Andrea Bocelli in concert at the Teatro del Silenzio in Tuscany. Here you find all information you need to attend the fantastic show of the famous Italian tenor and to visit the theatre.
“This is my land. A land that, like me, loves the silence. And if I break this silence with my voice, I do it to pay homage to these places and my people. The music penetrates the earth and travels and flies far away. It’s a message of love. A land that may seem remote but so full of beauty and meaning. With these words, the Maestro Andrea Bocelli describes the village of Lajatico and the Teatro del Silenzio.
The Teatro del Silenzio
Suggestive, surreal, almost mystical, The Teatro del Silenzio rises in the splendid setting of the Tuscan countryside, between yellow wheat fields and gentle green hillsides. A place of peace and tranquility where you can contemplate the silence surrounding you, in absolute silence.
The Teatro consists of a natural, open-air amphitheater created in 2006 by the will of Maestro Andrea Bocelli that is a native to this part of Tuscany.
This unique place remains silent for most of the year. And that is the reason why they call it a theater of silence. For 364 days a year, you can visit it freely. The location is simply stunning. A wall of thick blocks of Tuscan travertine embraces an artificial pond from which art installations rise, which change every year, making the theater even more beautiful. Just once a year it comes alive for an incredible music event, the concert of the tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Where is the Teatro del Silenzio?
The site is located just outside the village of Lajatico in Valdera, Tuscany, a short drive from the leaning tower of Pisa and from the Etruscan town of Volterra, two of the main attractions of Tuscany.
If you base in Pisa, a visit to the countryside of Valdera and Lajatico is a great idea for a day trip. It is an interesting part of Tuscany, almost out of the mass tourism routes. Pisa is just 50 km away and about 50 minutes by car.
Instead, if you just want to stop at the theatre, I would recommend adding a visit to the close lovely town of Volterra.
Andrea Bocelli in Concert
Every July, Andrea Bocelli performs on the stage of his theater together with international stars of the music. Since 2006, the Teatro del Silenzio has seen on stage pop music singers, tenors, friends of Andrea Bocelli including Laura Pausini, Roberto Bolle, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Gianna Nannini, Zubin Mehta, Carla Fracci. An epic show that attracts visitors from all over Italy and abroad.
The upcoming concert will mark its seventeenth edition. It takes place in Lajatico on Thursday 28 July 2022 at 8:30 pm. Gates open two hours before the show, at 6:30 pm
You can buy tickets online on Vivaticket. Prices start from € 111,30. Avoid any other different website that sells tickets for a crazy amount of money. Unless it is an authorized ticket online seller for the event.
After registering on the website (easily using your Facebook or Google accounts as well), you can finalize your purchase and download your digital ticket without having to print anything.
Tickets for Andrea Bocelli in Concert
There are different kinds of tickets:
- Executive tickets, the most expensive
- 1a Poltrona,
- 2a Poltrona,
- Tribuna non numerata.
Executive tickets include the best seat, access to Executive Area, a bracelet that gives you the right to access the VIP Hospitality, a welcome drink before the concert, an exclusive gift, a show booklet, one parking lot next to the theatre for each transaction (not for each ticket, pay attention).
Poltronissima, 1st and 2nd Poltrona, and Poltroncina mean a ticket with a reserved seat in the pit, the parterre on the ground which is closer to the stage.
The Tribuna non Numerata ticket refers to the grandstand. It is a kind of general admission ticket with no reserved seat. Only when you enter the arena will you be able to sit in the remaining empty seats.
At the time of writing, only the Poltroncina and “Tribuna non Numerata” tickets are the only ones left.
The stage for the show is open air. In case of cancellation due to bad weather, they do not provide any refund but they already rescheduled the event for the day after, the 29th July.
How to get to the Teatro del Silenzio
The best way to get to the Teatro del Silenzio is using the car, both on the day of the concert and on other days of the year.
Pisa is only thirty minutes away and Florence is about an hour. From both cities, you need to take the freeway Superstrada FI-PI_LI and get the exit Pontedera or Pontedera/Ponsacco. After that, you easily drive along the Strada Statale 439 Sarzanese Valdera which crosses the Pisan countryside.
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If you fly to Tuscany specifically for the concert, Pisa is the closest airport in Tuscany but also Florence is ok.
Being in the middle of the countryside, public services are not well organized. The closest train station is Pontedera and the nearest bus stop is in Lajatico. But from this point, the only way to get to the Teatro is by foot. This is actually not impossible to do considering that Lajatico is only 1 km out of the burg.
Get to the teatro del Silenzio by private transfer for Andrea Bocelli Concert
A valid option on the day of the concert is arranging a private transfer. There are many car companies that organize this service on the occasion of the Bocelli concert. Surely the hotel where you are staying may help you find the best solution to your needs.
The local Tour Operator Arianna and Friends, based in Peccioli (nearby Lajatico), sell exclusive packages for Andrea Bocelli Concert. They may include the best tickets available, assistance for the day of the event, private or shared transfer to the Teatro from different places in Tuscany as Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano for example.
Where to park at the Teatro del Silenzio
On regular days you can park your car next to the arena and with a short walk, you reach the center with the lake and the huge sculpture.
On the day of the event, Lajatico and the area around the theater are off-limits to welcome, in the best possible way, the big crowd. For this reason, we recommend reaching the theater well in advance. It will not be difficult to cheat the waiting time eating something or admiring the sunset light coloring the Tuscan hills. The organization provides three different parking lots for those arriving by car.
Parking La Sterza
You find the largest parking lot in the locality of La Sterza, 500 meters (0,3 miles) from the entrance of the theater and next to a restaurant called Da Pasquino. It is open from the morning and free of charge. You can reach the Teatro taking one of the free shuttles available starting at 5 pm. The shuttle service is available also for return at the end of the show.
Parking Poggio al Lupo
The second option, but smaller, is the parking Poggio al Lupo, just 300 meters (0,19 miles) from the entrance. It opens at 5:00 pm and costs € 2,00. Here you find both toilets and some food trucks. To reach it, turn to take the road “San Giovanni to Lajatico” from the main road SS 439, and follow the signs to the parking lot.
Reserved Parking for Executive tickets
People who purchased Executive tickets have their own reserved car space at the parking Executive located at the end of the Strada della Mandriola, just next to the entrance of the Teatro. The access will be granted only after having shown the Executive ticket.
Reserved Parking for People with Disabilities
People with disabilities have access to the Parking Executive, the closest to the stage. It is located at the end of the Strada della Mandriola. To access, you need to show your ticket and the reservation email for the seat in the exclusive area for people with disabilities. Access to the parking is possible starting at 5:00 pm and a special shuttle will take people inside the theater.
Where to sleep close to the Teatro del Silenzio
Despite the most of the people get to Lajatico just for Andrea Bocelli’s concert, we recommend spending a few days in Valdera. As I said it is a lovely part of Tuscany with lots of little burgs and food experiences to make. Here is a little guide to check what you could do here.
Another reason to sleep in Valdera is the possible cancellation of the concert in case of bad weather. There is no refund and usually, the recovery of the show is scheduled for the next day. So, if you don’t want to waste money and the opportunity to listen to the unique Bocelli voice, I would consider the idea of booking a couple of nights somewhere in the area.
We highly recommend the Agriturismo Casale Le Torri which is approx. 35 minutes from the theatre. This renew old country house, surrounded by olive oil trees and cypresses, is an oasis of calm and relaxation. Easy to reach by car, I personally know the staff which is super nice and helpful with their Guests. Moreover, they also have a lovely pool to refresh yourself before going to the concert.
Moreover, there are also other options to choose from in Lajatico. Take a look at the following link.