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the white night of Lucca 2022


A program for visitors of all ages, on August 27, for the white night in the old town center of Lucca.

Extraordinary openings of museums, guided tours, initiatives for children and families, dancing performances in the squares, music, concerts, special events with the highlight at midnight in Piazza San Martino, but also shops and restaurants open until late night and DJ sets in the clubs.

Let's start again exactly where the Notte Bianca left off, for the event that has grown in a few years, with 70 - 80 thousand spectators, to get the second event for importance in Lucca regarding the number of participants in a single day.



Museo Paolo Cresci per la Storia dell'Emigrazione Italiana / Museum for the History of Italian Emigration
Cortile Carrara
9:00 pm / 12:00 am
Free admission

Lucca Biennale Cartasia
International exhibition of paper art and architecture

Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Napoleone
extraordinary late night opening until 12:00 am
Single ticket € 8,00

Oratorio degli Angeli Custodi / Oratory of the Guardian Angels
via dell'Angelo Custode
10:00 am / 10:00 pm
Free admission

Exhibition Prometeo e Atalanta - Pompeo Batoni
San Franceschetto church, Piazza San Francesco
10:00 am / 11:00 pm
Free admission

Domus Romana
Via Cesare Battisti 15
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm - "Calix Antica Roma": Discover the origins of the city and taste the flavors of history, guided tour of the Domus with tasting and drinks from the Roman era
Single ticket € 4,00

Via Francigena Entry Point - ex Casa Del Boia
Via dei Bacchettoni 8
"La Pellegrina che ha perso la via" / "The pilgrim who has lost her way" Anything can happen within the walls of the museum during the night ... even meeting a young pilgrim who has lost her way as well as time! Let's hear what she has to say about her adventures along the Via Francigena route.

Guinigi tower
Via S. Andrea
Open from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am
Last admission at 11:30 pm
Single ticket € 3,00 from 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Via Fillungo
Open from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am
Last admission at 11:30 pm
Single ticket € 3,00 from 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm

San Martino Cathedral
Piazza San Martino
9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm - "Santi, dame e cavalieri della Cattedrale" / "Saints, ladies and knights of the Cathedral". Extraordinary opening with guided tour. A tour to discover some masterpieces from the Volto Santo to Ilaria Del Carretto.
Single ticket € 3,00

I Pittori della Luce / The Painters of Light
Ex Cavallerizza, piazzale Verdi
Extraordinaary opening of the exhibition from 7:00 pm to 12.00 am (last admission at 11:00 pm).
Single ticket € 12,00 with audio guide.

Infinity of Lists
Cloister of the Agorà Civic Library
6:00 pm / 9:00 pm Inauguration of the exhibition by IMMAGINA Festival and Agorà Civic Library. In 2009 Umberto Eco wrote "Infinity of Lists", an essay that inspired this exhibition: from "that's all" to "etc.", from Lee Masters to Calvino, comparison of texts, poems and novels with illustrated stories, to prove the intoxication of this great vertigo.

Lucca Biennale Cartasia
Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Napoleone
Late night opening until 12:00 am
Single ticket € 8,00.

Il risveglio della natura / The awakening of nature
Palazzo delle Esposizioni BM Piazza San Martino 7,
7:00 pm / 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm / 11:00 pm - Free guided tours with qualified and trained guides
Compulsory reservation:

Museo del motore a scoppio / Internal combustion engine museum
via Guinigi
Extraordinary late night opening until 12:00 am.
Free admission

San Paolino barracks, San Pietro barracks and underground, San Frediano barracks, underground and exit/access points
8:00 pm / 12:00 am extraordinary opening - by the historical re-enactment companies: Association San Paolino, Compagnia Balestrieri Lucca, Flag-wavers and Musicians "Città di Lucca" and Association Historica Lucense.



The tours are free. Maximum 25 participants for each group.
Reservations required at the Tourist Information office - Lucca
Piazzale Verdi
every day from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
tel. +39 0583/583150 - 

Lucca Dark
9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - Church of San Francesco
Passion, blood and evil mysteries. Evening tour to discover the dark and mysterious side of Lucca: between crimes of passion, intrigues and dark legends

Prometeo ed Atalanta, Pompeo Batoni torna a Lucca
10:00 pm and 11:00 pm - Piazza San Francesco, at the exhibition.

Oratorio Degli Angeli Custodi / Oratory of the Guardian Angels
8:00 pm - via dell'Angelo Custode, at the Oratory.

Lucca Biennale Cartasia
International exhibition of paper art and architecture

9:00 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm - Cortile degli Svizzeri - Free guided tour and admission to the fascinating and unusual exhibition. A visit to discover works created by international artists and architects, in the name of innovation and originality.

Piazza del Salvatore e l'arciconfraternita della Misericordia
Tour to discover the square, the church and the historical archive of the Misericordia
9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - Piazza San Salvatore

Sopra e sotto le Mura / Above and below the city walls
9:00 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm Tourist Information office - Piazzale Verdi
A path above and below the city walls, to discover the interior part of some bulwarks, under the walls of Lucca, never used for defensive purposes.

Lucca: la città dalle 100 chiese / the city of a 100 churches
9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - piazza San Michele, statue of F. Burlamacchi.
From the best known to the unknown. Discovering the mysteries, symbols, stories hidden on their facades, true encyclopedias of medieval knowledge and life.




6:00 pm

Coachella Party workshops, balloons, music, glitter tattoo, photo corner, baby dance by Incanto party.
Palazzo Sani- Confcommercio headquarters
Via Fillungo

Dj sotto le stelle / Dj under the stars
Corso Garibaldi, curated by Old City - Glam - Caffè Monica "da Gio'"

Nessun dorma
until 10:00 pm - Piazza San Michele at Lebowski, Caffe del Mercato-Peschino, Turandot, Screwdriver - various artists.


6:30 pm

Tito's rum acoustic duo
Piazza Anfiteatro at Toscana Tipica.


7:00 pm

Historical parade
Piazzale Verdi / Piazza Napoleone
7:30 pm - performance.

Una Notte all'Opera / A Night at the Opera
Church of San Giovanni - arias and duets by Giacomo Puccini and more by the Puccini e La sua Lucca Festival
Ticket: full € 25,00 reduced (students, under 23, residents) € 20,00

Bar del Sole Night
Mercato del Carmine at Bar del Sole - aperitif and music


7:30 pm

Piazzetta Block Party
Porta di Borgo, at De Cervesia, Ciclo Divino, Bardo  Dj Set by Underground Supporters.

Notte splendente / Bright night
At Shaker's - Corso Garibaldi - aperitif, Dj set, light show.


8:30 pm

Nessun dorma... White night in music
Piazza san Michele, Palazzo Pretorio -  concert by Filarmonica G. Puccini from Nozzano Castello, directed by Nicola D'Arrigo

Notte d'epoca / Vintage night
Piazzale Verdi by the Don Franco Baroni Association in collaboration with the Club Balestrero Lucca


9:00 pm

Pilates and Yoga White Night
Palazzo Sani - via Fillungo - by the gym Ego 
free while seats last, for booking

Ad alta voce nella notte
Garden of the Town Hall in front of the entrance of Palazzo Orsetti - reading by the LaAV Versilia club

Dj Set
via Fillungo at Vinarkia della Pavona 

Segui il Ritmo
Through the streets of the city with the Moruga Drums

Lucca Arti e Mestieri
Piazza San Giusto - Arts and Crafts market

Casali Night with BertoDJ
Piazza San Michele at Bar Casali.

Cortile degli Svizzeri - milonga by Tango Querido.

Piazza Napoleone - Dance show by Daisy Dance and Paso Latino ASD.

Piazza Cittadella - Dance show by Salsa de Alma.

Piazza Guidiccioni - Dance show by MM Passione Danza.

Piazza Napoleone - Dance show by Atmosfera Danza and Alchimia Dance.

Piazza San Martino - SDance show by Caraibic Dance.

Piazza del Giglio - Dance show by Dile que si.

Piazzale Vittorio Emanuele II - Dance show by Emozione Danza.

Piazza San Frediano - Dance show by Solo Danza.


9:30 pm

Villa Bottini - Open air cinema "Elvis" - movie at 9:30 pm
Ticket office opens at 8:30 pm
Presale on or at the Villa Bottini cash desk

Jazz, Blues and Rock all night long
Via San Giorgio , at Franklin'33 with Tupa Nightwolf


10:00 pm

Manca solo il titolo
Piazza san Michele, Palazzo Pretorio -  comedy and musical show by and with Matteo Cesca and Maestro Meme Lucarelli.


11:00 pm

L'Undici va in bianco
Piazza Antelminelli, at Undici Undici - dj set


12:00 am

Gospel Show Summer Tour 2022
Piazza San Martino: Sunshine Gospel Choir (Italia's Got Talent 2020 Golden Buzzer by Joe Bastianich) All the energy of Gospel music even in summer!
The first, unique and inimitable Italian Gospel choir for summer 2022 offers an evening dedicated to the best of African American religious music!