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Located in the historical center of Lucca, La Gemma di Elena offers Tuscan-style accommodations with free WiFi. It is 1,150 feet from Piazza Anfiteatro square and a 10-minute walk from the San Martino Cathedral.

The bed and breakfast offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some units feature a balcony, while some have a patio.

Here you enjoy a sweet and savory buffet breakfast from the kitchen every morning.

Guests can rent a bike on site to explore the city center. Guinigi Tower is 1,650 feet away, while
Basilica of San Frediano is a 5-minute walk from the property. Lucca Train Station is 1.1 mi away and is reachable by bus.

This is our guests' favorite part of Lucca, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

La Gemma Di Elena has been welcoming guests since May 24, 2013

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Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Lucca, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private Parking Available On Site


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Max adults: 2
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  • 1 queen bed
  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 3
One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin bed and 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 1
Single Room
  • 1 twin bed
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Max adults: 3
Triple Room
  • 3 twin beds
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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  • The staff speaks English

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About La Gemma Di Elena

Welcoming guests since May 24, 2013

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  • Hi, My husband is riding the "Tuscany Trail". He picks his bike up in Lucca. Can we take the bicycle into the room for safety?

    Dear guests, When you are riding by bike through Tuscany, you are allowed to bring the bike inside the room or just lock it in the storage room. No extra costs. Best regards Paolo

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    Answered on January 24, 2020
  • We are 3 adult women would there be 3 beds 🛌 how large is the room

    Dear guests, we have many different room types and sizes. If you want a large space for all of you, I advice to book the Apartment Sofia or Mezzanino

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    Answered on October 8, 2021
  • The parking is free or is there an extra fee for parking?

    The private parking behind the B&B in the backyard protect with a gate and camera costs 10€ a day

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    Answered on August 2, 2020
  • Can we park our car at the hotel? How many parking spots are there at the hotel? Thank you

    The private parking place is behind the B&B in the backyard. It is not necessary to book the parking spots in advance. Best regards B&B La gemma di Elena

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    Answered on January 3, 2020
  • Hi! Me and my husband we plan to come to Italy next week, is the hotel open for foreigners? Thank you!

    Dear Guest, we are open. We are not allowed to serve a breakfast buffet. You can book anytime you like with us, Best regards Paolo

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    Answered on February 15, 2021
  • Since you are not allowed to have breakfast buffet, what you are offering to those guests who booked a room including breakfast in the room fee? Thanks.

    Hello, the breakfast service should be reintroduced soon. Right now we are giving a discount on the tariff. Regards

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    Answered on June 8, 2021
  • is it possible to include an extra bed for a 3 year old boy? would it imply in additional cost? how much?

    Hello, it is possible in almost all our rooms, the additional cost is €5 per night. Regards

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    Answered on June 18, 2021
  • Buongiorno, se il parcheggio privato ha una tariffa e se la zona e' a traffico limitato. La ringrazio, Cordiali saluti

    Il costo del parcheggio privato è di 10€ al giorno. L’accesso alla ZTL viene concesso dopo la prenotazione e vi verranno fornite tutte le informazioni necessarie al riguardo

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    Answered on January 6, 2022
  • Hello, by August (26th) the breakfast will be reintroduced? And if so, there will be an additional cost on the tariff that I see in the app? Thanks

    We do not know yet when we are allowed to serve a breakfast buffet inside yet, you can book a Room an add a bed, price will be automatically updated

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    Answered on June 15, 2021

Hosted by B&B Team

Host Review Score 9.3
B&B Team

B&B Team

Il B&B La gemma di Elena si trova in un palazzo storico di Lucca. Da 15 anni accogliamo ospiti da tutto il mondo e il design delle nostre stanze è unico nel suo genere.

Un giovane team internazionale è lieto di accogliervi nel salotto della piccola città di Lucca

Il B&B La gemma di Elena si trova nel centro storico della città di Lucca, vicino a Porta Santa Maria, la via principale di Lucca via Fillungo, piazza Anfiteatro. Fermata Navetta da/per la stazione nella stessa via. Parcheggio privato. Negozi e servizi a pochi passi.

Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Lucca is known as the "city of 100 churches", many of which you can see as you pass along the old city walls that encircle it. Within the walls, the Duomo cathedral and Guinigi Tower are the main draws.

What's nearby
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
    0.2 miles
  • Basilica of San Frediano
    0.2 miles
  • Guinigi Tower
    0.2 miles
  • San Michele in Foro
    0.4 miles
  • Lucca Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • Piazza Napoleone
    0.5 miles
  • Palazzo Mansi
    0.5 miles
  • Marlia Villa Reale
    4.3 miles
  • Villa Torrigiani
    5.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Il Geco
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bar Martini
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Betty Blue
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Marameo
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • San Domenico
    9.7 miles
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
    10.2 miles
  • Pisa Cathedral
    10.2 miles
  • Piazza dei Miracoli
    10.2 miles
  • Botanical Gardens of Pisa
    10.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Serchio
    3.1 miles
  • Lake Massaciuccoli
    12.4 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Viareggio
    12.4 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Torre del Lago
    12.4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Lucca Centrale Train Station
    0.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Pisa International Airport
    11.6 miles
  • Florence Airport
    34.6 miles
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
    61.3 miles
How to get to La Gemma Di Elena from Pisa International Airport
    Private shuttle
    Parking available
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Amenities of La Gemma Di Elena
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • High chair
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fold-up bed
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 10 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 4 years
Crib by request
€ 5 per child, per night
5 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
€ 10 per child, per night
13 - 15 years
Extra bed by request
€ 15 per child, per night
16+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card CartaSi ATM card La Gemma Di Elena accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

La Gemma does not have a 24-hour reception. If you expect to arrive outside check-in hours, please inform the property in advance. Late check-in is only possible if previously confirmed by the property.

When leaving the car in the private parking nearby, a car pass for Lucca's historical center is included in the parking fee.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform La Gemma Di Elena of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.