Explore Top Finds near Your Renaissance Hotel

Top Finds

Hand-picked recommendations from around the world.

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Throw away the guidebook and get connected to what the locals know. Whatever you want to experience on your trip, we’re plugged in and on hand to help you explore the neighborhood.

Our Navigators have curated a list of some of the most fascinating ‘must do’ experiences from each of our Hotels’ neighborhoods.

We’ve collected memorable must-sees for every one of our destinations around the globe, giving you the inside scoop on the best each Renaissance Hotel location has to offer.


Artistic handmade and handpainted country-style Italian pottery with a rustic elegance.
This company was founded in Lucca in 1967 by the Pierallini Family in Piazza Anfiteatro. These artistic country-style pottery stores are now worldwide. MammaRò on Via Cenami has handmade beautiful colorful pottery, candles, textiles, utensils and much more. These are fantastic presents to take back to loved ones.
Address: Via Cenami 16, Lucca, 55100, Toscana, Italy
Phone: +0583080965
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 13/ 16 - 19

Pasticceria Lucchesi

Start your day with a creamy cappuccino paired with a fresh chantilly cream strawberry tart.
Pasticceria Lucchesi is a bar and bakery tucked away in a little piazza in Barga where you can savor a variety of cakes, tarts, and pastries. All of the baked goods are freshly made by the friendly and welcoming staff at the bakery. Take a seat in the sun while sipping your personalized creamy cappuccino but watch out -- you may end up with a frothy mustache!
Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, Off Via Piero Gobetti, Barga, 55051, Toscana, Italy
Phone: +0583723193
Opening hours: Open Daily 5,00 - 20,00

L'aia di Piero

Perfect place to buy local products to bring back to loved ones.
This little delicatessen is the perfect place to find all the local produce from the territory of La Garfagnana, like sheep's pecorino cheese, local honey, cured meats, olive oil, local potato bread and many more goodies. They also have a few tables, so if you wish to nibble on a few delicacies just take a chair and enjoy.
Address: Via Roma 20, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Lucca, 55032, Toscana, Italy
Phone: +058362519
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Il Ponte del Diavolo

The Devil's Bridge crosses over the Serchio River, which is also known as Ponte della Maddalena.
Back in the medieval ages, the locals from the village had a certain time-frame to finish the bridge. They were so far behind they asked the devil if he could finish the bridge for them. The devil agreed at the condition that the first soul to cross the bridge would be given to the devil. The villagers agreed and the first soul to cross the bridge was a pig.
Address: Strada Provinciale Lodovica, Borgo a mozzano, Lucca, Italy

Il Giglio Guelfo

This little ceramic shop has a variety of handmade pottery from all over Italy.
This shop sells ceramics from Tuscany and all over Italy. In addition to ceramics you can find a variety of gifts here, including magnets, vases, plates, pictures, paintings and even post cards, which make perfect little presents to remind you of your treasured moments in Barga.
Address: Viale Giovanni Pascoli 14, Barga, 55050, Lucca, Italy
Phone: +0583711457
Opening hours: Mon (from 16hrs)- Sat 9.30-12.30/16-19.30