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I only saw the door when I left.I only saw the door when I left.

Guinigi Tower from Torre delle OreGuinigi Tower from Torre delle Ore

A supporting trumpeterA supporting trumpeter

Front view of churchFront view of church

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lucca events june 2 to 10

by Paulo_Pinto

I would like to know where can i see the musical events from june 2 to june 10 in lucca

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by mccalpin

I have been looking at the Lucca city website (in Italian only), and the only thing I see so far is:
"6 giugno (San Frediano) Un Italiano a Vienna chiude il programma della 46° Sagra con il Coro della Cappella Santa Cecilia di Lucca. Antonio Caldara, un veneziano trapiantato a Vienna che ha fatto scuola tra i grandi artisti europei a lui contemporanei (si pensi, infatti, che fu scelto Haydn per prendere il posto di Caldara quale Maestro di Cappella alla corte del Principe Ruspoli). Un programma musicale che vedrà eseguiti, per soli, coro e orchestra, la sinfonia da un Oratorio, 2 offertori, il Magnificat in Do maggiore e la Grande Messa in onore di S. Giovanni con trombe e timpani firmata da uno dei più illustri barocchi italiani europeizzati. Tutte le musiche di Caldara sono state trovate, trascritte e revisionate da Bacci."

June 6 (San Frediano [this is the location] - An Italian in Vienna closes the program of the 46th [Lucchese Sacred Music Festival] with the St. Cecilia Chapel Chorus of Lucca [St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music]. Antonio Caldara, a Venetian transplanted to Vienna, has studied among his contemporaries, the great artists of Europe...

Are you interested in the rest of the translation?

Bill

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by kathymof

I was there a few years ago in early June and they had small evening concerts in the church of San Giovani. You could buy tickets just outside the door throughout the day. The church is just west of the Duomo and is a museum. Here is a link to a map of old town Lucca. The concerts were in #7 (orange building) which is in grid F6. This is a great map so you might want to download it and take it with you, http://www.luccaturismo.it/mappe.php?id=19

I fell in love with Lucca - hope you do too. Try to stay inside the walls if at all possible.

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by Paulo_Pinto

thank you for your help..no translation is necessary because i can understand more or less italian

Gracia mille

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by gfinesilver

there is a puccini (i think) concert every night during the summer in one of the churches and it is quite nice. the acoustics are incredible. sorry i don't remember the name, but you can find out about it easily.

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by kathymof

Yes these are the concerts I am referring to. They are in San Giovanni and they are inexpensive and very nice. Makes for a great evening out. You can see the location on the map link I posted earlier in this forum.

Re: lucca events june 2 to 10

by mccalpin

The City's website lists a "Summer Festival", but it's not classical music and it's in July. That is,
"Grandi i nomi internazionali che faranno da richiamo: Anastacia (8 luglio), Lenny Kravitz (11 luglio), Franz Ferdinand (14 luglio), James Taylor (15 luglio), John Fogerty (17 luglio) Burt Bacharach (18 luglio) ospite Karima.
I concerti avranno luogo come sempre in piazza Napoleone. "

Since you read Italian, look at http://www.comune.lucca.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/2844
for all the events in Lucca...

Bill

Travel Tips for Lucca

Art & History

by prleprle

Surrounded by the intact Renaissance walls, the town of Lucca can boast a well kept historical centre, where the medieval palaces form a natural line along the main streets. There are many churches that keep masterpieces of art, house birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, few other museus, towers and transformed Roman Amphitheatre. Everything....

Look for where the old meets the new

by leics

It'seasy to wander the streets of Lucca (and so many other Italian towns) without noticing the less obvious evidence of the past. Churches and palazzi and Medieval buildings are all around, but closer observation will show far more details in far more buildings.

You'll see filled-in archways, windows set within earlier windows (sometimes set within even earlier windows), old niches for long-gone statues.......

Keep your eyes open as you walk, and don't forget to look up. Modern shop and house frontages are very often placed upon much older buildings: the higher levels give away the age more clearly.

Must-see cafe

by yelyah99 about Cafe Di Simo

Apparently frequented by creative types in its day, this cafe offers a smart ambience, fantastic cakes and the best coffee in Lucca. A cup of coffee at the bar is only 90 cents, but a lot more to sit down! We stood and ate lots of little cakes while we were at it. A slice of one of the sweet tortes

Walking or Bicycling the Walls

by deecat

The walls of Lucca are really tree-lined promenades, which offer magnificent views of the city. They encircle the city and add to the ancient ambience.

By the time the walls were completed in1645, they were thought to be some of the most advanced of their times. In one book, I read that "their most curious feature was the open space that lay beyond them, and which survives to this day, cleared to prevent the enemy from taking cover in trees and undergrowth."

I find it ironic that these walls were never used to defend the city; thus, they were eventually converted into the promenade and public park that they are today.

Allan and I walked around the walls at our leisure. It seemed so strange to be up so high, greeting other walkers knowing that these very walls played such a part in Lucca's history.

There is even a restaurant atop the wall!

It was fun to see young people playing soccer in the huge grassy area below the wall. But what is really so neat is to see both inside and outside the walls. The city beyond the walls is so modern; inside, it's as though time stands still.

Lucca's Duomo

by Herkbert

The Cathedrale di San Martino, located in the Piazza San Martino, is a large Romanesque cathedral built in the 12/13th century. It was built after, and fitted next to, a soaring bell tower and has a 'doesn't fit' sort of look to it. It's all built in white and grey marble, with different rows of columns on the facade. Take a close look at the many carving on the facade, including a labyrinth which is said to represent the long struggle to reach salvation.

The interior is rather dark and austere, but there are many beautiful art treasures to be seen. Among the many, there are two not to be missed. The first is located in a chapel inside the church and is called "Volto Santo" (which means "Holy face"). It is a carved wooden crucifix with a highly detailed carving of Christ. It is believed to be the face of Jesus, made by Nicodemus (who witnessed the crucifixion). The second is the remarkable tomb of Illaria del Carretto (bride of a Guinigi family member, sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia).

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