaic works in the West. One can then visit the overshadowing ruins of the Roman city, and then finish the itinerary in the archaeological Museum. Return to Grado. Guided tour through the old town centre, where some superb religious monuments stand out: Sant’Eufemia’s basilica, guarding nice ground mosaic works inside, with the nearby octagon-shaped Baptistery, the lapidary and Santa Maria delle Grazie basilica, dating back to the IV century. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner/drinks included (1/4 of a litre of wine+1/2 litre of mineral water per person) and overnight stay. N.B. During the tour, break for a visit + tasting in a wine-producing cave near Aquileia’s archaeological site; moreover, visit to the Taberna Romana.
3rd November: MEMORY TRAIN REDIPUGLIA-CAPORETTO
Buffet breakfast in hotel included and departure towards Redipuglia. PROGRAMME:
08,20 a.m.: departure from the Royal station of Redipuglia
6.30 p.m.: return to the Royal station of Redipuglia
After arriving in Santa Lucia (SLO) by train, division of participants in the Gran Turismo coaches:
· Leg 1: Santa Lucia–Caporetto
· Leg 2: Santa Lucia-Tolmino
After lunch, reverse itinerary, so that participants may make all visits. In the evening, return to the hotel in Grado for dinner/drinks included (1/4 of a litre of wine+1/2 litre of mineral water per person) and overnight stay. 4th November: HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION – RETURN TO CARSO
Buffet breakfast in hotel included, leaving of the rooms and transfer to Redipuglia.
Morning: Army Day at Redipuglia Shrine.
Lunch: hospitality tent at the Dolina dei Bersaglieri’s District, Soldier’s Meal included.
Afternoon: historical reconstruction with moving cadres.
MIN/MAX NR. OF PARTICIPANTS FORESEEN:
30 paying people
€ 200,00 per person
The fee includes:
2 overnight stay in 3-star hotel in Grado;
welcome cocktail when the group arrives at the hotel;
1 full board (lunch/dinner on the 1st day) + 1 half board (dinner on the 2nd day) in hotel drinks included (1/4 of a litre of wine+1/2 litre of mineral water per person);
visit + tasting (3 first-class wines - DOC) in a wine-producing cave and at the Taberna Romana;
service of a qualified Italian-speaking guide for a half-day long visit to Grado and Aquileia in accordance with the programme;
”Historical Train” packet on November 3rd including train and coach, speaker on the train, activity with atmosphere actors wearing uniforms of the time, lunch drinks included (1/4 of a litre of wine+1/2 litre of mineral water per person), show in Santa Lucia with Group of actors 13/13 from Bovec, entrance guides to the museums and guides specialized on the theme of the Great War;
“Soldier’s Meal” on November 4th, eaten in the hospitality tent at the Dolina dei Bersaglieri’s District;
Historical Reconstruction with “Moving Cadres” on November 4th;
1 free for driver or group leader;
our assistance on the premises in case of necessity;
VAT and service percentages. The fee doesn’t include:
transport, possible entrances with fee not clearly specified in the programme, porterage service and personal extras in general, whatever isn’t clearly stated in "The fee includes".
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