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Festival Filadelfia 2015: The Musical City of Europe Featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competitions / Italy

Location: Italy
May 21 – 25, 2015  
Filadelfia Festival featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competition
In the very south of Italy, located halfway between Naples and Sicily you will find the small town of Filadelfia, the Musical City of Europe. Their annual competitive 5 day festival is open to young musicians of any nationality.
The choir can register for :
I . Festival and concerts
II . Competition
Competition categories
A         male or female voices
B         mixed voice
C         children’s or youth ( max. 20 years of age. Max. 10% singers may exceed age limit but no singer may exceed 24 years of age. The organisers may check dates of birth and assess individual cases on their merits.)
D           popular or spiritual/gospel (male, female or mixed)
Airport: Lamezia Terme Airport is the closest airport for Tropea/Filadelfia. In this itinerary we use Napels as your gateway, since this is probably the easiest way to fly into from North America.
Distances: Naples airport to Tropea: approx. 425 KM = 265 miles, 5 tot 5 ½ hours drive
Tropea to Filadelfia where the festival takes place, approx. 50 KM = 30 miles
Capo Vaticano to Filadelfia approx. 60 KM = 35 miles
Lamezia Terme airport to Fildadelfia is approx. 35 KM = 20 miles
Festival Venue: The competition is held in Filadelfia in Auditorium Comunale Filadelfia. Concerts will be held in Tropea ( and Pizzo Calabro ( and Fladelfia itself. Coach transportation for concerts in the surrounding villages and towns is included.
The City of Filadelfia has small hotels that are good for individuals and small groups.
So we decided to accommodate you in hotels located in the area of Tropea ( ,
a town nestled along the Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods),a charming seaside town famous for its beaches,not far from Filadelfia headquarters of the competition.
We are confident that you will appreciate our beautiful land
Good food, beautiful beaches and great hospitality
Do you need more information and would like to know the prices for the event package?
Please send me detailed information about your group:

A special offer on a top Youth Music Tour May  2015
In addition, you can plan your trip excursions to:

Boarding for the Aeolian islands (Isole Eolie) is from the port of Tropea.
The Aeolian Islands take their name from the god Aeolus, there are seven scattered along the northeastern coast of Sicily, scattered as to form a large Y. Vulcano is the lower extremity and Alicudi and Stromboli the two peaks, respectively, are further west and further east.

They were selected as the "seven pearls of the Mediterranean", because they are extraordinarily fascinating islands. These volcanoes are always active and when you approach, you cannot help but be encouraged to explore them. Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands and also the most varied, is a must for tourists. Worth visiting the historical center, in particular the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew and the Archaeological Museum. The tour lasts all day, the departure is scheduled in the morning from the port of Tropea and allows the boat tour of Lipari and Vulcano, and in addition a short stop in Stromboli.

Bronze Statues (Bronzi di Riace)

The Bronze Statues are two bronze statues, originating from Greece and are of extreme
rarity. Dating back to the fifth century BC, and were found in Riace, in the province of
Reggio Calabria in 1972. Currently the bronze Statues are kept at the National Museum of
Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria. - Associazione Melody

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