After getting lost in Florence, finding Hotel Rex in Lucca was a breeze! Our GPS put us in front of the railway station across from Hotel Rex. Parking for our rental car was provided right in front of the hotel. The desk people welcomed us warmly. Directly across the busy street is the ancient city wall that encompasses the old town. We rode bikes atop the wall then came down and walked around the old town. Absolutely charming!. Had a great lunch in Piazza Napoleone.
Valentina (at the desk) recommended a tiny restaurant just around the corner for dinner. Bar Cupido was a delightful find with good service and GREAT food. ad no other tourists, but lots of locals. Valentina told us that the next night was Luminaria di Santa Croce, a big procession through the old town. The next day we drove to La Spezia where we took the train to the Cinque Terre for the day. Upon our return, we went back to Bar Cupido for dinner then over to experience the Luminaria di Santa Croce procession. There were 4,000 marchers from all over Italy in the procession.Many were in traditional costumes or Medieval costumes. We did not stay for all of it but did hear and see the fireworks from our room at midnight! Our room was typically small but comfortable. Very clean. The breakfast was pleasant. The staff and location really make Hotel Rex a great find. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to friends planning a couple of days in Lucca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy family-run hotel located 100 meters far from the historic center and 80 meters far from the main railway station, convenient location for easy exploration of the countryside and the coast of Tuscany. Hotel Rex offers a range of services to its customers, such as free Wi-Fi in the entire building and in all rooms, a rich buffet breakfast with sweet and savory dishes, comfort for children and free parking places in front of the hotel. The friendly staff at Hotel Rex is always happy to answer all your questions and give you tips on how to make your stay special in Lucca and at Hotel Rex. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel Lucca