Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Lucca Italy (2024 Updated)

Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets and gay friendly hotels Lucca. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum.

Toscana Pride  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Livorno, of of the main destination of Italy. There are more than 65 daily flights from various cities of Europe to Pisa  if you want to attend the parade.

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1.  Hotel Ilaria Lucca 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca


Hotel Ilaria
Hotel Ilaria

Enjoy free WiFi, complimentary breakfast buffets and a host of comforts at this elegant 4-star hotel and residence set in the historic centre of Lucca.

Situated within the walls of historic Lucca, Hotel Ilaria will help you explore this amazing town while ensuring you unique and high-quality services.

Discover typical Renaissance streets with free use of Hotel Ilaria’s bicycles and listen to free audio guides explaining the history of this famous city.

When your day of sightseeing is over, come back to Hotel Ilaria to relax. On the terrace you can savour free snacks and drinks or relax in the hot tub as you admire the view of the rich gardens

Hotel Ilaria and the Residenza dell’Alba are situated in the center of Lucca, within the renaissance walls. Approaching to a medieval door and overlooking on a secular park, under a majestic plane tree, you will enjoy a spectacular architectonic scenery. Our hotel residenza dell’alba are the ideal place for a moment of charme or for a business meeting in a space of light and green designed by the history.

Located inside the city walls close to the Elisa gate (Porta Elisa) overlooking the small canal at the front and the Villa and grounds of Villa Bottini at the rear so it’s quiet but only a couple of minutes walk from Via S Croce.

There is no hotel restaurant but a good buffet breakfast is served in a conservatory room with all the usual stuff including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cold meats, cheeses, smoked salmon etc from 7.30-10.30.

This is probably one of the best breakfasts we have had in Europe. The The hotel is also in a great location just inside the city walls and just down from one of the historic gates, Porta San Gervasio. From the staff at the desk to the breakfast staff, all were excellent and friendly.

The hotel offers complimentary tea and coffee all day long, there are even kettles in the bedrooms, there are snacks available all day and from 5.00pm to 7.00pm the hotel offers complimentary sparkling wine or beer to its guests.

The hotel is situated next to one of the old gates and is very well positioned to walk into the town, round the walls and to access the railway station.

We stayed in a classic room in the main building. The room was well equipped with a very good bathroom however the storage was poor. No drawers and very hanging space. We asked in advance and they provided a kettle in the room.

However tea, coffee and soft drinks were available in lobby lounge area along with a range of light snacks all free as well as a glass of complimentary prosecco between 1700 and 1900!!
We used the laundry service which was efficient and reasonably priced.

The breakfast terrace was very pleasant and serviced very well by the staff. The food was good and seemed to appeal to all tastes. A particular high spot was the fresh fruit.

We had a superior double room in the annex and it was spacious and spotless with a lovely outdoor seating area. The service from all the staff especially Ilaria on reception was amazing and we really appreciated the help with airport transfers and the bottle of fizz on our wedding anniversary. The location is perfect within easy reach of the station and it’s minutes away from the walls. The breakfast in the hotel was excellent with lots of choice and it was nice to eat on the outside terrace.

We booked a superior room for several nights just recently and were advised on arrival that we’d been upgraded to one of the apartment rooms close by the main hotel building. This turned out to be a wonderful facility – bedroom, wardrobe room and shower on an upper level with a sitting room, bathroom and storage facilities on the lower level. The fittings and furnishings were all of high quality and cleanliness.

The hotel staff were extremely helpful, attentive and keen to make one’s stay a memorable event. Breakfasts were buffet style with a good choice of excellent foods. There is a well appointed outside terrace where one can eat in warm weather – beautiful plants abound. The hotel also provides an afternoon tea and coffee lounge. We’ll be sure to come back to the Hotel Ileria on our next visit – let’s hope it’s soon.

gay friendly hotels lucca
gay friendly hotels lucca

How much does a room costs at Hotel Ilaria Lucca?


Prices start 140$/night for Double Room. The Suite Room is 390$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious suite with spa bath, satellite flat-screen TV and a seating area.

It is set in a medieval church in front of the main building

Where to book online – Hotel Ilaria   – LGBT Friendly Hotels Lucca – you can find the best hotels deals in Lucca during Lucca Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lucca on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2. Albergo Celide 4*  – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca


Albergo Celide

Facing Lucca‘s famous Renaissance city wallsAlbergo Celide is 1 km from San Martino Cathedral. The property offers free bike hire, free Wi-Fi and free parking. All air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV.

Breakfast at the Celide is a sweet buffet including organic and gluten-free food. The restaurant specialises in fish dishes and traditional Tuscan cuisine. Cocktails and coffee are served on the sunny terrace, overlooking the walls. Guests have discounted rates at the restaurant.

Available on reservation, the on-site spa is equipped with sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub and sensory showers. Treatments and massages are also available. The wellness kit includes towel, bathrobe, and slippers.

The Albergo Celide occupies a very convenient location on the main Street in front of the ancient walls of Lucca, at the border of the pedestrian area. It’s easy to reach by car from all access roads to the town and 500mt from the railway station.Convenient, comfortable, central, the Celide hotel is suitable for leisure and business travelers.

Completely renovated inside with warmly elegant public rooms, a beautiful terrace overlooking the Walls of Lucca and design bedrooms. Two private parkings (many car places), bicycles available for our guests. Reception quality personally run by the family owners thanks to over four generations’ experience. Explore the city on foot or in comfort and style using the free bicycles provided by the hotel.

We loved Lucca with its medieval streets, wonderful buildings wide choice of restaurants and varied shops. The walk around Lucca on the city walls also gave lots of fine views over the city and the surrounding landscape. The hotel is well placed to find when approaching from the motorway. It is also just outside the city walls, you can be inside the walls in a matter of just a few minutes and then another 5 – 10 minutes to the city centre depending on your walking speed. It was also very easy to walk to the train station and get the train to both Pisa and Florence. We thought the continental style breakfasts were varied and excellent quality providing cereals/granola fruit hams and cheeses etc.

What a wonderful hotel, from location which is 5 minute walk from both the train station and gate through the city walls, and the overall standard of the hotel which is fantastic. We stayed in room 19 on the first floor, which was very clean and spacious with no sound of the road outside of the hotel. The shower although not spacious enough for two, had great water pressure and set you up for the day, the air conditioning in the room was also super and very quiet. Breakfast every day was nothing short of exceptional and the friendly staff were super efficient.

This is a good 4 star hotel. It’s just about 800 meters down the street from the train station, and right outside one of gates leading in to the town centre. There is an extensive selection for breakfast, so you will not go hungry. Also, the hotel offers free bikes which is nice if you want to take a trip along the city wall or go for a short journey into the Tuscan countryside.

This is a very decent 4-star hotel to which I would come back to. It is located just outside the city walls and within 5min walking distance to the old city. There is free parking but the building itself is not apparent when approaching, therefore it’s easy to miss the car park entrance when passing!

The best things about the hotel are in the detail – many nooks and crannies, with elegant furniture and a nice décor overall. The hotel room was quite nice, clean and spacious enough (Deluxe) but too dark for me (due to fixed window shades). A visit in Spa was included but we used it only once and that was enough – quite basic but clean and done up to standard. Food choice at breakfast was very satisfying and tasty.

Service was good and the receptionists were able to advise us where to go for a really nice, local food so worth asking!

Overall I would recommend staying there but I thought the prices were a bit too steep for that standard.

Gay friendly accommodation Lucca
Gay friendly accommodation Lucca


How much does a room costs at Albergo Celide Lucca?


Prices start 122$/night for Small Double Room. The Classic Double Room is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With soft bathrobes and slippers. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and a fully equipped private bathroom.

Where to book online – Albergo Celide   – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca – you can find the best hotels deals in Lucca during Lucca Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lucca on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. B&B Relais Inn Lucca 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca


B&B Relais Inn Lucca
B&B Relais Inn Lucca

Offering a shared lounge area and free WiFi throughout, Relais Inn Lucca is located in the historical centre of Lucca.

Air-conditioned rooms here all come with a flat-screen TV and desk. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer.

A sweet and savoury breakfast including coffee and tea is served daily in a designated breakfast room.

Relais Inn Lucca is centrally located in Lucca, 300 metres from the Duke’s Palace and a 5-minute walk from the cathedral. It is an antique building offering free Wi-Fi and rooms with a private bathroom.Each room at Relais Inn Lucca is elegant and comes with either wooden or white furnishings. They all have a fan and desk.Staff are available to recommend local sights. Lucca Train Station is less than a 10-minute walk away.Please note that rooms are located on the first, second or third floor and the elevator is available.

The room was spacious and comfortable, with excellent soft armchairs. It was spotlessly clean and maintained as such throughout our stay. All it lacked was a kettle, and the staff helpfully provided that. Breakfast was continental with plenty of choice.

This is a very clean and small Bed and Breakfast in Lucca, conveniently located right inside the walls. The walls encircle Lucca, and are wide enough to drive a car (although driving is not permitted). Being close to the walls means that you can walk or bike up the wall and walk around the entire city! The walls are essentially a large park for walking, biking, running, etc. There are some snack bars up there as well as playgrounds.

The location is a quiet street with a 2-minute walk to excellent restaurants. All of historic Lucca is inside the walls and it only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk across the entire city. Thus, we really appreciated our location because it was close enough to the nightlife, extremely close to the walls and parking was available.

vely little balcony. (Any smalls I washed dried quickly as the balcony had the sun most of the morning.) The room was quite large with a desk and chair plus a large easy chair, a cupboard and a set of drawers with flat screen TV upon it (although didn’t find any English channels). The ensuite wasn’t that big but had room to put out my toiletries – had a step in shower with good water pressure. Wifi was good.

Great location as inside walls and walking distance to the whole of Lucca centre, bus and train station. Rooms were clean, spacious, modern and serviced daily. Nice big windows and good wifi. Beds were comfortable and shower adequate.

gay friendly hotels lucca
gay friendly hotels lucca

How much does a room costs at B&B Relais Inn Lucca?


Prices start 122$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Suite Room is 204$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Air-conditioned suite with free WiFi.

Where to book online – B&B Relais Inn Lucca   – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca – you can find the best hotels deals in Lucca during Lucca Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lucca on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



4. Hotel Albergo Villa Marta 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca


Set at the foot of the Monti Pisani hills, this 19th-century hunting lodge offers a summer outdoor pool and a Renaissance garden. The historic centre of Lucca is 5 km away.

Rooms at Villa Marta boast traditional Tuscan furnishings and a fully equipped private bathroom. Each room includes a satellite TV, and some also have lovely countryside views.

From May until October, guests can find a restaurant and lounge bar on site. The restaurant serves specialities from Tuscany, such as homemade Tortelli pasta, while the bar offers salads and snacks.

A former hunting lodge, transformed into a fine and elegant 4-star country resort, deep in the Luccan countryside in the heart of Tuscany but located only 5 kms from the historical centre and only 20kms from PISA AIRPORT. All the rooms (15 in total)are provided by FREE WIFI access and a/c control, tv, telephone and frigobar. Albergo Villa Marta is also provided by a pool with terrace and a small gazebo, free parking area.

The hotel itself is stunning. Beautiful location with views that you would hope to get in Lucca. Lovely pool area and the rooms are large and air conditioned.

The hotel is 4km out of the centre. Because of the heat and windy roads I would say this is too far to walk/ bike. The only downside is that taxis are few and far between. We didn’t have a car and so getting to and from Lucca itself was a bit of a nuisance especially at night.

Absolutely stunning grounds, so well kept and peaceful. We pretty much had the gorgeous pool to ourselves every day. The room was so nicely decorated and also had great air con and wifi. The staff can’t do enough to help you and the one thing I’d say to anyone going, is that it’s not clear if they are around in the day as they very much leave you in peace unless you want anything. So just go inside and ring the bell and they will happily bring you food and drink to the pool and nothing is too much trouble. We felt truly spoilt.

I really recommend hiring the Villa’s bicycles and cycling the 20 minutes to Lucca. You can then cycle the city walls in the same trip and it saves you the €18 taxi fare each way (which is undeniably steep!).

The property grounds are stunning. Big lawns and mountain views all around. From olive groves and vineyards on one side to cloud covered mountains on the other, the views from our window on the second floor were gorgeous.

Our room was very large and everything was well appointed and spotless! The bed is much too hard and could use a memory foam topper, but because everything else was so wonderful, I can’t complain.

We enjoyed the breakfast very much each morning and loved sitting down in the cafe or outside on the deck for late afternoon coffee and tea. We dined at the restaurant Botton D’Oro on the premise twice and were not thrilled with it–especially for the price. We’d recommend going offsite for your dinners.

Another point for travellers to bear in mind if travelling without a car getting to Lucca by public transport is cheap at 2.50 euros on the bus, the walk initially was lovely along a country road where caution needs to be exercised, the final 100 metres along a very fast busy single carriageway trunk road is fraught with danger, my wife was terrified as there is no pavement or sidewalk just a dirty rain gulley to walk in, similarly in the opposite direction to Pisa it is 3 euros equally fraught but more so as the trunk road needs to be crossed, taxis are 20 and 65 euros each way respectively and safer.

A short drive from Pisa airport and only 10 minutes drive from the lovely walled town of Lucca. The villa is in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains and immaculate grounds. Rooms are very comfortable and decorated in classic Italian style with antique furniture, as well as having particularly spacious bathrooms. The pool area is so relaxing and pool kept clean. We enjoyed a beautiful meal in the restaurant one evening.

From the encounter with the staff at the reception upon arrival, to the service we received in the restaurant, we really couldn’t fault this place. The quality of the decor and the rooms were pitched just right, making you feel comfortable without being stuffy. Staff are excellent with a genuine desire to meet your expectations and continually improve their offering to guests. The location means a car is needed to get around freely although a taxi will no doubt be cheap into Lucca centre. Having hired a car, we found the Villa Marta a great base for exploring Lucca, Pisa and Northern Tuscany. Rooms are a good size and shower was great. The ambience is one of a luxury Inn rather than mainstream hotel which we really liked.

lgbt friendly hotel lucca
lgbt friendly hotel lucca

How much does a room costs at Hotel Albergo Villa Marta?


Prices start 150$/night for Classic Double Room. The Deluxe Suite Room is 230$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Set on the 1st or 2nd floor of the villa, this room has full views of the countryside. It offers a flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom with 2 washbasins and a large shower. Slippers and bathrobes are also provided.

It comes with frescoed ceilings, or a four-poster bed and exposed wooden beam ceilings. Cannot fit any extra beds or cots. Rate includes a late check-out until 12:00, a welcome drink and free Wi-Fi, 1 bottle of water, pool towels. A packed breakfast of croissants and hot drinks is available for early departures, and a porter service for luggage is also included.

Where to book online – Hotel Albergo Villa Marta   – LGBT Friendly Hotels Lucca – you can find the best hotels deals in Lucca during Lucca Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lucca on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Hotel Villa Casanova 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca

Hotel Villa Casanova

Set within an 18th-century Tuscan farm house, this enchanting hotel is nestled amid the lush greenery of the Lucchese hills, between a wonderful 40-hectare pine grove.

All units are complete with air conditioning, free WiFi and a TV with satellite channels.

Villa Casanova features a patrician chapel and several country houses, one dating back to the 1400s, where the Balbani family once lived (and who gave the locality its name).

This was my favourite place of all the places we stayed in Italy. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a nice stay. The room as huge with windows on three sides with amazing views. The bathroom had a huge soaker tub and was stoked with everything you would need. Breakfast was amazing and was served outside on the terrace when the weather is nice. We didn’t get to use the pool but it also looked really nice. What we loved the most was the country location but you would need a car to visit this area. We would definitely return to this hotel.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Villa Casanova?


Prices start 230$/night for Standard King Room. The Superior Double Room is 400$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Air-conditioned suite with free WiFi.

Where to book online – Hotel Villa Casanova   – Gay Friendly Hotels Lucca – you can find the best hotels deals in Lucca during Lucca Summer Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lucca on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.