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The Marathon

COLEGIALA N0 8

THE MARATHON

The 8th edition will take place from 15th to 17th of September 2023!

On 14th September: Warm Up Milonga!

The marathon will take place in the Residence Marina Tower, which was in the past, a Fiat Sea Colony for children and which today lodges a holiday village with direct access to the beach of Marina di Massa. 

Colegiala is a cozy event: role-balanced, friendly atmosphere, perfect dancefloor (floating wooden laminate with 5mm absorbent mat), relaxing social area, lots of windows with garden view to have the full day and night experience.

The marathon will be residential (participants must lodge in the Village Marina Tower in double, triple or quadruple rooms). Dinners and brunches and breakfasts will be served in a separate restaurant hall from there participants will enjoy a beautiful view of the sea under the light of the sun and the moon.

Snacks, fruits, water and tisanes will be always available.

You can enjoy the Sea, the view of the Apuan Alps.... and a LOT OF TANGO!

We look forward to host you in our marathon in Tuscany!

 

I Collegiali team: Chiara, Giò, Max, Alessandro & Lara

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Use the Tango Partner app to find a partner to register, and to discover tango professionals and nearby tango dancers. www.tangopartner.com

The Venue

THE VENUE

 

The tower, originally named TORRE BALILLA, was built in 1933, in just 90 days and with the work of 1,000 men, commissioned by Giovanni Agnelli and created on a project by Vittorio Bonadè-Bottino.

The Tower, which represents a strong visual signal of landscape, was conceived as a giant helix that rotates around the a central well formed by the ramp of stairs. The foundations  are based directly on the sand.

Over time, the Colonia Fiat has not undergone major transformations external. Saved from the bombings of World War II, was used as a military hospital. Between 1991 and 1992 were carried out renovations in order to host the Village Marina Tower.

BALLROOM

The marathon will take place in the Village Torre Marina, in the bright and warm Hall Theatre, on a more than 250 sqm floor in artificial wood. Because we care about your feet and knees a dancefloor in wood laminate (with a 5mm shock-absorbing mat) will be specially built for the event.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in double, quadruple rooms, furnished and equipped with private bathrooms. Bed linen and towels will be available. The rooms are not equipped with a hairdryer (to be asked at the hotel reception).

Consider that the residence was a colony, so the rooms are very simple and without extra comforts (no TV, no boiler, no phone).

 

You can choose to stay an additional night (Thursday or/and Sunday) in  ALL INCLUSIVE formula that includes the dinner of Thursady/Sunday + breakfast and lunch of Friday/Monday (in Monday, if you will leave before the lunch time you can reserve the packed lunch).

For the prices see the Registration section.

ADDRESS

Via del Fortino di San Francesco 1

Marina di Massa

Access also from Via delle Pinete

Dj SET

Dj SET

PRICEs

CONTRIBUTES

 

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

ALL THE PACKAGES include:

3 DAYS OF TANGO PARTY + 2 NIGHTS STAY in ALL-INCLUSIVE FORMULA* (Friday- Sunday) in the Marina Tower Residence, 2 Dinners (Friday-Saturday), 2 Loooong Brunch (10.30-14.30) (Saturday-Sunday), Marathon with beverages, fruits, and snacks,

The Package price is per person.

DOUBLE AND TWIN-BEDDED ROOMS WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO COUPLES - PEOPLE REGISTERED AS SINGLE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONFIRMED IN QUADRUPLE ROOMS AND MATCHED WITH SAME SEX DANCERS

 

-QUADRUPLE ROOM PACKAGE 195€ - 4 single beds and one private bathroom (additional night with meals 55€ per person)

 

-BASIC DOUBLE ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM PACKAGE 195€ - 1 double bed and basic private bathroom (no bidet) (additional night with meals 50€ per person)

 

-TWIN-BEDDED (due letti singoli) ROOM PACKAGE 230€ - 2 single beds and private bathroom (additional night with meals 70€ per person)

-DOUBLE (matrimoniale) ROOM PACKAGE 230€ - 1 double bed and private bathroom (additional night with meals 70€ per person)

- ONLY MARATHON: 100€ Only for LOCAL dancers! (No Meals, No hotel, Marathon only)

*: the ALL-INCLUSIVE formula includes dinner on the arrival day + brunch on the departure day.

All the rooms (double, twin, triple/quadruple) are equipped with linen and towels (hairdryers available at the reception)

Regitration

REGISTRATION RULES

HEALTH RESTRICTIONS
Participants must comply with any health rules imposed by the Government during the period of the event.
Currently, there're no restrictions in Italy.

COUPLES
If you are in couple, both of you must fill in the form separately, specifying the name of your partner in the box at the moment of registration (is not possible to do it after!). Couples do not take precedence. It is not possible to change a couple registration to a single registration.

ACCOMMODATION
As the marathon is residential, in the registration form you have to choose the type of accommodation you prefer.
DOUBLE AND TWIN-BEDDED ROOMS WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO COUPLES
PEOPLE REGISTERED AS SINGLE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONFIRMED IN QUADRUPLE ROOMS AND MATCHED WITH SAME SEX DANCERS
We point out that, except for those who subscribed in couple and share the same room, we can not ensure that the roommate you suggested in the registration form will be the effective one... clearly roommates that we will assign will be of your same sex.
Change room: If the places in the accommodation you requested are no more available, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with the accommodation that we can offer to you (eg. change from a double to a quadruple room), so pay attention to read carefully our confirmation email before do the payment.

CONFIRMATION
We need 15 days to process all the requests and after this time, you'll receive a message from us telling you whether your registration is confirmed or if you've been put on a waiting list (depending on number and balance of registrations). The confirmation to participate is strictly personal and therefore cannot be transferred to another person.


PAYMENT METHOD​​
If your registration is confirmed you will be invited to pay the marathon cost. You can attend the event once you have paid the cost and received a confirmation from us. Please consider that if you register in couple but you will pay separately, you will be finally declared "in" only when both payments are received. Payment must be done WITHIN 7 DAYS, STARTING FROM 05/05/2023 by bank transfer. If you do not pay this on time, it causes a lot of extra work for us and so we would really appreciate your co-operation in paying on time. If you have a problem paying on time, please contact us to say when we should expect to receive it or we may cancel your subscription without any warning. Details regarding payment will be given in the confirmation e-mail. Please make sure that you cover all the costs of the bank transfer (if it is a European International one you have to state it explicitly while asking it) as we quoted for the fee a net cost.

 

TRIP TICKETS

Since flight prices are daily increasing, as soon as you'll receive our participation confirmation e-mail, you can already buy tickets and organize your trip, even if the payment of the marathon fee must be sent AFTER 05/05/2023.

 
REFUND POLICY

After paying, if you will not be able to come, send a mail (colegialamarathon@gmail.com) and we refund you in the following modality:

    - Any substitution that has to be communicated and approved by organizers.
    - 50% back if your cancellation will be communicated from 01/07/2023 to 15/08/2023 (Bank fees charged)
    - No refund if your cancellation will be communicated from 16 august 2023.
    - No Substitutions after 01 September 2023.​

If the event should be canceled due to Government restrictions, registration could be postponed to the first event reorganized, or fees paid could be refunded.


FOTO - VIDEO DESCLAIMER
During Spring Break Party you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped.
Registering to the event, you hereby give to ASD La Maquina Tanguera (the Organizer)  the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use legally your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium (Social Media, Web Site, Advertising) and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation.
You hereby waive, release and forever discharge ASD La Maquina Tanguera (the Organizer) from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image
 

Registering I declare to have read the Registration Rules, especially about Covid-19 restrictions, refund policy, and video/photo alerts and I fully accept them.

           

HOW TO GET HERE

 

ADDRESS: Via Fortino di San Francesco 1 (corner Lungomare di Ponente), Marina di Massa (MS)

ADDRESS PARKING: Via delle Pinete 193, Marina di Massa MAP

BY CAR

Exit MASSA Highway A12 - Follow direction Marina di Massa.

BY TRAIN

Reach CARRARA/AVENZA (the Carrara train station is closer than Massa train station!!!)  For more information about Italian railway network’s train timetable and fares, please visit www.trenitalia.com

From the train station of Carrara take a taxi or the bus line L51 that stops in Viale delle Pinete (entrance of Residence in Via delle Pinete)
 

 

NEAREST AIRPORTS:

- GALILEI PISA AIRPORT 50 km

- AMERIGO VESPUCCI FLORENCE AIRPORT 100 km

- CRISTOFORO COLOMBO GENOVA AIRPORT 125 km

- MARCONI BOLOGNA AIRPORT 195km

HOW TO REACH MASSA CENTRO STATION FROM PISA AIRPORT.

From the airport take the PISA MOVER to reach Pisa Central Station and from there take the train to MASSA.The train ticket to Massa from Pisa airport includes the TICKET "PISA MOVER". For more information about Italian railway network’s train timetable and fares, please visit www.trenitalia.com.

RADIO TAXI MASSA +39.0585.1985 – APUANA TAXI MASSA +39.0585.40805; TAXI MARINA DI MASSA +39.0585.240328

 

If you prefer to use a bus instead of a taxi, we suggest stopping at Carrara/Avenza train station (not Massa) because there is a better-served bus line (line 51). From the train station of Carrara take the bus line L51 that stops in Viale delle Pinete (entrance to Verve residence)

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PROGRAM

PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
21.30-2.30  WARM UP - Dj ELISABETTA IORIO (10€ not included in marathon package)

FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
17.00-22.30 Dj  FLAVIO ZIZZU

21.00-23.00 Dinner Buffet

22.30-4.30 Dj GEORGIA PRISKU

 

SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
10.30-14.30 Brunch Buffet (from noon: hot pasta and main courses)

12.00 – 12.45 Free Stretch with Francesca Mergoni
13.30-14.30 Free folklore lesson & Peña with Elisa Pavin

14.30 –  20.30 SERGIO PISCITELLO
17.30 Gaspare’s Ice cream

20.00-22.30 Dinner Buffet

22.30 -5.00 Djs Djs RAMO & GO-GO / DRESS CODE MILONGA:  Barbie e Ken

 

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
10.30-14.30 Brunch Buffet (from noon: hot pasta and main courses)

12.00 – 12.45 Free Stretch with Francesca Mergoni
13.30-14.30 Free folklore lesson & Peña with Elisa Pavin
14.30 – 20.30 Dj MAURO BERARDI
17.30 “Sgabei” with local delights

20.00-21.30 Dinner Buffet (included  if Monday checkout)
21.00 –3.00 AFTER PARTY  Dj  MONIKA YUKA (INCLUDED in marathon package)