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L'Antica Bifore, Lucca

City-center B&B within walking distance of Piazza Napoleone

  • Free WiFi
$108 CAD

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  • I gave it to my sister as a wedding gift and according to her, it was a great place to be…

    Apr. 23, 2019

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    Jul. 17, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace

What’s around

  • In Lucca Historical Center
  • Piazza Napoleone - 4 min walk
  • Guinigi Tower - 4 min walk
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - 5 min walk
  • Torre delle Ore - 1 min walk
  • Piazza San Michele - 2 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double Room


  • In Lucca Historical Center
  • Piazza Napoleone - 4 min walk
  • Guinigi Tower - 4 min walk

What’s around


  • In Lucca Historical Center
  • Piazza Napoleone - 4 min walk
  • Guinigi Tower - 4 min walk
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - 5 min walk
  • Torre delle Ore - 1 min walk
  • Piazza San Michele - 2 min walk
  • Church of San Michele in Foro - 3 min walk
  • San Giovanni Church - 3 min walk
  • Puccini Museum - 3 min walk
  • Lucca City Hall - 4 min walk
  • Teatro del Giglio - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) - 35 min drive
  • Lucca Station - 11 min walk
  • Lucca Ponte a Moriano Station - 12 min drive
  • Porcari Station - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: da definireTo make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 25 per day; reservations required)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 1300
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 28-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20 (subject to availability)

Late check-in between 5:30 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30.00 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 25 per day

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 65 per vehicle (one-way)

Ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge


State tax ID - 02578220465

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, L'Antica Bifore does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. There's a charge of EUR 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 9:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include L'isola che non c'era (3-min walk), Trattoria da Gigi (3-min walk), and Osteria San Giorgio (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 65 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Grand base in a beautiful town

    This is a wonderful ancient building right in the middle of town, and our room had great character with original windows opening directly onto the church opposite, painted murals and antique furniture. Really affordable at this time of year. The shower is tiny and the bed is two singles together - I'd prefer a proper double but that's ok. The room overlooks a central street but it's quiet overnight. We did bring earplugs as the street starts to wake up by 7 or so, but there was never the rowdiness we have at home. Our confirmation email from had "free breakfast" under the heading of "facilities" but this isn't the case this time of year; to make up for this mistake, Stefano gave us vouchers for the cafe round the corner that we liked anyway, so we were happy with that. Stefano and Brid are really welcoming and helped with recommendations for restaurants - everything we ate and drank over five days was delicious.

    Debra, 5 night trip, Feb. 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    We stayed for 2 nights in mid-December and Stefano and Bríd couldn't have been more accommodating. We needed to change our booking to stay an extra night due to work commitments, and they were amazingly helpful and hospitable. The guesthouse is beautiful, with large comfortable rooms and useful amenities like a coffee maker, wifi etc. We loved our two nights here. Stefano gave us some helpful suggestions for places to eat and things to see, which were great - we ended up at one of his recommended restaurants two nights in a row! Lucca is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring during the bustle of Christmas, but without many tourists.

    Simone, 1 night trip, Dec. 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great looking medieval property! Comfortable. Great access to shops and station.Would reccomend! Owner flexible and knowledgable of area!

    3 night romance trip, Dec. 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Traditional tower house accommodation

    The accommodation is in an old tower house which was so interesting to see. Our room was at the back overlooking a quiet square with a lovely bathroom with stonework everywhere. Just lovely. Our friends were in the front and for them their experience was not the same. A very noisy street until 4.00am and then the street cleaners and a stall setting up meant they had no sleep, meanwhile we were happily unaware of this. The breakfast in the morning was quite basic with a selection of danish and croissant. Maybe some more traditional Italian meats and cheeses with fresh fruit would have been a nice addition. Hard though when there are only 4 rooms as you could have a lot of wasted uneaten food. My husband and I were happy with the choice offered. The location is ideal. We were dropped off outside the door in a taxi and collected at the same point. Restaurants, the walls and all the sights are walking distance. A beautiful property in a stunning location. Lucca was a delightful visit and we are so pleased we added it to our stay.

    Sarah, 1 night trip with friends, Oct. 24, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I'm surprised by all of the positive reviews here. It's a charming place in a good location but overall disappointing. It's way too loud to sleep at night. The beds are old and uncomfortable. The sheets were old and stained, it looked like old blood splatter on the sheets. Breakfast was just coffee and a few bad pastries. It's not a hotel, it's an apartment with separated rooms. Defiantly needs better beds and fresh sheets and towels.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I absolutely loved this hotel!! Its medieval look and feel was something completely new to me!! And the fact that they only have 4 rooms, you definitely feel catered to. Plus there arent a lot of people making noise etc... the rooms had amazing windows with super high ceilings... And!! It was in the heart of the town!!! I will absolutely stay here again.

    1 night romance trip, Oct. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing!!! Beyond expectations!

    Amazing place in centuries-old building. The beautiful stain-glass window in our room opens to Via Fillungo (a narrow street full of character) within the historic city center. Our hosts served continental breakfast each morning to a small group of people staying there, which provided neat opportunities to chat with other tourists. They were also very helpful with dinner recommendations/reservations at the best restaurants in Lucca. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Brian, 2 night trip, Oct. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can’t beat the location!!

    Great location! Very clean! Good size room! Owner great with recommendations! Will stay again!!

    Michael, 1 night trip, Sep. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully restored - l’Antica Bifore is a gorgeous property set on the first floor of the building. High ceilings, original features and Italianate decor. The shared entrance/breakfast room has a stunning stone fireplace and chandelier. Our room had an enormous mullioned window offering a stunning view of the church opposite and the street below. Yes, a little noisy - because it is set in the heart of Lucca, but we felt this was atmospheric and being so central means you are close to everything for sightseeing, restaurants and bars. Our room was beautifully decorated and styled with antique furniture and the bed was extremely comfortable. Our hosts Stefano and Brid were a wealth of helpful information - what charming people! They are extremely knowledgeable about Lucca and gave us invaluable advice and tips for our visit, including a restaurant recommendation where we had an amazing meal in traditional Lucchese style. Lucca is a special place for us - we will return and when we do, we would definitely stay at l’Antica Bifore again.

    1 night romance trip, Aug. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The medieval high ceilings, stone arches and decor were very nice. Free coffee. Great location.

    2 night romance trip, Aug. 2, 2019

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