Sun, Sea and Spectacle: Michelin-Starred Italian Getaway For Two on the Tuscan Riviera

Sun, Sea and Spectacle: Michelin-Starred Italian Getaway For Two on the Tuscan Riviera

Lucca, Italy

£1700
Valid for 1 years

“Beautifully renovated and oozing Belle The Telegraph

Why we love it

Known for its Art Nouveau district, elegant hotels and swanky seafront restaurants, Viareggio is the quintessential Italian beach experience. Not far away is the lush city of Lucca, where Renaissance architecture romances the streets and cobblestoned paths lead the way to cosy cafes and bespoke boutiques. Elegant and luxurious, this getaway takes you to both destinations with a Michelin-starred dinner and an exclusive wine tasting at the Montecarlo of Lucca Vineyard.

What's Included?

  • Escape with a two-night Michelin-starred Italian getaway for two in a superior room with a balcony at Hotel Plaza e de Russie
  • Dine at the Michelin-starred Ristorante Lunasia one evening
  • Enjoy an exclusive two-hour tour of Lucca with an expert guide
  • Visit the Montecarlo of Lucca Vineyard for a bespoke wine tasting
  • Feel looked after with return transfers from Pisa Airport

Description

Built in 1871, Plaza e de Russie is the oldest hotel in Viareggio, its name a reference to the Russian aristocracy for whom this was once a favourite resort. Elegant and stylishly vintage, this 19th-century guesthouse glows with contemporary design and cosmopolitan charm.

The ground floor welcomes unparalleled views of the turquoise Tuscan waters, with the beachfront only moments away. Here, you can soak up the sun at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Ristorante Lunasia – meaning ‘serenity’ in the Etruscan language. True to its name, this space offers a tranquil, gourmet dining experience led by the award-wining Head Chef, Luca Landi.

Flair and creativity, combined with his mastery of flavours are what earned Landi his Stella Michelin. His menu features a fondness of fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood, combined elegantly with local, seasonal ingredients. Imaginative, rich and wildly rewarding, his dishes are sure to delight and intrigue from the very first mouthful.

Of course, no trip to Tuscany is complete without a visit to a local vineyard. Spend the day exploring Lucca Vineyard, meeting Italian sommeliers and tasting exceptional wines produced and bottled on the wine farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines, should you wish.

Luxurious and serene, this getaway is the perfect escape for a smattering of sun and a smorgasbord of flavours.

Description

Built in 1871, Plaza e de Russie is the oldest hotel in Viareggio, its name a reference to the Russian aristocracy for whom this was once a favourite resort. Elegant and stylishly vintage, this 19th-century guesthouse glows with contemporary design and cosmopolitan charm.

The ground floor welcomes unparalleled views of the turquoise Tuscan waters, with the beachfront only moments away. Here, you can soak up the sun at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Ristorante Lunasia – meaning ‘serenity’ in the Etruscan language. True to its name, this space offers a tranquil, gourmet dining experience led by the award-wining Head Chef, Luca Landi.

Flair and creativity, combined with his mastery of flavours are what earned Landi his Stella Michelin. His menu features a fondness of fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood, combined elegantly with local, seasonal ingredients. Imaginative, rich and wildly rewarding, his dishes are sure to delight and intrigue from the very first mouthful.

Of course, no trip to Tuscany is complete without a visit to a local vineyard. Spend the day exploring Lucca Vineyard, meeting Italian sommeliers and tasting exceptional wines produced and bottled on the wine farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines, should you wish.

Luxurious and serene, this getaway is the perfect escape for a smattering of sun and a smorgasbord of flavours.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in to the hotel followed by Michelin-starred dinner at Lunasia
  • Day two: Wine tasting and visit to Montecarlo winery with a guided tour in Lucca

  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please request specific travel dates and reservation times with your Truly concierge.

Transfers to all excursions are included in the price of the experience.

The closest airport is Pisa. Flights are not included to allow maximum travel flexibility. Transfers are included in the price of the experience.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in to the hotel followed by Michelin-starred dinner at Lunasia
  • Day two: Wine tasting and visit to Montecarlo winery with a guided tour in Lucca

  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please request specific travel dates and reservation times with your Truly concierge.

Transfers to all excursions are included in the price of the experience.

The closest airport is Pisa. Flights are not included to allow maximum travel flexibility. Transfers are included in the price of the experience.

What's Included?

  • Escape with a two-night Michelin-starred Italian getaway for two in a superior room with a balcony at Hotel Plaza e de Russie
  • Dine at the Michelin-starred Ristorante Lunasia one evening
  • Enjoy an exclusive two-hour tour of Lucca with an expert guide
  • Visit the Montecarlo of Lucca Vineyard for a bespoke wine tasting
  • Feel looked after with return transfers from Pisa Airport

Why we love it

Known for its Art Nouveau district, elegant hotels and swanky seafront restaurants, Viareggio is the quintessential Italian beach experience. Not far away is the lush city of Lucca, where Renaissance architecture romances the streets and cobblestoned paths lead the way to cosy cafes and bespoke boutiques. Elegant and luxurious, this getaway takes you to both destinations with a Michelin-starred dinner and an exclusive wine tasting at the Montecarlo of Lucca Vineyard. Read full description

Description

Built in 1871, Plaza e de Russie is the oldest hotel in Viareggio, its name a reference to the Russian aristocracy for whom this was once a favourite resort. Elegant and stylishly vintage, this 19th-century guesthouse glows with contemporary design and cosmopolitan charm.

The ground floor welcomes unparalleled views of the turquoise Tuscan waters, with the beachfront only moments away. Here, you can soak up the sun at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Ristorante Lunasia – meaning ‘serenity’ in the Etruscan language. True to its name, this space offers a tranquil, gourmet dining experience led by the award-wining Head Chef, Luca Landi.

Flair and creativity, combined with his mastery of flavours are what earned Landi his Stella Michelin. His menu features a fondness of fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood, combined elegantly with local, seasonal ingredients. Imaginative, rich and wildly rewarding, his dishes are sure to delight and intrigue from the very first mouthful.

Of course, no trip to Tuscany is complete without a visit to a local vineyard. Spend the day exploring Lucca Vineyard, meeting Italian sommeliers and tasting exceptional wines produced and bottled on the wine farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines, should you wish.

Luxurious and serene, this getaway is the perfect escape for a smattering of sun and a smorgasbord of flavours.

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Description

Built in 1871, Plaza e de Russie is the oldest hotel in Viareggio, its name a reference to the Russian aristocracy for whom this was once a favourite resort. Elegant and stylishly vintage, this 19th-century guesthouse glows with contemporary design and cosmopolitan charm.

The ground floor welcomes unparalleled views of the turquoise Tuscan waters, with the beachfront only moments away. Here, you can soak up the sun at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Ristorante Lunasia – meaning ‘serenity’ in the Etruscan language. True to its name, this space offers a tranquil, gourmet dining experience led by the award-wining Head Chef, Luca Landi.

Flair and creativity, combined with his mastery of flavours are what earned Landi his Stella Michelin. His menu features a fondness of fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood, combined elegantly with local, seasonal ingredients. Imaginative, rich and wildly rewarding, his dishes are sure to delight and intrigue from the very first mouthful.

Of course, no trip to Tuscany is complete without a visit to a local vineyard. Spend the day exploring Lucca Vineyard, meeting Italian sommeliers and tasting exceptional wines produced and bottled on the wine farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines, should you wish.

Luxurious and serene, this getaway is the perfect escape for a smattering of sun and a smorgasbord of flavours.

Opening Times

Subject to the availability of the hotel and restaurant. Please request specific travel dates and reservation times with your Truly concierge. Suggested Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival and check-in to the hotel followed by Michelin-starred dinner at Lunasia Day 2: Wine tasting and visit to Montecarlo winery with a guided tour in Lucca Day 3: Check-out and departure home

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in to the hotel followed by Michelin-starred dinner at Lunasia
  • Day two: Wine tasting and visit to Montecarlo winery with a guided tour in Lucca

  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please request specific travel dates and reservation times with your Truly concierge.

Transfers to all excursions are included in the price of the experience.

The closest airport is Pisa. Flights are not included to allow maximum travel flexibility. Transfers are included in the price of the experience.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Sun, Sea and Spectacle: Michelin-Starred Italian Getaway For Two on the Tuscan Riviera