• singing in a palace with anita daulne, 2015
  • singing in a palace with anita daulne, 2015
  • singing in a palace with anita daulne, 2015
  • singing in a palace with anita daulne, 2015

Singing in a Palace with Anita Daulne, 2015

WHEN: 19 - 26th September, 2015

WHERE: Mercatello sul Metuaro

COST: From$AUD 2650 + €200 on arrival. See details below. Book Now

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Singing in a Palace is more than a singer’s retreat in Italy.

Imagine * Doing what most of us only dream... & spending a blissful week with Anita Daulne and other singers from around the world in an Italian village * Visiting the region that inspired Dante’s Divine Comedy * Enjoying Renaissance architecture, gourmet feasts & aperitivos

Experience * Living in a medieval Italian palace  * A rich cultural community in the Apennine foothills * Meeting new friends from near and far

Discover  * How to find a free voice and new singing style * How to truly let go and have fun with your singing and incorporate some groove

The Create Escape has partnered with Luisa Donati of Palazzo Donati and the village to bring you this totally unique and fun filled experience with Anita Daulne and the village of Mercatello sul Metauro.

The place itself
With its rich history and enduring connection with Dante, Mercatello sul Metauro in the Marche region is an inspiring place to sing.  Our morning sessions will take place in one of the Palaces in this little village with elegant high-ceilings and fabulous resonance. You can enjoy free time in the afternoons to explore the village before the early evening session and your aperitivo.

The food
A special treat will be a once in a lifetime banquet prepared by the Academia del Padlot, nine men who are passionate about their local food. Those brown nuggets are local truffles!

  • Getting there

    We meet at 2pm at Santa Maria Novella, Florence - (outside the Train Station - Detailed Trip Notes available soon)

    If coming from Australia or New Zealand we recommend arriving in Europe at least 3 days prior to this event to recover from jetlag. Staying in Rome or in Florence is a suggestion. Florence has an international and domestic airport, train station and bus station.

    Please let us know if you would like help with suggestions or travel plans.

  • Cost

    Pre arrival payment.
    ** Updated Early Bird rate till the 31st May 2015.

    AUD Euro* (correct at time of publishing)
    Early Bird $2650 Early Bird €1,850
    From  1st June $2850 From the 1st June €1,982
    Single supplement $ 360 Single supplement € 250

    The Create Escape does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you would like a guarantee of a single room a single supplement is payable.

    On arrival
    Our host requires an additional payment of €200 to be paid on arrival.

    Payments can be made through the The Create Escape site after filling in your booking form. The Create Escape uses a secure credit card payment gateway accepting Mastercard and Visa credit cards in *AUSTRALIAN dollars. PayPal is also an option.


Note that Writing in a Palace is taking place during this same week in Palazzo Donati, if you have a partner that does not sing but would like to take part in the Writing Workshop with Claire Scobie please let us know.

Further information of the week will be available soon.  

Please contact us now with any questions. 

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