Lucca: a city full of history surrounded by its majestic walls, one of the jewels of the beautiful Tuscany. Its history and traditions are a perfect mix of art, music, breathtaking scenery and good food.

Visiting Lucca during the Virtuoso and Belcanto Festivalis the perfect opportunity to enjoy all these elements: our Festival celebrates the beauty and joy of music in one of the most fascinating and characteristic cities of Tuscany. Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini, Boccherini, Catalani and many other composers and musicians, and here Paganini began his career as a "virtuoso". The beauty is in every corner of Lucca: wonderful churches and works of art, wonderful gardens and villas, beautiful countryside... and a very old culinary tradition with wines of the highest quality and one of the best olive oils of Italy.

But how to get to Lucca? What kind of accommodation should I book? Which airport is the nearest? And which flight should I reserve? So many questions! Our Travel service can help you with your trip and your stay in Lucca. An experienced travel agency will guide you in choosing the best solution for your visit to Lucca. They will provide you with the best offers and personalized tours that will allow you to enjoy Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival and Lucca at its best.

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Through these tours it will be possible to taste local products, good wine and olive oil. You can also attend cooking classes, horseback tours and bike tours. Here are some examples of tours:

Violin Program: guided tour of Lucca

  • The main points of interest in Lucca
  • History of Lucca
  • Walk on its wonderful walls
  • Legend, saints, traditional festivals
  • Traditional dishes, cakes, olive oil and wine tasting
  • Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Concerts

tours are usually walking tours, but they can also be done by bike or on a horse-drawn carriage with a final tasting.

Piano Program: wine tour in the Lucca countryside.

  • Typical regional finger food and tasting of special wines
  • A walk through the vineyards and wine tasting
  • Meeting with the owner of the farm to learn specific aspects of wine production
  • History and tour of the area, legends, saints, geography and local festivals
  • Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Concerts

Violoncello Program: tour of cheese and Bazzone ham in Garfagnana (1 hour drive from Lucca)

  • History and tour of Castelnuovo Garfagnana, legends, saints, geography and local festivals
  • The spectacular Devil's Bridge, built in 1110
  • A special stop in a slow food center, where you can taste delicious local products, including the incomparable prosciutto bazzone, mondiola (salami), mortadella, crostini, polenta and more
  • All this is combined with local wines or beer
  • Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Concerts

Opera Program: cooking class, level 1

  • Preparare pasta fresca fatta a mano
  • Toast Chicken breasts at the "fabulous"
  • More tasting of three different DOC wines
  • Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Concerts

Other half or full day excursions are possible in the surroundings of Lucca

Torre del Lago Puccini, Barga and Castiglione Garfagnana, spectacular Villas Lucca, Pietrasanta and Viareggio (sea), Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci), Pisa, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Siena, Florence and many other beautiful places. It is also possible to have a day dedicated to fashion: a whole day of shopping between Prada, Armani, Gucci and other famous Italian brands; by prior booking you can visit the factories and buy there.

With any of the above choices, we can always include a stop for a tasting of wine, olive oil or other local products.

We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you in Lucca,
Travel Service by Virtuoso & Belcanto



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