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LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL

posted by on March 20th, 2017

If music is your first love and you enjoy rocking out to the sounds of musical legends and current chart favourites alike, the Lucca Summer Festival is a must visit! The mediaeval Tuscan city of Lucca comes alive during the month of July and plays host to stellar line up of international stars.
Take in the city’s array of wonderfully intact historical sites, beautiful renaissance architecture and picturesque greenery as you soak up the sounds of intimate open-air performances from the greats of the music scene.

The Lucca Summer Festival first launched in 1998 with the legend that is Bob Dylan headlining. Since then it has grown in popularity and a whole host of musical megastars have visited the city to perform on the historical stages of Piazza Napoleone, Piazza San Martino and Amphitheatre Square. Past performances from esteemed stars include David Bowie, James Brown, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Alicia Keys to name but a few.

This year, the Lucca Summer Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary and the planned line-up certainly befits that milestone. Robbie Williams, Green Day, Kasabian, Rag n’ Bone Man, Imagine Dragons, LP, Macklemore featuring Ryan Lewis and Il Volo will perform across various dates during July, wowing crowds and filling the streets with excited revellers.

Lucca is obviously extremely busy during the festival, particularly around the dates of headline performances. A great tip if you are travelling as part of a group is to use the festival organisers carpooling option – it will save time, mean that you have less hassle during busy festival days and open up your options for accommodation within areas outside of the city. Although this is a great service and used widely by festival goers, it’s important for us to advise a word of safety – always use this service as part of a group, ideally two of you should travel together at all times.

If seeking accommodation outside of the city appeals to you, there are several great villa options that would work well for groups of friends or families. Villas provide a home from home with everything you need to rest, relax and unwind. With the Summer Festival in mind, they are also a perfect base from which to visit Lucca for the day to catch your favourite performances. Some of our villa recommendations include:

Villa Alibia

This unique five star property is just a 10 minute drive from Lucca and offers a design led, contemporary retreat for a group of up to 10 people. Nestled on white marble rocks, this luxury villa offers a spectacular view of Lucca and the surrounding areas, whilst still offering a peaceful haven for complete relaxation.
http://www.homeinitaly.com/alibia.htm?idv=418

Borgo Benni

Situated in a hamlet tucked away amid the gently folding hills near the town of Lucca, this villa is a grand Tuscan retreat. Originally a hunting lodge in the early 19th century, its modern restoration has accentuated its unique inner courtyards to offer an enchanted silence.
If you’re looking for a time-forgotten atmosphere then this is the perfect option for you.
http://www.homeinitaly.com/borgo+benni.htm?idv=220

Tickets for the Lucca Summer Festival are on sale now at various ticket selling websites. For more information on the Lucca Summer Festival and to purchase tickets visit www.summer-festival.com.

If you’re keen to check out more villa options within the Lucca visit: http://www.homeinitaly.com/search-results.php

KANDINSKY EXHIBITION IN PISA

posted by on October 31st, 2012

Fifty works by Russian master Wassily Kandinsky (the “Father of Abstract Art”) will be on display in the Auditorium of Pisa’s Palazzo Blu until February, 2013. The exhibit retraces the years between 1901 and 1922, the period when Kandinsky left the Soviet Union.
The expo begins by guiding visitors through the artist’s first paintings, realized during the Symbolist movement – to the works from the Murnau period. It ends with the largest canvases created during the few years in which Kandinsky – with his The Blue Rider – became the point of unity between the Western and Russian avant-garde movements.

For more information, please click here

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM

Where: Palazzo Blu
City: Pisa
Address: Lungarno Gambacorti 9
Region: Tuscan

Bagno Vignoni: a real jewel in Val D’Orcia

posted by on January 3rd, 2012

 

Bagno Vignoni is one of the most charming and best preserved medieval town of Tuscany. Located in the Val D’Orcia, set in a picturesque landscape of vineyards is known worldwide for the spa, whose work dates back to Roman times.Its main square boasts a unique setting: instead of a classical Italian “piazza”, Bagno Vignoni has a big pool with warm and thermal water. Taverns, houses and the church of St. John the Baptist have developed around it. Entering Bagno Vignoni is like going beyond the wall of time, and it gives the sensation that time has stopped.
It will be very pleasant to sit outside a bar and take a homemade ice cream or a glass of Vin Santo.

Bagno Vignoni has a magic power: it reconciles us, city people, with the world. Isn’t this already a good reason to visit it?

We offer several villas in the Val D’Orcia area if you want  to discover the best parts of Tuscany!

 

Pablo Picasso exhbition in Pisa

posted by on November 29th, 2011

I wanted to become a painter and I became Picasso’ is the title of this major retrospective about the very symbol of Modern art.
Pisa hosts this unique exhibition of one of the greatest artist of the xx century featuring more than 200 works. The visitors can admire paintings, ceramics, sketches and designs, lithographs, watercolours, books and tapestries that show the undisputed genius of Picasso.

Blu Palazzo d’Arte e Cultura
Lungarno Gambacorti, 9
56125 – Pisa
14th October 2011 – 29th January 2012

Stay in one of our best luxury villas close to Pisa to enjoy this exhibition and some sightseeing of  the city of the Leaning Tower.