Lucca, Tuscany

7 days in Tuscany for a 5 Star experience, combining Puccini World Festival with the discovery of the finest tuscan wines and food!

STAY 7 days / 6 nights in Tuscany
Puccini World Festival package: 1 ticket for the Champagne Welcome Reception & 1 ticket for The Opening Concert (Fri. 28th Sept 2018); 1 ticket for The Gala Performance of La Tosca & 1 ticket for the Gala Dinner (Sat. 29th Sept 2018); 1 ticket for The Special Music Matinée (Sun. 30th Sept 2018); 1 ticket for The Closing Gala Concert and 1 ticket for the Buffet Gala Dinner afterwards (Sun. 30th Sept 2018)
3 overnights in 4*htl/5*htl/Residenza d’ Epoca in Lucca in bed & breakfast
2 light lunches in Lucca
Visit of Villa Puccini in Torre del Lago
Excursion on the Massaciuccoli Lake by boat
Guided walking tour in Lucca
Antinori at Bargino Wine Experience with visit of the cellar and wine tasting
Light lunch in Bargino Estate
1 overnight in Villa Banfi Castle in bed & breakfast
Banfi Wine Experience
Tasting dinner with wine & food pairing in Villa Banfi
light lunch in Castello Banfi
visit of Wine Museum of Bolgheri
2 overnights at Casone Ugolino in bed & breakfast
2 dinners
Petra Wine Experience with wine & food pairing
Light Lunch
visit and wine tasting of  Tenuta l’Argentiera in Bolgheri
All transfers as in the program
Drinks in light lunches and dinner
Everything not specified in  “included”
IMPORTANT The price is for minimum 8 persons.

Rates for:

– 6 persons € 3.550,00
– 4 persons € 4.000,00
– 2 persons €  5.250,00

If you love Tuscany and its excellences, this is the right tour for your next experience in Italy.

This exclusive trip combines the music of Giacomo Puccini with the finest wines and the great culinary arts: 3 masterpieces that make Tuscany one of the richest lands in the World.

Your itinerary begins in Lucca where you attend the first edition of Puccini World Festival a very special 3 days event which is destined to a very special and exclusive audiences: in fact the Festival is strictly private and no single ticket sale will be carried out!

The event will be filmed by Sky International with a BBC/ITV production team (led by Latimer Production Ltd London), further demonstration of the great quality of the event and the artistic proposal.

During the Festival you will attend beautiful Opera (La Tosca), 3 concerts, gala dinner and tastings; then you will discover the lands of Giacomo Puccini starting from his villa in Torre del Lago where he lived and composed his masterpieces.

At the end of the Puccini World Festival we will take you to the discovery and tasting of the most prestigious Tuscan wines, touching the Chianti area, Montalcino and Bolgheri lands of the Brunello and the SuperTuscan.

During this wine route, we do not forget the pleasures of the Tuscan gastronomy you will enjoy in very suggestive locations.

Viva Giacomo Puccini and fine wines & food of Tuscany!

Synthetic itinerary: Lucca – Torre del Lago – Bargino – Montalcino – Bolgheri

Selected Hotel (or similar):

  • Resort dei Limoni 5* – Lucca
  • Albergo Villa Marta 4* – Lucca
  • Palazzo Tucci residenza d’Epoca – Lucca
  • Castello Banfi Resort – il Borgo – Poggio alle Mura/Montalcino
  • Casone Ugolino – Castagneto Carducci

Selected Wine & Food Experience:

  • Antinori at Bargino wine experience: private tour of the astonishing Winery with tasting of 4 wines followed by tasting lunch (4 dishes) with wine and food pairing
  • Banfi wine experience: tour to the Excellence Discovery with transfer within the estate with shuttle, guided tour of the cellar and vineyards, guided tasting of 4 wines (Brunello + Brunello reserve + Summus + Excelsus), guided tour of Balsameria, dinner at Taverna Banfi with tasting menu 5 courses with 5 wines matched
  • Petra Wine Experience: the private guided tour takes about 2 hours and includes a visit to the vineyards and winemaking areas to end with the guided wine tasting and a tasting wine and food pairing.
  • Argentiera wine experience: guided visit to the vineyards placed on a little plateau about 200 m on s.l. surrounded by Mediterranean scrub with a spectacular view of the sea and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago Then guided visit of the new monumental cellar including the wine making area, aging in the Barriques and the grape harvesting venue during the harvest to get a complete understanding of what happens in a cellar. Short breaks on the panoramic terrace with views over the entire territory. Tasting of the 3 wines of the estate under the name DOC Bolgheri.

Additional information

StylesGlamour, Gourmet, Heritage

Day 1: Pisa Airport - Lucca

Transfer from Pisa Airport to Lucca. Check in and accommodation at the Hotel in Lucca. Transfer to Teatro del Giglio for the Puccini World Festival Opening: Champagne reception & official presentation of the festival + Opening Gala Concert Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra – Conductor ANDREA COLOMBINI – in program: ouvertures, arias and duets from Operas by G.PUCCINI, G.VERDI., OFFENBACH, W.A. MOZART, ROSSINI. Before the performance: Champagne reception. At the end of the event, transfer to the Hotel. Overnight

Day 2: Lucca - Torre del Lago - Lucca

After breakfast, departure, with private transfer, to Torre del Lago Puccini. At the arrival, visit of Villa Puccini which is located just in front of the Lake of Massaciuccoli. In this villa the great Maestro lived and wrote all his operas. At the end of the visit, we embark on a boat for characteristic excursion on the Lake so much loved by Giacomo Puccini. At the end, transfer to Lucca. Light lunch. In the afternoon free time for relaxation. At about 6:00pm private transfer to Teatro del Giglio for the beginning of the marvelous second night of Puccini World Festival. Opening night of LA TOSCA – the magic opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini – Conductor: ANDREA COLOMBINI. The performance will be followed by the GALA DINNER which will be held in a charming hall of a historic building of Lucca. At the end of the dinner, transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3: Lucca

After breakfast, private transfer to Lucca. 11:30 am, Teatro del Giglio – SPECIAL SUNDAY MUSICAL matinee: W.A. MOZART – REQUIEM KV 626 – Choir of the University of Pisa – Lucca Philarmonic Orchestra
7:00pm Festival Choir – Lucca Philharmonic OrchestraConductor ANDREA COLOMBINI
in program: ouvertures, intermezzos, arias and duets from Operas by G.PUCCINI, R.WAGNER, G.VERDI
After the performance, the BUFFET GALA DINNER by the Restaurant IL GIGLIO will take place. At the end transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4: Lucca - Bargino - Montalcino

In the morning, after breakfast meeting with our representative and departure – with private transfer – to Chianti area, the famous wine district in the heart of Tuscany. At the arrival in Bargino, we taste the Antinori at Bargino Wine Experience with visit of the cellar and wine tasting. Light Lunch and in the early afternoon, transfer to Montalcino. Arrival at Castello Banfi – Il Borgo a wonderful Wine Resort. After the check in and accommodation, time for relaxation. In the evening tasting Dinner with wine & food pairing at Castello Banfi. Overnight in Montalcino at Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.

Day 5: Montalcino - Bolgheri

After breakfast, we start Banfi Wine Experience. After the experience, light lunch. In the afternoon departure to Bolgheri, one of the most important wine areas not only of Tuscany but of the World. At the arrival in Bolgheri we visit the nice village of Bolgheri and later we visit the Wine Museum of Bolgheri. At the end of the experience, accomodation in hotel in Castagneto carducci,  tasting dinner in the surroundings and overnight.

Day 6: Bolgheri -Suvereto

After breakfast departure to Suvereto and visit of Tenuta Petra with wine tasting and tasting food and wine pairing. In the afternoon, back to Bolgheri to visit la Tenuta l’Argentiera with wine tasting. Tasting Dinner in Bolgheri. Overnight at Castagneto Carducci.

Day 7: Castagneto Carducci - Pisa Airport

After breakfast transfer to Pisa Airport in time to take the flight. End of the services