Music in Tuscany
Posted by Dympna (17/04/2015)
Tuscany is a region that is full of music and art and simply strolling around its cities on an evening is likely to find you an array of musical treats. If you’re an avid music fan and can think of nothing better than listening to some live music while away on holiday, here are some musical excursions that you can plan into your trip.
Lucca’s Summer FestivalThis annual musical celebration attracts some big international names, with special guests this year including Elton John, John Legend, and Bob Dylan. Concert dates are spread throughout July, and prices vary depending on who you choose to see and whether you choose seating or a VIP package. For more information and to book tickets, visit their website.
The Puccini FestivalCelebrate one of Tuscany’s most famous sons by watching a Puccini opera during the months of July and August. Widely regarded as the second greatest opera composer the world has seen, this year’s festival gives people the chance to watch Tosca, Turandot (famous for Nessun Dorma), and Madame Butterfly at Torre del Lago just outside of Lucca. The location is close to a villa where Puccini lived and worked, and hosts an outside venue so you can watch opera under the stars.
You can book and pay for your tickets to the festival by email.
La Cité, FlorenceLa Cité focuses on the arts, with its cafe/bookshop relaxed atmosphere, visitors can expect to see book readings, live jazz, swing, and music from around the world performed weekly in this small venue. Close to the Arno, La Cité is a wonderful place to visit after a day’s sightseeing in Florence.
Visit their website closer to your stay to find details about live performances.
Live Music at your VillaIf you want a more intimate musical experience, then why not speak to one of our advisors about having musicians play at your villa? We can arrange for a private musical experience for guests at our Tuscany villas that can help make your beautiful holiday surroundings even more enchanting. Contact us to find out more.