After many years a successful event is coming back in Lucca this late June: Anfiteatro Jazz. The location is the evocative Anfiteatro square (once known as Piazza del Mercato) from the old oval shape, with colored houses all around. A unique spot, under a summer night sky.
The event is an international jazz festival which will welcome a number of concerts, with some of the greatest musicians of the contemporary jazz scene.
The concerts will start on 25 June with one of the most renowned Italian Jazz artists, Paolo Fresu (Trumpet), and will go on till June 29th. The manifestation will also include parallel events at the beautiful Palazzo Ducale, such as a workshop about Jazz and Cinema.
For a detailed program: www.comune.lucca.it/anfiteatrojazz
The most renowned Summer festival is already at the door, starting on July 6 with Diana Krall and seeing names such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Mark Knopler and Neil Young.
Here’s the link to the main website: http://www.summer-festival.com/
Last but not least the Puccini Festival will take place as usual in the amazing scenery of Torre del Lago (with a stage directly on the lake), with concerts from July 12th to July 27th.
Lucca is turning to become a dream destination for music lovers. As the city might be a bit crowded during the festivals the best tip we can give is to stay in a holiday-villa, in the total peace of the Tuscan countryside, better if with a private pool where to recover from the hot of the summer