Dive in deep to experience Italian culture in fair Verona, where the unimaginable becomes possible. For 14 days you are immersed in local Italian life, experiencing the highlights of an inspiring city and mastering the traditional craft of luthiery to hand build a guitar of your own.
This is a small group experience, so places are limited. Contact us about upcoming tours
Acoustic Guitar Build - Verona, Italy
Saturday 17th September - Friday 30th September, 2016 (14 days)
Price: $7,600 AUD per person, excluding airfares and transfers.
THE SCENE IS SET
Each day guests indulge in the comforts of San Marco City Resort & Spa.
The hotel has been operating for 8 years and is located just 5
minutes walk from Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium, and Verona’s Villafranca International Airport and Montichiari Airport are both around 10 km away.
All rooms are airconditioned and feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi internet. The spa includes a wide range of relaxing treatments including Kneipp herbal baths, a sauna, hot tub and an indoor pool.
A full breakfast in the hotel’s bright and spacious restaurant between 7.00 am - 8.15am, so plenty of time to start the day well and find your way to the workshop. Visit the hotel’s website for more www.sanmarco.vr.it
All other meals alternate day to day between a handful of well chosen restaurants in Verona’s historic centre.
The workshop is situated in exceptional historical surrounds - premium real estate, tucked right away from all the hustle and bustle and impressively, amidst it all.
From San Marco where we stay, it’s a refreshing 20-minute walk along the Adige River or short 4km bus ride directly to the heart of Verona, Piazza Bra. And there stands the city’s greatest monument of history and art – the Arena, a Roman amphitheater built in the first century. Cast your gaze to buzzing undercover restaurants and along the pink marble promenade. In between restaurants there’s Vicolo Listone leading you to the double fronted doors of the workshop in less than 100 steps.
You will be provided with all materials including Australian and Italian tonewoods, hardware, jigs, tools, glue and guitar accessories. With tuition from 2 instructors, over 10 days you will hand build your own guitar complete with ‘Made in Italy’ guitar label. On our final day we play! Take your guitar home in the guitar case provided.
Request the e-brochure and Guitar Building Schedule here
As the season moves from Summer to Autumn, there’s still plenty of warmth and sunshine to comfortably explore the highlights day and night in and around Verona. Your arrival is timed well with all the fun of Tocati – International Festival of Street Games in multiple areas around the city.
Right in the heart of the city and famous for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it’s an easy self guided walk from most points to Casa di Giulietta, House of Juliet. The city’s Piazza Bra where you see the grand and ancient Roman Arena and Piazza delle Erb (with regular market) are linked by a series of walkways and courtyards. Enjoy the charming retail precincts and high-end shopping experiences. Then there’s gelato!
Jump aboard the tourist train to see the offerings in half an hour and at your own pace, confidently explore the city on foot to rediscover heritage buildings like Castelvecchio (old castle) and points of interest where arts, history and gastronomy converge.
Beyond the city bounds see majestic mountain landscapes in the distance, find out about the food and wine through a range of tours to wineries and farmgates. Explore Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda. Tours from Verona visit the ancient fortified town of Sirmione, restaurants, bars and market. There’s Scaliger castle and a Roman spa ruin as well as Gardaland theme park and a host of water play activities. Find out more here.
Consider a self-guided trip to Venice or Cremona. Both under 1.5hr from Verona and easily accessible by train.
For more visit www.tourism.verona.it