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Le Foglie di Acanto

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Via Lorenzo Frattarolo n. 3, 71036 Lucera Italy
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Le foglie di Acanto is located in an 19th century building, in the historical centre of Lucera. It offers an authentically refined and pleasurable stay. Cross-roads of heterogeneous cultures meeting point of travellers, the B&B Le foglie di acanto aspire to became an international artistic centre, promoting in its space exhibitions, events, artistic laboratories, concerts.
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Wonderfully atmospheric B&B of three or four star hotel quality in the historic center of Lucera. We stayed five nights, with plenty to do each day both in Lucera, and also visiting Foggia, Troia and Biccari nearby. Also within an hour’s drive of the Gargono. Antonio is a great host and a font of knowledge on art and the history of art. And he produces a great breakfast! Expect to stay in a large rambling historic house with an inner courtyard garden where you will take breakfast. Do not expect modern construction or facilities ( though everything you would normally need will be available). WiFi available in the downstairs area only, and enjoy the absence of TV. Public parking was easily available nearby during our September visit. Very highly recommended, would definitely visit again
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Le Foglie is a charming place in a historic building with beautiful common spaces. The innkeepers are delightful and bend over backwards to make you comfortable. The period decorating is amazing. Rooms are spacious but haven't all been updated to modern standards. Plumbing and electricity isn't up to modern standards and because of the thick walls, WiFi doesn't reach all the rooms. It's a good reason to spend time in the various regal public spaces. Breakfast was served outdoors. If ever in Lucera again, I will definitely stay at Le Foglie.
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My second visit to Lucera and this lovely B&B, the first for my fiancé. Antonio is friendly, welcoming and helpful and makes a great breakfast. I still stand by that the tomatoes in Lucera are the best in the world and the breakfast bruchetta is something to definitely look forward to each morning! We opted for the rooftop room, as it is the most unique and relaxing area in the house. The Wifi was not available in our room, but you could access it from the rooftop balconies or downstairs in the common area. The room itself is quaint and comfortable, it truly is a unique setting like no other. The garden where breakfast is served is just as pretty with plenty of greenery. We were lucky enough to get a car park at the side of the B&B, which was very convenient. We visited during Ferragosto, so there were many people, events, food etc. at night. Everything does still shut at roughly 1pm to 5pm, which I believe is the norm in small Italian towns. I am also lucky enough to have a friend here who knows where to eat (had the best pizza!!). Lucera is a wonderful small town, if you are planning to visit, definitely stay at Le Foglie di Acanto. You won't be disappointed!
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The rooms in this beautiful old palace have antique furniture, pictures and ornaments. The situation is right in the centre of the historic town but there is parking just outside. Breakfast was lovely and in the pretty courtyard garden. It consisted of fruit salad, fresh orange juice ( the best we had) and good coffee ( again very good ) , yoghurt, bread and homemade marmalade. There was also tomato bruschetta! The bathroom was large but the shower door was broken and had been replaced by a curtain which made the cubicle small. On the night we stayed (on route from Peschici to Matera) the owners were there but not their son. They are charming and did everything to make sure we had what we needed. They did not speak a word of English so communication was a little difficult as our Italian is also limited. Their son, when he is there, does speak English. Also make sure you have cash to pay. We did also have some difficulty finding a restaurant in Lucera. At lunch time we walked down every street and only found one place open to get a drink and some lunch. I was starting to wonder if I would die of dehydration at one stage as nothing was open. We came to learn on this trip to Southern Italy that everywhere shuts down from 1pm to 5pm but Lucera was the worst town for this. We expected that the town would liven up at 5pm, so set off out again at 8pm to find a restaurant to eat in the evening (Tuesday evening) but again to no avail, very little open and restaurants we did find just seemed shut. We found a mediocre pizzeria and had to eat there as it was about the only place. The square around the cathedral was busy late evening with people strolling but they must have all eaten at home, if they could have found a shop to buy any food. If you visit Lucera, do stay here, but be aware of afternoon closure and do research on available open restaurants before hand.
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The rooms in this restored historic building are unique, with high ceilings and interesting furniture. Located in the center of Lucera's historic district, it's walking distance to everything. Helpful owner Antonio met us at the train station and took us to the hotel. Our room had a small kitchen provided with basic breakfast needs which we supplemented from the nearby grocery. We rented a car on the second day and were able to park right in front of the hotel. The only drawback was the temperature-- it was cold when we visited in early April, and the same qualities which make the room appealing made it hard to heat. Beds did have warm blankets. Lucera is a beautiful, lively, and historic town with buildings of honey colored stone. We found good restaurants, coffee shops and friendly people. It's an easy drive for a day trip to the picturesque Gargano Peninsula. We had a great visit and would stay at the B&B again.
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$86 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of FoggiaLucera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Foglie di Acanto
Which popular attractions are close to Le Foglie di Acanto?
Nearby attractions include Duomo Lucera (0.1 miles), Duomo (0.1 miles), and Museo Civico di Lucera (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Foglie di Acanto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Le Foglie di Acanto?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Foglie di Acanto?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Foglie di Acanto?
Conveniently located restaurants include SANDRO'S RESTAURANTS Al Duomo, Il Cortiletto, and Dentro al Vicolo - Il Ristorante.
Is Le Foglie di Acanto located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lucera.
Are pets allowed at Le Foglie di Acanto?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Foglie di Acanto?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Duomo Lucera (0.1 miles), Porta Foggia (0.3 miles), and Porta Troia (0.2 miles).