Alla Corte Degli Angeli
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... next gentleman in had some english and helped translate what was required, most of which would have been obvious had the woman even looked at the parcel......wanted a return address - already on the parcels. Eventually worked through the paperwork for the parcels, the mail for franking having been offloaded to a colleague. Paid and left.
Into Lucca for a restorative coffee.
And just ...
... technology and those calls being free.
The temperatures have been very favourable since we got here, I think the lowest has been about 23, but we haven't got to the stage of sun every day yet. Nonetheless, it's still lovely and mild and we have all the windows open at the apartment and go out in t shirts etc.
However, yesterday was a clear blue sky day, so we took a drive to the Alpi Apuane mountains which we can see from our windows and are about ...
... people we had met at the first lunch at Toscas in Lucca…so it was nice to see some 'familiar' faces. A lovely day and I even got asked to sing a couple of songs (as full as I was…never say no if someone asks you to sing…Dad’s mantra).
We finally finished up about 7.30…after everyone else had left and we sat down with Sao and Angelo and a few other 'stragglers' with some sweet wine and some grappa until the taxi came to pick us up. ...
... quiet day….still special…
Oh yeh…I still had my run this arvo after the girls conversations….24 minutes for 4.5 km… getting there.
17/05/11 Tuesday (Marie-Chantals birthday)
Happy Birthday Marie-Chantal…Carmel…Jane 8230;and everyone else who happens to have today as their birthday!!
I have been trying to find a way to go and see the 'Torre Guinigi’ (the tower with the trees growing on the top) since ...
... the afternoon I joined a couple from Scotland and we took a local bus back to a village we'd seen only briefly on Monday, called Pienza. In 1459 Pope Pius II, who was born in the village, decided to create a little Utopia and designed the central square and buildings. He only lived a few more years so didn't expand it as far as originally planned, but the town is considered an architectural gem of the Renaissance.
The weather has been interesting. We've ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Alla Corte Degli Angeli Lucca
A Big Disappointment!
We stayed at this hotel in early October at the end of a 3-week touring holiday of Italy. I'd booked it because of Tripadvisor reviews and Fodor's recommendation. I don't know whether we hit it at a bad time, but it was the only hotel that we really disliked. The young man at reception was surly and unhelpful, we were told we couldn't use the air conditioning because it had been switched to central heating mode (we had no such problem anywhere else we stayed) and the breakfast was poor - a jug of coffee and another of milk sat on a warming plate and you helped yourself. It was lukewarm and watery. The fruit was tinned, the bread stale-ish and the croissants had the flavour of a supermarket packet. The only redeeming feature was a bowl of oranges and an electric juicer so that you could at least have one thing that was fresh. The room and shower were adequate, but this is not somewhere we'd return to.
Alla Corte degli Angeli
A first class joy right in the middle of all you want to see and
do. Friendly and helpful staff. Be sure to rent a bike and
go for a ride on the ramparts of the walled city.
We travel by train and did need a taxi to get to the
b&b, but one is not needed again until time to leave.
First class accommodation
This accommodation is a total gem. We loved our stay in Lucca and it was enhanced by staying in this charming hotel. Elegant rooms with beauitiful wood ceiling. I can't say enough about the helpful staff. They really took the time to make our stay comfortable. Thank you!!!
Quiet haven inside Lucca's walls
As we entered Lucca's walled old section, our Fiat wagon seemed huge. We barely made the turn onto the street following Alle Corti's directions on the second attempt, and were glad to give the car to our host to park. No need for a car in Lucca. We walked the city walls and enjoyed a great meal a few steps away before retiring to spacious room, beamed ceilings, well appointed bath. The street was filled with live music that ended around midnight, enjoyable through our open second-floor window.
Perfect small hotel
A beautiful small hotel within the walled city of Lucca. We had 2 rooms for our family of 5 and couldn't have been more happy. Perfect location, near great shopping and restaurants. The rooms are great, with modern plumbing. The staff was extremely helpful, would make an expresso in the afternoon after a tiring day of touring. Excellent breakfast. Would have liked to stay longer!
Within the Walls Gem
It's tough to find a place within the walls of this wonderful city, but this is a gem. Quiet location, excellent help from staff, secure parking, large, attractive, clean rooms with superb bath facility, and a great breakfast in a lovely room. Refreshments in early evening. We'll stay here again.
Worth looking for
This small hotel is hard to find within the old walled city, but well worth the effort. Our room was large and recently redone. The decorating was lovely. The bath was the largest one we had in our 16 day trip to Italy. The dining room was beautiful with a lovely handpainted mural on the walls. The staff was very helpful. We would definately stay here again.
Very elegant place. We loved it!
We found the rooms to be elegant. The staff was very friendly and the hotel was well located. We felt it was a real jewel.
Exceptional little hotel
Such a charming hotel in a good location, yet on a quiet side street.
Our room featured the Bird of Paradise (each room has a different floral motif) on draperies, pillows, and hand-painted tiles in the bath. Extra pillows and towels were provided, as were bath robes! Very good continental breakfast was included.
Pretty and quirky small hotel. Welcoming atmosphere and extremely friendly and helpful receptionist.
Lucca was a breath of fresh air. Thoroughly recommend hiring bikes and riding around the city wall.
Best feature of bedroom was the jacuzzi bath. Excellent location.