Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca, Italy, on December 22, 1858. Puccini spent his childhood in Lucca and the city embraces him as a favorite native son. The native house of the famous opera composer has been restored in the style of the mid-nineteenth century and made into a small museum that is open to the public.
Fans of Puccini and opera find the house of great interest. Visitors walk through the rooms of the house. Each room has a small description of what the room was used for and the objects in the room (written in both Italian and English). On display in the museum are manuscripts and music scores from his operas, photos and paintings, a piano, a costume from an opera, and other memorabilia.
Puccini House Museum Visitor Information
- Hours: Wednesdays through Mondays, 10AM - 6PM (11AM - 5PM, Nov - March)
- Admission: 7 euro
- Web site: for updated hours and price, see Puccini Museum
- Location: Corte San Lorenzo 8, off Piazza Citadella (where you will see a statue of Puccini)
Puccini Museums and Concerts
Concerts in Lucca: March 16 - November 15, concerts are held every evening at 7PM in San Giovanni Church. November 16 - March 15, concerts are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM in the Cathedral Museum Oratorio. See Puccini and his Lucca for schedule.
Torre del Lago Puccini: Puccini transformed an old watchtower on Lake Massaciuccoli, about 25 kilometers from Lucca, into a villa and wrote many of his operas while living there. His villa is now a museum and in summer the Puccini Opera Festival is held in the outdoor theater overlooking the lake. See our Torre del Lago Puccini Guide for museum and festival information.
Celle dei Puccini, about half an hour from Lucca near Pescaglia, is the house where the Puccini and his family spent their summers during his childhood. The house is a museum with family furniture, portraits, letters, notebooks, a phonograph given to him by Edison, and a piano on which he composed part of the opera, Madame Butterfly. See Museum of Celle