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Centro Storico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3Eleganti apartments beautiful palace in the historical center inside the walls of Lucca

"CASA SANTA GIULIA", "CASA OLIMPIA" and newcomer "CASA ILARIA", are three attractive apartments located in the same historic building in the heart of the historical center of Lucca inside the medieval walls. They are very close to also free parking for those who want to come by car.

They have similar characteristics: the views of the large windows give light to the rooms and watch an old church, now used as art exhibitions and classical music concerts, and the square of the Suffrage where the music school Luigi Boccherini from which You can listen in the background for several hours of the day a pleasant classical music. "SANTA GIULIA HOUSE" and "CASA OLIMPIA" have a nice terrace where you can read, have a drink or eat in silence in an historic setting and evocative. "Casa Ilaria" being on the ground floor overlooking a lovely, ancient and quiet gardens, where rare species of plants take us back in time.

All three apartments are suitable for people who seek tranquility, elegance and love being immersed in art, however, they have a few minutes to the main shopping street, restaurants, grocery, bakeries and historical pizzerias, pharmacies, theater, churches and open for exhibitions and concerts, Guinigi Tower, and so on.

The access to the apartments "SANTA GIULIA and OLIMPIA" is a private garden which is a rare walnut tree that offers a pleasant shelter from the hottest hours of the day as well as a view into the green.

The apartments come with full linen and once a week cleaning will be provided.

N. B. In the photos it is represented the three apartments that were named with their names "CASA SANTA GIULIA" (second floor), "CASA OLIMPIA" (first floor), "CASA ILARIA" (ground floor). Plus some pictures locates the outside of the building, the square of Suffrage and the ancient church.

Check in after 12. 00 a. m, Check out before 10 am 00 am.

"CASA SANTA GIULIA" is a bright apartment on the second floor of 150 square meters for two people to reach from a few exterior stairs that cross the private garden. The apartment is equipped with WI FI, air conditioning, heating and two bicycles for guests.

The decor is contemporary with antiques, many books, the predominant color is ivory, natural fabrics, wood flooring oak. Some special design (Studio Loiro) are devoted to music.

The very large kitchen is equipped with electric oven, microwave, cooktop with five burners, fridge freezer, kettle, coffee machine, moka for Italian coffee maker, blender, toaster, and other complete accessories, dining table with six seats . It is in communication with a charming terrace for leisurely breakfasts or dinners in absolute privacy.

The living area is a large open space with very high beamed ceiling from which it was obtained a comfortable loft used as a study with desk and bookcases. The area is also composed of two comfortable sofas, table, bookcase and stereo. There is also a room dedicated to the library books with TV and two comfortable armchairs. The bedroom has a king-size bed, flat wall, two side tables and has a convenient walk-in closet. There are two bathrooms, the master has a walk in glass shower, sink, toilet and bidet. The other bathroom, considered hosting service sink, toilet and washing machine.

The apartment is located just minutes from the cathedral, the historic walls of Lucca, the Guinigi tower, the square of the Amphitheatre and the main shopping street.

The apartment is equipped with full linen and once a week cleaning will be provided. Check in after 12. 00 a. m, Check out before 10 am 00 am.

This apartment will make your stay an unforgettable holiday in Lucca.

"CASA OLIMPIA" is a bright apartment on the first floor of 85 square meters for two people to reach from a few exterior stairs that cross the private garden.

The apartment is equipped with WI FI, air conditioning, heating and two bicycles for guests.

The decor is accurate in every detail. Natural fabrics have been chosen, period prints and design objects (study Loiro). The predominant color is ivory, wood floors. The apartment has wooden coffered ceilings typical Lucchese very high, large windows with beautiful views and offering plenty of light. From an ancient stone portal has been converted into a library.

The apartment consists of a comfortable kitchen in wood and Carrara marble and equipped with electric oven, microwave, cooktop with five burners, fridge freezer, kettle, moka for Italian coffee, American coffee machine, toaster and complete accessories. The living area consists of a large sofa, two comfortable reading chairs, an antique dining table with 4 chairs, satellite TV 42 "flat screen TV and DVD player. This area is communicating with a lovely terrace for leisurely breakfasts or dinners in absolute privacy.

The bedroom is large with king-size bed, two nightstands, sliding wardrobe and a large mirror. In the bathroom is a large shower with glass door, sink, toilet, bidet and an antique furniture. Another closet in the hallway and a washing machine.

The apartment is located just minutes from the cathedral, the historic walls of Lucca, the Guinigi tower, the square of the Amphitheatre and the main shopping street.

The apartment is equipped with full linen and once a week cleaning will be provided. Check in after 12. 00 a. m, Check out before 10 am 00 am.

The atmosphere of this apartment is very romantic.

"ILARIA HOUSE" is the last newly restored. It is located on the raised ground floor; has an area of ​​80 square meters, it accommodates two people and can be reached by a large private loggia. The apartment appears to be bright with large windows offering beautiful views of private gardens and in front of the Boccherini's music school. Silence and classical music make the magical and charming atmosphere for a unique stay. The apartment is equipped with WI FI, air conditioning, heating, two bicycles for guests, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle, satellite TV 42 "with DVD player, stereo music and other small appliances. The decor is accurate in every detail, they were selected natural fabrics, antique oak flooring, mirrors and antique prints. The ceilings are original wooden beams, and are 4 meters high, the libraries are home to many books. The kitchen in wood and Carrara marble is equipped with oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Bedroom with large closet and double bed very comfortable king size bed, two nightstands and a dresser. The bathroom with two windows overlooking the garden offers a spacious shower 2X1 meters, double sinks, toilet, bidet and large mirrors. The deisgn lamps (STUDIO Loiro) are inspired by art and music. The atmosphere of this apartment is simple and elegant. There is also a small laundry room. Check in after 12. 00 a. m, Check out before 10 am 00 am.

N. B. For each apartment includes cleaning and air conditioning. For winter heating there are 5 euro per day.

Lucca is one of the major art cities of Italy, famous even beyond national borders mainly for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century, and it one of the 4 provincial capitals Italians to have a Renaissance city walls intact, along with Ferrara, Grosseto, Bergamo; the same circle, it was already starting the second half of the nineteenth century in a pleasant pedestrian promenade, is still one of the best preserved in Europe, as ever used in past centuries for defensive purposes.

Consequently, the historical city center of the city remained almost intact in its original appearance, and therefore can include a variety of architectural merit, as the numerous medieval churches of great architectural richness (Lucca has even been nicknamed the 'city of 100 churches', right for the presence of numerous churches in old town, religious and otherwise, in the past and now in the city), and bell towers, Renaissance palaces and monuments of excellent linearity style. The city also boasts beautiful urban spaces: the most famous is surely to Piazza dell, born on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini and unique architecture. Main street of the historic city is the narrow medieval street Fillungo, which brings together the largest shops in the città.Altre places are also suggestive Piazza San Michele, the historic heart of the city and Piazza San Martino, religious hub where there is the famous Duomo di San Martino . Piazza Napoleone was commissioned by Elisa Baciocchi during his principality, demolishing old buildings including a medieval church. Adjacent is located overlooking Piazza del Giglio where the eponymous theater (Teatro del Giglio), which is to be counted as a theater tradition. Just because of his immense wealth and historical monuments has been recently advanced the proposal to include the Walls of Lucca in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lucca is very close to the Cinque Terre, the Terme di Montecatini, Pisa with its leaning tower, Florence, Siena, the Versilia coast and the sea, the land of Chianti, the ski trails and mountains and many other places in Tuscany, staying in a central location and good transport links.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Valerio Vianello
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
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October 24, 2016
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based on 18 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Amazing!!! You have to book it to believe it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Casa Santa Giulia! We were there for a week. The apartment was very spacious, beautiful, impeccably clean and we felt like we were at home. Everything about it was wonderful and the decor was out of a magazine. Getting to know the owners was a extra special bonus. We dealt with Lorenzo, the son, for the most part and he was very accommodating, knowledgeable about Lucca and a very nice young man. We plan on returning to Lucca and Casa Santa Giulia soon and will stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carherine . You have a wonderful family. Our memories about the marvelous brekfast you prepared for us will be alwais in my mind. Thank you all for your lovely staying. Hope you'll come back soon. Abbracci dall'italia :)
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It was every bit as lovely as I imagined if not more!

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling with our good friends and I must have looked through 100 different rental options for Lucca when I came across this.

It was a perfect option for us our friends took the Casa Olympia (2nd floor) and we stayed in Casa Santa Giulia (3rd floor) apartments.

The photos are absolutely accurate with the exception that they really don't even do justice to the lovely accommodations and all of the little touches that make these two apartments so fabulous.

Listening to the music from the school next door and the amazing terrace we had were two of my favorite things.

The location is "perfetto" . My husband found his favorite pizza place just two minutes away and it was an easy walk to the train station for day trips (I do recommend not trying to walk with luggage as that would have been difficult. Best to arrange transportation to and from for arrival and departure days).

Overall it was a wonderful week in Lucca and it was hard to say goodbye. If we ever stay in Lucca again it would certainly be at this apartment. Lorenzo, Valerio's son (such a handsome young man) was very good at responding quickly to any questions we had and getting us all of the information that we needed upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to all of you. You were so kind and it was a pleasure to have met you. We all hope you'll come back soon in Lucca and to know you better making your staying more and more special Thank you
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 10 days.This is the best apartment I have ever stayed in and was just as you see in the photographs, it had everything you could ask for.

The apartment was spacious, beautifully decorated and came complete with a library.

The location is excellent, quietly situated right in the centre of Lucca, with restaurants & shops on your doorstep. A lovely private terrace enabled us to chill out with a glass of the local wine whilst listening to classical music coming from the directly opposite Music school. Two bicycles were provided which was great for getting around and going for bike rides around the wall.

The owners were extremely nice and helpful. Valerio's son Lorenzo picked us up at the airport and took us straight to apartment where we were shown around and also given a complimentary bottle of wine. The booking process was quick and easy and correspondence was excellent. I would recommend this apartment to anyone and would love to return. Lucca is beautiful and so is this apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Lived in Casa Olimpia!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Olimpia for a week in May this year. We have already booked Casa Santa Giulia for two weeks in September next year. We both said over and over again to ourselves we didn't vacation in Lucca, we lived in Lucca. The apartment felt like home. It was decorated perfectly. It had everything we needed. We cooked, we went shopping for fresh vegetables, good wine, fresh bread and it was all right there one block away from our front door. The owners' son helped us with anything we needed, which was really just questions about traveling to Florence and a cooking school. I see traveling back to this very apartment for many years to come!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous four days at this lovely apartment. Beautifully presented and in a very good position in the heart of the city.

We were made very welcome, met at the airport and taken to the apartment. Everything is within walking distance, surrounded by music ,because the apartments are opposite the music school and some very good restaurants . What more could you ask for. JC London

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You are always welcome. See you soon
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Beautiful Casa Ilaria

  • 5 of 5

I am privileged to be the first tenant of this stunningly beautiful apartment, perfect in every way. The architectural and decorating details are outstanding and many. No opportunity was missed in the details. Although I stayed as a solo, this would be a perfect, romantic honeymoon stay. It is elegant and modern yet soothing to settle into.

Having a large zen-like shower was pure luxury with rain head and handheld wand, double sinks, even a scale! Don't worry, you will walk off the pasta, probably being lost in this historical town where street names change every so many feet. My favorite, among many, was the wonderful new bed. I just came off a transatlantic cruise and my back hurt from the ships' bed; I slept 12 hours in this firm, but not hard bed the first night. Well, I loved that washing machine too. Detergent and softer were supplied. There is also dishwasher and detergent supplied. As the first guest there were no cooking oils or seasonings here but that will accumulate over time. Every pot and pan and appliance is here. The apt being ground floor was very important to me - just 2 steps to get into the entry from the street.

The neighborhood is very quiet, so no sleep disturbances however you might hear the person in the apt above but not much. It was cold and sometimes rainy the first half of my 8 days here so I didn't have the opportunity to open my windows to the music school directly across the street but with warmer weather it will be a highlight of your stay.

Communication was always prompt with the owners prior to coming to Italy and they stayed in touch throughout my stay, checking to see if I needed anything and quickly supplying it, including an American coffeemaker and filters. Unfortunately I never made it back to the Superette to get coffee and creamer.

You will be very happy if you rent this stunning apt and amused by the lamps. Just gorgeous!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Pisa or Florence
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Lucca Est
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Versilia/ Viareggio/ Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

-well-Preserved Historical Center

- The city of a hundred cherches

- Amazing view by Guinigi and the Clock's tower

- Walking on the sixteenth century AD WALLS

- Shopping in Via Fillungo and Via del Battiestero

- The square Amphiteater

-Ancient And medieval city

-St Martin's Cathedral

-City of music (Boccherini, Puccini, Catalani)

- Motörhead

- City of Comics (Lucca Comics and games)

-Puccini & Lucca Festival


Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 3 2016 - Dec 21 2016
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Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Apr 1 2017 - Nov 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
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Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
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Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
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Apr 1 2018 - Nov 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
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Nov 4 2018 - Dec 21 2018
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include: Initial cleaning and maid, weekly change of towels and linens for stays multiple of 1 week, final cleanings, towels, linens, wi-fi, air conditioning, 2 bikes, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.
Heating costs € 5 everyday
I would appreciate a pre-payment (deposit) sent by credit card or wire Bank transfert.
The balance can be paid prior arrival or on the arrival day.

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The balance can be paid prior arrival or on the arrival day. Chek in after 1 p.m. Check out within 12 a.m.
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - shower , jetted tub , bidet
    - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 king
  • Large master bedroom with king size bed complete with large walk-in closet, TV, large wall mirror, antique French chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
chef on request, massages, transfers in the car on request. ASK for any service we'll try to accomodate you.

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