Spring has Definitively Started

Spring has definitively started and many events are ready to take place in Lucca. There are so many things to do not only in town, but also in the surroundings that we are so spoilt for choice! Important and renowned festivals will be in town in April: from Lucca Film Festival to Dance Meeting, from Festival del Volontariato to Tattoo Expo. In addition, Marcia delle Ville and Terre di Canossa car race will be a great chance to visit the Lucca countryside and discover its treasures.

Lucca Film Festival
Until Sunday 10 April

Having paid tribute to David Lynch in 2014 and to David Cronenberg in 2015, this year the Film Festival dedicates one of its main sections to Maestro George Romero with the tribute to the Master of Horror curated by Paolo Zelati and Stefano Giorgi. George Romero will be in Lucca to take part in screenings, public events, conferences and the exhibition dedicated to his works.

Lucca Effetto Cinema Notte
Saturday 9 April

Lucca will be turned into an open-air cinema set once again. On Saturday 9 April, it will occur the fourth edition of Effetto Cinema Notte celebrating the last day of Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema 2016. What is more, George Romero will be the guest of honour.

Lucca Blues Festival
From Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April

The Festival dedicated to blues is back with three days of concerts and a fair market. This is not only a chance to listen to some good music, but also a moment of social commitment as the whole proceeds will be donated to charity.

Dance Meeting
From Tuesday 12 to Sunday 17 April

The Dance Meeting Festival is a mosaic of events that revolves around the world of dance and will involve more than 1,000 dancers, professionals and amateurs from all over the world.

Festival del Volontariato
From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 April

The ingredients of the VI edition of the Volunteer Work Festival are a new prestigious location, Palazzo Ducale, a challenging theme and new collaborations. Since 2011, the Festival has been organized by Centro Nazionale per il Volontariato (Cnv) and Fondazione Volontariato e Partecipazione (Fvp) and more than 100,000 people have taken part into it.

Terre di Canossa
From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 April

The 6th edition of the GP Terre di Canossa will take place across Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany. Terre di Canossa is an extraordinary journey along the thousand year old roads of Matilde di Canossa, Queen of Italy in the 12th Century.

40th Marcia delle Ville
Sunday 24 April

The Marcia delle Ville (Villas Marathon) is by far the most spectacular and amazing walk of all the national panoramic running events.  Six different routes that wind through a landscape of rare beauty, immersed in Tuscan countryside.

Lucca Tattoo Expo
From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April

The third edition of Lucca Tattoo Expo will have as participants more than 200 artists from all over Italy and abroad.

Lucca Ospitale in Cammino
Sunday 30 April

The community of Lucca Ospitale, within the project Terre di Lucca, has arranged a three-days events from 30 April to 3 May. The aim is to promote the cultural heritage and tourist offer of our territories.

Newsletter April 2016

Taken from: One more day in Lucca

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