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Opera Music in a Spacious Central Apartment Overlooking the Cathedral

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment inside the walls with aircondtion, wifi

Casa Opera is a superb apartament, located on the ground floor of an elegant building built in the year 1570, in the most quiet area, just in front of the Cathedral of San Martino and the Church of San Giovanni, in the heart of Lucca town centre.

The apartment has been recently restored to an exceptionally high-quality standard. The location is superb and the apt is very bright. This apartment is located in the same building as the apartment 812048 advertised here on this website.

The living room has TV with international channels, DVD player and CD player with classical music cds and very elegant furnishing. There is a very large fully equipped separate kitchen with dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, 4 ring stoves, freezer, refrigerator. A separate laundry room is equipped with clothes washer and dryer, iron and board.

The night area offers 1 double bedroom with king size bed and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. There are 2 bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi tub and 1 with shower).

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this apartment unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The first bathroom has a bathtub with jacuzzi hydromassage and shower The second bathroom has a large built-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sof bed in the living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2 comfortably. To be requested at booking.
  • A baby crib can be added upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
A baby crib and highchair can be added upon request. A free parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment. The apartment is on the ground floor so it is ideal for elderly or people who are not comfortable in climbing up steps.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Opera Music in a Spacious Central Apartment Overlooking the Cathedral
average rating of 4.638889 based on 36 reviews

very clean and up to date

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely wonderful apartment and location! Sonia, the owner, is very pleasant and helpful. It was great to have her so close by. The apartment is spacious, charmng and very clean, there was nothing to complaint about. We visited in early March 2018 and we found both the sofa and the chairs absolutely clean. Everything was absolutely perfect and up to date. Sonia's services were valuable and the information she provided about Lucca and things to do was a great help. Sonia always make sure that her guests are having the best time staying at this apartment. We rented a villa for the previous week (from Sonia as well) and had an incredible experience. My friends and I would certainly stay here again! Thanks Sonia, see you soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful! A very special place!

  • 4 of 5

Arriving in this apartment was wonderful, and exactly like the photos. The flat is beautiful, with very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, and lounge area. Great kitchen for preparing meals, and reasonable kitchen cookware provided. Very convenient having laundry facilities. Lovely location within the walls of the old city. Amazingly comprehensive information in the booklet provided, and Sonia met us on arrival and explained all we needed to know. And we made use of the bike provided to ride around the city walls! The only small disappointment was that the lounge and kitchen chairs where very marked and appeared dirty – which somewhat confused us given the high standard of everything else in the flat. If I’m every back in Lucca (fingers crossed!) I will definitely book accommodation again with Mrs. Sonia.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs a good cleaning under beds couches couch and living room chairs are filthy

  • 3 of 5

Too bad this nice location is so dirty

Owner is very non committed to her guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, I am so sorry you had a bad feeling about the apartment. If you would have alerted me I would have done all the best to improve your feeling about the apartment and would have provided an upgrade into another apartment if you did not wish to stay there. If an aartment is really dirty I assume you would not accept to live there so I expect the traveller to contact me.. but I have not received any notice from you.
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Great location. Charming apartment

  • 4 of 5

This lovely spacious apartment is on the ground floor. We considered that a real plus! The apartment is close to everything. We walked with our luggage from the train station. Many restaurants nearby. We attended Puccini's opera which is located right across the square. The opera was amazing! We walked on the wall which surrounds Lucca and climbed the towers to a fantastic view of Lucca and the countryside. We hired a driver for a day in Sienna and San Gimignano...ending our day at the I BALZINI winery. What a magical day!

The only reason we didn't give this beautiful place a 5 star review, is because the sofa is terribly stained. Everything else was wonderful with a designers touch: the art, the bathrooms, the kitchen, the bedrooms. Thank you Sonia for providing this lovely place.


Ginger and Logan Armstrong

Debbie and Harold Menefee

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! I will have the sofa replaced immediately so I can improve the quality of the stay of my future guests. Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Picture-Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

If we had to pick a picture-perfect place for our one week stay in Lucca this would be it.

We have visited Lucca numerous times as day trips from Florence and Viareggio. Each time we talked about staying for a week and once we made the decision our criteria for the apartment was:

• 2 large bedrooms and baths with high ceilings and traditional Italian furnishings.

• A reasonable size kitchen for cooking at least 2 meals a day.

• Proximity to restaurants, pizzerias, coffee shops, shopping and grocery stores.

• A first-class bicycle shop that offered weekly rentals.

This apartment easily met all our criteria. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was typical of many apartments, a bit small but easy to work in. The entire house was clean and well maintained.

The location, in the center of town, was ideal. The apartment is in a piazza that also has a church with nightly Puccini concerts. Within a few blocks there were numerous restaurants, pizzerias, coffee shops, and a first-class bicycle shop, Chrono. There were a few grocery stores nearby and most importantly we were within a short proximity of shopping.

Ms. Sonia, the host, met us at our scheduled time. She spoke English quite well and provided a clear explanation of the apartment. There also was a folder with lists of things to know about the apartment and Lucca.

We would highly recommend this apartment. When we return to Lucca, we would love to stay in this apartment again.

Ann and Stephen Gang

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Reno, NV

Older property, limited hot water and poorly stocked

  • 2 of 5

Understanding one is staying in an older apartment, our biggest complaint was lack of adequate hot water. Even using the "Navy showering system," the 2nd person who showered barely escaped before the water went from tepid to cold. In addition, the kitchen utensils were old and of poor quality, and the WiFi was intermittent. When we contacted the owner for help, she was brusque and said she'd call the building manager about the hot water. We never heard from her again and were disappointed by her lack of care for her tenants. The good news: the apartment's location in central Lucca!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa or Florence
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Lucca Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant Giglio
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIiareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the aquare where it takes place the antique market and also where it is located the famous church where every afternoon it takes place the Puccini arias concert.

The apartment is also located nextdoor to the theatre 'teatro del giglio' and the square piazza napoleone where the summer festival takes place. The apartment is located very close to the train station of lucca, in less than 5 mins walking.

In 1 mins walking from the apartment there is a bike rental shop, bakeries, groceries and so on.

The apartments are located in a very quiet square where there are no clubs and shops, so it makes it very very quiet.

The church bells do not work, so it is quiet!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 7 euros daily.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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