Palazzos, piazzas and pizzas: From Renaissance nobility to home delivery, Italian culture has touched almost every part of the world. The land of composers like Rossini, Puccini and Vivaldi, Opera and a rich liturgical musical tradition offers choral and orchestral ensembles alike the chance to play in historical venues for audiences steeped in classical music traditions.

Classical Movements has been planning tours to Italy since 1995. With Italian speakers and musicians on staff, successful tours have been planned for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with the Juilliard School, Morgan State University Choir, University of Kentucky Women’s Choir, Children’s Chorus of Washington, Smith College, Yale Glee Club, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Singers, Pacific Boychoir and Choral Arts Society of Washington among many others. It is by far one of the most popular places to tour and the venues, food, wine, art and architecture never fail to impress and satisfy.

🇮🇹 Sights & Sounds 🇮🇹

  • Birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Rome
  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Milan
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Florence
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Art Gallery
  • Venice
  • Gondolas
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Tower of Pisa
  • Vatican City
  • Tuscany
  • Cremona
  • Sicily
  • Puglia
  • Lombardy


The Yale Schola Cantorum wishes to extend its gratitude to Classical Movements for coordinating its choral tour to Italy in June. The performance venues in Rome, Bologna, Milan, and Venice were spectacular, and Classical Movements’ attention to our travel and performance needs was impeccable. We were thrilled with how smoothly the tour ran and wish to pass our sincere thanks along to the inimitable Luigi Migliore and Page la Fountain for their tireless effort and support on our behalf.

-Yale Schola Cantorum

I cannot express to you our gratitude for a fantastic trip to Italy.  Everything was handled so professionally during our entire stay.  Venues were beautiful and interesting, Publicity was wonderful, and audiences were so appreciative of our performances.  The students truly were blown away by the energy of the audiences and their enthusiastic responses, and it provided a great deal of positive affirmation during Holy Cross’ first international tour in sixteen years!…  Singing in the Vatican was a powerful experience, one that completely exceeded all of my expectations – a definite highlight of the trip!

-Holy Cross College Choir


With almost a year of meticulous planning by the Choral Arts staff, Blue Heart Tours and Classical Movements Inc. it was the society’s third overseas trip in three years. The Choral Arts Society toured Russian with the National Symphony Orchestra and Rostropovich in October of 1993 and 10 weeks prior traveled through Italy with performances at the Vatican and Spoleto Festival.

-Peabody News, September/October 1996