ATWI 2019: Travel Information

The work continues to live in my bones.
Denise Kumani Gantt, Seattle, ATWI 2009

Here is some information to help you make your travel plans.  Note: No singing on arrival and departure days. You will receive a request to complete a google form to tell Margie the details of your travel, food allergies, etc. Please make sure to email Margie if you have questions. We recommend that your travel plans for each session are settled at least one month before the start of that session. Thank you! 

HAKALAU, HAWAII Session ILeo Nani Farms | Sat Feb 2 - Sun Feb 10, 2019

Rhiannon's farm is near Hilo, on the east side of the big island.  Please fly into HILO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. You will travel to your accommodations from Hilo Airport. The houses are usually available approx. 3:00 or 4:00 pm. There is often a very casual gathering in Hilo at a restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2018.-about 5:30. Arrival day is different for everyone-singers are coming in at different times-they each have to get to a store to buy some groceries for breakfast and get settled in their homes. Still, we love to gather and say hello and have a dinner or drink together in Hilo. The singing starts on the farm at
10 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2019. Singers are responsible for their own ground transportation. Usually someone in each house rents a car -often the singer who arrives first- and the other singers in the house share the expense of the rental during the ATWI workshop. Estimated cost is about $100 for each singer. Margie will help organize the ground transportation. We have houses located near the farm ) or down in Hilo. We rent a few properties that allow for early arrival or late departure. The cost for those extra days would be the responsibility of the singer. Contact Margie if you plan to arrive early or stay later and we will try and help you as space is available. We do not support lodging for friends/partners or families. If you plan to travel with someone(s) we recommend you arrange for your own lodging. and let Margie know at the time of your registration. We hope that singers will spend their time with the singers in ATWI. This is the year to develop new musical friendships.. Contact Margie if you need any advice or clarification. Be sure Margie has your travel info as soon as possible and no later than Jan. 1, 2019.

Hawaii Travel Information

Session II Tues June 4 - Wed June 12, 2019

We will be staying together at this beautiful retreat center. Our studio space, lodging and all meals will all be provided/ 
Our host has arranged ground transportation from Perugia. 
Singers need to to meet in Perugia on June 4th at 3:00 pm  to meet the drivers who will take you to the retreat center.
It is important to be sure you can meet the van at the stated time. If you do not make this meeting time at 3:00 due to travel delays-we will, of course, provide ground support--but there may be an additional charge depending on the details of your arrival. Please keep in touch with Margie should you have travel delays.
If you are driving yourself to the estate you are invited to arrive 4:00 PM or after.
Please note: we are sorry but there is not an opportunity to arrive early or stay on after the workshop at the estate.
All other travel arrangements in Europe will be the choice or the singer.
Departure:  all singers will be taken to Perugia on the morning of the 12th after breakfast.


Umbria International Airport    
Connections with London, Bruxelles, Frankfurt, Tirana

Rome Fiumicino Airport


Perugia Fontivegge Station

From north: Florence-Terontola-Passignano sul Trasimeno-Perugia lines. 
From south: Rome-Orte-Terni-Spoleto-Foligno-Assisi-Perugia lines. 
From east: Ancona-Fossato di Vico-Foligno-Assisi-Perugia lines


Lines from all over Italy and Europe    

From Fiumicino:
From Roma Tiburtina: 


Arrival parking 

Perugia, Piazzale Umbria Jazz | map
Perugia Fontivegge Railway Station | map

From Florence: A1 'Florence-Rome' motorway. Exit 'Valdichiana- Bettolle'. Take the 'Perugia-Bettolle' junction of the E45 expressway towards 'Perugia'. 
Exit at 'Mantignana', follow the indication 'Mantignana' and as soon as possible the indication 'Capocavallo'; reach and pass 'Capocavallo' continuing towards 'Perugia'. We are in the hamlet 'Canneto', on the right. 

From Bologna: direction 'Cesena', exit 'Cesena nord'.
Take the E45 highway, exit 'Pierantonio'. 
Follow the indication 'Pantano' and then 'Perugia' up to the hamlet of 'Canneto'. 

From South: A1 'Firenze-Roma' motorway. Exit 'Orte'. Take the E45 expressway towards 'Perugia', take the exit 'Perugia-Florence'. Exit at 'Madonna Alta’, turn right towards the stadium and follow the indication 'San Marco' and then 'Cenerente'. We are immediately after the fraction of 'Cenerente' in the hamlet of 'Canneto' on the left.

Flavia is our host and you can contact her directly for travel advice. 

+39 347 1895280 |  map


Session III |  Mon Oct 19 - Tues Oct 27, 2019

Singers will stay together in rental properties near the studio. At the first session in Hawaii singers will discuss together their preferences. Sometimes the group likes to stay together and share the cost of a large home. And sometimes singers prefer smaller rentals for a few people. We will suggest some VRBO type rentals for the group. Rhiannon has dear friends in Atlanta and we have a deep network to recommend where to stay and to help us best navigate the ground transportation. To confirm:
We do not pay for lodging, food or ground transportation for this third session. We do provide the studio, concert space, and musical collaborators. Singers should plan for an estimated shared cost for lodging of approx $500 to $750.   

Atlanta International Airport