Giacomo Puccini

Casa Museo Giacomo PucciniThis itinerary takes us to the places where the famous opera composer Giacomo Puccini was born and lived. These highly suggestive places were a source of inspiration for many of his celebrated compositions.

Meet the guide and visit:

  • Lucca with the many landmarks dear to the composer: the home where he was born, to-day the Puccini Museum (entrance fee), the Church of San Paolino, where Puccini had his musical “baptism”, the Istituto Musicale Luigi Boccherini, where Giacomo studied music.
  • Torre del Lago with the villa in which Puccini composed some of his most famous works.
  • Viareggio, with its beautiful seafront that features some of the most striking buildings in Art Nouveau style, among which is Caffé Margherita, a favorite haunt of Puccini and his friends.

An alternative itinerary to Viareggio is a visit to the house-museum in Celle Puccini (entrance fee), the native village of Puccini’s ancestors (it can only be reached by mini bus).