1-800-454-5922 Toll Free

Sign in


The Puccini trail

  • The Puccini trail

    Opera buffs will be drawn to the birthplace of Lucca’s celebrated composer, Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). This giant of twentieth-century opera was baptised in the local church, Santi Giovanni e Reparata. The composer is inextricably linked with his Lucca homeland, and even played the organ in Lucca Cathedral. Puccini’s birthplace, the revamped Casa Museo Puccini, is a good starting point for any Puccini tour, and was where he spent a happy childhood and early adulthood. The house stayed within the Puccini family until passing to the Puccini Foundation in 1974. the dining room, complete with arrara marble fireplace, gives a sense of the lives of Lucca’s middle class. The Music Room is the centre of Puccini’s world, with the Steinway piano on which he composed Turandot. For a full Puccini tour, head west to Torre del Lago, on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli, covered in an itinerary from Viareggio, and in Viareggio itself, as well as in Montecatini Terme, another Puccini haunt.

    Address: Museo Puccini, Corte san Lorenzo 9, Lucca
    Web: www.puccinimuseum.org

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Green Lucca: Relaxing Afternoon Walking Tour Including Botanical Gardens Visit

Lucca’s enchanting medieval town is hiding a secret: a charming green heart that many travellers unwittingly overlook. Join us for a gloriously tranquil afternoon, exploring the flora and fauna that hides behind the city walls. Visit the botanical gardens and discover rare magnolia and sequoia trees and indigenous flowers before climbing the walls to enjoy sweeping views across the city. Finish your afternoon with a refreshing scoop of our favourite artisan ice-cream. 
Buonissimo!

from 58,82 US Dollar

Siena Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the remarkable city of Siena to discover its ancient history and traditions, stunning churches and fascinating palaces. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with the help of an expert guide, who will illuminate its hidden gems, legends, and gripping history. Discover the fascinating tradition of the Palio horse race and the Contradas (districts) of Siena. If you have extra time, you can enjoy a 30-minute tour of the Cathedral (Duomo) and see the beautiful works of art kept there, including some of Michelangelo’s statues, and the spectacular Piccolomini Library.

from 17,65 US Dollar

Snuffle & Truffle: All about the Truffle included also Organic Chianti Wine Farm

Schedule

9: 30 am. Departure from Florence.
10.45 am. Arrival at San Miniato or Castelfiorentino (The Truffle Tuscany Towns). Truffle hunting tour with dog through woods. According the availability the truffle tour can run in a different place such Chianti Area (Tuscany Castle) or Florence Area (Tuscany Castle)
12:00 am. Lunch with truffle based appetizer. Wine Tasting
02:00 pm. Departure to Chianti region for wine tasting and olive oil tasting at organic farm included wine tour (see the cellars)
04:00 pm. Departure to Florence
05:00 pm Return to Florence
Price includes:
– Truffle hunting.
– Lunch with truffle appetizers and Wine Tasting
– Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting at the winery (Chianti DOCG and Supertuscan IGT)
- Panoramic stops

Immerse yourself in the Truffle Universe

from 258,82 US Dollar

Full Wine Tasting Experience

Our full wine tasting includes a tour of the wine cellar and historic family chapel. After you will enjoy a full tasting of our products. Throughout the tasting you will try our 7 different types of wines, each with a selected pairing, 1 dessert wine, olive oil, our 2 grappa's and our brandy.

from 25,88 US Dollar
Villa finder