The Puccini Festival is an international event that recalls in Torre del Lago, the favorite home of the master, many opera enthusiasts from around the world. Giacomo Puccini came to Torre del Lago in 1891 and was so fascinated by the town to settle here for more than 30 years. In his villa overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli, the master composed many of his most famous works, perhaps particularly inspired by the local landscape and atmosphere he loved so much.
Here were composed the Tosca, Madama Butterfly, the Swallow, the Triptych.
Since 1930, thanks to the Puccini Festival, his music is again at the center of the scene and is also rediscovered by the youngest. Each year, in Torre del Lago arrived the most acclaimed interpreter and musician of the international music scene to give life to the works of the Italian genius.
The Puccini Festival has now become a fixed event in the summer of Viareggio. Opera shows are held in the large open air theater of Torre del Lago, able to accommodate about 3.200 people.