Find 5 Star Hotels in Lucca
With its scores of ancient buildings and surrounding mountain scenery, the Tuscan region of Lucca makes for an ideal luxury break combining sights, history, superb food and deluxe accommodation. Minutes from some of the most historic sites within the old walls of Lucca city are luxury five-star hotels that fuse their historic setting with opulent furnishings and contemporary comfort.
Where to Stay in Lucca
On the outskirts of Lucca’s historic city centre you’ll find sumptuous 18th-century villas and Tuscan farmhouses that have been converted into chic five-star hotels with sprawling grounds and countryside views. A short taxi ride from the city centre, these elegant hotels are the perfect base for a stylish city break with rural charm.
Further afield in Lucca province’s coastal towns of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, the seafront promenades are host to some lavish resorts with their own in-house spas and outdoor pools, as well as boutique hotels, all close to shopping, museums and, of course, the beach.
Sightseeing and Spa Resorts in Lucca
It’s said that the walls surrounding the ancient city of Lucca were designed by Leonardo da Vinci. A leisurely walk or bike ride along the top of the walls is a must in Lucca – interspersed with trees and surrounded by green fields, the walls command fantastic views over the city.
Around 40 minutes from Lucca city centre lies the thermal spa town of Bagni di Lucca, where you can enjoy a therapeutic few hours in thermal pools and steam caves, and even enjoy a massage or treatment.
Experience Lucca's Dining and Musical Heritage
Fine dining isn’t hard to find around Lucca, particularly if you’re staying at a hotel in the city centre. Many restaurants here prepare traditional Lucchesi specialities, such as tortelli lucchese (pasta filled with meat and served with ragu sauce). There are a handful of upscale restaurants and osterias clustered near the amphitheatre.
The hometown of the world-famous composer Puccini, Lucca has an impressive musical heritage. The city hosts a number of music and opera festivals throughout spring and summer. Almost every night during these months you can enjoy an al fresco concert in the piazza in front of the San Giovanni church.