In a medieval square, dating back to 1540, placed at the start of Via San Paolino,
an ancient tract of the "Decumano" which runs from Piazzale San Donato to Piazza San Michele, the doors of San Luca Palace Hotel have opened.
The hotel situated inside the walls of Lucca in the town centre, is a brief distance from the shopping district and train station, is devoid of restaurants and the formula of our offer is a hotel with bed and breakfast.
Every morning the "Nottolini" breakfast room is prepared with a rich buffet of fragrant brioches, assortment of cereals, cheeses, fruit juice, selection of meats, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh and cooked fruit, sweet and savoury cakes.
Besides which, guaranteed service of small breakfast in your room and snacks by room service.
The bedrooms of Hotel San Luca Palace of Lucca are accessed by magnetic cards. All with air conditioning and heating with independent control, LCD TV with satellite channels and PAYTV, direct telephone, PC internet wi-fi connection, minibar, safe, relax or work area, parquet flooring, bathroom with telephone, shower and bath, hairdryer and cable radio.
The Puccini bar lounge is an area where you can talk and relax sipping a drink or cocktail in an elegant atmosphere listening to soft music.
For work meetings in Lucca, the hotel is an ideal structure for reunions, courses and work meetings; the "Catalani" room with seating for 30 and "Boccherini" with seating for 40, are equipped with avant-garde equipment and with a lounge area where coffee breaks and working lunches can be taken.
Completing the hotel facilities, there is a small garden and parking.
HISTORY OF THE HOTEL SAN LUCA PALACE
The 1540 square, rising in the area where you can stop with good probability in following recent archaeological findings, was the site of the Marchese Palace when, in the centuries prior to 1000, Lucca was the capital of the Marquis of Tuscany.
Successively, the zone was destined to the hospital of San Luca, founded by the Court of Mercanti in 1262. This era was present of 11 of these so-good called hospitals in the town, reserved to welcome merchants and wayfarers. Nevertheless, this in particular drew great trust, as they were directly administered by the Merchants Court.
The grand complex was divided into two sections: one part reserved for men that dwelled between the crossroads and the medieval walls, and the other dedicated to the welcome of women, opposite the Santa Giustina monastery (current Registry Office).
Close to the lodgings, were artisan businesses such as barbers, craftsman, bakers and tailors.
Annexed to the building there was also a church, demolished at the start of the 20th Century; this was officiated by the Curia, but the access of the clergy was subordinated by permission from the Merchants Court.
Thanks to the attentive restoration work and to the creation of the San Luca Palace, the Palace returns today to its ancient vocation of hospitality.
Visit Lucca - Lucca sights
From the setting of the hotel, the delightful streets of Lucca, the aristocratic jewel case of Tuscany, ia a fascinating town that excites with healthy table delights and beautiful walks.
The elegance of the architecture unites perfectly with the typical businesses that you can find in every angle of Lucca. The green spaces are one of the characteristics of Lucca: the beautiful plane trees that run round the inside track of the ancient walls of Lucca, which are today completely practical either on foot or by bicycle, for a circular course of about 4 kilometres.
Leaving the town you can see the Lucchese hills and the wine and oil routes. Luccahas always been the capital of Extra Virgin Olive Oil; a protagonist that you will find in all recipes, elating every typical Lucchese dish with its own perfume.
The olive defines the landscape of this splendid town, defining the landscape of this splendid township, a very powerful territory marker and testimony of the agriculture civilization of these places.