October 20 – 30, 2023

11 Day Escorted
Musical Magic
First Class Tour

Deposit deadline:
$600 per person by
June 30, 2023


Plus : Genoa, Bologna, Modena, Lucca, Pisa and Siena

Montecatini Terme has been well known as a spa town since the time of the Romans. The thermal hot springs make Montecatini an ideal place for wellness, relaxation and even medical treatment. There are three complexes you can visit to benefit from the thermal waters: Terme Tettuccio, Terme Excelsior and Terme Redi Thermal Complex.

Tour cost:                   $2990 Land rate per person double room
Single supplement:   $450
Gratuities:                  $150
Arriving:                     Genoa
Departing:                  Genoa


    • Teatro Communale di Bologna Le Come Ory by Cioachimo Rossini Conductor Ukrainian Oksana Lyniv makes history with a three-year posting at Bologna’s Teatro Comunale and the first female conductor in Italy.

    • Teatro Communale Pavaroti-Frenzi Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

    • Lucca, home of Giacomo Puccini Church concert


    • Airport transfers

    • Centrally located first class Hotel Puccini ****

    • Welcome dinner/ cocktail

    • Daily breakfast and dinner

    • Dinner in Bologna and Modena

    • Farewell dinner with wine in Puccini Hotel

    • Wine and local produce tasting excursion

    • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach

    • English-speaking Tour Director

    • Guided tours in Genoa, Bologna, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Modena

    • Sightseeing tours, as per itinerary incl admission

    • Opera (2) and concert (1) tickets included

    • Hotel taxes and service charges


  • Hotel city tax 1.40 Euro per person per night

  • Airfare (we can assist you in purchasing your airline ticket).

SPECIAL NOTICE: All travel is subject to global health guidelines. Scope Travel follows the CDC’s travel recommendations to stay safe during these strenuous times

October 20, 2023


Departure from USA 

October 21, 2023


Arrival Genoa 

You will be met at Genoa Airport. Immediately from the airport, we proceed on a guided city tour of this port. Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. It is the center of the Italian Riviera and currently the largest port on the Mediterranean Sea. City tour will include Palazzo Ducale and after lunch in Genoa we continue to Montecatini Terme. 150 mi./3.5 hrs

Montecatini Terme is a town in Tuscany, Italy, known for the art nouveau Parco delle Terme spa complex. Works by Joan Miró and Claes Oldenburg hang in the MO.C.A. (Montecatini Contemporary Art), located on the first floor of the Town Hall

October 22, 2023


90 mi./3 hrs

After breakfast, we depart for Bologna, the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. Bus city tour will include: Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Among the city’s many medieval towers are the leaning Asinelli and Garisenda.  

Lunch under own arrangements.

Dinner at local restaurant and evening opera performance.

October 23, 2023



After breakfast and orientation tour of Montecatini Terme and its famous spas.

Consider and reserve this day for a spa. Reservations should be made immediately upon arrival in Puccini Hotel, 21 October. This is a free day. Optional program will be submitted at a later date.

October 24, 2023


50 mi./1.5 hrs

After breakfast we depart for Pisa, a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Guided tour of the Piazza will include visit to Cathedral and Baptistery, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily and the Camposanto Monumentale cemetery.  Free time for lunch.

We continue to Lucca, home of Giacomo Puccini, a city situated on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling the historic city center and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th and 17th century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a museum. Our guided tour includes a visit to Basilica di San Martino, Puccini’s house and tickets to a church concert. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

October 25, 2023



Consider and reserve this day for a spa. Reservations should be made immediately upon arrival in Puccini Hotel, 21 October. This is a free day. Optional program will be submitted at later date.

October 26, 2023


100 mi./2.5 hrs

A full day bus excursion to Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square,

Our morning guided tour will include: Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown, the city’s 17 historic “contrade” (districts) extend outward from the piazza and a visit to Siena Cathedral.

Lunch under own arrangements. Afternoon free for shopping. Return to Termini for dinner and overnight.

October 27, 2023



Morning drive into the country for wine tasting and local cheese. Lunch in the countryside.

Consider and reserve this afternoon in a spa. Reservations should be made immediately upon arrival in Puccini Hotel, 21 October.

October 28, 2023


100 mi./3.5 hrs

Today, we join our touring bus for a full day excursion to Modena, a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It’s known for its balsamic vinegar, its rich opera heritage, in addition to Ferrari and Lamborghini sports cars. The Enzo Ferrari Museum has exhibits on the life and work of the car designer, plus iconic models in a futuristic building. In the 18th-century Museum Palace is the Estense Gallery, with works by Tintoretto and Correggio.

We will have a tour of this lovely city. Lunch under own arrangements and afternoon free for shopping. Dinner in local restaurant. Opera tonight in Modena!!!

October 29, 2023



Free day. Consider a ride (few blocks from our hotel) on the funicular climb to Montecatini Alto village, home to the Torre dell’Orologio, a medieval clock tower, plus the Romanesque church of Santa Maria a Ripa and panoramic views of Tuscany. 

Farewell gala dinner at hotel.

October 30, 2023



Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Genoa for our flight to USA.