Whats on in Lucca and Bagni di Lucca area in August 2016

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 Giorgio


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

Outside Lucca

Continuing Until 13th August Festival Puccini –Torre del Lago 

5th 6th 7th  Sagra della Zuppa di Aquilea from 19.00

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.


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