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La Strada del Vino – Colli di Candia e Lunigiana Hills

La Strada del Vino – Colli di Candia e Lunigiana Hills

La Strada del Vino dei Colli di Candia e Lunigiana works in the Province of Massa Carrara and acts as a liaison with its members, the food and wine tourist industry and all connoisseurs, food lovers and ordinary people who simply wish to discover a land in which cooking and food are an integral part of its history.

Parco Pitagora

Parco Pitagora

15,000 square meters, a green paradise immersed in a a small town: in the beautiful Versilia in Lido di Camaiore. Between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Apuan Alps, it is small when compared to the big Italian Theme parks, but it is special because unlike all of them, Parco Pitagora is open all year round to provide continuous service to residents and tourist.

PUCCINI International Festival in LUCCA

PUCCINI International Festival in LUCCA

Recitals, opera selections, special concerts (“The Three Tenors”, “Puccini’s heroines” and many others): all in the most beautiful and stunning Basilica in the very core of Lucca (San Giovanni), all at the same time (concerts starts at 7:00 p.m.), all sporting great nationally and internationally renowned singers and pianists. Every time with a different cast of singers and different programs, in order to give the audience the greatest possible spectrum of the great immortal music of Giacomo Puccini, often flanked by the music of other great Italian operatic composers.

La Strada del Vino – Colline Lucchesi – Montecarlo

La Strada del Vino – Colline Lucchesi – Montecarlo

For centuries our agriculture has cultivated the land, the vines, the olive groves and fish in the rivers and produced unique knowledge and tastes that are closely related to our most vibrant traditions. The Wine and Oil Route offers experience and tastes of typical products from the lands of Lucca and its surroundings. From the famous DOC wines of the Hills of Lucca and Montecarlo to Lucca's DOP-certified light, extra virgin olive oil, from the fragrant breads prepared by Altopascio's master-bakers to the goods produced by Media Valle's artisans and Gombitelli's pork-butchers, from the mountain cheeses to the refined fish dishes of Versilia and the myriad of colours to be found in the fruit and vegetable markets or in the flower-growing industry.

Lop Lop  Artebambini – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

Lop Lop Artebambini – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

LOP LOP Museum Lu.C.C.A.– Lucca Center of Contemporary Art created within the Boccella Palazzo. From 2013 teaching in the museum is curated by Artebambini and has become the home to experiments and the place of discovery for children and grownups. Projects whose inspiration is a staged exhibition inside the museum and projects where art, science and the game are active participants.

Teatro del Giglio

Teatro del Giglio

Teatro del Giglio, since 1985 has been known as the Theatre of Tradition. Throughout the nineteenth century the Giglio Theatre has accommodated the best of the Italian stage: concerts, dances, variety and, above all, melodrama. The Program of the Giglio Theatre is articulated in seasons: Lyrical season, Prose season, Dance season and the concert season named Lucca in Music. Every Sunday morning during the spring and autumn months aperitif concerts are held. 


Lucca Tatoo Expo

Lucca Tatoo Expo

Lucca Tattoo Expo, a real meeting platform for tattoo artists from various cities of Italy and the world that will demonstrate the great variety of their talents and their artistic skills. The public can admire the work of tattoo artists from different styles and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Among the many artists you can find specialists in almost every style of tattoo that can be imagined or desired, the wide range of styles includes but is not limited to black and gray, the new school, the portraits, the tribal, the gothic, realistic and typography.

Verdemura

Verdemura

VerdeMura, with its more than 150 exhibitors, is a sales exhibition of gardening and outdoor living. The exhibition devotes its edition to house plants and their biodiversity, spring flowers, seasonal bulbs and the collection of seeds with hundreds of samples from the Central American nations and especially from the Italian regions where unusual edible and exotic plants are cultivated.

Lucca Film Festival

Lucca Film Festival

The Lucca Film Festival is an annual event of celebration and dissemination of film culture. Through screenings, exhibitions, conferences and performances - ranging from experimental to mainstream cinema - the festival every year manages to involve a wider audience. The Lucca Film Festival has managed to stand out among the many programs, but at the same time carefully studied, was able to pay homage to established personalities in the world of cinema, to rediscover others and "wager" new ones.

Festività di Santa Zita

Festività di Santa Zita

Santa Zita is the patron of housekeepers, housewives and bakers. She is also known as the Patron Saint of Lucca. Santa Zita worked as a housekeeper for a wealthy family of Lucca. She saved all her earnings to give to the poor. She was much appreciated and loved by people for her generosity, excellent work as a housekeeper and for her good character. In her honor a flower fair is held every year on April 27th in the Amphitheatre within the walls of Lucca.

Lucca Effetto Cinema

Lucca Effetto Cinema

A festival that brings to life the film around the historical center of the Lucca and which has as its objective the promotion of the arts, culture and economy of Lucca. A festival which will see the City Centre of Lucca divided into 10 thematic areas, where store front owners will be the protagonists setting up their own store inspired by a film and participants will be completely immersed in the atmosphere of Lucca Effect Cinema.

Dance Meeting

Dance Meeting

"Dance Meeting" doubles and offers a week of shows, competitions, workshops and festivals with the spotlight on more than 1,000 dancers from all over Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland. Dance Meeting is a privileged occasion for fielding talent in a high quality environment. Present at this meeting are representatives of major institutions of dance, such as the Royal Ballet School in London, the school of the Paris Opera, the Academy of Rotterdam, the London Contemporary Dance School, the Academy of Stuttgart and the Academy of Monaco of Bavaria.

Il Settecento musicale a Lucca

Il Settecento musicale a Lucca

The celebration of Lucchese Music from the eighteenth century: many initiatives within a selected project highlighted from a denomination and by an immediate perceptibility logo, and characterized by a solid musicological approach.

Artè

Artè

Shows, concerts and events. Artè is all about comedy and improvisational theater in addition to performances of amateur theater companies with music and meet the artists.

Le Cirque with the World

Le Cirque with the World's Top Performer

Best "nouveau cirque" performers, coming from the famous Cirque du Soleil and world shows, together, in an unique, exciting performance, for the first time in tour.

Volunteering National Festival

Volunteering National Festival

Participate in the National Volunteer Festival. It’s an opportunity for companies, sponsors and associations to create communities and reach partners or customers pertinent to its activities.

International Vintage Car Race

International Vintage Car Race

Three exciting days to fully experience a perfect combination of classic cars, competition, tourism, gastronomy and relaxation.

Arsenale Cinema

Arsenale Cinema

Since its opening, Cineclub Arsenale has been offering many films in their original language with Italian subtitles.

Comics Primaverile

Comics Primaverile

New for Spring 2016, Lucca will be holding a trade show for Collectionists of Vintage Comics & Games items, featuring a sort of "back to basics".

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