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B&B Residence Santa Chiara - Bed and Breakfast Lucca TuscanyB&B Antica Residenza Santa Chiara is situated in the historic centre in Lucca Tuscany.
The bed & breakfast is inside an ancient bourgeois house, built in the second half of the 16th century, inside of the medieval boundary walls of Lucca's historic centre.
It is situated right in front of the marvellous Villa Bottini park, once Antica Residenza of Elisa Bonaparte and where today, during the summer months are taking place cultural events.

Piazza Amfiteatro historic centre Lucca TuscanyFrom here it is possible to reach in a few minutes on foot the most interesting historic attractions such as the famous Piazza Anfiteatro, Torre Guinigi, Piazza San Michele and the central Via Fillungo with elegant boutiques and antique shops.
The train station is only 1 km away, Pisa Airport 20 km and Florence Airport 65 km. As Lucca is located in a very central position, it is possible to make excursions to the most important and beautiful places in Tuscany such as Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Siena, San Gimignano, the sea of the Versilia or the Garfagnana mountains; not to forget the magnificent villas around Lucca and the farmsteads with olive oil and wine production of the so called Colline Lucchesi.

By bike on the city wallsLucca's historical centre is surrounded by a 16th century city wall. These walls are unique in Tuscany, because one can walk, go by bike or do jogging over a total length of 4.2 km, 12 m height and 12 m width. This is not only a very romantic place, but the walls offer also the opportunity to catch particular views of the centre and the silhouette of the Apennines. During the middle ages, Lucca was a rich trading town which is still visible in the numerous grand palazzos, decorating the alleys of the centre, such as Palazzo Mansi, Palazzo Pfanner and Palazzo Guinigi

View over the roofs and Torre Guinigi LuccaLucca's nobles grew holm oaks on the top of the towers. The only remaining tower with holm oaks on the top, is Torre Guinigi, the symbol of the town. 
It is worth visiting the towers like Torre Guinigi or the clock tower, the so called Torre delle Ore (1754 unique clock-work mechanism), because from there, it is possible to view the characteristic red tiled roofs of the town, as well as the numerous churches (a reason why Lucca is also called the town of the hundred churches). Also worth seeing the 15th century cathedral San Martino; inside one can admire several artistic works, but the most important one is the sarcophagus of the Ilaria del Caretto, work of the famous artist Jacopo della Quercia (1408). 

B&B Residence Santa Chiara - Breakfast during the summer months outsideAnother important church is San Michele, dating back to the 13th century with an important terracotta work created by Andrea della Robbia or the San Frediano church, of the same century, with an interesting mosaic facade. Near Piazza San Michele is the house, where the famous composer Giacomo Puccini was born that, today has been converted into the Puccini-Museum, with many keepsakes and the piano with which he composed Turandot.
Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere of this fascinating city in all its details, taste the specialities in the restaurants and the delicious wine of the hills around Lucca or start to discover the picturesque Tuscany.


Antica Residenza Santa Chiara Via Santa Chiara 12 55100 LUCCA (Lucca), Tuscany
Tel.: +39 338 39 31 829
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