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The Giacomo Puccini House Museum that belongs to the Puccini Foundation, established in 1973, is in the house where Giacomo Puccini, the last of a family of musicians that dominated the musical scene in Lucca, was born. The Puccini family had moved from Celle to Lucca in the first half of the XVIIIth century. In this house, situated at Corte San Lorenzo, Giacomo Puccini was born on the 22nd December 1858. Orphan of father, he spent here the years of his childhood and early youth before moving to Milan in order to continue his studies. However, he remembered the house where he was born all his life and it was his will that it should remain property of the family. Once he reached fame and success Puccini lived in Milan, Torre del Lago, Boscolungo, Chiatri, Torre della Tagliata (Orbetello) and Viareggio where the main Puccini houses can be found (together with the house of his ancestors in "Celle dei Puccini"). The house where he was born is certainly the first one to see: a visit of the place where Giacomo grew up will help you to become familiar and learn more about this great figure of classical music.
The Puccini Museum - Birthplace also has a ticket office and a bookshop, which are located in Piazza Cittadella 5, in front of the statue of Giacomo Puccini. Inside the bookshop the visitor can find a wide range of objects and gadgets. Thanks to the restoration, the ticket office and bookshop rooms have taken on the original appearance of the ancient passage of the access carriages to the building with the sandstone flooring, the vaults and the wrought iron gate.