You are here

Support for WICN comes from...

what's happening at WICN...


Travel to Italy to the Umbria Jazz Festival & Rome – Departs July 9, 2017

Don’t delay!! This is a specially priced experience and your commitment must be made by the end of March.

For more information contact Lisa Baum at 319.398.5421 or

We’re heading to Italy this July 9 to 17 to experience jazz Italian style…an incredible trip to Rome and Umbria to find historic villages, delectable wines, incredible food and three nights with tickets to the Umbria Jazz Festival featuring Wayne Shorter and more.

We begin  Rome for three days with a guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasure in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Our time in Rome also includes a guided trip to the Piazza Venezia and Roman Forum, with a stop at the Colosseum. We’ll view the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, the Great Synagogue, Isola Tiberina and Castel Sant’Angelo.

There will be free time as well to discover this incredible city.  Each evening we’ll seek out the local club scene and enjoy the summer nights café style. We then will bus in comfort through the hill towns to our jazz festival home, Perugia.

Perugia is home to the legendary Umbria Jazz Festival taking place every July. Founded by Carlo Pagnotta in 1973, for ten days Perugia becomes an international music town, full of lights, colors, music in every corner and tens of thousands of jazz music lovers. During your stay here you get to experience a live music festival that brings together famous acts like Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring  Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade., Brian Wilson and Pet Project and more. The concerts run from mid-day to midnight nonstop and the city beats to the sound of international jazz. There is nothing better than a summer night in a unique place with a magical atmosphere, listening to good live music and drinking excellent Italian wine!  Each day we’ll tour cities of Umbria…Assisi, Orvieto and Gubbio and return each afternoon to settle in to our festival itinerary.

Assisi, a medieval hill town in central Umbria, famous for St. Francis of Assisi and the magnificent basilica painted by renowned artists like Giotto and Cimabue. You might feel that the entire interior is decorated with wonderful frescoes – with so much to see, the experience can feel overwhelming!  Luckily, your expert art historian guide will help you understand these masterpieces, and you won’t miss any of the beauty inspired by St. Francis.

Orvieto, one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Located between Florence and Rome, this town sits high above the valley floor on the top of a big chunk of tufo volcanic stone.

We will  vist the glorious Gothic-style Duomo (cathedral) one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, due to its splendid and decorative façade adorned with elaborate sculptures and colored mosaics designed by Lorenzo Maitani of Siena. Inside you can find the magnificent frescoes of Fra Angelico and Luca Signorelli. Time permitting, other monuments that you get visit are: the Palazzo Vescovile, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the churches of San Lorence, Sant’Andrea and San Giovenale.

Gubbio is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria. The picturesque city is built beneath Mount Ingino on the eastern side of the Tiber; Gubbio was an important town of the ancient Umbrians in pre-Roman times. Gubbio’s Civic Museum displays the Eugubine Tablets, written in Umbrian language using the Latin and the Etruscan alphabets. The tablets, dating from the 2nd century BC, document the Umbrian civilization, from its religion to government. Your tour will take you through Gubbio’s most stunning medieval backstreets to the imposing 14th century Palazzo dei Consoli, said to rival Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in its beauty.

Our trip returns to Rome and our flight home.


Don’t delay!! This is a specially priced experience and your commitment must be made by the end of March.

For more information contact Lisa Baum at 319.398.5421 or



French Riviera – Departs March 21, 2017 (Booking is now closed)

Join WICN for Spring Break on the French Riviera!


Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice, St. Tropez, and more!  The Food, art, and music that have made the Riviera the playground for the rich and famous!


  • 7 Nights at One Hotel in Nice, France
  • Nice City Tour
  • Chagall Museum
  • Nice Flower Market
  • Notre Dame Church
  • Grasse & the Fragonard Perfume Factory
  • Ventimiglia, Italy
  • San Remo
  • Monte Carlo Area Tour
  • Casino Monte Carlo
  • Monte Carlo Cathedral
  • Antibes
  • Cannes
  • St. Tropez

Optional Tours

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Eze & St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat

What’s Included:

  • Roundtrip Airfare – BOS
  • Int’l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel Surcharges
  • 10 Meals: 7-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Baggage Handling


  • 7 Nights – Hotel Ellington or Aston La Scala Hotel – Nice, France

Regular Rate:

    $3125 pp dbl (ORD)
    $3325 pp dbl (MLI/CID)

+$600 single supplement

Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date (75 days before departure) & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person Booking Discount!  See brochure for details.
Please contact Lisa Baum at 319.398.5421 or email for more information.




Of Interest

You Shop.
Amazon Gives.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WICN whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!

Click HERE to shop now.


Become a Member Now

Can't remember the last time you gave? Time to become a SUSTAINER!!

Your ongoing monthly donation will ensure that your membership never expires.

CLICK HERE to join now.

Don't forget your


Underwriter of the Week

SBA Preferred Lender

Expanding a commitment to serving the needs of small and medium size businesses in Central Massachusetts.

Charitable Foundation
Awarding grants and scholarships to non-profits and worthy programs that enhance the quality of life in Central Massachusetts.

Member FDIC/DIF/Equal Housing lender.