Il Museo della Casa Natale di Giacomo Puccini
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Giacomo Puccini’s Birthplace Museum

Grand re-opening September 13, 2011

Corte San Lorenzo, 8
Giacomo Puccini’s Birthplace Museum recently re-opened to the public on September 13, 2011. Under the proprietorship of the Puccini Foundation, established in 1973, the Puccini museum in Lucca is situated in the house where Giacomo Puccini, the last of a family of musicians that dominated the musical scene in Lucca, was born.

The Puccini family had moved from Celle to Lucca in the first half of the XVIII century. In this house, situated at Corte San Lorenzo, Giacomo Puccini was born on the 22nd December 1858. Raised by his mother, he spent his childhood and early youth there before moving to Milan in order to continue his studies. However, he remembered the house where he was born all his life and wrote in his will that it should remain property of the family.

Once he reached fame and success Puccini lived in Milan, Torre del Lago , Boscolungo, Chiatri, Torre della Tagliata (Orbetello) and Viareggio where the main Puccini houses can be found (together with the house of his ancestors in "Celle dei Puccini"). The house where he was born is certainly the first one visitors should see. A visit of the place where Giacomo grew up will help you to become familiar and learn more about this great figure of classical music.

Now completely restored, the museum displays photographs, opera costumes and librettos, drafts and other rare documents. One of the more famous items on display is the costume of Turandot, made according to the figure of Umberto Brunelleschi and worn by Maria Jeritza for the premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House of New York in 1926.

Giacomo Puccini’s Birthplace Museum
Corte S. Lorenzo, 9 - Lucca
Tel: +39 0583 584028 - +39 0583 469225
Fax: +39 0583 958324
info@fondazionegiacomopuccini.it
www.puccinimuseum.it
www.fondazionegiacomopuccini.it

How to get there:
By car: Firenze-Mare motorway; SS ‘Brennero’ road (from Pisa) and ‘Pesciatina’ road (from Florence or Pistoia).
Parking: outside the town walls with bus service to town centre
Public transport: Lazzi buses from Viareggio, Pisa and Florence arrive in Piazzale Verdi.
By train: Pisa-Lucca and Viareggio-Firenze lines.

General information:
Bookshop: yes
Guided tours: yes
Programs for schools: Guided visit upon request.

Staff:
Gabriella Biagi Ravenni tel. 0583 469225 (Centro Studi G. Puccini).

Internet site:
www.puccini.it/itinerari/casanaten.htm

Source: http://luccapro.cribecu.sns.it
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