Written by Ilenia Bagneschi
Lucca can boast a musical tradition that does not have many equals. Just to mention some of his composers: Nicolao Dorati, Cristoforo Malvezzi, Gioseffo Guami, Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori, Francesco Barsanti, Francesco Gemignani, Filippo Manfredi, Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Catalani and Giacomo Puccini. Surely the richness of this tradition derives from the fact that musical events were considered an important ornament of political and social life. Land of musicians, Giacomo Puccini is undoubtedly the most loved and known of. Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, The Triptych, Turandot, triumph in theaters all over the world and the recognition of the greatness of his music is unanimous. Lucca offered the young Puccini all his musical culture: the conservatory where he studied, the "hundred" Churches with the organs and choirs and with the patrons who commissioned; the palaces with that nobility that deeply loved music, as well as all the citizens who poured into the splendid Teatro del Giglio.
Discover the Puccini Museum:
The Puccini Museum, under this name we summarise the places connected with the life of Giacomo Puccini. The Museum Homes, centres for research, the institutions responsible for the production of the works of the Master, and finally the sites, which cannot be visited, but nevertheless evoke his memory and his work, presented in the form of a material and immaterial route offered to tourists and enthusiasts.
The Puccini Museum thus consists of an organised museum complex which brings together the points of interest concerning Puccini, to offer everyone the opportunity to learn about the different moments of the biography of the Master in close correlation with the places where he lived and composed many of his masterpieces.