History, culture, great sights and delicious food, plus lots of activities to do! Lucca has so much to offer to make it a great holiday destination in Tuscany, with the advantage of being less chaotic and touristic than many other art towns.
Being very near Pisa and the Leaning Tower, the sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast, and the beautiful hills and valleys of the Garfagnana area, Lucca is a fantastic base for exploring this beautiful corner of northwest Tuscany.
When you pass through the town’s gateways, within its extraordinary and perfectly preserved majestic walls, you have the sensation of entering another world; so why not choosing a chic accommodation right in the old town center?
Here are my suggestions for special hotels and lodgings within Lucca’s city walls:
Palazzo Rocchi is a luxury residence of great charm located at the last floor of an ancient palace facing the Church of San Michele. Terracotta floors, beautiful frescoes, stylish and elegant furnishings, and antiques, make it an exclusive special place to stay in Lucca’s center.
You can choose to stay in one of the four wonderful luxury apartments or in one of the beautiful and refined suites and bedrooms, characterized by great quality furnishings, frescoes, and lovely views.
L’Antica Bifore is a particular guest house located within Torre del Travaglio, ancient medieval Tower of Lucca dating back to the 14th century.
The residence has perfectly maintained its original features; its tiled floors, coffered ceilings, stone walls, and mullioned windows, contribute to the feeling of living in the past. All the suites are very charming and comfortable, have beautiful frescoes and are furnished with unique antiques.
B&B La Romea: This charming historical residence of the end of the 14th century, is located in very heart of the city center, few steps from the beautiful Torre Guinigi.
The rooms and the suite have each a different colour and a personal character, are very cozy and equipped with any modern facility. The rich breakfast is served in the large living room that faces Sant’ Andrea’s Church.
As for special accommodations located outside Lucca’s circle of walls, I recommend Locanda L’Elisa, only 5 minutes driving from Lucca’s historical center.
That’s the perfect choice for all wishing a luxury stay in a relaxing and quiet place with garden and swimming pool, amidst the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
This exclusive 5 star hotel of great charm is a beautiful 19th century villa, offering a lot of amenities and very elegant suites and bedrooms, featuring antiques, refined furnishings and textiles for a unique and intimate atmosphere.