Fazioli Factory and Venice Visit

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

16.30 Collect

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).



Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth Gilder says:

    when is the next trip in 2019?

    1. Hi Elizabeth, I am not sure, you would need to contact Jaques Samuel Pianos. Best wishes, Melanie

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