Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte Tuscany

The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is a 4-star grand hotel, with 106 rooms, dating from 1925 and situated on the elegant seafront promenade in the Tuscan beach resort of Viareggio. The bedrooms have views of the town, the Apuan Alps or the sea and are decorated in a variety of styles, perhaps Art Deco or Empire or Colonial. The hotel does have a restaurant, Il Piccolo Principe, with 2 Michelin stars as well as a more traditional restaurant. Private beach service can be booked at the time of the room reservation.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, Viareggio

Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is an elegant 4-star hotel in a beautiful coastal location. The hotel boasts a 2-Michelin-starred restaurant and superb spa facilities afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is on the seafront at Viareggio

Closest airport Pisa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 35-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Closest railway station Viareggio Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 5-minutes' drive from Viareggio Station

Hotel facilities and services

Piccolo Principe Restaurant, Regina Restaurant, Rooftop Terrace and Bar, Rooftop Pool, Wellness Centre, Piano and Wine Bar, Spa, Bicycle Rental, Partnered Beach Club, Wine Cellar, Cookery Classes.

Complimentary

WiFi, Bicycle Rental.

Land sports

Bicycle Rental.

Out and about nearby

At the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte you are perfectly placed to enjoy Viareggio's famous promenade, which is lined with liberty-style buildings, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and theatres. In February and March, this stretch plays host to one of the world's biggest carnivals: the Viareggio Carnival. More active visitors may wish to make the most of the bicycles on offer at the hotel and head away from the flat coastline into the Apuan Alps, perhaps to find the many medieval villages. Versilia, the Tuscan Riviera, is also known for its classy piano bars, which always prove to be an exciting place to spend an evening. The most significant historic building in Viareggio, and one of the only to survive WWII, is the Torre Matilde. Popular excursions from Viareggio include Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Chianti, and the Cinque Terre.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Walking, Hiking, and Water Sports.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic hill view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,060

Holiday Code EXH500

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, Viareggio

The four star Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio near Pisa possesses a wealth of historical opulence that brings it favour with aristocrats, artists, and the elite. It began in the early 1920s as the Select Palace Hotel, but has since been extended and rebranded, most recently in 2004, to make it the hotel it is today. From the outside, the hotel's palatial beginnings are apparent, with a grand entrance framed by the curve of the corner and four pillars. Small balconies sit beneath tall arched windows, and the hotel name carved in stone crowns the front façade. Behind the curved stone on the rooftop, is the swimming pool, invisible from street level. Built into the shape of the building, with running fountains, a deck laid out with sun loungers and dining tables, and stunning views straight out to the sea, this may well be where you spend the last few hours of each day in Viareggio. The hotel's two restaurants, Piccolo Principe and Regina, serve a blend of Tuscan and Versilian cuisine either in the light, elegant dining rooms, or on one of the terraces. They are known for attracting keen gastronomists from across the country. In the colour scheme and furnishings, a subtly nautical feel is established, with shades of blue paired with white table cloths and decked floors. Chandeliers, high vaulted ceilings, and soft cushioned seats maintain the palatial feel. As well as the bar on the roof terrace, there is a wine and piano bar on the ground floor comprised of an elegant salon and area with large windows overlooking the promenade, which is supplied by the hotel's own wine cellar. After wining and dining and soaking up the relaxed evening atmosphere, return to your room for a comfortable and luxurious night's sleep. Guestrooms at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte have been individually designed; some by architect Benelli. Each floor has its own theme, be it International, Deco, Empire, or Modern. Classical, stylish furnishings, from woven wooden chairs and shaded wall lamps to heavy curtains and thick bed covers, are arranged and combined with modern sensibility. The colour scheme is kept light and fresh, while retaining the rich historical ambience. Suites are more lavishly decorated, with bolder colours and patterns, and more extravagant fabrics. All rooms are incredibly spacious, though suites provide a touch more luxury for couples or groups of three alike. Walk down a corridor atmospherically lit and lined with bamboo in vases to the hotel's spa. Alongside the water features and abundant greenery, you can enjoy holistic beauty treatments and massages that appeal to all the senses. Alternatively, head down along the famous Viareggio promenade to the hotel's partner beach club. Spend between a few nights and a week at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte to experience the beautiful Tuscan coastline as well as its specific brand of historical luxury and elegance.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte has 106 rooms with WiFi, satellite television, pillow menu, telephone, and marble bathrooms. Balconies can be requested for an extra charge. Rooms vary in style.

Classic Hill View Room
Superior Side Sea View Room
Superior Side Sea View Room with balcony
Superior Front Sea View Room
Superior Front Sea View Room with balcony
Deluxe Sea Side View Room
Deluxe Side Sea View Room with balcony
Family Room comprised of two interconnecting Superior Front Sea View Rooms
One Bedroom Sea View Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic hill view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,060

Holiday Code EXH500

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, Viareggio

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Principe di Piemonte in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Children: Children up to 12 years staying with at least two adults stay for free. Additional children receive special rates. Baby cots can be provided free of charge subject to availability. Infants 3 and under eat free of charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic hill view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,060

Holiday Code EXH500

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, Viareggio

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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