I've just a great week in Sicily, making plans for your choir visit in July.
Everyone was very hospitable. I met with the bishop, the mayor and a whole host of other important people who will do their best to make sure we have a wonderful visit this summer.
Here's an outline of the programme so far. There will be a few minor modifications, but this it is how it is looking at present.
Monday 14th July: boys living in France take flight to Stansted and stay the night nearby.
Tuesday: We all fly to Palermo from Stansted. Reception in the evening with some Italian families. Explore the town of Trapani a little. Settle in at the Seminary, where we will be staying.
Wednesday: Visit to Segesta. Dinner with host families.
Thursday: Sightseeing in Trapani; afternoon on the beach. Evening: Concert in a historic church in Trapani. Dinner with host families.
Friday: Morning, reception at Bishop's summer residence, with Italian scouts. Exploration of local countryside with scouts, camp, etc ... Night away from Seminary, camping with scouts.
Saturday: More exploring with the scouts; trek up to mountain to ERICE. Evening; dinner at Erice and concert in a historic church. Come down the mountain in cable car. Back to Seminary at end of evening.
Sunday: Day of sailing on the sea; visit to the Egadi Islands. Evening : dinner and then sing at late evening Mass at San Vito Lo Campo.
Monday: Free time in Trapani, visit to beach. Rest ...
Tuesday: Return to Stansted
Wednesday 23rd: French boys and teachers return to Nantes.