If you own a Tuscany property, you’ll already have seen the artistic, historic and religious riches that form the light and shade of Tuscan life.
If you’re still to buy a San Gimignano villa in the hills or a Lucca city apartment, then a wealth of cultural delights await you.
Tuscany’s culture buffs certainly had plenty to entertain them this month. First, a groundbreaking orchestral performance saw the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by YuMi the robot in Pisa. Next, a candlelit procession in Lucca, followed by celebrations around the city to mark the festival of the ‘Illumination of the Cross’.
One of the many benefits of buying a Tuscany holiday home, is that you can tap into world-class concerts and exhibitions whenever you’re in situ. Keep online newspaper, The Florentine, in your favourites bar for all the latest events in the region, from medieval music recitals in Siena to art installations in Pisa. Tuscany’s major cities – Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca – sit within easy reach of each other by car or high speed train. So, it really is possible to catch your favourite tenor in concert at Pisa’s Verdi Theatre and be back home in Lucca a half hour later.
Lucca isn’t just home to its own orchestra either. This year’s Lucca music festival – held annually in Piazza Napoleone – hosted none other than the Rolling Stones, together with other international acts including Kasabian and Ms. Lauren Hill. If you’re taking a stroll, don’t forget to gaze up at the picturesque flower decorated balconies of some of the traditional houses.
Those in the know call Lucca the ‘city of a hundred churches’. Others visit for its medieval city walls, which have survived to this day. For a small Tuscan city with less fame than Florence or Pisa, it certainly packs a mighty cultural punch.
Having immersed themselves in the Tuscany property market for many years, our Winkworth Italy property experts also pride themselves on their cultural sensitivity. We understand the needs of the international buyer perfectly, finding them property that reflects the region’s rich cultural life – without sacrificing on a great investment.
Begin your search for a beautiful new home in Tuscany with Winkworth International today.