Eager to soak up the spectacular views across the Italian Countryside? This month Country & Town House is giving readers the opportunity to win a two-night stay in two luxury Italian hotels courtesy of Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa and Grand Universe Lucca. Enter for a chance to win this amazing prize!

Nestled in the Lucca countryside, surrounded by 1,700 acres of gorgeously landscaped grounds is a small piece of paradise in one of the most breathtaking locations in Italy, Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa.

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa.

In close proximity to the medieval town of Barga, this resort overlooks the pristine Serchio Valley and the Apennine Mountains ensuring all guests awake to delight each morning. Guests also have the option to refresh in the sparkling waters of the hotel’s two pools or breathe in relaxation as they enjoy the spa’s extensive services, treatments, and amenities.

The hotel’s restaurant, La Veranda, provides culinary experiences that ignite the senses, inviting guests to eclectic Italian dishes and international offerings. Stop by the hotel’s bar Nour Lounge and relish in a selection of handcrafted cocktails or exquisite wines in a chic yet welcoming ambience or perhaps explore the nearby wineries and countryside by bike, hiking or horse riding.

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Mere steps away from masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance architecture and with a breathtaking view of Saint Martino’s Cathedral, Grand Universe Lucca overlooks two of the most beautiful piazzas in Lucca, Piazza del Giglio and Piazza Napoleone.

The luxurious boutique hotel is a historic beacon blending different eras of history together, allowing guests to be immersed in an extraordinary atmosphere where the classic and the modern come together — offering an unparalleled combination of impeccable service and upscale amenities and an onsite restaurant, Legacy Bistro Wine Bar. Guests can experience Italy in all its culinary glory, with evolved Tuscan cuisine and a selection of fine wines adding a flavourful touch to any visit.

This month Country & Town House is offering one lucky winner the chance to experience a luxury Italian escape for two courtesy of Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa and Grand Universe Lucca. 

For more information, please visit marriott.com and granduniverselucca.com

Competition closes at midnight on 3rd January 2023.


A two night stay at Grand Universe Lucca and two nights at Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa.


  • A drink for two at Grand Universe’s champagne rooftop bar
  • The luxury spa treatment for two at Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa
  • A dinner for two at each hotel
  • Breakfast for two persons for each night

Terms and conditions:

  • No blackout dates, however stay is subject to availability at both hotels
  • Prize must be taken between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023

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