ROMANTIC 2BR 2BA APT W/IN HEART OF LUCCA'S WALLS. FREE WIFI

Pip Gilmour

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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ROMANTIC 2BR 2BA APT W/IN HEART OF LUCCA'S WALLS. FREE WIFI

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

CASA CENAMI is ideally located in the heart of Lucca's historic center. Step outside the front door and in less than a minute you're sipping a cappuccino in Piazza San Michele, window shopping on the stylish Via Fillungo, sipping wine in the 2nd century BC anfiteatro, listening to nightly operatic arias, gazing at the striking golden mosaic facade of San Frediano, photographing panoramics atop the Guinigi tower, delighting in the tastes of the countless wonderful Lucca restaurants, or taking an afternoon stroll, bike ride or jog around the 16th century walls encircling Lucca's centro storico. At the end of the day, return to the comfort of Casa Cenami where the thick walls keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.

Our flat is a two level apartment on the 2nd floor of an historic, well-cared for building. All the charm of past centuries: beamed ceilings; hand-crafted Lucca floor tiles that have been maintained but coupled with modern comfort and convenience. We provide free wireless so you can share your experiences with friends and family back home. An additional bathroom w/shower was added upstairs in 2011 to allow a bathroom & shower for each main bedroom. The apartment is ideal for 2 couples. A gourmet, fully equipped gas stove kitchen allows you to try out local produce and products. The two bedrooms both have a queen size beds and a small twin bed is off the upstairs bedroom. Antiques we purchased from Lucca's monthly antiques market outside our front door adorn the space but comfy couches allow for quiet afternoon naps. There's a washing machine, iron & ironing board upstairs. All linens and towels are provided. Plus we provide 2 bicycles to explore the ally ways and walls of Lucca.

CASA CENAMI allows for endless day trips. Catch the train, bus or drive to coastal Cinque Terre, the leaning tower of Pisa, the marble mining mecca of Pietrasanta, the palio horse races in Siena or other Tuscan hillside towns, miles of wine and olive oil routes and Florence is only 45 min drive away.

Getting to Lucca is easy. Fly direct from USA to Pisa. Catch a 25 min bus that goes direct from Pisa airport to inside the walls of Lucca. Then within a 5 min walk, you're home. Or fly into Florence and catch the bus or train to Lucca - transport here is easy.

Check out two Lucca iPhone apps: 'Enjoy Lucca' or 'The Tuscan Magazine'. Both available for download on iPhone and iPad.

Keywords: Holiday flat, rental home, apartment, Lucca, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Florence, Pisa, romantic, vacation,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The apartment was fantastic for a family of five. It was great having the two bathrooms. The kitchen was very well equipped. The whole apartment was tastefully decorated and had added extras like the two bikes that were greatly utilised and lots of information about day trips and local sights. We felt comfortable and safe allowing our 11 and 14 year old boys ride around and within the walls. We enjoyed the proximity to the train station and did day trips to Florence and the Cinque Terra and drove to the Garfagnana area. The tips given on arrival were fantastic. We loved the recommended restaurants. Be careful of the drying rack, we accidentally broke two wine glasses :( but what a great place to stay we would highly recommend staying at Casa Cenami
Apr 2013
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Pip Gilmour

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I am a filmmaker and Karen is an award-winning photographer. Her photographs from around the world hang on our walls. Both of us use Casa Cenami as a getaway, a place to think, write, relax and get rejuvenated.

Pip Gilmour purchased this apartment in 2006

Lucca is the ideal location. We can fly into Pisa and in 30 minutes by bus we're in Lucca. Or we can take the train or drive to Florence in under an hour. Public transport gives us access to the famous Cinque Terre region, medieval Sienna & other Tuscan hill towns, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast, or skiing and it's all within a hour or two.

When we're in Lucca, we love to go on wine and olive oil tours & tastings, dine al fresco in one of the many fantastic Lucca restaurants, pick up fresh porcini mushrooms or truffles with hand-made pasta to cook at home or check out the stalls at the monthly art market outside our front door. There's always a concert going on in one of the piazzas or churches plus art & photo exhibitions. And beyond that, just strolling the ancient walls always brings a serenity to the day.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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4.9
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Romantic 2BR 2BA Apt W/in Heart of Lucca's Walls. Free Wifi
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Portland, Oregon
5

WONDERFUL PROPERTY! EXCELLENT HOST! LOVED LUCCA!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in Lucca - and this wonderful apartment made us feel at home. The unit was clean and very well appointed - easy to prepare meals and be comfortable. The location is excellent with great shopping, dining and interesting historical points all within walking distance. Our manager host, Eva, was absolutely wonderful - very helpful in getting us around the great city of Lucca and suggesting the best spots for dining and must-see points. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was excellent in both presentation and location. It was very well equipped and comfortable and accommodated four adults easily. Having two bathrooms was a bonus. Although very central it is also wonderfully quiet - a great place to relax after a day of sight-seeing. It's location within walking distance of all Lucca has to offer - shops, restaurants, amazing churches, piazzas in which to sit back and people watch, and train station makes it extra desirable. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Romantic 2BR 2BA Apt W/in Heart of Lucca's Walls. Free Wifi
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

GREAT LOCATION AND AMMENITIES

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoy our stay in Lucca. This apartment was well equipped and located right in the heart of the old town. Upon arrival we were provided with many suggestions on what to do, where to eat and to purchase groceries, etc. The restaurant suggestions were excellent and we so enjoyed the walk around the town walls. The apartment was large and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic 2BR 2BA Apt W/in Heart of Lucca's Walls. Free Wifi
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
5

PERFECT SPOT IN LUCCA

  • 5 of 5
What was so terrific about this apartment was its perfect location within the heart of things, and yet when we were inside, it was cozy and quiet--we could walk out the door and be right "in it," near shops, cafes, restaurants, little markets, everything we wanted to experience, but inside it was quiet and we truly felt like we lived there. The apartment is comfortable, well appointed and it was especially nice having two floors. We instantly felt like we were living in Lucca, which was what we were seeking. We didn't want to leave, so will be sure to return. Also, the owners and our local contact were terrific in helping us acclimate and offering great tips, again so we were able to feel like locals instantly.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic 2BR 2BA Apt W/in Heart of Lucca's Walls. Free Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380349vb
+1 202 550 0220
Lucca Piana di Lucca
Tallahassee, Florida
5

GREAT APARTMENT IN HEART OF LUCCA

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with another couple. Lucca was a wonderful little town to explore from this location. We were steps away from bakeries, green grocers, restaurants and shops. The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos and the apartment manager is the nicest person--so helpful and enthusiastic. The kitchen was wonderfully appointed. The only weakness is the downstairs bathroom, which is quite small. We rode the train to Florence one day, and to Cinque Terra another.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Romantic 2BR 2BA Apt W/in Heart of Lucca's Walls. Free Wifi
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Lucca Piana di Lucca
Austin, TX USA
5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT IN THE PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This lovely apartment was light, beautifully decorated, very clean, spacious, remodeled with modern kitchen and bathrooms, and worked out just perfectly for us (a couple with small child and mother-in-law) for our 5-day stay in Lucca. It is an ideal location in the center of the walled city, just a short walk from the city's central piazzas. I just can't imagine a better location within the city. It has two extremely nice bedrooms (one upstairs, one down) and a small additional room with twin bed perfect for a child just off the master bedroom upstairs. The main living area downstairs was open, light and sufficiently spacious. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (no elevator) and most rooms face a courtyard so they are quiet although the downstairs bedroom faces the street so there was some street noise late at night in that room from the cafe down below. The owners and manager were extremely responsive and provided all the information we needed. There is no cable access for the TV which is a minor downside but didn't bother us. If you arrive in Lucca with a car, you are able to drop suitcases off very close to the apartment and then we parked just outside the city which has affordable parking. We would absolutely stay in this apartment again on a future trip to Lucca and recommend it highly. We feel so lucky that this listing was available for our trip dates.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
A11
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
So many
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Montecatini
Nearest Restaurant
So many

wine tours & tastings, daily opera concerts, summer jazz series, summer pop concerts, gourmet festivals, religious festivals, fireworks events, art galleries, photo exhibits, annual comic book festival, historic tours, villa tours, olive oil tours & tastings, historic tower visits, flower markets, antiques market, art market

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Availability & Rates

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Lucca Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,100
 
 
Comic Fest Dates
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes An €80 cleaning, linens, and greeting fee is paid in cash directly to our house manager upon arrival and receipt of the keys.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , With washing machine
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Small main floor bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , Single small room between master bedroom & bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master queen bedroom upstairs with view over rooftops
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom on the main floor
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • spelunking
  • cross country skiing
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, stone counter tops, microwave, hand-made floor tiles throughout, Italian antiques, wine rack
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