We aren’t just a B&B … we are a Locanda (inn), a place that, traditionally, offers a refuge for travellers, a respite place where you can recharge your batteries for that journey ahead, or a place to begin one. Our beds are very comfortable and our rooms are quite spacious (the reason we have included the word ‘room’ with ‘Bed & Breakfast). Our breakfasts are lavish, served with love and imagination.
Welcome one and all to LOCANDA San Ginese.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll feel as if time has been suspended, and that all your problems, all the deafening noise, and all your worries are now a thing of the past.
Locanda San Ginese is located in San Ginese di Compito.
To get to San Ginese, and to our Locanda, you’ll need to go into green open spaces and into silence … interrupted only by the sounds of the countryside.
We are in Compito or Compitese, c. 5 miles from the 16th c. walls of Lucca. The area is on level ground and the winding street from Lucca leads to Pontedera, to the slopes of Mt. Serra where you can go on an excursion, have a picnic or go hiking, or just enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the city of Pisa, and more …
We are in an ideal position where you can unwind, relax, and also where you can visit numerous tourist resorts of Tuscany, many of which can be reached in less than an hour, or however much time you wish to devote to tourist adventures without wearing yourself out.
The area is famous for its first rate olive oil, for its honey, and for its edible delights like the Zuppa alla Frantoiana (olive mill style soup), and especially for having given the name to a famous bean, the cannellini bean!... furthermore for the naturally fresh water springing from the mountains and for the luxurious ancient camellias and camellietum which bloom in March in the villages of Pieve and Sant'Andrea di Compito.
Locanda San Ginese Bed, Room and Breakfast was conceived in an old country house which has been completely restored while still respecting the original features of the house. The house has a marvellous balance of terra cotta tiled floors and ceiling beams along with chestnut-wood rafters. Breakfast and possibly dinner (depending on the season), comes served in the cozy living room or under the veranda on the yard in front of the house, thus allowing you to enjoy the view of the beautiful cottage and its ‘mandolato (intriguing brick work design).
Maps and guides of the area, business cards of restaurants, leaflets, programs of events and much more are available to all our guests during their stay.