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7th edition of Virtuoso & Belcanto, a unique and extraordinary festival dedicated to Classical music representing the best combination of high education, competition and Romantic music.

Teachers and students meet in the summer months for intense live and online studies and live performance sessions concentrated in two weeks in medieval cloisters, in monumental halls, the gardens of the Real Collegio and in other prestigious places in the city and the surrounding area.

Along the Francigena route, stories on the road


The Via Francigena, history, culture and nature on the Lucca part of the route will be the protagonist of a podcast in Italian language.


Scholars and experts, but also those who live and "inhabit" the Via Francigena recount the characteristics of its landscape, nature, places and historical symbols, traditions and typical products that a pilgrim can encounter along the Lucca stretch of the route.


Five episodes from Sunday 16 January to 13 February to be listened to at home or ... on the road.



The vintage sporting event La Vinaria - Storia di biciclette e vino - History of bicycles and wine - is back.

On Sunday 21st August the 6th edition of the event will start on the market square of Marlia, and is a non-competitive race for those who want to experience passion and fun and enjoy nature, landscape and good food cycling together with the other participants.

Many refreshment points will be set up along the routes with arrival in the market square of Marlia.


Sunday, April 3, 1st bicycle touring bike ride entitled Classic Cycle Puccini through the lands and places of the life of master Giacomo Puccini.

The bike ride is developed in two paths, animated for the occasion by flash mob Puccini:
- 14 Km medium route
- 50 Km long route

All types of bicycles are allowed.

Two refreshment points along the routes:
- at Km 7 at the urban farm Riva degli Albogatti
- at Km 25 at the recreational area equipped by Unicoop Firenze

The Sinfonia Music School turns 25 (+1) years old and celebrates with the traditional Christmas greetings concert at the Auditorium San Francesco.

On Thursday 23 December at 21:00 at the Auditorium San Francesco in Lucca, Sinfonia For Christmas, a programme of traditional Christmas music and songs to celebrate Christmas and the school's 25 (+1) years of activity.

Happy holidays from the very heart of Lucca


A different way to discover the historical-artistic beauties and traditions of the city in detail and staying close, even if distant, during the Christmas holidays. Alongside the guided tours promoted together with the tourist guide associations, here are also two virtual views on the Icarus platform.

On Sunday 19 December, Christmas wishes from the church of Santa Maria Corteorlandini on this link

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