B&B - Palazzo Lucca
B&B in historic walled town of Lucca, 3 suites and 2 double bedrooms with designer furnishings, frescos, beautiful decor
If you only have a few nights, this beautiful B&B right in the centre of Lucca is definitely worth a stay. Staying in this former private residence is truly a unique experience. Breakfast is included, of course, and although there is a charming breakfast area, it is lovely to have breakfast brought to your room, especially if you are staying in one of the suites, you feel like you are the lord or lady of the manor!
Vacation Property Details
The B&B is located on the Piazza San Michele with views onto the square and the cathedral. It is on the 3rd floor, with lift. There are 3 suites and 2 double bedrooms
The main hall is found up a few stairs from the Reception area and was once used as a ballroom. Decorated in the empire-style, it still contains its original, 19th century tapestries. The Bed & Breakfast’s three suites overlook the main hall, which has been provided as a pleasant common area where guests can chat and relax. One really feels as if one were in a private grand villa.
Both Rosa and Verde are decorated with frescoes that feature the characteristic designs used throughout the Palazzo and overlook Piazza San Michele
The Admiral suite is approximately 70 m², with large windows enjoying a view over Piazza San Michele. All three of its rooms have decorated walls and ceilings. The bedroom is furnished with a large, king-size canopied bed and period furniture, while the living room has been decorated with great care and features an antique sofa that can be turned into a third bed, if necessary.
The bathroom has a beautiful painted coffer ceiling, red marble floors and walls decorated with green faux tapestries. The central tub has been designed specifically to provide a pleasant, peaceful spots where guests can unwind.
I stayed in this room - it is fantastic
The Camino Suite
is approximately 40 m² in size and overlooks a number of traditional internal courtyards typical of Lucca. The suite contains two rooms with painted coffer ceilings and gold inlays. Paintings of idyllic landscapes have been positioned over its antique Carrara marble fireplace as well as the wall opposite it to give the room the same atmosphere of ethereal elegance enjoyed in the bedroom.
he bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, while an antique sofa is found in the living room and can be turned into an additional bed.
The bathroom was designed entirely in Carrara marble, embellished with grey marble decorations, and has been fitted with an ample shower.
The Torre Suite is located in the last section of the apartment, where the ancient medieval stone tower used to be. The small room that has been turned into an antechamber features a painted ceiling, while the bedroom and white and grey marble bathroom – with shower - have decorated coffer ceilings. With its approximately 30 m² size, this suite is the smallest of the three. Nonetheless, it has the best views of the Piazza from the two large windows on the façade. From here, guests can enjoy a stunning view of the marbles of the Chiesa di San Michele while lying comfortably on their queen-size bed.
The piazza was built over Lucca’s ancient Roman Forum, where all of the city’s administrative and commercial activities once took place. Later, building works to construct the striking Chiesa di San Michele – from which the piazza took its name – were begun in 1070. The statue of the St. Michael the Archangel as he is about to kill the dragon is found on the façade of the church and has become a symbol of the city itself.
Today, the piazza continues to be one of the liveliest spots in Lucca. It plays host to lovely cafes with outdoor tables, as well as beautiful shops and traditional markets, which are held at various different times throughout the year.
Included/Excluded in Price
Breakfast is included in the price; I like it served in the room, especially when staying in the suites;
On request, massage and spa services are possible
I stayed in the Admiral Suite for two nights, what an amazing room! The wooden painted ceilings, the amazing wall paintings, the comfortable bed! all made one feel like a Royal. The bathroom was the piece de resistance - a huge room ( likely a former bedroom) with a clawfoot tub in the middle - from which you had views out onto the ancient church and square out front! Roberto was available to answer any questions and to make one feel totally at home. I particularly liked having breakfast brought to the room - as if my personal valet had brought it in! set out for me on the lovely antique dining room table while I got ready in the bedroom next door.