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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.

2023 Date: 24 July, 16 October.

Duration: 1 week.

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: € 650, 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.


Opera in Cittadella SquarePuccini's PianoStatue of PucciniExcursion to Torre del Lago