The Summer Pleasures of 1818
Lucca and Bagni di Lucca 24-08-2018

 

 

 

Grand Historic Events presents

THE SUMMER PLEASURES of 1818

Celebrating the Bicentenary of Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley in Bagni di Lucca

with a Bacchanalian weekend of dance, poetry, water, music and love

24 - 26 August, 2018 - Lucca and surroundings

All events in 1805 - 1818 outfits 

 

Programme of Events

FRIDAY 24 August, 2018, 6.30pm - 8.30pm or 9pm - 11pm

Palazzo Tucci -Via Cesare Battisti 13, Lucca

DANCE RUN-THROUGH AT PALAZZO TUCCI

(in 1805 -1818 outfits with gentlemen’s jackets off)

 

SATURDAY 25 August, 2018, 10am - 11.15am

Palazzo Mansi, Via Galli Tassi, 43, Lucca

VISIT PALAZZO MANSI and its collection of historic clothes and portraits

 

SATURDAY 25 August, 2018, 11.30am - 1pm

Palazzo Ducale - piazza Napoleone, Lucca

VISIT ELISA’S PRIVATE APARTMENTS

and THE MEMORY OF SCENT EXHIBITION in PALAZZO DUCALE

 

SATURDAY 25 August, 6pm - 1am

Villa Rossi di Gattaiola

GRAND MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S BALL

An Arcadian Pleasure Park with Hot Air Balloon Rides, Gambling and Games

A fully staged performance of Mozart’s opera Bastiano e Bastiana

Faeries & Elves and Bacchanalian delights, lit by candlelight and a full moon

 

SUNDAY 26 August, 2018, 11am - 1am

The Spa Town of BAGNI DI LUCCA

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH COMMUNITY IN 1818 by Victor Frankenstein


A TUSCAN LUNCH AT THE FORESTIERI CLUB BY THE RIVER LIMA


VISIT ELISA & PAULINE’S SUMMER RESIDENCES, THE SHELLEY’S HOME

and LORD BYRON’S VILLA

WALK ‘THE LOVER’S PATH’ CROSS COUNTRY TO THE SPA HOTEL,

AFTERNOON TEA and then ENJOY A SWIM, a SPA IN PAULINE’S GROTTO

Then A POET’S BALL with GAMES & GAMBLING, MUSIC AND POETRY

& DINNER IN THE ROYAL CASINO, where ROULETTE WAS INVENTED.

 

Information: margaritafm@yahoo.com.au