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EHD - European Heritage Days


“Cultural Heritage: Including ALL!is the theme of the EHD - European Heritage Days, the biggest and most popular cultural event in Europe.
On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, guided tours, special openings and online events will be organized in national and local museums and culture sites.
On Saturday evening special openings of national museums are planned with a symbolic admission fee of 1 euro (excluding concessions provided by law).
This year’s theme is a reflection about participation in cultural heritage extended to all citizens, including all age and ethnic groups, minorities in the area and people with disabilities.


The program in Lucca:


Documentary exhibition on the occasion of the 950th anniversary of the cathedral’s consecration (1070-2020).
The State Archives of Lucca, in collaboration with the Diocesan Historical Archives and the State Library, are organizing this documentary exhibition dedicated to the cathedral of San Martino in Lucca, through a selection of documents and codes preserved in the aforementioned cultural institutes.

Info: Tel 0583 491465 – 0583 955909 -


The “clausus” heritage of the Botanical Garden: the collections of the historical-botanical section. the Botanical Garden offers its visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historical botanical heritage included in the Cesare Bicchi Botanical Museum section.
Guided tours and meetings with an expert in archiving and conservation of historical heritage
Sunday 26 September
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Meeting with an expert. A vision guided by an archival and conservation expert who will show finds taken from the library and herbarium collections explaining in a simple and accessible way the preservation of  cultural heritage.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Guided tours at the Living Garden and meeting with an expert. (reservation required)

Admission: € 3.00 (Special Price rate)
Guided tour: € 7.00 full - € 4.00 reduced
Reservations: piattaforma Summae
Tel. +39 0583 442482 -


PALAZZO MANSI - National Museum

The history of silk in Lucca in paintings and textile collections of a sumptuous residence of merchants of Lucca, covered with splendid Flemish tapestries, along the path of the monumental apartments up to the Sala dell’Alcova.
Extraordinary opening and extension of the opening hours with extraordinary late openings of the palace and the Pinacoteca in which paintings of the Italian and foreign schools from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century are preserved.
Saturday 25th September
from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday 26 September
from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

admission: € 1.00
Tel: 0583 55570 -


VILLA GUINIGI - National museum
Once the home of Paolo Guinigi, here you can find the history of Lucca from the eighth century BC with the archaeological collection to the paintings with sacred subjects of the eighteenth century.
The exhibition “Nuovi studi su Matteo Civitali” - New studies on Matteo Civitali - is still in progress.
Extraordinary opening and extension of opening hours, with extraordinary late night openings.
Saturday 25 September
from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday 26 September
from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

admission: € 1.00
Tel: 0583 496033 -


PUCCINI MUSEUM - Giacomo Puccini’s birthplace

A special invitation to the Puccini house!
Saturday 25
at 3:30 pm | Visit dedicated to the elderly accompanied by opera pieces on a vintage gramophone - € 3,00
at 9:00 pm, 9:45 pm and 10:15 pm| late tours dedicated to the history of the Birthplace-Museum - - € 3,00
Sunday 26
at 3:30 pm “Io gioco con Giacomo” tour dedicated to children aged 6 to 10 years with small gift - €  5,00
Saturday 25
7:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm - Late night visits to the Villino Puccini in Viareggio. Free admission.
Reservation requested.
Info: Tel. 0583 584028 -

Evening tour Birthplace - € 3,00
Evening tour Viareggio cottage - free
Tour over 65 - € 3,00
Tour children € 5,00 including a little gift
Residents in the Province of Lucca € 5,00



DOMUS ROMANA LUCCA - Casa del Fanciullo sul Delfino
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September
from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - free admission including video on the origins of Lucca and the archaeological site, visit and welcome Calix (Roman drink and biscuit of the Fanciullo sul Delfino / the Child riding the Dolphin)
Saturday 25 September
4.00 pm - Guided tour for the blind. Reproductions of the finds, models of the excavations and original structures will allow the public to touch history firsthand.
Admission: €. 4.00
Info: tel. 0583 050060 -



The ages of the Walls of Lucca, the Walls of Lucca for all ages.
Sunday 26
5:00 pm / 7:00 pm - Let’s build the Walls of Lucca, in the shoes of a master builder - didactic-creative workshop for children (recommended age 6-10 years)
5:00 pm / 7:30 pm - tour with the archaeologist from the Baluardo San Salvatore to the Baluardo San Martino passing through the medieval Porta dei Borghi.
At the end, aperitif at the “La Casermetta” restaurant.

admission: workshop € 5.00 per child
walk € 5.00 + € 8.00 aperitif
Family Special € 4.00 per person (1 or 2 adults accompanied by children)

Info: tel. 0583 1971545 - tel.  3341046719 -



Please note that
reservation is recommended for free visits.
reservation is required fo guided tours.
You will be required to show GreenPass, to measure temperature upon entry, wear a mask in enclosed or crowded environments.