Giacomo Puccini was a great Italian musician from the city of Lucca in Tuscany. He was the last in a long line of musicians in his family. The house he was raised in held a special place in his heart, and he always made sure it remained in the family. Today this restored house is the Puccini Museum. The displays include photographs, opera costumes and librettos, drafts, and other rare documents from Puccini's life. Visitors can also see the costume of Turandot, which was worn by Maria Jeritza at the Metropolitan Opera House of New York in 1926.
The museum also contains original furniture from when Puccini and his family lived there. You will also see awards the musician won, including the Messa a Quattro Voci from 1880 and Il Capriccio Sinfonico from 1883. There is also a collection of letters written by Giacomo Puccini, his wife Elvira, his son Antonio, and his publisher, Giulio Ricordi.
The Puccini Museum is located at Corte San Lorenzo 9 in Lucca, Italy. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm May 1 to October 31, and 10am to 6pm in April. From November 1 to March 31, the museum is open 10am to 1pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am to 4pm Friday, and 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is 7 euros.