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New To Tuscany – Grand Universe Lucca

The highly anticipated, Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection has opened its doors. The 55- guestroom boutique hotel, complete with nine unique suites, joins the diverse and dynamic portfolio of  close to 200 independent Autograph Collection Hotels around the world that champion values of vision,  design and craft. 

Known as the city of a hundred and one churches, Lucca is set in the heart of Tuscany, at the foot of the Apuan  Alps and less than half an hour drive from the wonderful Versilia coast. Overlooking two of the most  beautiful piazzas in Lucca, the hotel?s location is perfect for discovering the stunning city. Just steps away  are masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance architecture including the Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e  Reparata, historic Teatro del Giglio and the bustling landmark Piazza Napoleone.  
Previously a Palazzo of the Paoli family during the Renaissance, the site was originally transformed into a  unique hotel in 1857, which became famous for hosting poets, philosophers and artists from around the  world. Now, the hotel opens its doors to a new generation after a multi-million-pound renovation led by  Archea Associati S.r.l, restoring the hotel to its ancient glowing splendour. The hotel?s past lives on in the  present, with features including the existing wall foundations dating back to Roman times and the ancient  glassblower?s fountain remnants in the cellar.  

Read our guide to the best luxury hotels in Tuscany

Source: theluxuryeditor


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