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In addition to the events in the agenda of Lucca, there are many events in the surrounding area of Garfagnana or in the villages of the Plain, the Mediavalle del Serchio and Versilia.


In Viareggio from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th August the Maritime Festival

Festa della Marineria

from 6.30pm, 4 days of local traditions with meetings and tastings, shows and screenings on the external quay of the Maritime Museum (Lungo Canale Est) in Viareggio. The event, as a tribute to the town with a strong bond to the sea, this year includes a competition between art schools and the exhibition “The colors of the Sea" from Sunday 11 August with seven local contemporary painters, who give their unique interpretation of the sea, until Saturday 17 August open like the museum from 6:00 pm/11: 00 pm. The conferences focus on themes like environment, history and spirituality with films. Free admission, food tastings with reservation.
For Info: 0039 320 3895809 segreteria@promo-terr.it fb Promo-Terr






Mid-August concert on the 15th at sunrise on the pier of Forte dei Marmi

Ferragosto all'albafrom 6:00 am, classical music concert in Forte dei Marmi at sunrise in the evocative setting of piazza del pontile. Music meets tradition with an unusual breakfast offered by local fishermen. Soprano Cristina Martufi, tenor Davide Piaggio and the orchestra Domenico Scarlatti, conducted by Gianluigi Dettori, will perform arias of different operas. Free admission.
For info: 0039 0584 280292 www.myfortedeimarmi.it





On thursday 15th of August teatime in the magical atmosphere of Villa Ginori in Massarosa

Cerimonia del te a Villa Ginorifrom 6.30 pm, on the shore of Lake Massaciuccoli, at Villa Ginori di Quiesa (via della Piaggetta, 863) in Massarosa, Letizia Del Magro of the Jaku Tea Ceremony School introduces you to the world of oriental tradition with the Ceremony of Chinese tea or "Gong fu cha", the Chinese traditional tea preparation ritual, typical of the provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. The tea teacher wears the hanfu, the Chinese historical dress and illustrates this ritual with a practical demonstration with all the original utensils, followed by a tasting. Paid admission. Reservation required.
For info: 0039 348 5552580 / 338 2386211 info@associazionevilleversilia.com  www.associazionevilleversilia.com







On Saturday, August 17, the Blue Night on the Gramolazzo lake

Notte blu Gramolazzofrom 5:00 pm/12:00 am, market and night show with sailing boats, games for children and food on the shore of Lake Gramolazzo, Minucciano. Dinner with panorama terrace with reservation.
For Info: 0039 347 5315112  www.turismo.garfagnana.eu




On Saturday August 17 at the Carnival arena of Viareggio presentation of the carnival float sketches 2020

Festa dei bozzettifrom 9:00 pm, the artists of Viareggio’s Carnival will be protagonists on the stage of the Cittadella del Carnevale (Via Santa Maria Goretti) to reveal the subjects designed for the buildings that will parade from 1 to 25 February 2020. Not just a presentation, but a great show in which every artist illustrates his project with dancing, music, sketches, videos. Free admission.
For info: 0039 0584 58071 www.ilcarnevale.com  




The weekend of August 17 and 18 the Apuan Alps festival

Alpi Apuane in festafrom 10:00 am, in the heart of the Natural Park in Careggine the great Apuan Alps festival is back. Two days full of traditional events, typical food and entertainment, activities for kids, music, excursions, sports and shows. Free admission.
For Info: 0039 346 2719688 www.turismo.garfagnana.eu  montesumbra@gmail.com




A step back into childhood on the weekend of August 17 and 18 in Gualdo – the village of fairytales

Il paese delle fiabefrom 6:30 pm, the village of Gualdo, Massarosa, a characteristic medieval village will be crowded with fairy-tale characters in a magical dreamlike child's atmosphere with performances and typical food. In every corner of the streets entertainment, workshops for children, street artists and acrobats, fairy tales and storytellers. The only money allowed is the "Gualdiccio" which can be changed on the entrance. Admission € 7.00, free for children up to 10 years. Free shuttle bus from Panicale.
For Info: 0039 327 6398334 fb Gualdo "Paese delle Fiabe"





A week full of concerts at the Barga Jazz Festival

BargaJazzfrom 9:00 pm, in Barga the program the Barga Jazz Festival 2019, which continues until August 31, in its XXXII edition, includes concerts, seminars and side events; the core remains the international composition and arrangement competition for jazz orchestras, this year dedicated to the music of the American trumpeter Dave Douglas, guest of the Festival and of the BargaJazz Orchestra at the Teatro dei Differenti on 23 and 24 August. The BargaJazz Contest (19 and 20 August), the competition dedicated to newcomers, includes the participation of groups from all over Italy and also from abroad. On August 18 Barga in Jazz with free admission: music in the squares and streets of the historic center in the company of the Large Street Band and groups of the Siena Jazz University. Animation for children organized by the Manidoro Association. The grand finale in Piazza del Teatro at 9:00 pm with the Barga Jazz Club Jam Session: Simone Venturi (piano), Leonardo Gnesi (double bass), Federico Cardelli (drums), the protagonists of Barga in Jazz and other guests. Some concerts are subject to paid admission.
For Info: 0039 0583 723860 www.bargajazz.it