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In Torre del Lago Salvatore made acquaintance with Giacomo Puccini who had just moved to the hamlet himself; the two started a friendship destined to last for over a quarter of a century.

The Composer was a regular guest; they used to go shooting coots on the Lake together and exchanged letters on the subject of hunting and preserving the natural environment. The old piano which Puccini used to play when coming to visit is still preserved in the South living room together with several mementos and autographs of him.

Today Concerts, Conferences, Art Exhibitions and Receptions are regularly held in the Garden of the Villa and attended by Artists and Celebrities alike. Past and present visitors include Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Josè Cura, Katia Ricciarelli, Franco Zeffirelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Fred Astaire just to mention a few.

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