Turandot and La Rondine at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago; Le siège de Corinthe, La pietra del paragone and Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro; plus Florence.
The summer festivals devoted to Italy’s two lyric masters are largely outdoor affairs, on opposite coasts, each offering distinctive experiences in lovely settings. Torre del Lago (Puccini Festival) is located in western Tuscany, little more than a mile from the Tyrrhenian Sea. For this part of the tour, we stay just outside Lucca, one of the most charming cities in Italy, with some of the finest cuisine in all of Tuscany.
Pesaro is a Roman town on the Adriatic Coast, the birth-place of Gioachino Rossini, and home to the Rossini Festival.
Between festivals we stay in Florence, spending just enough time in this magnificent city to sample the very best it has to offer.
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