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Puccini Museum - Casa natale

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Address: Corte S. Lorenzo, 9 | Biglietteria, Piazza Cittadella 5, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 584028
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Description: The house where Giacomo Puccini was born in 1858 is now a museum, which...
The house where Giacomo Puccini was born in 1858 is now a museum, which houses portraits, scores, sketches and other memorabilia related to this famous composer's life and career.
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Brought out Puccini's character

You need to get a ticket from ticket office in Piazza Citadella first. Then return and press the button for entry, before climbing the stairs to the second floor. It would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum in Pucini's birth place. It is not at all difficult to find or to enter. Just buy a ticket at the ticket place on the adjacent square, walk the few steps to the museum and if the door is locked just ring the bell and say you wish to enter the museum. It is up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You need to get a ticket from ticket office in Piazza Citadella first. Then return and press the button for entry, before climbing the stairs to the second floor. It would be difficult to believe a pregnant Mrs Puccini went out to do much shopping in her latter stages! There is much of interest for lovers of Puccini, and having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A place that we had wanted to see but for a time never appeared to be open even in the year of his centenary. Not the greatest museum but interesting, showing among other things his school reports - worth one visit at least though perhaps not needed to repeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This musuem has many items including black & white family photoes and videos, letters, personal portraits autographed as postcard, original scores and even the last piano Puccini owned. As well as the honorary notes and signs, including one from "delicate ladies of Argentina!". Apparently the artist was very popular with ladies & that sometimes even put harms in his marriage.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very interesting museum with lots of personal items belonging to Puccini. I am not an opera fan but I enjoyed learning about his life and seeing how people lived in Lucca a century ago.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum was interesting and well laid out, however, it was difficult to get in - one first has to go across the square for a ticket only to find a locked door when one goes back to the museum; when I put my glasses on, I discovered that one had to use the entry phone, which is not always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An exhilarating experience for music and opera lovers. I could get a sense of Puccini working on his operas on his piano whose keys are tarnished with nicotine. An exquisite collection of music and opera artifacts related to Puccini. Having a coffee in the nearby square Piazza Cittadella seals the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our visit began with a good welcome from reception. The house was full of magnificent costumes from early productions, and each room contained original scores, letters and photos. The highlight was undoubtedly the attic which has been turned into a possible stage set for the opening of La Boheme, and captured the living quarters of the students superbly. Puccini's music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The intimate feeling, as "Casa Natale" means his birthplace, but plenty of artifacts from his career, posters, various musical scores, etc. Only wish that they had been playing music over a sound system, as it was very quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Begins with the great statue of Puccini and continues inside his home. If you aren't an opera lover, you might be interested but we loved looking at the furnishings and the letters. Worth it to hear the music alone!

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