Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
You're the Maestro: Bocelli Backstage & Wine (A Small-Group Tour)
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Approximately 9 Hours
Set out with your guide by elegant and comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle. Your destination is the Valdera region, and you will travel through panoramic Tuscan countryside to reach it.
Step inside at the famous PPG Studios, where maestro Pier Paolo Guerrini's professional creative team will welcome you. Take a guided tour of the studio and learn about the recording process used by Andrea Bocelli himself when recording many of his most famous masterpieces. An informative introduction covers the local control rooms where Andrea Bocelli has arranged and registered many of his lyrical works. The studio is professionally equipped with the highest quality instruments including outboard, vintage and modern instruments, Massemborg equalizers, pre-amplifiers and compressors.
A multimedia presentation highlights Bocelli's recording sessions and the creative development of his greatest hits. The highlights of Andrea's career and his experiences inside PPG Studios are brought to life.
Now, you're the guest artist -- you have a chance to record in the PPG Studios the Andrea Bocelli song of your choice. Sing where Maestro Bocelli did and your voice will be recorded with the help of karaoke showing you the lyrics and notes. The Prayer, Can't Help Falling in Love with You, Con te Partirò, Vivo per Lei, and Nelle Tue Mani: The Gladiator Soundtrack are all available. When you're finished recording, you'll be presented with your own CD, just like a real artist.
After this incredible morning, You're now headed to the Bocelli Farmhouse, located nearby. Take a guided tour of the Bocelli cellars and vineyards in Poggioncino, adjacent to the farmhouse. Lear about the history and growth of these many acres of grapes.
At the Officine Bocelli Restaurant, members of the Bocelli family will host a private wine-tasting experience for you. Try the various types of wine produced by the family and hear all about the history behind the brand. You'll also have a chance to sample the family's olive oil and honey products.
Visit the museum located on the first floor above the restaurant -- the exhibits are about the life and times of Andrea Bocelli and his many achievements.
Be seated for lunch in the Office Bocelli Restaurant. Your four-course meal includes antipasto, a first course, a second course with a side dish, dessert, wine, coffee and water. Typical Tuscan food is freshly and lovingly prepared to enhance your fabulous day out. There's time afterwards to shop at the boutique located within the restaurant.
A theatre with a difference awaits you now -- the Teatro del Silenzio amphitheatre in Lajatico. This modern outdoor venue -- built in 2006 by Andrea Bocelli -- hosts the maestro's annual Teatro Del Silenzio concert, held every summer in July or August. A panoramic drive through Lajatico's city center showcases Bocelli's hometown, which he often reaches by horse from his home in the countryside.
Return to the port of Livorno in time to board your ship.