Not to be missedTuscany has its own special grace, this was known to many travellers who came to visit it from several European countries since the sixteenth century.
Walls of Lucca
Its construction took more than a century of work, a wonderful “belt” of 4200m which today is still stare for its grandeur.
Elliptical. It was built in the first or second century AD. The unique square that we see today was built in 1830 with the brilliant urban intuition of the architect Lorenzo Nottolini.
San Martino Cathedral.
The Church is rich in works of art, from Civitali to Tintoretto; inside there is the famous sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto.
Entirely built in bricks, the famous tree-lined tower is one of the symbols of Lucca.
They were built in the sixteenth century by the most wealthy merchant families. They are located at the foot of the hills, not very far from the city in a secluded and dominant position; the Villa Reale in Marlia, Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani in Camigliano are some examples. In the picture Villa Rossi in Gattaiola (300m. From B&B Posta Gattaiola).
The Puccini Festival
Every year, during summer, they go on stage the most renowned works of the famous musician, performed outdoor in the picturesque scenery of Torre del Lago, a small town between Lucca and Viareggio where Giacomo Puccini lived.
Here, the house that greeted the maestro who created his immortal music has become a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous composer.
The Versilia with its beaches and places a few miles away from the B&B.
A special mention to Marina di Vecchiano resort, just a 15-minute drive from the B&B, where you can enjoy a particularly quiet and unspoiled atmosphere between dunes and wide spaces of vegetation.
B&B Posta Gattaiola
is deep in the green hills of Lucca among wonderful villas from the Reinassance and small streets protected by ancient walls, just a few minutes from the magnificent walls of Lucca, which are only 3,5km away. Immersed in the most refined countryside but very close to the city, this is what makes this place so unique. A place where you can enjoy the taste of Tuscany in the most genuine way.
We are in a strategic position on the chance of daily excursions which will allow you to leisurely know Tuscany: A11 toll booth of West Lucca is 2,5km away. In a few time you can reach the sea of Versilia (Viareggio is 20km away and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi not very far from it). Plus, the Garfagnana mountain and the Abetone ski runs.
The main cities are:
- Pisa a 18 km
- Florence a 76 km
- Siena a 140km
Double rooms and single room with private bathroom. Breakfast included.
A corner of paradise where vanishes every existential doubt. From green that dominates the environment of the room you can see wonderful views, where nature of Lucca appears in all its charm.
A tribute to the city where you can live in harmony with the art like no other place in the world. The furnishings of the room and its accessories are inspired in different color depth, from the lily symbol of Florence. The ancient prints that adorn the walls depict various places in the city, exhibiting the art and the aesthetic at its best.
Myth of spiritual shelter, where to found a privileged relationship with environment and nature, far away from the noise of the city, into places of ancient and serene beauty. The rooms offers views of natural fairytales landscapes- Shades of yellow ocher warm the heart and the sight.
You cross the threshold of the simple things and unspoilt countryside. The atmosphere is guaranteed by the emphasis of the colours of the bricks, the wrought iron bed and the seasoned wood furnitures. A taste of the ancient Maremma with the Etruscan small villages of Pitigliano and Sovana.