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Lucca, Tuscany

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Walk to village with 4 restaurants & grocery.
30 minutes beaches.
August dates available £7395 pwk
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The Michellin star gastronomy experience



The Hotel Byron is a luxury 5* luxury hotel with a Michellin star restaurant 'La Magnolia' lead by chef Andrea Mattei. the hotel is situated in the heart of elegant Forte dei Marmi on Tuscany's golden coast.  The 30 stylish rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and situated in a liberty style villa and either overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea, the private garden or the Apuan Alps.

'La Magnolia restaurant' at the Hotel Byron was awarded it's first Michelin star in 2012! The restaurant is lead by Andrea Mattei, a chef with a wealth of experience in leading restaurants both in Italy and abroad. He is only 31 years old and comes from Pietrasanta (Lucca). He gained important experience working at the Enoteca Pinchiorri, the San Domenico in Imola and the “Carpaccio” restaurant in Paracucchi, followed by work in some of the best French kitchens. In Paris he worked first at the Hotel Royal Monceau and later at two Michelin 3-star restaurants: the “Taillevent” and the restaurant at the Hotel Plaza Athénée with the great chef Alain Ducasse.

The menu aims to meet what Mattei sees as the three fundamental requirements when people go to a restaurant: the right cooking, the right presentation and the right environment


PRICE INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in a classic double room (upgrade to a deluxe double room if available), sparkling wine and fruit in the room upon arrival, 2 dinners, cookery lesson with Michellin chef.


Arrival day: Gourmet dinner with wines at the “La Terrazza” restaurant, Hotel Plaza e de Russie Viareggio – one of our sister hotels (with own vehicle – 7 miles transfer available at supplement)

Second day: buffet breakfast in the restaurant or served in your room

09.30 am to 11.30 am: A cookery lesson will be held in our kitchen  (maximum 6 persons). The award winning chef Andrea Mattei and his staff will take you through an unforgettable gastronomic experience:Despite being so young Andrea Mattei, is considered to be one of Tuscany's emerging chefs and has won several awards such as” Identità Golose” and thanks to his work in “La Magnolia” was elected by Golosario as the best restaurant in a tourist area.

8,00 pm: A gourmet dinner with wines recommended by Massimo Bartolucci our Maitre d'Hotel. Massimo Bartolucci Maître d' Hotel of the “La Magnolia” restaurant of The Byron Hotel is also a sommelier and in 2008 won the award “ Viaggiatore Gourmet alias Altissimo Ceto” as best maître d' hotel as recognition for his professionalism( Please note: beverages not included)

Departure day: Buffet breakfast in the restaurant or served in your room. Late check out

Rates for 2 nights:
From the 30th April to the 31st May 2012 and from the 3rd September to 30th September 2012 £535,00 per person in double room

Rates for 2 nights:
From the 1st October to 31st October 2012 £440,00 per person in double room

ABOUT FORTE DEI MARMI: Aside from it's beautiful beaches with a stunning mountain backdrop, Forte dei Marmi is also well-known for its elegance and sophistication: its shops and haute couture boutiques are as much of a magnet for international tourists as the locals from historic cities of Florence, Pisa and Arezzo, and its bars and restaurants have served stars from every corner of the globe, a key venue in Italy’s dolce vita since the 1960s.

But what makes life in Forte dei Marmi so unique is its relaxed atmosphere, the rhythm of its spacious public areas, the bicycle rides along its tree-lined avenues, its silences and its times for meeting up with friends for an apéritif after a day spent relaxing in the sunshine.

DISTANCES: 3 km Forte dei Marmi train station
36 Km Pisa
114 Km 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