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Lucca at your home

The days are getting longer, but winter is not over yet.
In the meantime, waiting for the beautiful days in spring, enjoy some virtual tours of Lucca through space and time.



Every Saturday morning a long journey in different stages through 2200 years of Lucca's history.


zenith view of Lucca



Save the date from Saturday 6 February at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Zoom.
To register and participate with the opportunity to ask questions, please register at the e-mail address

A journey through the centuries, in the places, artistic movements and activities that signed the history of Lucca. An opportunity to get to know our city as #touristsfromhome and get organized for the next holidays or discover unedited details of the most famous places.

The program
Saturday 6 february - Lucca, tra la tarda antichità e l’altomedioevo: the metamorphosis of the city that became the capital of the Duchy of Longobard Tuscia with the archaeologist Elisabetta Abela,
Saturday 13 February - Lucca nel Medioevo: Matilde, il Comune e le vie di pellegrinaggio with the historian Ilaria Sabbatini.
Saturday 20 February - Lucca dal Medioevo al Rinascimento with the art historian Riccardo Massagli
Saturday 27 February - Dalla Signoria dei Guinigi alla Repubblica with the historian Renzo Sabbatini.
Saturday 6 March - Lucca, l’Europa e l’arte della seta with the historian Ignazio del Punta.
Saturday 13 March - Lucca e il protestantesimo with the historian Simone Ragagli.
Saturday 20 March - Alla scoperta della Mura di Lucca, from the first wall to the present day with Gabriele Calabrese, art historian and tour guide.
Saturday 27 March - L’arte del Sei e Settecento a Lucca vista con gli occhi di un visitatore straniero, with the art historian Paola Betti
Saturday 3 April- Elisa Bonaparte e il suo Principato, through the words, anecdotes and studies of the historian Roberta Martinelli.
Saturday 10 April - La storia dell’industria e dei prodotti lucchesi with the historian Roberto Pizzi.
Saturday 17 April - Il Fascismo a Lucca with the historian Paolo Buchignani
April 24 - Lucca tra guerra e Resistenza with the historian Gianluca Fulvetti,
Saturday 8 May - Storie lucchesi dal dopoguerra ad oggi with the historian Carla Sodini.


and on Saturday afternoon ... let’s music!

Valentina Ciardelli and Anna Fusaro


XXI Ars Nova - How I met Puccini is a totally new format that combines the aspects of educational TV series with live recitals, retracing ten titles of the Puccini repertoire, from Le Villi to Turandot.
Events of 45 minutes each, scheduled every two weeks from December to April. In perfect onlife style, the live broadcasts, which will involve artists from Lucca, will be performed in various locations around the world starting with the Giglio theater, home of maestro Giacomo Puccini, which will gradually be joined by Italian, English and German theatre institutions, music associations and private sponsors.

Valentina Ciardelli (cello), a double bass player and composer from Lucca who has lived and worked for years in London, and Anna Astesano (harpist), working in Milan, London and Lyon, performing in duo with other young and multifaceted artists, will give "virtually and digitally" life to the project that combines dialogue and music to reveal and tell aspects of being a musician, suggesting ideas to keep the desire to listen to live music alive.

Live performances on Saturday at 6.30 pm on the Facebook Teatro del Giglio and on the You Tube channel Valendtina Ciardelli - Zappawoman, from the Carne room of the Trinity laban conservatoire of music and dance in London.



or let’s talk about art online


quadreria del Museo nazionale di Palazzo Mansi


the National Museum of Palazzo Mansi, for example, from 24 February to 31 March every Wednesday afternoon, from 5:00 pm to 6.30 pm, offers an interior journey, through art and time, taking a closer view to the paintings of the art gallery ranging from the Renaissance to World War II, and the works and sculptures of Lucca's artists of the early twentieth century housed on the second floor of Palazzo Mansi.

Face to face with art the participants are invited to share their perceptions in front of a single piece of art, with a group as well as by their own, a virtual experience through the mental association of ideas waiting for physical visits as soon as museums will be open to visitors again.

To participate on the Zoom platform it is necessary to book at least one day in advance before the event by writing an email to Mrs. Ivana Giunta at