LSC Capoeira Herança Italia
3rd Batizado & Troca de cordão
17th-19th April 2020, Parma (Italy)
For the third year running, we are delighted to announce LSC Capoeira Herança Italia’s Batizado and Troca de Cordão which will take place in Parma, Italy on 17th, 18th and 19th April 2020
Here are the details of the event - we look forward to welcoming you in Parma to join our celebrations!
Friday 17th April
6.00 pm Arrival & Welcome – Meet Monitor Andrew and the LSC Italia students at Let Petit Pane & Companatico, Piazzale Marsala 11/A (see map for directions)
7.00-9.30 pm Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (LSC)
10 pm Dinner @Pizzikotto
Saturday 18th April
Morning - You will have some free time to enjoy the beauty of the city which features incredible historical and cultural sites, culinary delights and some of the best shopping in the region. We strongly recommend a look at Parma’s main cultural landmarks: Cathedral (free entrance), Baptistery (ticket €8) and Teatro Farnese (ticket €10) amongst others.
Lunch - you are free to grab your own lunch in one of the many lovely eateries and cafés of the centre. There are many good places in Parma, but here are a couple of suggestions in the city centre (all in and around Strada Farini, in the heart of town):
Degusteria Romani – Lovely deli shop which doubles up as a restaurant; very reasonably priced and a great place where to taste local specialties
Panino d’Artista – If you fancy a light lunch they offer a fabulous selection of paninis, focaccias and salads
Enoteca Fontana (address: Strada Farini 24, Parma) – Wine bar with kitchen; you’ll find pasta dishes, paninis, focaccias and of course a great selection of wines
12.30 pm - Meet at Let Petit Pane & Companatico, Piazzale Marsala 11/A (see map for directions) for transfer to workshop venue AIKI Center see map for directions (transport provided); please bring both your Capoeira gear, a towel if you want to have a shower and a change of clothes for dinner
1.00-2.30 pm Capoeira Workshop with with Contra Mestre Valter (Ass. de Capoeira Monteserrat, Santos, Brasil)
2.30-4.00 pm Workshop with Mestre Silvia and Mestre Marcos (LSC)
4.00 - 5.30 pm Adults Workshop with Prof. Jonny (LSC) in the main studio
4.30-5.30pm Children Capoeira Workshop with Contra Mestre Valter (Ass. de Capoeira Monteserrat, Santos, Brasil) in the small studio
5.45-6.45 pm Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (adults & children)
6.45-7.45 pm Roda
7.45-8.15 Shower @AIKI Center & get ready for dinner
8.15-8.30 Transfer to the restaurant (Transport provided)
Sunday 19th April
Morning & Lunch – free
1.45-3.00 pm Capoeira Music Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (LSC)
3.00-3.45 pm Break & Set up
3.45-4.00 pm Public arrives
4.00-6.00 pm Batizado
7.00-7.30 pm Transfer to the centre of town
 Both workshops and Batizado venues have changing rooms and showers
 Please note that we will be using the AIKIDO Dojo at AIKI Center for our workshops; this means we will have to be bare footed during our workshops; we recommend bringing a pair of flip flops or light indoor shoes to use when walking between the changing rooms and the dojo
Capoeira workshops fees
The fee for the 3 days of Capoeira workshops inclusive of insurance through our amateur sports membership body (which is compulsory for events of this kind in Italy) and transport to and from workshop and Batizado venues is £160 (Please not that this does NOT include transport to and from the airport)
We ask for a (non-refundable) deposit of £100 by Friday 21st February to confirm your presence and the balance by Friday 6th March. You can pay us by bank transfer on the following UK account:
Mr A Tilling and Ms C Violi
Metro Bank (UK)
Account number: 14582541
Sort code: 23-05-80
Many thanks in advance!
Getting to Parma
Named UNESCO City of Gastronomy and Italy’s 2020 Capital of Culture, Parma is a hidden gem located in the beautiful valleys of the Emilia Romagna region. It is a small yet lively town, full of enchanting historical and architectural sites.
During our event, as well as enjoying the Capoeira, we hope you’ll be able to relax, stroll around its cobbled streets and appreciate all the beauty that the city has to offer.
The best airport for Parma is Bologna (Ryanair and British Airways) with good train connections (the journey takes an hour and train tickets are around €7.5 each way). Milano Linate (Easyjet and British Airways) is also ok although not as close.
You can find information about train times and fares by looking at Trenitalia's website
Parma is busy in April/May when many food and arts exhibitions take place, so hotels can fill up and prices can spike up quickly. We prefer leaving students to find and book their own accommodation as feedback from last year suggested that everyone has different needs. If you don't know where to start looking, here are some suggestions:
NH Hotel and Novotel Parma Centra - High end, modern, slick and comfortable, both directly next to Parma’s train station (therefore excellent for airport transfers).
Ibis Styles Parma Toscanini - Good value for money and in a good position both from the city centre and our main meeting point to travel to workshop venues.
Hotel Button and Hotel Torino – More classic and quaint, both in excellent locations, in the heart of town, close to the main square and restaurants and bars of the city centre.
If you are looking for cheaper and more flexible accommodation, there are also a number of B&Bs and AirBnB's available -worth checking booking.com and airbnb.com to get an idea.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to take advantage of lifts and organised transport with us and the LSC Italia students during your stay, please make sure you are within walking distance from our main meeting point: Let Petit Pane & Companatico, Piazzale Marsala 11/A (see map for directions)
Food in Parma
We will have dinner all together on the Friday and Saturday night after the workshops. We have negotiated some good deals in some of the nicest pizzerias and restaurants in town. All meals will be €20 payable directly on the day at the restaurant. This is what will be included in the price:
Pizzikotto (Friday night) – This is one of the best and trendiest Pizzerias in town, with an amazing selection of pizzas and oven baked specialities. There is no set menu here, but for €20 you will be able to have pizza, dessert and a soft drink.
Da Mat Bistrot (Saturday night)– Traditional starters - Torta fritta (traditional fried dough parcels) with Parma ham and other salumi (cold cuts), Tortelli di erbetta (traditional homemade fresh pasta with spinach and ricotta), water (soft drinks and wine available but not included in the price)
We hope this is enough information for the moment and we will be in touch in due course with more details.
In the meantime, do contact us if you have any questions or doubts (firstname.lastname@example.org/ Professora Caterina: 07800567105)
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Parma!
Professora Caterina & Monitor Andrew