Some of the most charming accommodations in Lucca flow across four floors of a beautifully restored and maintained, pink palazzo just off Via Fillungo, the main shopping street. It’s hard not to fall for the gimmicky decor, which works brilliantly to provide just the right touch of playful ambience in the smallish but extremely tasteful rooms. In each, colorful murals incorporate a flower, and rich draperies and upholstered headboards pick up the theme. A scattering of antique pieces and excellent lighting enhance the air of stylish comfort, and some of the bathrooms have both showers and hydromassage tubs. Given the tightly packed medieval neighborhood, a room on an upper floor ensures an extra amount of sunlight—third-floor Paolina is an especially good choice because it has two exposures.