Events in Lucca and Bagni di Lucca Area August 2016
It is always difficult to know what is going on in Lucca city and I am always being asked so I have tried to put together a few events for August that tourists and longer-term travellers might enjoy. Of course this list isn't definitive but here is a selection. I find it very difficult to know what is happening and sometimes I find that even the local bars aren’t aware, so if you know of something interesting happening that you think I should add to the list please let me know. Also sometimes in the city there are spontaneous events of dance and music so you might find a delightful surprise in a piazza or along the walls. Bagni di Lucca on the other hand has a very good site listing all the activities in the villages, I have therefore added their link rather than re listing them
Summer Events in August Lucca City
Outdoor cinema – Villa Bottini
Puccini Concerts San Giorgiohttp://www.puccinielasualucca.com
Cartesia - Celebration of paper including paper sculptures throughout the city (paper is a very important local industry).
4th August Tosca Arias Piazza Cittadella 18.30 and 21.30 ( tickets 10 Euro but you can sit at bar or stand for free)
5th/6th August “Suor Angelica” by Puccini - San Micheletto performed by opera students. (free)
20th/21st August - Antique Fair
26-28th August Craft Fair selling locally produced goods directly. Buy from the creators. Opens 17.00 hours. On the 26th Sortita Baluardo San Martino
27th August- Notte Bianca (many events free)
5th 7th 12th 13th 19th 21th 26th Il Canto degli Alberi – music in the botanical gardens
Continuing Until 13th August Festival Puccini –Torre del Lago
Bagni di Lucca Area
In the area there is a wealth of local festivals.
Visit the proloco site, which lists all the village festivals and ask for details at the tourist office.
Important Local festivals
Barga Jazz Festival
I hope this calendar and links enable you to find a event you might like during your stay in our beautiful corner of Northern Tuscany during August.