my advice would be to never consider taking a car anywhere near this place. You will be entrapped by the many secret, out of sight and sneaky traffic cameras. 6 months after returning home I received 3 traffic violations totalling £210. I had obviously been unaware of the cameras when driving round to find a parking spot which I eventually... 更多
A lovely way to sample the music of Puccini, one of Lucca's most famous sons, in such a beautiful setting. The music is moving and to be so close to the performers certainly adds to the experience. Make sure you don't miss this whilst in the city.
I am not ashamed to admit that I was close to tears. From the opening bars of 'O mio babbino caro', we were captivated - not just by the sopranos (Clara Polito and Valentina Rugolo), not just by the precise, symphonic piano playing (Diego Fiorini) but by the rich acoustics in the historic setting. Our expectations were not that great... 更多
So funny that Lucca doesn't really seem to appreciate its most famous son. Nice concert though, operating every single day of the year. A must, I happen to think, to acknowledge Puccini whilst in this lovely city.
Sometimes these concerts in tourist cities are not of a good standard. Think Vienna where you have to ask and choose carefully. This concert in Lucca was of a high standard. I will go again this week (different programme every night) and I expect that to be of a high standard also. The pianist was excellent as well as the... 更多
What a wonderful evening! That was the second time we attended an event of the Puccini concerts at the San Giovanni church, the first being in 2008, and our impressions were even stronger than the first time. The evening was dedicated to Puccini’s and Verdi’s arias. The singers were both outstanding and the pianist exceptional. Even though when a mobile... 更多
We went all 3 evenings of our stay in lucca. Each evening was different in terms of singers and arias/songs but what they all had in common was the enthusiasm and talent of the young performers and the wonderful acoustics of the San Giovanni Church. Amazing value and such a lovely start to an evening. I really don't understand why... 更多