The 3 Aug
Afternoon arrival in Pisa and transfer to Lucca to check in at the 4-star Palazzo Alexander Hotel, built within the beautiful Renaissance walls of the town, birthplace of Puccini, and just 40 minutes from Torre del Lago where the festival takes place. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.
Fri 4 Aug
Morning walking tour of Lucca, its charming churches, palaces and streets. We visit the Piazza Anfiteatro, constructed on the site of a Roman theatre, and visit the 13th century Duomo and the Pisan Romanesque church of San Michele in Foro with an eccentric façade of twisted columns. We also visit the Casa di Puccini, a small museum dedicated to Lucca’s patron composer. Afternoon at leisure before transferring to the evening’s performance in Torre del Lago.
Sat 5 Aug
Day at leisure for independent exploration of Lucca. In the late afternoon transfer to Torre del Lago to visit Puccini’s villa on the shore of Lake Massaciuccoli. This will be followed by dinner in a local restaurant before this evening’s performance.
Sun 6 Aug
Transfer to Pisa airport for your homeward journey.
Programme at the Puccini Festival
TURANDOT Puccini Inc
LA RONDINE Puccini Inc
3 Aug London Heathrow – Pisa dep: 08.25 arr: 11.35
6 Aug Pisa – London Heathrow dep: 12.35 arr: 14.00
Flight schedules are subject to alteration.
Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Single room supplement||£180|
|Club Europe flight upgrade from||£300|
|Land-only tour price||£1545|
Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our expert lecturer and tour manager.
“The house which Puccini built for himself in Torre del Lago is now open to visitors as a fascinating museum, full of memorabilia of the composer's life and work. Opera performances feature effective staging, vivid costumes and international casts. Every year the most popular Puccini operas are performed, along with some rarities by Puccini and other composers.”
Simon Rees, Tour Manager