Lucca: Musical Walking Tour with Puccini Museum Visit

Lucca: Musical Walking Tour with Puccini Museum Visit

From $17.80 per person

Discover the city of Giacomo Puccini and many other musicians, such as The Rolling Stones, on this walking tour through Lucca's vibrant musical history.

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English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the interior of the Teatro del Giglio
  • Follow in the footsteps of Puccini, Boccherini, The Rolling Stones and others
  • Explore the Puccini Museum, the birthplace of the most famous composer and celebrity in Lucca's history
  • Experience a guided tour accompanied by musical excerpts
Full description
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and varied history of Italy's most musical city on this walking tour. Meet your guide at the entrance to the historical Teatro del Giglio and enjoy a guided tour of the interior of the theater, interspersed with musical performances throughout your tour. Outside the theater, stroll in the footsteps of David Bowie, Elton John and the Rolling Stones in Piazza Napoleone, all of whom have performed concerts here. Admire the facade of San Martino Cathedral, where musicians of great quality have been produced throughout the centuries. Wander along Lucca’s narrow medieval streets to reach the Luigi Boccherini Conservatory, named after the illustrious cellist and composer born in the city. Later, discover the characteristic oval-shaped Piazza dell’Anfiteatro where gladiators battled in Roman times and where artists such as Joe Cocker and Ray Charles have performed in more recent years. Reach the residence where Niccolò Paganini, the famous violinist, lived while in town and listen to the languid notes of one of his famous guitar and violin serenades which was composed in Lucca. Finish your tour at the birthplace of the most famous composer and celebrity in Lucca's history: Giacomo Puccini.
  • Guided tour
  • Teatro del Giglio and the Puccini Birthplace Museum entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    At the ticket office of the Teatro del Giglio

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Should the theatre be closed, a place of equal musical interest will be visited
    • Please note that this price does not include entrance tickets to the museums, tickets can be purchased on the day of the activity from your tour guide at a cost of 5 euros
    • Children under the age of 15 go free on this tour but will be required to pay the museum entrance fees
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    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    This tour was one of the best events we experienced in 2020 properly. We been in Lucca in October and browsed through the options of guided tours. Instead of a usual walking tour, we decided to go with this special version as we are both music fans. It was a perfect mix of classical & modern musical explanations combined with a lot of insights into the city and its history. We will come again the next time we are around.

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    December 5, 2020

    The tour was a real discovery: being from the area we have always experienced the Lucca of shopping in Finlungo, aperitifs on the walls and fairs ... instead it was a discovery from a cultural and musical point of view! Thanks to Gabriele, our guide who in a nice and professional way at the same time told us the history of Lucca, curious anecdotes, made us listen to music ... and certainly did not spare his time with us, even giving us some more! Highly recommended! Thanks Vanessa, Alice, Martina!

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    October 17, 2020

    I was the only tourist on the tour. Despite this, the activity took place anyway and the guide Paola did not spare herself. First of all, a nice tour of the city accompanied by historical information and on the cultural life of Lucca (absolutely necessary for those who, like me, set foot there for the first time). Then the musical cut was perfect, really nice, you listen (from the phone) super, very suggestive. Very kind and helpful guide, very engaging. A really good experience.

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    September 13, 2020

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