Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Lucca

Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Lucca

Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Lucca
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The museum is located in a flat on the second floor of an ancient building in the heart of Lucca, where Giacomo Puccini was born on December 22, 1858. In this house the composer spent the years of his childhood and first youth. The birth home was transformed into a museum in 1979 and carefully restored in 2011: today it looks like when young Giacomo lived there. The museum preserves Puccini’s Steinway & Sons piano on which he composed Turandot, autograph scores of youthful compositions, letters, photographs, precious drafts, such as the “libretti” of Tosca, La fanciulla del West and an extraordinary musical sketch of La bohème. Noteworthy the costume of Turandot worn by Maria Jeritza at the Metropolitan Opera House of New York in 1926. The birth home is a central element of Puccini Museum, the articulate museum complex that, following a journey along the footprints left by the great composer, rediscovers his personality, his passions, his genius.
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blueval
Liverpool, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great to see the birth place and home of Puccini, sympathetically restored and home to a lot of his original things. You have to buy a ticket across the square first
Written 28 June 2024
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gingerpip
Deepest Sussex224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Like most Italian museums there's an air of mystery about actually getting to see the objects. The tickets are purchased across the square but its all a bit vague where from. You can climb 69 steps to very top of the building, well it might be 70. I think even if you're not a fan of Puccini, you will learn something about him from letters, objects and costumes. It was worth going but perhaps not the most riveting exhibition.
Written 28 April 2024
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Stuart H
Sydney, Australia312 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The museum has some interesting information about the life of Puccini and good displays of costumes, photos, memorabilia and his Steinway piano. Additional information content is required to justify the standard adult entrance fee of €9.
Written 18 September 2023
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Dw0175
Maynooth, Ireland82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit and seeing some costumes and the piano. The costume from Madame Butterfly was being restored. Entry to the museum was on one side but tickets have to be purchased first in the shop on other side. Then you have to ring a buzzer to get entry and go up a stairs to enter. Bit of a palaver to get in but we e joyed the visit
Written 1 July 2023
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Phillip P
St. Albans, UK364 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Extraordinary palaver to get into this place! Buy a ticket from a completely separate building over the piazza, come back and ring a bell, go upstairs (where?), find reception with a young girl who speaks so quietly that sign-language would be more appropriate …. . Which way? No idea!
Tired old place: dim, dusty, dreary with ghastly manikins and costumes and poor presentations. There were some lovey pieces: a watch for example. The information cards in the cases are far too small for some people to be able to read.
Needs a complete re-think to honour the maestro.
Written 30 May 2023
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Margaret M
198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a great museum to visit as it showcases both Puccini’s music and his life. I particularly liked the social history aspect.
It is well curated, clean and really tells the story.
Written 4 October 2022
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BNSW19
London, UK134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Many paintings of Puccini... letters and photographs... opera costumes... well, what should I have expected? There's nothing here that one doesn't learn online: just because I love the music, doesn't mean I''d love to read his jottings and look at snippets of his scores and his opera programmes.
Written 1 August 2022
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Lillemusen
Stockholm, Sweden2,337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The fee of 10€ is a bit on the high end, given that surely over 60% of the exibition is correspondence, that is letters written by and to Puccini. There are some interesting costumes and the actual piano Puccini used is worth seeing. Done in30 min. It is deffinitely not a must.
Written 6 September 2021
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Nicole A
Los Alamos, NM812 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful costumes and a decent amount of information about Puccini. It was very interesting to learn about him and his life. But the costumes were my favorite.
Written 26 January 2020
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Michael R
Phoenix, AZ339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I can take opera or leave it (although some of the music is well known outside the opera house), but when in Lucca, this museum is fascinating, We bought our tickets at the office & bookshop on the plaza (Piazza Cittadella; where the Puccini statue is), and the museum is well-marked on a street off of it. We walked up a long flight of stairs to the museum (there is a lift, but we read later that it has to be booked to use "at least 2 days before the visit" at the ticket office. We were welcomed by a very knowledgeable staff person who would occasionally stop in a room to tell us about something special (it wasn't crowded). We wandered around the rooms, following the map. Many items of the era and Puccini's life and creative works were displayed. Of particular pride was the Steinway piano and autographed scores and markings of modifications or interpretations. The 1926 costume of Turandot from the NY Metropolitan Opera amazing even to a opera neutral such as me. We saw the upper room (garret?) where he composed and could just see the "angel" statue over the rooftops from the Cathedrale San Michele--an inspiration. I've been to many homes of significant authors and composers, sometimes disappointed and sometimes inspired myself; this one was worth the time and entrance fee.
[The map/program says no pictures or video recording, but the staff person said it was okay.]
Written 21 December 2019
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