Puccini Museum in Lucca

Historic Building and Museum in Lucca

Casa Natale Di Giacomo Puccini Lucca
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The Puccini Museum is centered around the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini in Lucca, which has been converted into a museum. This exhibition route takes visitors on a captivating journey through the life and legacy of the great composer, offering insights into his personality, genius, and passion for creating extraordinary operas known worldwide.

Located in the historic center of Lucca, at corte San Lorenzo, n. 8, this house museum holds immense significance as it was the place where Puccini was born on December 22, 1858, and spent his formative years honing his musical skills before eventually moving to Milan. Despite living in various houses throughout his life, Puccini always cherished a special affection for this home in Lucca.

Inside the museum, the rooms have been meticulously restored to their original appearance, complete with historic furniture. Visitors have the privilege of seeing priceless possessions that once belonged to the composer, including the famous Steinway & Sons piano used in composing the opera Turandot, signed scores of his early compositions, such as the first opera, Preludio a orchestra, rediscovered in 1999, and Messa a 4 voci from 1880. The museum also houses numerous letters exchanged between Giacomo Puccini and various correspondents, with particular importance placed on those from Giulio Ricordi. Additionally, visitors can admire paintings, photographs, sketches, mementos, and precious documents, including working versions and drafts of librettos like Tosca and Fanciulla del West. Of special interest are rare proofs of the score for Fanciulla del West and an arrangement of La Rondine, filled with Puccini’s handwritten notes and musical outlines.

A notable donation on display at the museum is the costume for Turandot, based on a sketch by Umberto Brunelleschi and famously worn by Maria Jeritza during the opera’s premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1926.

The Puccini Museum in Lucca offers a profound and immersive experience, allowing visitors to delve into the life and creative genius of one of the world’s most celebrated opera composers.


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Visiting Puccini Museum in Lucca

Hours:

March

Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except on holidays)


1st April – 30th September

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Open every day


1st October – 1st November

Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except on holidays)


2nd November – 7th December

Mon – Fry 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sat – Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except on holidays and 29th november) and from 7th to 18th November


8th December – 8th January

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed 25th December


9th January – 28th February

Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except on holidays)


Last admission 30 minutes before closing


Price:

Adults € 9,00

Address: Puccini Museum Corte S. Lorenzo, 9 55100 Lucca LU Italy
Duration: 50 minutes

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