The Republic of San Marino, with an area of only 61 kmq, is situated between the Italian regions of Romagna and Marche, only a few kilometers from the Adriatic sea coast. According to the legend, San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. by a Dalmatian stonemason Marino. He came there to hide from the Roman emperor Diocletian in the period of the Christian persecution. Since that time this small state has been proud of its liberty and in the past it has been able to constantly defend its independence. Its territory is partly dominated by the limestone hills and the Mount Titan (738m) on which stands the capital San Marino, a picturesque town protected by walls and castles that dominate from above the surrounding regions. Millions of visitors flock every year in San Marino to visit the narrow streets and its famous towers from whose top you can get a magnificent view from this natural balcony on Italy. The Republic of San Marino is not only one of the smallest but also the world`s oldest republic in the world.
Also during the 13th edition of the International Choir Festival “Cantate Adriatica” harmonious musical notes in many international shades will be spread during the period of four days. The festival offers you the chance to discover the beauty of the Adriatic coast and the hinterland of Romagna and the Marche through the friendship concerts that take place on Friday night at the same time in different places such as San Marino, Cesenatico, S. Giovanni in M., Riccione and Sassocorvaro.
The most spectacular moment of the event is surely the final concert on Saturday afternoon at the “Teatro Nuovo Dogana” of San Marino, which is ideal for an international meeting and without borders, where all the choirs will perform one by one. And finally, the participating choirs will sing the “Va pensiero” by Giuseppe Verdi.
Day 1: Arrival in the late afternoon to the hotel in San Marino or Rimini/Riccione. Meeting of the guide; welcome drink and check-in. Dinner at the hotel. After dinner – free time.
Day 2: Breakfast in the hotel; meeting of the guide in the hotel and departure for the guided tour of San Marino. After this, tour departure for the official opening of the festival, with a welcoming glass of wine and refreshments. The afternoon is free for individual activities. Dinner at the hotel and departure for the friendship concert.
Day 3: Breakfast in the hotel; the morning is free for the participants. In the afternoon preparation for the concert and rehearsals in the hotel. Departure for the final concert in San Marino in the “Teatro Nuovo Dogana” or the “Teatro Cinema Turismo”. After the concert return to the hotel or the restaurant for the optional farewell dinner with the other participating choirs.
Day 4: Breakfast in the hotel and return home or transfer to the church for musical accompaniment of the church service.