If you spend some wonderful relaxing time at the Residenza Palazzo Visdomini, located in Tuscany, in Pietrasanta (District of Lucca), you will have the opportunity to participate in The traditional festivals in Versilia Tuscany .
In Torre del Lago, the Puccini Festival occurs, a world-renowned music summer event. It is a lyric music festival, right in the city where Puccini had lived and composed his masterpieces. Every year, in his honour, the Maestro’s most representative works are performed in the open-air theatre that overlooks the charming Massaciuccoli Lake.
Livorno Effetto Venezia
The Neighbourhood La Venezia, one of the most peculiar districts of Livorno, becomes the protagonist of the most relevant event of the Livornese summer, called Livorno Effetto Venezia (Venice Effect in Livorno), which generally occurs between July and the first days of August.
It is a great kermesse of colours, sounds, lights, and voices. For several days, it is possible to take part into different kind of performances, from only musical to theatrical events, as well as cultural exhibitions, which revive squares, historic palaces, bridges, courtyards, and alleys.
During Livorno Effetto Venezia, it is also possible to admire charming antique shops, artisanship expositions, and stalls, and besides that, you may visit the Fossi Medicei on a typical boat, achieving an evocative and peculiar sight of Livorno from the water.
La Versiliana Festival
In Marina di Pietrasanta, inside the Versiliana Park, the Festival La Versiliana – considered as the most prestigious Italian theatrical festival – takes place, between July and August. Gabriele D’Annunzio had been a Versiliana park-goer, which is a place where he wrote some marvellous pages of Italian literature. The Versiliana park was described by D’Annunzio as “The most beautiful place in the Universe”.
The Barsanti and Matteucci International Award, one of the most important exhibitions in Pietrasanta, aims to symbolise in a concrete way both the scientific and human importance of the two inventors of the internal combustion engine. The Barsanti and Matteucci International Award, which has occurred every year since the 2000, is a prize reserved to those who have stood out in the field of the automotive engineering.
Festival della Mente
If you spend some wonderful relaxing time at the Residenza Palazzo Visdomini, located in Tuscany, in Pietrasanta (District of Lucca), you will able to attend to the Mind Festival, which takes place every year, in September, in the old town of Sarzana. The Mind Festival is the first European exhibition entirely dedicated to creative processes and creativity. The aim of this event is to talk, through academics’ testimonies, about creative processes and creativity, providing lessons and shows created on purpose.