Lucca boasts of a precious possession which is the Puccini Museum - "Casa Natale Giacomo Puccini". It is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini and is today a grand museum that was created in 1979 and opened to the public in 2011. Various restoration works took place in the building so that it was ready with the appropriate objects and the public loved it. Today the building has more or less its original look and is appreciated as well.
The museum is based in an apartment on the second floor at a prime location of the Lucca city. The great composer was born here on December 22, 1858. This was the house where the great composer spent his childhood and teens. This is the place where he started his sweet journey of music and also completed his studies. Later he moved on to Milan to learn Opera. This great artist began his career in 1884 and since then he did not look back and went on to become the most loved composers in history. He was fond of this property and took care of it till his last breath though he was living somewhere else.
Interesting objects inside the museum.
This is an excellent museum that has many precious and other items of interest to the public. Visitors love to admire the items displayed as they are all relevant to the olden times and also a reminder of the past way of the life of the people and how they lived. The museum contains precious objects of the musicians that one can take a closer look at and of course the old original furniture that he used. There is also the Steinway and Sons piano that he used to compose songs with.
The wonderful costumes are truly worth having a look at. There is a good collection of the costumes where you will not be disappointed. The other items include the movies and various other documents that were not published before and are all original. The museum also holds the letters of Giacomo Puccini written to various people as well as photographs, paintings, memorabilia, sketches, drafts, copies of his work, booklets of Tosca and La Fanciulla del West, hand written notes and music sketches are some of the few objects found in the museum. Particularly significant are the letters that Puccini wrote on his deathbed as he could not communicate only by writing as he was suffering from throat cancer.
You can take guided tours of the museum as the Puccini Museum - Birthplace Lucca offers the tourists with free guided tours every Saturday at 12.00 P.M. Moreover, since the museum is situated n the second floor of the historical building, there is one elevator to help people with disabilities and once can take wheelchair as well.
The opening hours of the museum are
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10:00 to 13:00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:30 to 16:00
Closed on Tuesday and 25th December
The house of Puccini displays a blend of feelings for the people who love the genre. The museum building is a simple building and is a huge one so that all the objects belonging to the museum are preserved in the right manner and in the right kind of atmosphere. So when tourists are in Lucca, they should not miss this opportunity to view the belonging of the musician as well as his house which he loved so much.