Located on the third floor of a building of the fifteenth century and is still owned by the Sardis Fatinelli (with whom he served Santa Zita, later became the patron saint of Lucca), this apartment tells of historical passages by writers and artists such as Manzoni, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Giacomo Puccini and Roberto Sebastian Matta.
The apartment has a private parking space and then you can park your car right outside the front door of the building, inside a private courtyard called the 'Court-Fatinelli' which is closed by a gate.
We are in the exact center of Lucca, in the medieval village, 100 m from the Tower Guinigi, in a private location within the restricted traffic area and therefore without fumes nor the noise of the cars in transit.
When you open the windows you can listen to classical music from the Conservatory of Music 'Luigi Boccherini' which is only a few meters.
We recommend, to know Lucca, to walk the small streets of the old town, taking pictures of characteristic views, soak up the atmosphere of the medieval city, knowing that the most important monuments are all close and focused inside the walls in a radius of about 600 m. from home.
The Ancient Walls surround completely the Centro Storico, are covered by a wide street bordered by two rows of trees and are surrounded by extensive green stands: take the complete ring on foot, by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage is an experience not to be missed.
From Lucca you can ride a bike on the nearby River Park along the river Serchio, in the car on the hills in search of the best oils and wines, get up to the mountains of Garfagnana, with ski slopes of Abetone, visit Viareggio with its sea and the famous Carnival, breathe the atmosphere of 'Puccini' Torre del Lago, pay a visit to Pinocchio Park in Collodi, wait for the sunrise in the nightclubs of Forte dei Marmi.
Even Pietrasanta with its artists, the marble quarries of Carrara White, Cinque Terre, the Terme di Montecatini, Pisa and Florence, are located 'in the day'.
Staying in Lucca you can attend numerous events covering all periods of the year:
March - Exhibition of Ancient Camellias
April - Fiera di Santa Zita with 'flower market' in Amphitheatre Square
July - Feast of St. Paulinus and Summer Festival
August - Summer Festival
September - Procession to Holy Cross with its famous Luminaria, Settembre Lucchese, Murabilia
November - Comics and Games
December - the Christmas stalls in Piazza Napoleone and Piazza San Michele
and ... the famous 'Antique Fair' on the third Sunday of every month (with the previous Saturday).