Here’s a wonderful trip for all those who love the piano and particularly Fazioli; Jaques Samuel Pianos of Edgware Road in London are organizing a special visit to Fazioli’s Factory in Sacile, Italy. The trip, which has been held several times since 2007, will be of interest to pianists, piano teachers, and piano tuners, as well as piano lovers everywhere. It takes place from 21st – 23rd May 2014 and offers an interesting and comprehensive itinerary.
Designed to give an insight into the magic of Fazioli pianos, the experience proffers a chance to meet all those who make the piano and see the detail to which they craft these remarkable instruments. The Fazioli Company have produced grand and concert grand pianos since 1981, when the company was founded by pianist and engineer Paolo Fazioli with the aim of starting the construction of a new professional line of grand pianos in Italy. Each instrument is individually hand crafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology.
There will be time to enjoy both the beautiful town of Sacile (35 miles North-East of Venice) and the magnificent city of Venice during the visit, and an opportunity to hear a piano recital at the factory too. This trip is limited to 30 places only, so if interested, book quickly! There is also an option to extend this visit in order to stay longer in Venice.
Here is the Programme:
Wednesday 21st May
08.45 Easy Jet flight departs Gatwick airport
11.50 Arrive at Venice (Marco Polo)
12.30 Transfer by bus to Sacile
13.30 Arrival at Hotel Due Leoni in Sacile
14.30 Lunch at Cavour Restaurant
15.30 Guided tour of Sacile
16.30 Free time
19.30 Dinner at Cellini Pizzaria
Thursday 22nd May
09.00 Breakfast in hotel
10.00 Walk to the Fazioli factory (25 minutes flat leisurely walk. 1 Mile/1.5 km; Ladies think shoes!)
11.00 Tour of Fazioli factory
12.30 Light lunch at factory
13.30 Presentation on Fazioli history
14.00 Short piano recital in the Fazioli Concert Hall
15.00 Coffee / walk back to hotel / free time
19.30 Meet in hotel foyer
Gala dinner hosted by Mr Terence Lewis (MD of Jaques Samuel Pianos) at Cavour Restaurant
Friday 23rd May
08.00 Breakfast in hotel
09.00 Short walk (15 minutes) with luggage to the train station to catch a train to Venice (baggage can be stored near the station in Venice circa £10)
11.30 Guided tour through Venice with lunch
13.30 Free time
The cost of this trip is £390 (excluding drinks and flight). Flights can be booked separately by booking online at Easy Jet (contact Jaques Samuel Pianos for the flight information).
For more details and to register your interest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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