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Sordevolo Passion Play

Sordevolo Passion Play

Sordevolo Passion Play and Italian Lakes

Sordevolo is in Piedmont, at the foothill of the Italian Alps to the east of Lake Maggiore. Its Passion Play tradition dates from the 15th century when the original script was performed at Rome's colosseum. The script was lost for many years, eventually to be rediscovered and performed in Sordevolo for the first time in 1816. Since then the tradition has continued with performances throughout the summer of every 5th year. We are pleased to offer a range of tour packages for 2020, combining the Passion Play with the magical lakes.

Passion Play Traditions • Italian Lakes and Mountains

The Play
The Play commences with 400 local amateur actors parading through the village to the impressive open air theatre. It is performed in Italian and comes complete with horses, superb costumes and grand sets. There are 2400 covered seats. The Play follows the story of Christ’s Passion. It is performed in the evening, starting at 9pm and ending around midnight. The first performance is in mid June and last in late September 2020.

The Tours
All include a 2 night half board stay near Biella or Viverone, the Passion Play performance and 4 nights half board at Lake Maggiore or Lake Garda. Tours by coach will include suitable overnight hotels en-route to and from Italy. All tours can be tailored to your requirements.

Sordevolo or Oberammergau?
Oberammergau is unique amongst Europe’s Passion Play traditions, maintaining a popularity that is unrivalled. Sordevolo, though not a replacement, is an excellent, lower-priced alternative with an impressive heritage. It has both secular and religious interest, and should appeal both as a brochure tour or to private groups.

No financial commitment will be due to the Sordevolo organisers until 2020.

All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer

Hotels and Tour Combinations

Hotels are 3 star superior or 4 star and with half board. Typically these include: 4 star Hotel Agora Palace, Biella and 4 star Hotel Marina, Viverone. 4 star Hotel Simplon, Baveno (Lake Maggiore). 4 star Hotel Poiano, Garda Town (Lake Garda).

Your tour includes:

• Return short Channel crossings

• 1 night half board on the outbound journey

• 2 nights half board, Biella/Viverone area

• Guided tour of Biella

• Category 2 theatre ticket

• 4 nights half board, Maggiore or Garda

• Maggiore tours incl. 2 boat trips and visits

• Lake Garda tours include a guide in Verona

• 1 night half board on the outbound journey

For a quotation, or to enquire about this tour, fill in our online form, send us an email or call us on 01432 277666.

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