|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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*** Please check the captions on the photos - the HomeAway site is very confusing. There are 3 units in this building! If you have specific questions, you can always email and I will help to clarify which unit you are considering.
Unit 1: Sleeps 6
Unit 2: Sleeps 2
Unit 3: Sleeps 4
This suite of apartments is located in a lovely historic palazzo. The apartments are recently updated in a beautiful style of traditional and antique Italian furnishings updated with modern touches.
This is an unbeatable location in a quiet little courtyard, just 100 meters from one of the main streets that bisects the center of town. Since you will be right in the center of town, you are a 3-5 minute walk from 3 small grocers, 5 or 6 cafes, the main cathedral, 10 restaurants, and a number of shops. It doesn't get more central than this!
Each apartment features TV, WiFi, refrigerator, cooktop, new cookware, and all dishes and utensils. Bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and are furnished with all new 160 thread count 100% cotton linens, down and / or synthetic filled duvets, and your choice of synthetic or down pillows. Bathrooms are beautifully decorated in red marble tile with skylights and are equipped with a shower or bathtub, sink, toilet, and bidet.
Upon entering you will be greeted with the apartment's tall ceilings with exposed wooden beams. The living area features tasteful antiques; up a short flight of stairs you'll find the loft-level bedroom. The windows overlook the lovely courtyard below.
The kitchen features granite counter tops, refrigerator, stove top, bar, & dining table. It is fully equipped with new cookware & serving pieces for six people.
The master bathroom is beautifully decorated in red marble tile with skylight & is equipped with a bathtub + shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. The second bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet, and bidet.
The bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning & are furnished with 160 thread count 100% cotton linens, your choice of down or synthetic duvets/pillows.
In August 2015 we added a brand-new sofa bed (sleeps 2). It is located in the living area. *** The master bedroom is on the the loft level overlooking the living area; as such the two areas are not separated by a wall.
Who needs a 5 star hotel when you can get a beautiful apartment inside the walls of Lucca. This place was everything we hoped it would be. It was clean, well furnished with comfortable beds and the air conditioner worked great. You have to see it to truly appreciate it.
You can't get a much better location to tour the Northern Tuscany area. We visited Pisa, Cinque Terre, Viareggio and of course Lucca. We traveled by car, but it is a short walk to the train station from the apartment. Parking was not a problem in that there were many free and reasonably priced options.
Vanessa, our host, was fantastic. She communicated with us both before and during our stay and she was there to meet us when we arrived. She provided us with great travel information and her restaurant recommendations were spot on (Da Pasquale and Ristorante Giglio were our favorites).
I never write reviews but I felt that the quality of the property and the superior hospitality provided by Vanessa warranted sharing our experience.
Talk about going back in time! My goodness, it was stunningly ancient and all the more valuable to us because of that. I had expectations of Frette bed linen and so on which was, frankly, ridiculous and IKEA sufficed for our stay. The stairs can be challenging if the lift (elevator) is full so please be aware of that. However, it's on the stairs and in the courtyard that you meet the residents and that represented another wonderful surprise and would make me want to return. It's possible one or two may come to Ireland since our encounters and I would love that. Vanessa is the epitome of kindness, humility and professionalism. We wanted her to come back with us to Ireland also but why would anyone want to leave Lucca or Italy. Ridiculous suggestion! The fact that we could walk everywhere was such a bonus and Vanessa's list of restaurants, and trattorie was perfect. We went everywhere she recommended and were thrilled. The kitchen is down a few steps as is the small bedroom with 2 single beds so, again, for anyone less active that might be a little challenging. Just so you're aware. There is nothing more to add except please pass on my very best wishes to Vanessa if and when you meet her and I hope you have the time of your life in Lucca.
We stayed in this rental for 5 days with friends. The house was warm, inviting, and very well appointed. Everything we needed was there, including some things we didn't expect, like basic condiments for cooking, and tons of travel maps with suggestiong on sites in the area. The two bedrooms are very different, one large loft with bathroom, and one very small bedroom with a bath very nearby. Very comfortable in every way. The hostess, Vanessa, was over-the-top helpful and kind to us, even meeting us at the gate of the walled city, where we had to park our car, and walking us right to the apartment. This was a great stay, and we were all sad to leave the place. We'll be back!
The walks around the top of the wall were stunningly beautiful, and the shopping and dining in the little city were extremely enjoyable.....
You cant go wrong in this apartment, one of the nicest we have stayed in.
Lots of space and air con - essential as it was over 35C ever day we were here.
Lucca is a delightfull town, loads to see & do and handy for exploring other Tuscan attractions.
Vanessa responds to all emails & offers lots of helful advice to enhance your stay.
We stayed at this charming place for 6 days this summer. It was centrally located near the shops and in the middle of the town. We had air conditioning, a full kitchen, and an elevator. It was perfect for my family with two children. Vanessa made sure that we were well taken care of and made some great suggestions for our visit to Lucca. She helped us find transportation to and from the airport in Pisa and in Florence. We loved this place and we loved Lucca. We can't wait to come back.
Vi stayed here for three nights. 2 adults and two teenagers. Perfect location for us. Easy walk to everything. Our host, Vanessa, was very helpful, friendly and available if we had any questions.
We brought our car inside the wall to load/unload luggage. 5 mins or so walking to the apartment. Vanessa suggested a free lot outside the walls for overnight parking. This worked well for us.
Note of caution: We didn't ask Vanessa about transportation to and from Pisa as we figured out it would be easy enough on the bus. It was simple enough, but we missed the last bus back from Pisa as this left before the last trip up the tower (4+ hours or so after we arrived) was over. We were told by tourist info there would be another bus, but ... they were wrong. Luckily there was a late train.
The Pisa trip had a happy ending: We made it back closer to 11 pm, still wanting dinner. We expected to find most restaurants closed but instead found the town full of open shops and restaurants, with various bands playing around town as part of the Notte Bianca (White Night) festival. Lots of fun, a last night in Lucca with dinner at midnight.
We'll probably stay here again if we're ever back in the area. There is still more to see in Lucca. While we were here for three nights ( 2 1/2 days), we only spent about a day ( 2x half day) in town, with the rest spent on an afternoon (into evening) trip to Pisa and a full day trip to Cinque Terre. (I know, more time would be better and more relaxing ;-) but it was what we had this time).
This apartment's enviable location makes it ideal for exploring all that Lucca has to offer. Since it is located in the physical center of the historic center, all of Lucca is no more than a few minutes away on foot. From here you can explore the amazing boutique shops that line the main streets of town, visit the city's museums, theaters and concert halls, eat at any of the dozens of excellent local restaurants, and, of course, go for a leisurely stroll on the city's astonishing (and enormous) city walls. Being flat, Lucca is very bike-friendly and bikes (and pedal-cars) are inexpensive to rent for the day at any of a number of local shops.
Lucca is also the perfect city to explore all of Tuscany. Lucca uniquely combines an important mix of ingredients that we believe you'll find nowhere else in Tuscany. Its location is perfect for exploration: 30 minutes from the Leaning Tower and Pisa International, 20 minutes from the beaches of Viareggio, 45 minutes from the mountains, 60 minutes by train to Florence, and an easy 1-2 hour drive to Siena, Volterra, and the rest of Tuscany.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
1. All prices are for couple occupancy (1-2 person / 1 BR / 1 BA). If both bedrooms are needed, please book for 3+ persons, even if there are only two guests.
2. Additional 10 € / person / night for guests 3 & up (20 € during COMICS).
3. A 20% deposit is required in order to hold the reservation. It is refundable until 60 days before arrival. The balance is due 14 days before arrival. The balance will be charged and is expected to be paid even if in the case of a cancellation if the start of the vacation is in 14 days or less.
4. No hidden charges: all utilities, heat, water, internet, taxes, and cleaning fees are included in the up-front price.
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