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LSC Capoeira Herança Italia

3rd Batizado & Troca de cordão   

21st-22nd May 2022, Parma (Italy) 

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We are delighted to announce LSC Capoeira Herança Italia’s third Batizado and Troca de Cordão which will take place in the pictoresque village of Sala Baganza, near Parma, Italy on 21st and 22nd May 2022.  


Here are the details of the event - we look forward to welcoming you in Parma to join our celebrations!


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We have opted for a more compact timetable this year, with the workshops and Batizado taking place over two days only (Saturday and Sunday). Please note that we are going to have an early start on Saturday! We therefore recommend you get to Sala Baganza on Friday night at the latest.


Workshops on Saturday will take place at  Ego Village Sports Centre in Collecchio (see this map for directions); the Batizado on Sunday will take place at the historical landmark of La Rocca in Sala Baganza (see this map for directions) [1]

Saturday 21st May

9.15 am Welcome and meet Monitor Andrew & Professora Caterina @Hotel Cortaccia Sanvitale, Sala Baganza (Parma) (see this map for directions); drive to workshop venue Ego Village Sports Centre in Collecchio (transport provided) as well as your Capoeira gear, we recommend you bring a towel and a change of clothes for the evening [2]

10.00 -12.00 am Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (London School of Capoeira)


12.00 am - 3.00 pm Lunch @Pizzeria Il Porfido in Collecchio (see this map for directions, transport provided)


3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Workshop with Prof. Jonny (London School of Capoeira)


5' Break


4.05-5.05 pm Workshop with CM Rachel (London School of Capoeira)

10' Break

5.15 - 6.30 Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (London School of Capoeira)



6.45-8.00 pm Roda

8.30 pm onwards Dinner @Ristorante “I Pifferi”, Sala Baganza (see this map for directions, transport provided

Sunday 22nd May

Morning - You will have some free time to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. If you are staying in Sala Baganza, we strongly recommend a visit to the Rocca, the stunning 13th Century castle where our Batizado will be taking place, hunting residence of many noble families over the course of the history of Parma. Whether you decide to take a guided tour of its incredibly well preserved interior or simply stroll in its newly renovated 18th Century garden, you are in for a treat! 


If you fancy hopping over to Parma for the morning, you will be spoilt for choice with its 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 in Sala Baganza. We recommend Trattoria La Sevra, Antica Trattoria Il Fiore and Pizzeria Il Cantuccio amongst others.

Workshops and Batizado @Rocca di Sala Baganza (in the Sala Convegni, 4th floor) [3]

2.00 – 3.30 pm Workshop with Mestre Silvia & Mestre Marcos (London School of Capoeira)

3.30-4.30 pm Break and set up


4.30 – 6.00 pm Batizado

[1] Please note that you will need to be fully vaccinated/have recovered from COVID-19 no longer than 6 months prior to the event in order to take part in sports activities while in Italy. See the last section of this page for more information 

[2]On Saturday as well as your Capoeira gear, we recommend you bring a towel and a change of clothes for the evening

[3] Please note that changing facilities are limited at La Rocca so we recommend you come already dressed in your Capoeira gear on Sunday

Capoeira workshops fees 

The fee for the 2 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 £165 (Please not that this does NOT include transport to and from the airport)

We ask for a deposit of £100 by 1st April to confirm your presence and the balance by 2nd May. 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!

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Getting here

Our event will take place in the town of Sala Baganza, located about 10 miles from the main city of Parma. Sala Baganza is very charming, full of history and character, great for relaxing and unplugging from city life. 

Parma, on the other hand, has been named UNESCO City of Gastronomy and Italy’s 2020 Capital of Culture and is a hidden gem located in the beautiful valleys of the Emilia Romagna region. During our event, as well as enjoying the Capoeira, we hope you’ll be able to relax and appreciate all the beauty that both these locations have to offer

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To get here, you will first need to get to Parma and then travel to Sala Baganza. 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. Other options include Milano Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al Serio.

You can find information about train times and fares by looking at Trenitalia's website 

Taxis can be expensive, especially if not shared with other people, but there are regular buses (number 6 to Calestano/Felino/Sala Baganza) from Parma station as well as the centre of town to Sala Baganza (click here to view the timetable). Tickets are between €1 and €3 and the journey takes half an hour. 

We strongly recommend you stay in Sala Baganza for the duration of the event. We have an agreement with the lovely Hotel Cortaccia Sanvitale, recently built at the heart of the Rocca. Prices for rooms include breakfast are as follows:

  • Single €69

  • Double €99

  • Triple/Quadruple €139Tr

If you would like to stay here, please let us know as soon as possible and no later than 01/04/2022 so that we can confirm the room for you. 

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Alternatively the Maris Hotel, also in Sala Baganza, is a viable option. Prices range between €60 for a single and €70 for a double, breakfast included. However, please note that we do not have an agreement with this hotel and therefore any arrangements need to be made by you personally.

If, on the other hand, you are thinking of staying in Parma, please remember you will need to make your way to our meeting point (Hotel Cortaccia in Sala Baganza) if you want to take advantage of the transport we are providing to the workshop venues. 


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We will have lunch and dinner all together on Saturday. 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:


Il Porfido (Lunch) – A lovely family run pizzeria in the town of Collecchio, with a great 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. 

I Pifferi (Dinner)– 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)

COVID-19 - What you need to travel to and stay in Italy

As of 1st May, the Government has dropped a number of COVID-19 related restrictions such as the need for a COVID-19 (NHS) certificate to take part in sports activities.


However, in order to enter the country and avoid quarantine you will need one of the following:


  • A digital or paper copy of your NHS Covid-19 Pass/EU Covid-19 Pass (digital or paper copy) showing one of the following: 

    • You have received 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (2 doses + booster)

    • You have received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with the second dose no longer than 9 months from the day in which you are travelling  

    • You have contracted COVID-19 and recovered from it no longer than 6 months (180 days) from the day in which you are taking part in the activity



  • Proof of a negative PCR taken up to 72 hours before entering the country OR a negative lateral flow test taken up to 48 hours before entering the country


Also please note you will no longer need a Passenger Locator Form.


Mask wearing is recommended but is not compulsory anymore for a range of indoor activities/places (e.g. restaurants, bars, gyms etc); however, it is still mandatory to wear a mask (FFP2 type) on all public transport.


Finally, we advise everyone to self-test before the start of the event – it is a small gesture that can make a big difference. We will ask our students to do the same :)

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 ( Professora Caterina: 07800567105)

We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Italy!   

Professora Caterina & Monitor Andrew  

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