Palazzo Guiscardo

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Rates from   155.00 EUR

Pietrasanta is a classy little town on the Tuscany coast, close to Pisa and Lucca, that keeps her years well with a lively central piazza and lots of great opportunities for spoiling yourself with some of the excellent local dishes which feature the best of sea and mountain. With a well-preserved historic centre and beaches, water sports, golf, trekking and culture all in ample supply, the town is a little gem, even Michelangelo used to come here to select exactly the right marble for his sculptures.
Still a thriving artistic community, Pietrasanta is well-known as a centre for sculpture in bronze and marble. Fernando Botero, the Columbian artist famous for his curvaceous sensual figures, has a studio here and many of his sculptures are dotted around the town.
It is then quite fitting that the Palazzo Guiscardo acts as a gallery space for local artists and the rooms with those deep and sensual shades of colour become a peaceful refuge from the sun, an overindulgent lunch or simply the place to practice that wonderful art in itself, the siesta. When you stay in a small and intimate hotel such as this, with just 8 rooms, you can be assured that the level of attention is going to hit the mark and Paola, the manager, is soothingly sure of the assertion that if you’re going to do something, it’s worth doing it right.
The hotel is located in what was a noble house built towards the end of the 1800s in the Liberty style. The restoration is sensitive and combines the modern elements we expect in an unobtrusive manner. The bathrooms stand out for the use of great big massage tubs in some of the rooms and shower saunas in others with lots of the local precious marbles.
It is essentially then a classically-styled residence with some hints to a more modern relaxation, the rooms avoiding fragile pastels for bold, deep and sensual hues. Waking up in the morning and heading down for breakfast should be a pleasant surprise given the meagre portions we normally expect in Italy. Here it is surprisingly different with biological yoghurts, all kinds of jams and honeys from a local cooperative, hand made cakes, and Tuscan whole meal breads, traditional cheeses and croissants.
Once you have begun the morning in style you may as well continue that way; a room for massages and other treats allow you to continue this theme of indulgence throughout the day. All in all this would be a great place to come for a lazy few days and indulge in the good life with just enough cultural and artistic stimuli around to keep you going before aperativo time.
Alternatively, with the sea being so close, the kids may want to come to though there may be some bargaining going on between who wants to pass the afternoon in nearby Lucca and who wants to go to the beach.

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Rates from   155.00 EUR
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Shops: 0
Airport: 35
Metro/Bus: 3

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