The museum of Villa Puccini is located on the western side of the lake of Massaciuccoli in Torre del Lago Puccini in Tuscany, a fashinating natural site which comprehends, beside the lake, a rich net of canals which finish into the sea: a protected zone of deep natural interest. As in the times of Puccini, you can still see the balances for fishing and the little fishing houses along the canals.
Giacomo Puccini arrived for the first time in Torre del Lago in June 1891. After he lived in rented flats, as soon as he could, after the success of Manon Lescaut ( 1893 ) and La Bohem (1896 ), he had the villa built on top of an ancien tower which already had his name.
Inside the actual museum are kept some precious objects which belonged to Puccini: the piano where he composed the Turandot, sketches, pages he worte, costumes, awards, and lettes and photograhs. Some of the photos created a real family gallery.
All'interno del Museo, sono custoditi preziosi oggetti appartenuti
al musicista: il pianoforte sul quale fu composta la Turandot,
bozzetti, pagine autografe, costumi, onorificenze e riconoscimenti,
lettere e fotografie.
Una serie di fotografie costituisce una vera e propria galleria