Do I need to exchange money?

Plan to bring cash in Euro to the retreat centre; there are no credit card facilities. While we have included a few select activities, you’ll need adequate cash to pay for taxis, meals out and any optional excursions, massage and spa treatments and gratuities.

There are no Exchange Points in Lucca and the banks will not change USD or other currencies. The easiest method is to use your debit or credit card to withdraw cash in euros from an ATM machine at any of the banks in Lucca. The retreat centre is 10km outside of the city centre, so if you do not have extra cash, it will require a taxi ride into town. Make sure that you inform your bank of your travel plans and check your daily limit. Although most restaurants will accept credit cards, AMERICAN EXPRESS is not widely accepted; make sure you have VISA or MASTERCARD.