For anyone planning a trip to Tuscany/Italy and you're debating on where to stay like my partner and I did, stop debating and stay at L'Antica Bifore in the heart of the charming and exciting town of Lucca. When I say in the heart of Lucca, I mean smack dab in the middle where you truly experience all that is Italian... Upon our arrival we drove through the charming streets, very slowly I might add, and parked right in front of L'Antica Bifore where the owners were awaiting our arrival. They helped us with our luggage and then assisted us on where to park the car by not just giving directions but by coming with us to the garage and then translating to the attendant! Now how’s that for service. Their B&B is simply divine. It had the old world charm of Italy and yet all the modern conveniences to make our stay very comfortable. I can’t describe the feeling we had when we walked into the room except to say that it felt like we were home—in Italy. The amazing view of all the shops and people below and the gorgeous church right outside the window were magnificent… The owners took the liberty of reserving a table at a local restaurant which they said of course we could cancel if we like. Not having been in Lucca before we were very thankful that they did, not just for their thoughtfulness and the convenience but also because the restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. The restaurant is called Osteria Pasqualino Gubitosa and we ate their a few times while in Lucca; outstanding food in a causal yet enjoyable environment. If you go you must have the Caponata. The menu has it with seafood or without. I had it both ways and needed a cigarette after each, and I don’t smoke…
One other note, the owners of L'Antica Bifore are 2 of the most wonderful people we’ve met in Italy. As far as hosts go, they attended to every need and more. But more than that, they were genuinely kind and very special people. We miss them and Italy very much…
- 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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- Also Known As:
- l`Antica Bifore Hotel Lucca