Access to the beach club in Forte dei Marmi (around 6 miles away) from April 28 to June 15 and September 1-30 is also included
Creative blend of traditional and contemporary design, and unique pop art
Polished, exceptional staff that takes service with a smile to a whole new level
It's a 30-minute drive from Pisa and about an hour from Florence
What To Know
Breakfast is served on-site and the hotel owns a nearby restaurant
Though you can reach the property by train, consider renting a car to make the most of the area
Dress to impress in glam Pietrasanta; leave the T-shirts and flip-flops at home
Parking on site
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Former 19th-century palace near the Tuscan coast, with opulent rooms, beach club access and striking artwork
This former 19th-century palace blends original design elements with striking contemporary artwork. In the chic reception area all eyes move up to Mauro Corda’s life-size metallic gymnast sculpture, which dangles from an impossibly thin string. Pale wood flooring, black-and-white Roberto Kusterle photographs and a modern Corten steel bar complete the sleek, arty look. Wander into the lounge, and the walls and furnishings are accented with bold, colorful pop art pieces by Steve Alan Kaufman, including a prominent portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
Bed and Bath
Each guestroom is unique, though on the whole they're markedly more traditional than the common areas. Think rich, regal hues, high ceilings, opulent textured wallpaper and luxurious floor-to-ceiling curtains (and the odd piece of pop art thrown in for good measure). Bathrooms are extremely grand, and each is named for a type of local marble, which is used liberally on the walls, floors, vanities, baths and showers. Jacuzzi tubs and Hermès bath products are the icing on the cake.
During the summer it can be difficult to find a sunbathing spot in neighboring Forte dei Marmi, a ritzy Tuscan beach town. However, Palazzo Guiscardo has scored exclusive access to the Bagno Sandra beach club, right in the center of the action (a daily charge applies and prices fluctuate throughout the summer). To get there, rent a bike or take a ride in the hotel’s hip antique taxi. The property also owns a popular Tuscan restaurant in Pietrasanta, Osteria alla Giudea, which serves homemade pastas and fresh seafood.
In the Area
Begin with a visit to Pietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozzetti, followed by the Church of San Biago and Sant’ Antonio to view Fernando Botero’s famous frescoes, the Gateway to Paradise and the Gateway to Hell. For daytrips in the area head to Carrara to tour the marble quarries, the source of some of Palazzo Guiscardo’s colorful bathroom marble, bike to leafy Versiliana Park, or shop and sunbathe with the glamorous crowd in neighboring Forte dei Marmi.
Hotel Palazzo Guiscardo
Via Provinciale Vallecchia, 16
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Palazzo Guiscardo is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 32.3 km / 20 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.