How to reach us

L’Antica Bifore is situated inside the mediaeval walls of the historical city centre of Lucca. Located on the main pedestrian street, via Fillungo, you will find us right in front of St Cristoforo church. Whether you arrive by train, bus or car you will find that we are easily reachable both from stations and city centre car parks. No matter from which gate (porta) you enter from it won't take more than a ten minute walk.

By car

Once you arrive at Lucca East exit the motorway and follow directions for the city centre. Enter through Porta Santa Maria and then onto Via Fillungo. We are at the bottom of this street in front of San Cristoforo church. Parking spaces available inside the city just after you enter the wall next to each Porta (gate).

By train

Exit the station with the city wall directly in front. Enter the city through Porta San Pietro which you find on your left. Go on to Corso Garibaldi, turn right into Via San Girolamo and go straight until you reach a public square, Piazza del Giglio. Continue ahead into via Beccheria until Piazza San Michele, turn right in Via Rome after which the first street on the left is Via Fillungo. We are at n. 5.

By bus

From Piazzale Verdi (bus station), enter in Via San Paolino and go straight on until you reach Piazza San Michele, continue straight ahead onto Via Rome after which the first street on the left is Via Fillungo. We are at n. 5.


The city of Lucca hosts different important events, from art and culture, heritage, music and theatre to name but a few. One of the biggest and most famous is the Lucca "Comics & Games" festival. This is an annual comics book and gaming convention. With around 140 thousand visitors, it offers an assorted mix of trade stalls, talks, screenings, workshops, exhibits and phantasmagoric on-street parties.


Lucca is also the birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, whose operas, La Bohème, Tosca and Madame Butterfly are among those frequently performed all over the world. The city is renowned to host a rich calendar of music events all over the year. The Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, 18 km from Lucca, welcomes about 40,000 spectators every year to its open-air theatre, just a few steps from the Villa Mausoleum where Giacomo Puccini lived and worked. His mortal remains are now in a small chapel inside the Villa.

Summer Festival

Every year the "Lucca Summer Festival" hosts an incredible line-up of international stars for live preformaces in Piazza Napoleone. These outdoor concerts held on a summer evening are an incredible experience. Past stars have included Anastacia, Lenny Kravitz, Moby etc.

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