We stayed in Lucca for two nights and absolutely loved this B&B. It was just like staying at our grandmothers (except Italian!). The rooms were cute, full of kitsch little trinkets and the homely lounge area was warm and packed with character. We had the best sleep of our two week trip of Italy - our room was clean, really quiet, comfy bed and wooden shutters so it was totally dark at night.
The location was perfect - not in amongst the busy streets but still close enough to walk to everything. Some excellent local restaurants/bakeries/food stores near by too (ask the hosts for recommendations!)
Breakfast was great (don't expect a Full English here - this is Italy!) with a spread of fresh hot coffee, bread, cakes, cereal, meat and cheese.
The most memorable part though was our hosts, who were welcoming and extremely helpful. They speak mainly Italian (again, this is Italy!) but don't let that put you off. This is a genuine experience and we can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed & Breakfast La gemma di Elena in Lucca , Since 2000 , the year of jubilee , we host with enthusiasm at the B&B La gemma di Elena in Lucca guests from all over the world , who want to discover the BEAUTIFUL LIFE (La dolce vita) of Tuscany and Lucca . The B&B La gemma di Elena has been opened in a historic building in the city of Lucca , in the street where the coins were minted once . The palace where B&B La gemma di Elena was the home of the Blessed Elena Guerra, who with her doctrine has inspired and taught so many the way of the Catholic religion. From an idea born by chance 14 years ago we opened the B&B La gemma di Elena, combining a name that could preserve the history of the apartment, the name Gemma , such as precious stone and disciple of Blessed Elena war. Today, the B&B La gemma di Elena offers 6 rooms with private bathroom. The rooms are spacious, bright and decorated in the original tuscan style. In addition it is possible to book at the B&B La gemma di Elena two apartments (standard and deluxe) completely renovated. We offer to our guests a daily breakfast buffet with fresh, local products. We have a private parking in the courtyard. Children under 14 years are not charged by us . Payment by credit card accepted. Service wash & dry . Free Wi -fi Pets are allowed. Selling hot & cold drinks and local products. Transfer service with private driver to/from the airport of Pisa and Florence. Organizing private tours on request. ... more less
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