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Region: Tuscany
Saturday, May 26

chiantiback

Cost: 85€

Torre del Lago is a town in the province of Lucca, between the Lake of Massaciuccoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is famous for its most illustrious citizen, the opera composer Giacomo Puccini. The Festival Puccini, an annual opera festival which attracts around 40,000 attendees, is held in its open-air theatre, a short distance from the Villa where the opera composer lived and worked. In this Field Learning activity, students will have the opportunity to visit a very popular summer destination among Italian tourists and familiarize themselves with the history of this small town which is of crucial importance within the Italian cultural scene.

Itinerary: 

Morning departure from Florence to Torre del Lago. Guided visit of Torre del Lago’s town center, guided visit of main sites including Villa Puccini Museum and walking tour of Lago Massaciuccoli. Tasting of local products, free time on the beach. Return to Florence in the early evening. 

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Entry fees and guided visit to selected sites
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Insurance 


The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own

Learning outcomes:

  • Familiarize with the history of Torre del Lago and its importance in Italian cultural scene
  • Familiarize with the life and achievements of the Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini
  • Gain a broader knowledge of food and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture
  • Increase critical thinking, especially in relation to the role tourism plays in marketing the history, food, and culture of Italy
  • Develop team-building and collaborative skills

Payment deadline: 
Wed, May 23


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