The Puccini Festival with David Mellor


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Frequently seen as the heir of Verdi and one of the greatest Italian operatic composers, Puccini’s operas have delighted audiences since they debuted. Guests on this tour will experience two of Puccini’s most famous operas, TOSCA and TURANDOT, and immerse themselves in the great man’s world. We have guided tours of the wonderful city of Lucca, his birthplace, and a walk in Puccini’s footsteps, including a visit to the famous Cathedral of St. Martin where a number of his forebears were maestri di cappella. In order to get better acquainted with the composer, guests will view Puccini’s home museum in Lucca and his summer villa in Torre del Lago, as well as listening to experts discuss his realistic verismo style and introduce the wonderful operas we attend. There is no better way to enjoy the inimitable Puccini.

Tour highlights:

  • Watch two of Puccini’s most famous operas (Category 1 tickets) in his home town
  • Travel in the company of David Mellor and hear expert analysis of Puccini’s operas
  • Visit Puccini’s home and his summer villa and immerse yourself in the world he knew
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
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