Greetings from our Feast Office in Italy!
Feast Registration/Booking Process:
Upon receiving your Feast Application, we’ll send a Feast unique Password to your e-mail address. Your Feast unique Password will give you access to your personal “Feast Booking-Seven Step Form” inside our website www.feastinitaly.org, where you can see all prices and hotel description and possibly be making your preliminary bookings. Your preliminary bookings become a commitment on both parties only when or if you send your Feast Deposit through your personal “Feast Booking-Seven Step Form” that is inside our website feastinitaly.org
Upon receiving your Feast Application, a complete “Feast Guide” will also be sent to your e-mail address to assist you in your Feast plans.
Where To Land:
Brethren from overseas should plan to land at the “Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Rome.
Airport pick-up and bus transportation to/from the Feast hotel shall be provided, upon request, on any day before and after the Feast.
Feast of Tabernacles – Site Description:
This year we’ll celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in the same place as last year, where the Italian brethren have expressed the desire to return. We are glad to announce that the Feast Hotel has already made a very cosy meeting hall, with very efficient lighting and modern services, available to us. The good deal is also that the “Feast Package” is being kept quite low and will be the same even for any extra days immediately before and/or after the Feast.
Our feast site has proven to be most suitable to the spirituality of the Feast, as it is surrounded by sunny dunes and lakes and the sea. The entire area appears to the visitor as an incomparable witness of the perfect fusion of natural elements, which draws us closer to our Creator God, the greatest artist of all. The climate at our feast site s very mild: night and day temperature: 65-93°F.
Tours Within Feast of Tabernacles:
Cultural tours to historical places and their itineraries will be shown in a definite way by April. A visit to a Winery for a “Wine Tasting” experience will be offered at very low price as well.
To obtain a password for the “Feast of Tabernacles”, please APPLY by clicking the “Apply/Feast of Tabernacles” main menu.
Pre-Feast Tours in Tuscany:
Also, a Tuscany Four-Day Pre-feast Cultural Tours in Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano is being offered to the Brethren who can attend the Atonement Day with us at the Feast of Tabernacled feast site. This tour will be confirmed only if there will be at least 20 applicants. The bus will depart to Tuscany on the morning after the Atonement Day and the group will be retruning on time to Feast of Tabernacles site (detailed information will be emailed to the applicants.)
If you are interested in the Tuscany Pre-feast Tours, we encourage you to make a preliminary application by clicking on the “APPLY/Atonement Day” main menu. (In this case, Please make sure to apply by using a valid email address that is different from the one that was used for the Feast of Tabermacles application.
Furthermore, the brethren who wish to visit other parts of Italy on their own, either before and after the Feast, our Feast site gives the opportunity to easily reach and visit by train other beautiful and famous places like Naples, Amalfi, Capri, Ischia or even up to Venice, if you can stay there at the least overnight. (We are not a travel agency, but we will be glad to provide helpful information whenever possible.)
FOT Hotel Description:
The hotel rooms are equipped with telephone, TV set, air condition, shower and hairdryer. The hotel is offering us very special prices, inclusive of tax and full board (three meals a day (as displayed in your virtual booking form upon submiting your Feast Application). Discounts are granted to children who will be sharing room with their relatives: 50% discount for children 3-6 years old. 30% discount for children 7-12 years old. Zero cost for children under 2.
Our Feast Hotel has its own private beach with sun-umbrella and sun-beds, as it is located right on a golden sandy beach, facing one of the most limpid and uncontaminated stretches of water in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This means that, in our spare time, we can relax under the sun and/or participate to various beach games at no extra cost. Also, a brand new “Beauty Center”, with Gym, Sauna and Turkish bath will be available to all Feast participants at a very low price.
In regard to food, the Italian cuisine is one of the richest and delicious and exquisite in the world. The hotel staff can speak English and its restaurant can host a large group of brethren so that we can enjoy our meals all together in Christian fellowship. The chefs at our feast site know the distinction of clean and unclean meats, and the restaurant staff is looking forward to welcoming and serving us diligently even with special food needs.
Serving With Your Talents:
In God’s Church, the most important quality for anyone is having good character and being close to God. We need of course people “of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom” (Acts 6:3). But on top of that foundation, there is much you can do by your talents and spirit of service. The Church in Italy welcomes brethren with specific talents and skills. And there is great satisfaction in serving. Jesus Christ said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving” (Acts 20:35).
Do you have experience in song leading? Are you a UCG minister wishing to help with speaking? Are you member with sermonette experience? Can you lead church songs? Can you play the piano and accompanying our church hymns? Would like to join our Feast English speaking choir? Do you have experience in directing a choir? Every year we do need an English speaking Choir or music director. Even children choir? Have you ever served as Sabbath School teacher? Are you a Special Music or Talent Show performer? Family Day organizer? Group leader while touring? Swimming pool life guard? First Aid certificate? Other qualifications? All of you will be most welcome!
If you plan to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Italy and wish to serve with your talent, please remember to specify your talent in your Feast Registration Form. Your involvement in making the Feast a greater success to God’s glory will be welcome and appreciated.