Arena di Lucca

Bed & Breakfast

Anyone in love with Italy and its riches will be happy here - at a B&B in a beautiful city setting, with generous hosts


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


Lucca’s amphitheatre was built on Roman remains and, for two centuries, houses were built organically into its ancient walls. The first storey of three such houses comprises this small B&B – woven into one they make an irresistible whole – and if the position is special then the place itself is even more so, thanks to the generosity and graciousness of your hosts. Alex and Livia love their new enterprise and go out of their way to make your stay perfect. All is warm, elegant and cosy inside… original terracotta floor tiles beautifully waxed, pictures prettily hung, ceiling beams gloriously chunky. An old stone sink planted with succulents defines the reception space, a coffee table is laden with travel books, striped armchairs wait to be sunk into, and two little tables are laid with breakfast’s fresh fruits and homemade cakes, pastries and jams. Soundproofed bedrooms are at the front or the slightly larger back, two with balconies facing the piazza, all with air con and sweet bathrooms. Stay a week; for history, beauty, music, churches, and the lovely seaside from Cinque Terre to the Maremma.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €100
Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€15 per person per night.
2 Family rooms for 3
From €130
2 Doubles
From €100


Our stay at B&B Arena was superb. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Alex ensures that everything is perfect. Our room was lovely and quiet, despite the B&B being part of the amphitheatre, and it was cleaned daily. Breakfast was a delicious healthy offering of yogurt, fruit, nuts and muesli with coffee and there were many pleasant touches, such as the honesty bar. Thank you for a great stay.

Sue, Berwick upon tweed

What a delightful place! Charming hostess, Livia, who went out of her way to provide us with an excellent holiday & couldn't have been more helpful. The location was brilliant, the restaurants she recommended exceptional, & we found the whole experience of being right in the centre of a fascinating walled city most enjoyable. We will definitely try to return.

Beverly, Sheffield

We could not have had a nicer experience while staying at The B & B Arena in Lucca. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything and tucked inside the walls of Lucca. Our room was very comfortable and attractive. We had windows opening up to the square and tall beamed ceilings. Each room is unique. Alex and Livia were absolutely wonderful and helped us in so many ways; from transportation & shopping to dining. It is now one of our favorite places to have stayed in and hope that we can return again soon. We could not have felt more welcome.

Susan, Ojai, california

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alex Campedelli-Miller

  • B&B Arena is a testament to Lucca's rich heritage, in authentic Tuscan decor inside Roman walls and archways dating back to 171AD.
  • The perimeter of today's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro is the same as that of the 10,000 seat Roman Arena where gladiators and wild animals entertained the Romans.
  • Lucca is strategically positioned to make intra day excursions to Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre and many other destinations in the wine country or on the seaside.
  • Lucca has a very active entertainment calendar throughout the year including: Puccini music recitals and operas, today's world famous vocalists and music stars throughout the July festival, Comics&Games festival, antique and food markets.
  • We offer Tuscan bespoke holidays in combination with : , one of Italy's most beautiful Tuscan seaside estates in the heart of the Maremma. Discover Tuscany's most beautiful region with its Islands reachable our skippered sailing yacht
  • Discuss your holiday objectives directly with Alex & Livia who will help you optimise your stay and secure your favorite room. Call us on +39 339 678 6299.