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  • Music holidays in Italy: Puccini Festival

    Puccini Festival

    The grand open-air summer Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Tuscany is an opera festival celebrating the life and works of the great Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini.

    Enjoy a luxury and tailor-made opera holiday at the Puccini Festival this summer and see world-famous performance of Puccini’s spectacular operas, Tosca and Turandot.
    Puccini was born in nearby Lucca in 1858 but from about 1891 and covering his most productive years, he spent most of his time at Torre del Lago, a small community about fifteen miles from Lucca. By 1900 he had acquired land and built a villa on the lake, now known as the 'Villa Museo Puccini'. He lived there until 1921 when pollution produced by peat works on the lake forced him to move to Viareggio, a few kilometres north. After his death, a mausoleum was created in the Villa Puccini and the composer is buried there in the chapel, along with his wife and son who died later. The 'Villa Museo Puccini' is presently owned by his granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini, and is open to the public.

    Puccini Festival Programme 2016    
    Madama Butterfly
    August 18

    La Boheme
    July 21, 28
    August 11

    The Last Day of a Condemned Man
    July 22
    July 29
    August 10, 19

    July 14, 23
    August 4, 12

    La Rondine
    July 15
    August 5

    Ticket prices for the performances vary from about £40 per person for a 4th sector seat to about £180 per person for a Gold seat. Many opt for a 2nd sector seat at about £100 per person. Tickets are non-refundable once bought.

    Suggested holiday
    Stay at the Hotel Bagni di Pisa, an elegant 18th Century mansion featuring its own spa and wellness centre for four nights during the opera festival and let us book you 2nd sector seats for one performance. Flights with British Airways from Gatwick to Pisa, Euro Traveller included and use of a Group B hire-car during your stay. Bed and breakfast included. 
    Prices from about £1050 per person. 

    Click here to download a pdf with details of our Italian music & opera festival holidays.

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