top of page

Tuscany Handbell Experience

A collaborative tour for individual ringers in Tuscany, Italy.

OUR JOURNEY BEGINS within the historic walls of Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. From there, we explore the surrounding region for several days and learn to appreciate the rhythm of Italy through music. 

Resonate Tours has developed this tailored experience for handbell musicians to share music while exploring Tuscany. We explore the streets, countryside, and beaches of this beautiful region of Italy while experiencing its culture and enjoying music with new friends. You can expect more than a standard group tour— uncommon adventures await. Make music every day, meet local friends, go off the beaten path, and immerse yourself in the culture. Innovative and collaborative performances will connect you with a curious audience and to your fellow musicians.


  • If you enjoy playing handbells, you'll love playing handbells in ITALY! 

  • Share your musical passion with real Italians. 

  • Stay in one hotel for the entire trip - no repacking! 

  • Personal experiences that give you a sense of living in Italy 

  • Did we mention the wine?


  • Companions are welcome! Many of our guests bring a non-musical companion. They are welcome to participate in the musical activities as an observer, or enjoy more free time exploring the city.

Meet Your Hosts

William and Alex

William Kyle and Alex Hay founded Resonate Tours based on their shared passion for music and travel.

William connected with music singing in choir and "graduated" to handbells becoming an integral part of the local, national and international handbell community. He founded Handbell Ventures, was Music Director of Bay Bells, rang with Velocity Handbell Ensemble, and has published original compositions and arrangements for handbells and chorus. He served as Assistant Music Director at Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos for 13 years.

Alex has played violin with community orchestras across the United States, including the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, the San Francisco Civic Symphony and the Lexington Community Orchestra. As a handbell musician, he rang with pop-cover handbell band Bell Appeal, known for creativity in music programming and audience engagement.

A life of living in various cities in multiple countries has led William and Alex to reside in Lisbon, Portugal, a 21st-century intersection of world cultures.

Resonate Tours







Available Dates:

May 24 - Jun 1, 2025


  • 8 nights 4-star accommodation in the historic walled city of Lucca 

  • Rehearsals in Lucca and concerts across Tuscany 

  • Amazing European breakfast at the hotel each morning 

  • Lunch or Dinner each day 

  • Small group experiences with intensive ringing sessions 

  • Transport to all included activities and sightseeing 

  • Museum and activity entrance fees

  • Deposit of $395 at registration reserves your spot. Additional installments due in December and January with final balance due in February. All prices in USD.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS for an additional cost: 

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off 

  • Additional meals & drinks 

  • Single Supplement is an additional $1,050.  Subject to availability.  Standard prices are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 


  • $650 - Join us for a 3-day, 2-night extension in nearby Florence. 

  • Florence is the heart of the Renaissance, with the churches, museums and art to show it off. We'll see a few of the main attractions together, with plenty of free time to explore on your own.

  • Extension includes: Transfer to Florence, 2-nights in a 3-star hotel in central Florence with Breakfast, lunch on Sunday, dinner on Monday, and tickets to the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens.

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room.


  • Price is in US Dollars

  • Airfare to Italy and transfer to/from the hotel is not included

  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Facebook Basic Black
bottom of page