SPEAK AND ENJOY PUCCINI
A course in Italian language and culture intended for those who have a passion for the opera and particularly for the extraordinary talent of Giacomo Puccini, the famous composer born in Lucca.
Duration: 1 week.
2017 Dates: March 13, June 19, July 24, October 9.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Program: Saturday or Sunday: arrival at the chosen accommodation. Monday to Friday: Italian language class in small groups of the same level consisting of maximum 10 students, from 9.15 am to 1 pm. Monday afternoon: at school, introduction on the figure of Giacomo Puccini, followed by a visit to the house where he was born, in Lucca city center. Tuesday afternoon: excursion to Torre del Lago Puccini and to the Villa where the Maestro spent most of his life and composed his most celebrated works. Guided visit of the villa-museum, rich in objects and mementoes of the life of the artist, and walk on the promenade of the lake where Puccini used to go boat hunting. Wednesday afternoon: lesson and concerto. After a brief introduction, a pianist and a soprano perform pieces from Puccini's repertoire. At the end, all together for an aperitif! Thursday evening: 7 pm, participation to a concert with arias from Puccini's and Verdi's operas, in the church of San Giovanni in Lucca center. Friday afternoon: excursion and visit to Celle Puccini, a hamlet on the hills north of Lucca, where Puccini and his family used to spend their summer vacation. Final dinner at a typical restaurant. Saturday or Sunday: departure
Course price: € 560, including the Italian lessons, the above-mentioned activities, the dinner on Friday and the transport for the tours
The program may be modified from organizational reasons.