In preparation for my trip to Lucca - to study Italian and absorb my ancestral culture, I researched many different lodging arrangements. Since I was traveling solo, I wanted to stay in a B&B - always a chance to meet other travelers as well as develop a relationship with the proprietors, an opportunity to practice my Italian. I am very pleased with my selection - L'Antica Bifore, as I had the experience that I was seeking.....great lodging, great location, great owners and great guests.
The B&B has 4 rooms - all restored in the last seven years or so since the owners bought the guest house. The website does a great and accurate job of describing the uniqueness, location and history of the B&B. Living there for 3 weeks was the best choice I could have made. The location is very central, it can be a little noisy from people walking along the famous Via Fillungo, but nothing that was bothersome or kept me awake - besides, I wanted the room because of the light, beautiful window and the view.
Brid and Stefano were gracious hosts and after 3-weeks, I felt like part of the family. I found myself welcoming guests into "my B&B" every time I had the opportunity to meet new folks as they checked in - or over breakfast. I also enjoyed my Italian "lessons" with Stefano, as he helped me often with correct Italian pronunciations and grammar. Over caffe macchiato, Brid and I shared stories of our families - hers in Ireland and mine in Pennsylvania. Overall - a wonderful choice - I highly recommend staying at L'Antica Bifore.
- Also Known As:
- l`Antica Bifore Hotel
- l`Antica Bifore Hotel Lucca
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive guest house located on the main street inside the walls of the historical city centre. Typical noble "lucchese" residence with coffered ceilings and original tiled floors. Part of the XIV century Torre del Travaglio, one of the three medieval towers of Lucca. L’Antica Bifore has four spacious matrimonial suites, La Divina, Beatrice, Dante, and Paradiso. Each is different in its architectural shape and form, with beautiful frescoes and unique pieces of period furniture. We can organise wine tasting, cookery classes with award winning chef Carlo and art and craft sessions. In addition to babysitting services we can also arrange transfer for Pisa/Florence airport collections and drop offs. Please inquire at time of booking. ... more less
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