A Journey Through The Eras


A harmonious destination in a timeless place, Grand Universe Lucca is a historic hotel bringing the grace of the past into the present.

Like the city it calls home, Grand Universe Lucca embodies a vivid blend of history, from antiquity through contemporary times. The building has evolved over the millennia, from a glassblower’s atelier in Roman times, to a majestic palazzo during the Renaissance, to a monumental hotel in the mid-18th century. Today, the hotel’s refined interiors masterfully blend timeless elegance and contemporary comforts, inviting guests to a graceful journey across the eras. 

Furnished outdoor terrace at night in moonlight with view of city
Wine cellar with brick fireplace and wine barrel set with bottles of wine

Located opposite the famous Teatro del Giglio opera, the hotel was a destination for musicians and artists from around the world. Grand Universe Lucca continues to build and evoke its strong ties with music. In the main hall, guests relax in-between their explorations at the Symphony Lounge, where a beautiful, classical piano anchors the space. Every afternoon, a pianist enlivens past eras with a live performance, creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere. 

Lobby reception desk with plush, velvet furnishings

“Il Garbo Lucchese,” the Grace of Lucca, characterizes the Lucchesi way of life and the aura of the city. It describes a subtly elegant, kind, and mannerly way of thinking, acting, and behaving. Grand Universe Lucca’s courteous and intimate service reflects “Il Garbo Lucchese,” surpassing typical standards with a discreet, one-on-one approach.