Engulfed by world-famous history, this regal, contemporary apartment is located on the second piano nobile of this Lucca-based palazzo dating back to 1200s. Geometrical lines and French windows lead to private intimate rooms with tranquil views of the surrounding medieval buildings and the Guinigi tower nextdoor. Take a short, scenic walk to the Amphitheatre Square (the oldest Roman Arena today one of the most famous Italian landmarks) and discover a new favourite gelato or espresso spot.
Meet your loved ones for breakfast in the formal dining room while gazing upon the an-cient buildings of Lucca that line Via Guinigi. Enjoy air conditioning and WiFi while deciding upon the day’s sightseeing plan. Or just hit the streets and wander. San Giovanni church with its bespoke Puccini Concerts, Piazza San Michele, San Martino Cathedral and Corso Garibaldi are within 5 minutes.
A vibrant atmosphere drifts from one frescoed room to another at this beautifully restored piano nobile apartment on Lucca’s Medieval Disctrict. Set in the 12th-century Palazzo Guinigi, once the formal residence of the Lords of Lucca, the apartment offers a taste of life in an era of grand entertaining—along with plenty of modern comforts. It’s across from Via Fillungo and next to the Cathedral area, a few minutes walk from the city’s best-known sights.
The private living room overlooking the city is the perfect spot for an afternoon spritz and snack while watching the city pass by. The fully equipped kitchen is the perfect place for foodies while the grand dining table is ideal to experience cooking classes with a local chef thanks to the en-room kitchenette. Don’t miss the Venus bath: the medieval bathroom of the Lords is now converted into a SPA room featuring a Jacuzzi hot tub to pamper yourself in warm bubbling waters after a day of sightseeing.
The apartments’s double entrance leads to a pair of elegant salons that show off its scale and style, with original paintings twining up the walls and colorful frescoes gracing the ceilings. Today, they’re set up as a formal living and dining room whose wooden floors are covered with antique and modern furniture. Off the living area, find a fully equipped 21st-century kitchen, where light colours cabinetry echoes the delicate tones of the fre-scoes in the other rooms.
The apartment's five bedrooms likewise balance a charming, bucolic elegance with chic modernist touches. All 5 suites have king beds including two large size twin beds, all featuring ensuite bathrooms orned by Carrara marble from the Michelangelo cave.
Discovering Tuscany using a car or train can’t be easier: either safe car parkings and the Lucca train station are between 5 and 10 mins walk away. From there you can explore the best-kept Italian secrets, such as Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Volterra, Bolgheri, Pistoia, Montecatini Terme, Livorno, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Chianti, Garfagnana and Siena.
COVID_19 CANCELLATION POLICY FOR 2021 AND 2022 BOOKINGS
In these challenging times we understand your concern when making a reservation, and we want to ensure that you feel safe and confident reserving through us. We have therefore introduced a more flexible cancellation policy, for bookings made after November 2020, with arrivals in 2020, 2021 and 2022. In case of travel restrictions of the Italian Government due to COVID_19 we will give our guests the possibility of re-scheduling the reservation to a future date. If you aren't able to decide a date immediately we will issue a voucher, that you can use for any future booking, on any of our properties. We are sorry but we are not in the position to take into consideration travel restrictions issued by other Governments, or airline cancellations.