Giacomo Puccini monument in Luca, Italy

8 Days in Puccini's Footsteps: A Musical Pilgrimage Through Italy

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Places Visited

Milan, Cremona, Lucca, Torre del Lago...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

On this eight-day Italy trip in Giacomo Puccini's footsteps, you will be fully immersed in a captivating world of music, history, and culture. From Milan's opera house that launched his career to the Tuscan lakeside villa where he penned immortal melodies, you'll trace Puccini’s musical evolution, while discovering the beauty that inspired his artistic legacy. Lose yourself in stirring landscapes, savor fine local wines and cuisine, and experience spectacular performances. This once-in-a-lifetime...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience Milan’s fashion, architecture, and opera history, including La Scala, where Puccini premiered works
  • Visit sites tied to Puccini's conservatory days in Milan, with artifacts from historic opera productions
  • Stop in charming Cremona to explore the famous violin workshops and museum showcasing exquisite craftsmanship
  • Travel to Lucca to see Puccini’s birthplace and historic artifacts at the Puccini Museum, located in his childhood home
  • Venture to Puccini’s lakeside villa in Torre del Lago, the breathtaking setting that inspired his most acclaimed masterpieces
  • Attend a spectacular opera performance set within Rome’s magnificent Teatro dell’Opera di Roma concert hall
  • Indulge in a rooftop farewell dinner in Rome, featuring live music of Puccini’s greatest arias
  • Extend your journey with an optional add-on excursion to Florence, the site of Puccini’s formative conservatory studies

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$3,145 per person (excluding international flights)

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