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TENUTA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO

From January to December

Childrens’ theatre, summer camps and courses.  The Tenuta Dello Scompiglio is an area of 200 hectares, situated in the Vorno hills. It includes a centuries-old park with a villa, agricultural areas and some farmhouses, woods and areas of transition between wild woodland and ancient terracing revealing architectural features. The focus is to re-establish a dialogue both with the present environment, with all its natural and architectural elements, and with its history, seeking contemporary forms of interaction and responsibility. 

www.delloscompiglio.org/it/caledario/eventi-del-mese.html

I PONTI DEL TEMPO

From January to December

Events in Upper Versilia, Garfagnana, Serchio Valley and between the Apuane Alps and the Apennines that invite you to celebrate the culture, art, traditions, poetry of their enchanted places, crossing the bridges over time, to live unforgettable scenes from sunrise to sunset with clear colors of winter, the flowers of spring, the light of summer and the autumn watercolors. Visit historical centers, villages, castles and fortresses, discover the secrets of the great karst caves and thermal waters, find old artifacts and taste typical products along roads and trails, crossing valleys, rivers, lakes and mountains… a present rooted in a solid past.

www.pontineltempo.it/manifestazioni.php

LA STRADA DEL VINO

From January to December

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.

www.stradadelvinoms.it/ENG/associaz_storia_eng.php

PARCO PITAGORA

From January to December

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.

www.parcopitagora.com/english/default.asp

TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

From January to April

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.

www.teatrodelgiglio.it/en/the-theatre/teatro-del-giglio/

FIERA SPOSI - LIVE

From January to February

Fiera Sposi Live, the only Expo Festival dedicated to future couples. Interesting, fun, informative and directed by the best companies.

 

www.fierasposilive.it  

VIAREGGIO CARNIVAL

From February to March

Come and see the parade of Viareggio. This parade is a tradition that goes back to 1873, when some of the rich middle-class people decided to dress up in costumes and protest against the taxes. Since then, the younger generation created the idea of a parade with floats created to mock imperfections in politics and the logistics of the society, in line with the millennial carnival tradition whose purpose was to strip naked and exorcise the problems of the society. 

www.viareggio.ilcarnevale.com

LA STRADA DEL VINO 

COLLINE LUCCHESI - MONTECARLO

From February to May

From September to November

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.

www.stradavinoeoliolucca.it/en/theroute

BOCCHERINI OPEN

From January to December

Boccherini opens its doors to the concert season organized by the Institute of Music "L. Boccherini ", which has become a cornerstone of artistic activities present annually in the city of Lucca. The rich program is divided into Musical Routes of spring and autumn, with artists from all over Europe who will perform in concert. Major events with the participation of the Orchestra of the Boccherini, seminars, book presentations and record companies, meetings with composers and master of musical refinement, will be rotated throughout the season. 

https://www.boccherini.it/produzione-artistica/stagione-open/

IL PALIO DI SAN PAOLINO

12th of July (every year)

The Palio of San Paolino is an event that takes place in Lucca on the anniversary of the patron Saint Paul of Antioch.  Saint Paul was the first bishop of the city, who is honored every year with an evening parade by torchlight and an exciting crossbow shooting tournament where the target in a diameter of 12cm is taken from a distance of 36 meters.

www.compagniabalestrierilucca.it/il-palio/

BOCCHERINI OPEN

From January to December

Boccherini opens its doors to the concert season organized by the Institute of Music "L. Boccherini ", which has become a cornerstone of artistic activities present annually in the city of Lucca. The rich program is divided into Musical Routes of spring and autumn, with artists from all over Europe who will perform in concert. Major events with the participation of the Orchestra of the Boccherini, seminars, book presentations and record companies, meetings with composers and master of musical refinement, will be rotated throughout the season. 

https://www.boccherini.it/produzione-artistica/stagione-open/

1000 MIGLIA

May 2018

Enjoy the thrill of contestants together to participate in the "most beautiful race in the world."   Mille Miglia more than 1600 km of Italian routes (passing thru the city centre of Lucca), plenty of spectators and featuring amazing landscapes, have been the scenery of the Red Arrow historical race, where 435 outstanding old-timer cars have featured what Enzo Ferrari has stated “a unique travelling museum worldwide”

http://www.1000miglia.it/index-en.php

LUCCA CLASSICA FILM FESTIVAL

May 2018

LUCCA CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL is a musical event held In the historical center of Lucca, a city that gave birth to Geminiani, Boccherini, Catalani, Puccini, where international artists and diversities on musical themes with prominent names of different cultures intertwine in a mixture of music, words, art, culture and emotions.  Reflections border with science, philosophy and the arts with the intent to make clear that the musical experience brings with it historical, psychological and social implications making music a great testimony of civilization and wonder.

https://www.luccaclassica.it/edizione-2018/eventi/3-maggio/

ARTEBAMBINI

Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

April and May 2018

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.

www.artebambini.it/edizioni/?q=SPAZIO_LOP_LOP

CHOCO MOMENTS

Recurrent

ChocoMoments born with the aim to introduce the history, origins and cocoa processing with strictly artisanal methods that allow the final product to maintain its own characteristics their aromas and flavors.  To do this we created a Chocolate Factory that allows us to go on exhibit in the best town squares and show live and teach about working with chocolate starting from the cocoa beans to the finished product.

 

www.chocomoments.it

CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE

From June to September

Every evening, in the beautiful garden of Villa Bottini inside the walls of Lucca and under the stars, there are film screenings : films for children, art films of Italian cinema, international authors and blockbuster films. 

www.luccacinema.it/cinema/prossimamente_estatecinema.php

FESTIVAL LA VERSILIANA

Recurrent

Festival featuring the biggest names in dance and prose of which concerts and one man shows.  Emerging companies, performances of absolute originality and talents of the most successful of the Italian scene and in the world.

 

www.laversilianafestival.it/it/eventi/teatro-la-versiliana

PUCCINI FESTIVAL

Recurrent

The Puccini Festival is held in Torre del Lago in a large open-air theater, by the lake, surrounded by greenery just outside the house of the master Puccini Museum.  The festival is one of the most anticipated events of the rich cultural life of Tuscany and the only festival in the world dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini.  Come listen to the greatest opera stars, under the direction of important conductors, and admire the extraordinary exhibitions curated by the most famous directors of Puccini's operas: Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Tosca in Manon Lescaut. 

https://www.puccinifestival.it/annunciato-programma-2018/

LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL

Every Summer

Come and see live concerts inside the famous Lucca Walls in Napoleon Square. Dance and sing to your favorite song . Get close up with your favorite band or singer like, George Michaels, Norah Jones, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, James Blunt and many, many more. Each year there are different singers that participate in the festival. Come an enjoy a live concert, practically in your back yard!

http://www.summer-festival.com/home?&lang=en

CARTASIA

From July to September 2018

La Biennale takes place in Lucca (Tuscany) and is one of the largest paper production centres in Europe. The event was established in 2004 to promote tradition, ethics, sustainability through paper and art.

https://www.cartasia.it/

IL PALIO DI SAN PAOLINO

12th of July (every year)

The Palio of San Paolino is an event that takes place in Lucca on the anniversary of the patron Saint Paul of Antioch.  Saint Paul was the first bishop of the city, who is honored every year with an evening parade by torchlight and an exciting crossbow shooting tournament where the target in a diameter of 12cm is taken from a distance of 36 meters.

www.compagniabalestrierilucca.it/il-palio/

NOTTE BIANCA

Every Summer

The “Notte Bianca” Evening of Lights is an event that sees a special night for the involvement and participation of the city.  All stores are open and there are on-going activities throughout the town of Lucca.

MURABILIA

September 2018

The true meaning of “Murabilia” - Walls in bloom is held annually with over 150 exhibitors that present the best of their productions.  There are botanical collections presented by professional exhibitors from Italy, but also from France and Germany, and from rendering it unique of its kind.   The flower market of beautiful plants and flowers also includes exhibits from garden furniture, to the craft of making pots, baskets of straw and wrought iron; from country style apparel, to accessories and instrumental products used for gardening, and much more.

 

www.murabilia.com

SETTEMBRE LUCCHESE

Every September

 Santa Croce is a celebration held in the city centre of Lucca which stronger manifests the identity of Lucca.  It’s a celebration that calls fellow Lucchesi citizens residing abroad “Lucchesi of the World” to help them find the meaning of their land and thus their identity as a Lucchese.

http://www.comune.lucca.it/Settembre_Lucchese

SANTA CROCE

Every September

The feast of the Holy Cross is the main feast of the Archdiocese of Lucca. The Festival begins on the 13th of September through the 14th.  It is best known for the candlelight procession called the Luminara.

 

www.comune.lucca.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/6477 

LUCCA COMICS & GAMES

October / November

COMICS is an expo that operates in the varied world of comics/cartoon characters: meetings with authors, lectures, shows, publishing presentations, activity courses within the schools, open day, workshop and  performances. This event shares with all the importance and the riches of the artistic and cultural property of comics, emphasizing the infinite opportunity offers from this medium in other fields such as teaching, exploiting the authors and their works and giving new space to protagonist and youthful aggregation. 

https://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/it/lcg/home/

CAPODANNO IN PIAZZA

December - Every New Year

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