5-6-7 MARCH 2021

12

POSTPONED

to 5-7 MARCH 2021

 

All about

 

 

COVID-News

NEWS - 2 September 2020

Dear friends, we would have liked to write a sensational message full of good news… but the reality is different, and we must sadly communicate that it's not possible to host you in October. In Italy, the dance clubs are closed and there are still too many risks and uncertainties for carrying out an international tango event of this magnitude. Therefore, we have to postpone our marathon to March 5-7, 2021. The list of participants is confirmed for the next edition. In the case that someone cannot participate in the 2021 edition, any refund of the fee is subject to the replacement of the participant with our approval; for this reason, the registrations remain open. The confirmation of the substitution/refund, however, will be communicated at the beginning of the new year, when the situation will be clearer.

We hope from the bottom of our hearts to RE-open the doors of La Tosca Marathon in our historic weekend and to give life to a joyful, fun, and passionate edition.

Once again, we thank all of you for your patience, and kind understanding….

A huge hug!

Alessandra, Anastasia, Debora, Lara

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NEWS - 2 March 2020

 

Dear all,

- considering what is happening with the spread of the coronavirus, which has now also been found in the world of tango;

- since tango, by its nature, does not allow to maintain the safety distance of one meter ("droplet") which is in fact considered among the preventive measures to be put in place to slow down the spread of the virus;

- considering that many foreign countries prohibit entry and / or return from Italy and this compromises the possibility for foreigners to participate;

- since many participants have been warned by their employers to participate in this type of event;

- since the managers of Villa Castelletti have given their willingness to postpone the event in date 23-25 October 2020, due to the emergency situation;

 

We communicate that La Tosca will be postponed to the weekend 23-25 October 2020. At the moment the list of confirmed participants remains frozen and we will contact you personally to give you all the information.

We would like you all to be present for the new Tosca date and we hope you understand that this is an extreme solution, which we would have preferred never to take.

In 12 years we have faced many difficulties ... we could not have foreseen such a thing! We hope you all understand.

 

The Marathon

La ToSCA marathon is one of the first marathon born in the European Tango scene…

In the past 11 years, our event has been chosen from a lot of great tangueros coming worldwide; our goal is to create a friendly, inclusive, welcoming atmosphere, keeping an international allure and a great ronda in the dancefloor.

In 2020 it will take place the fifth edition in this amazing venue, Villa Castelletti, which is situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a short distance from the historical center of Florence.

The Villa, one of the most striking Historical Villas in the Florentine countryside, is surrounded by its magnificent park (listed in the National Archive of Historical Heritage Sites).

We will dance in the WINTER GARDEN, a beautiful and bright hall that we will transform in an amazing ballroom with 300 sq meters of laminate parquet floor... from there you can enjoy a spectacular view on the park and on the sky!

We will start to dance in the late afternoon of Friday...the Marathon will stop at 20:00 of Sunday.

The After Marathon, FREE for all participants, will take place in the same venue, on Sunday, from 21.30 to 3.00.

 

 

PROGRAM

Dear friends, at this moment we are not sure that the POSTPONED edition of March will take place, so please, wait for a confirmation email before booking flight and accommodation

Dj line (to be confirmed!)

--Friday--

18/23.30 Davor Perhaj

23.30/5 Marcin Blazejewski

--Saturday--

14/20 Claudio Salemme

20/23 Debora Giusti

23/5 Sonja Zivanovic

--Sunday--

14/20 Gianluca Zeccardo

21.30/2.30 Diego Doigneau - AFTER Marathon

Other activities

-- Restaurant Service: Opening time --

 

DINNER 19.30  22.30 (Friday & Saturday)

BRUNCH 12.00 15.00 (Saturday & Sunday)

The great Chef Moreno Ianda will offer a incredible choice of typical Italian-Tuscan dishes...

so you will have the opportunity to attend a great tango event and also an incredible food experience :-D

 

Meals will be served in the Restaurant hall during the opening time.

You are kindly requested to produce the ticket lunch that you will receive at the registration desk.

-- Free Body Warm-Up --      

Awaken your body and stretch your muscles with Chiara Dalle Luche

Saturday and Sunday hrs: 13.00-13.45

Open to everyone / Free access / No experience necessary / Bring a mat or a thick towel

-- Free Shuttle Service --

SEE MAP

Every 30 minutes (about): Piazza Stazione - Stilhotel Parking - Villa Castelletti - Piazza Stazione - Stilhotel - Villa Castelletti ecc....

VENERDI/FRIDAY: From 17,30 to 05   SABATO/SATURDAY: From 11,30 to 05   DOMENICA/SUNDAY: From 11,30 to 2.30

 
 

DJ crew

Our Conductors of the dancefloor!

 
 

Venue

Villa Castelletti is situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a short distance from the historical center of Florence.The Villa, one of the most striking Historical Villas in the Florentine countryside, is surrounded by its magnificent park (listed in the National Archive of Historical Heritage Sites). Wide open spaces, 300 sqmeters of great floor especially built for the Marathon, view of the sky during all day, large parking next to the Villa, Wi-Fi connection available and free of charge throughout the Villa and in the Park......

Remind... you can use our FREE shuttle service to rech the Marathon from Signa!

ADDRESS: Via di Castelletti 5, Signa (FLORENCE)

 

Registration

 

Dear friends, at this moment we are not sure that the POSTPONED edition of March 2021 will take place, so please, wait for a confirmation email before booking flight and accommodation.

ATTENTION: The list of participants is confirmed for the next edition (5-7 march 2021).

In the case that someone cannot participate in the 2021 edition, any refund of the fee is subject to the replacement of the participant with our approval; for this reason, the registrations remain open.

The confirmation of the substitution/refund, however, will be communicated at the beginning of the new year, when the situation will be clearer.

Contribution fee: 145€/person

The contribution fee includes: Marathon + 2 Brunches (SAT & SUN) + 2 Dinners (FRI & SAT)

+ Snacks fruits and water + After Marathon entrance + Free Shuttle service from Signa

Single registration only

If you are planning to travel with your sentimental partner, pay attention to compile the registration form mention your partner name . Both of you must register by the form and mention the partner's name. If you register with your partner, you have to pay by a single bank transfer (1 payment for couple). We'll do our best to satisfy your desire to participate together.

 

Registration is mandatory. The marathon is closed (won't be possible buy ticket for single days) and balanced.

If you want to participate you have to subscribe filling the form that will be published in this page

 

Participants will be selected in order to keep the balance (gender/role, nationality), so the order of registration will not be strictly considered a priority in confirming participation.

By clicking REGISTER on the registration form you agree to our RULES and Data Use Policy.

 

 

Accommodation

 

 We activated agreements with hotels located in Signa and you can use our FREE Shuttle service to reach the Marathon location.

 

HOTEL IL BORGO (100 meters away) FULLY BOOKED

The Villa Castelletti Hotel “ Il Borgo” is located at about 100 meters distance from the Villa.
As the number of rooms is small, it is currently not possible to make a reservation at this hotel. From November 30 it will be possible send your reservation request. Only requests came from MARATHON ACCEPTED PARTICIPANTS  will be considered (so you have to wait the confirmation email). You can not book the room for less than 3 nights.
click here for more info

 

HOTELS IN SIGNA WITH AGREEMENTS

From Signa you can reach Villa Castelletti using our Free Shuttle Service!

Remind that you can use our shuttle also if you choose a different accommodation.

 

STILHOTEL

Via dei Macelli, 22 - Signa

PRICES*

Single room: 60€/night; ;Double room: 70€/night; Triple room: 80€/night;

Quadruple room: 90€/night; Late Check out;

Breakfast: 5€ per person/day

 

To make reservation please contact directly the hotel specyfing La TOSCA

info@stilhotel.it - +39 055 87.36.202-273

 

 

EUROHOME

Via dei Colli, 13 - Signa

 

To make reservation please contact directly the hotel specyfing La TOSCA

 

info@eurohomesigna.it - +39 055 875349

 

 

*Prices do not include breakfast and tourist tax (2,00 € per person/day)

 

Travel

 

Villa Castelletti s located in Via di Castelletti, 5 - 50058 Signa (Firenze) - Italy

 

Signa is easily reachable from Florence and Pisa Airport... take a look at the info below to find the best way for you!

Low fare flights land every day in Pisa and Florence from all Europe.

 

A free shuttle service will be activated to reach the marathon venue from the center of Signa. The shuttle will stop at Piazza Stazione, located in front of the Train Station of SIGNA (ATT: not "Lastra a Signa") so you can take it to reach the the hotels (Stilhotel, Eurohome and Delfina are very closed) or Villa Castelletti.

 

 

HOW TO REACH SIGNA FROM THE AIRPORT 

 

Airport of Florence “A. Vespucci” (about 10km)

 

BY TAXI: The estimated Taxi fare from the Airport to Signa is 40€

 

BY PUBBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Reach Signa center using the train from Florence Train Station (Santa Maria Novella): 2,60€ - 20 minutes

(Timetable: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en)

From the Airport reach the Florence Train Station (Santa Maria Novella) using:

- Tram Line T2 (1,50€ single ticket - 20 minutes), more info: https://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/the-passengers/transport/tramway.html  website

- Bus Volainbus (VIB), more info https://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/the-passengers/transport/bus.html

- Taxi, more info https://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/the-passengers/transport/taxi.html

More info about tramway and bus timetables here :https://www.gestramvia.com/itinerario?lang=en

 

 

Airport of Pisa “G. Galilei” (about 70km)

 

1st way (recommended): Reach Signa center using the train from Pisa Train Station; You can buy your train ticket to Signa Station at the Airport Information Office (Arrivals Hall) or directly at this LINK. The ticket from PISA AIRPORT to SIGNA TRAIN STATION (12,10€ -1h trip) includes the "PISA MOVER TICKET" (direct metro connection from airport to the Pisa Train Station - http://pisa-mover.com/en/). For more information about Italian railway network’s train timetable and fares, please visit www.trenitalia.com.

ATTENTION: from Pisa to Florence there is another stop called "Lastra a Signa", please DO NOT STOP THERE! .

 

2nd way: From the airport, you can reach Florence by bus transfer Caronnatour  or Airport bus express but pay attention: 

-Caronnatour  (14€ - 1-hour trip) departs directly from the Pisa airport but during daylight will arrive in Florence at the tram stop GUIDONI (Line T2), not at the Florence Train Station;

-Airport bus express (7,50€ single ticket) departs fro the Airport EXCHANGER parking so from the Arrivals follow the signs and take the Pisa Mover (5,00€ single ticket!!!!!), then get off at the first stop SAN GIUSTO – AURELIA. From here take the bus.

 

When you arrived in Florence, from Santa Maria NovellaTrain Station (central) take a train to Signa. Timetable: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

 

 

IF YOU NEED A TAXI TO REACH THE MARATHON

 

From SIGNA: Daniele +39 3466258794

 

FLORENCE RADIOTAXI:  +39 0554242

 

About Us

We are 4 tango dancers... 12 years ago we decided to do transform a desire in reality: a lot of great tango dancers all together close to our home!

So La ToSCA was born...because we felt in love with tango... and for the same reason we continued to organize this event till now!

In the 2018 we celebrated a wonderful 10 Years Anniversary Party... but the fun it will continue in the next edition!

Enter ToSCAland!

Don't miss the TWELFTH EDITION!

 

Le Tosche (Anastasia, Lara, Alessandra, Debora)

Contact

latoscatangomarathon@gmail.com

 

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