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Broadway Producers Private Tuscan Retreat--Luxury Inside Lucca's Walls!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5 STAR REVIEWS!! Air-conditioned luxury--5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 9/10).

Residenza Mansi I

The ultimate in luxury! A Broadway Producer's Private Retreat in the heart of Lucca’s 'centro storico.' Every possible care has been taken to furnish and present this apartment in a luxurious and opulent manner that will delight even the most assiduous holiday makers.

Exceptionally large and spacious, there are five bedrooms, four full bathrooms (a feature being the main suite’s incredible double en-suite with connecting shower room.), three dining areas, a sitting room with balcony, a television lounge, two kitchens, and a very large terrace with a dining table seating eight.

Tuscan charm with all the modern conveniences: air conditioning, central heating, wi-fi, satellite, flat screen TVs, VOIP telephones and more!

The full apartment is extremely spacious for 9-10 guests. The fourth bedroom is perfect for children as it contains a bunk bed, but the room leads to the terrace, so there is reduced privacy.

For an additional rent, there is a separate apartment on the same floor with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths.

Be sure to read our guests' reviews.....: ...we are very proud of our 5-Star Ratings!!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charles (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Why Charles chose Piana di Lucca

Lucca is slightly lost in time. It is a perfectly preserved jewel of times gone by, yet it has all the modern conveniences. It boasts an opera company (Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini), a theatre, a soccer team, and many museums. Beyond all that Lucca has to offer, it is the perfect base to explore Tuscany and the Italian Riviera.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Charles,

I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time in Lucca!

Your manager, Andrea, was incredible and he was there to answer every question and to help in any way that he could (he even escorted us to the eye doctor!). Riccardo, the driver you recommended, was amazing and took such great care of us. The accommodations were perfect and I’m having a hard time sleeping in my own bed after sleeping on that comfy bed. Also, I got engaged while I was there so Lucca will always have a special place in my heart!

Thank you again!
May 2013
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Broadway Producers Private Tuscan Retreat--Luxury Inside Lucca's Walls!
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Luxury in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This impressive property could not be better located, everything is within a few steps away but it is very quiet. The master suite is huge with a very comfortable bed, which is a rare find in most properties! It is extremely well equipped, with every facility you could want for. There are 2 kitchen & sleeping areas so perfect if you are travelling as 2 families, you can have some privacy if needed. Charles recommended some great restaurants and had kindly left a bottle of Chianti, which was perfect having had a day touring the region.

Osteria Baralla - great for lunch

Ristorante Al Corso - beautiful food, in particular good fish

Allosteria - for a special treat, not the cheapest but lovely atmosphere and simply stunning food

We wouldn't hesitate to visit Lucca again and stay at Residenza Mansi.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Please let me know if you received my first "wonderful elegant stay" review I sent..will redo if not

  • 5 of 5

Wrote a review (terrific) yesterday, did you receive it. After an hour of editing and writing, I submitted it and then the response said an error occurred. Tried to save it or send it again...did you receive?

Valerie Carlson

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Valerie-- I can feel your frustration with the system! I can also see that you began your review of Residenza Mansi with Five Stars and "Excellent"! I'm afraid the rest of your review must be the product of our imaginations; but I imagine you, your family and friends had a wonderful time enjoying Lucca and everything apartment Residenza Mansi has to offer! Please come for a visit again soon! Charles
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Beautiful apartment in a picturesque town

  • 5 of 5

We have three boys (ages 17, 14 and 10) and this was our first time taking the kids to Italy. After a week sight seeing in the cities, we wanted time in the countryside. Lucca was recommended by many as something unique, and that was definitely our experience. Staying at Residenca Mansi for four nights was a great way to enjoy Lucca. The apartment is very spacious (more than we needed) and has many luxurious comforts throughout the apartment. My only complaint is that our stay was too short! The kitchen has everything you need for wonderful meals, and there is a beautiful loggia as well as indoor dining room. The rainforest shower in the master is a real treat! We used Charles' recommendations for places to eat, and enjoyed each meal. The kids felt comfortable walking around town on their own to get a gelatto, or just explore. We rented bikes one morning and biked from town, along the walls, and out to the river. A highlight was taking a drive north to Bagni Di Lucca. It's about a 45 minute drive, but the drive itself is a pleasure. You'll see beautiful bridges, including one that is over 1000 years old, and quaint towns along the way. We went to "Canyon Park", where we did some zip lining/ropes course, and stand-up paddle in the river. A great way to experience the Tuscan outdoors - and we were the only Americans there, but it's sure to become more popular as it's only been open for one year.

We all agreed we would like to go back to stay at Residenca Mansi again - but make it a much longer visit. Next time, we would make it a longer stay, and have a few days just to spend in Lucca, and then take day trips to Bagni Di Lucca, the beach, and to Pisa.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Residenza Mansi is a spectacular apartment. The accomodations were more than expected.

  • 5 of 5

We were 10 women traveling throughout major cities in Italy and had the pleasure to stay 3 nights at the residence. We had plenty of room to spread out, did laundry, had cocktails and horsdoerves on the outside deck. Andrea was very attentive. We needed to contact him once and he responded within minutes, and then came by to make sure all was well. Riccardo, the driver recommended, became our best friend in Italy. We used his services more than once. He even drove us back to Florence with a stop in Pisa just so we could see the tower. We are already planning our next trip to Lucca and want to use Riccardo for day trips. The town of Lucca is the most quaint, friendly town I have ever been to. We never had a bad meal or a bad glass of house wine. The grocery store is quite accessible to the apartment and the restaurants are plentiful. Walking the "wall" is a must. It took about 2 hours for us and we got to see this beautiful place from an elevated vantage point. Thank you to Mr. Duggan and it was a pleasure meeting you and your sons. Cynthia

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great accommodations. Great location inside the Lucca walls.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautifully decorated and well appointed. Kitchen well equipped, full laundry room W/D. Very large could handle a big group of people with the 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Easy walking to everything inside the walls of Lucca. Charles and Andrea very helpful. We ate at several of the restaurants recommended by Charles and were not disappointed. Would stay here again and recommend it to anyone staying in Lucca. It was all that the listing and reviews said it was. We loved the pizza restaurant close to the apartment Pizzeria Itaco. The staff were very friendly, food was good and service was excellent.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Excellent location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

I utilized this apartment for a one month family vacation in which we had half the family for the first two weeks and the other half for the last two weeks. In all we had 16 individuals stay at the apartment and the unanimous opinion was that the facility and location were superb. The apartment was everything it is advertised to be and it was clean and well maintained. The location in Lucca is ideal as the city offers a relaxing environment yet is close enough to other popular destinations that we were able to take day trips by train or car to visit them. For Florence and Venice we elected overnight stays to give us more time at those cities. The property manager was very helpful. The owner also provided helpful information and gave us the name of a local driver service that proved to be an excellent resource. In all the stay at this apartment was a perfect vacation and I would recommend it to others without reservation. I was already familiar with Lucca and had stayed at another more remote house before, but staying within the walls of the city is definitely the best choice. The restaurants in the city were consistently good but we also found several that I would consider excellent. One night we had a local chief come to the apartment and conduct a cooking class. The kitchens were excellent for this purpose and the resulting meal was a highlight of the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Car: not necessary

Residenza Mansi is on the 'piano nobile' of a 15th century building located beautifully inside Lucca's historic walls.

There are five bedrooms and four full bathrooms.

Rent is based on occupancy.

Other Activities: Wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, shopping.


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Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Final Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

Contrary to what the website may say, payments are due 50% upon confirmation of reservation and 50% sixty days prior to arrival.
All-inclusive rent for five bedrooms, four bathrooms with base rent of $300 USD for four persons plus $50 per person per night above the first four people.
Other two bedroom apartment available across the hall.
Additional housekeeping/linen services available at $150.00 each.

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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks, spa bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , This is ensuite to Bedroom 5
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite with the master bedroom. It is quite large. Fully tiled with green slate and appointed with green marble and Venetian stucco. The large, walk-in shower divides two vanity/sink areas.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large screen TV, 'spa' bathroom
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 child bed , ensuite with full bath and satellite television.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Quiet room for two adults.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be combined in a king bed with advance notice.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Bunk Bed. This bedroom also leads to the terrace.
  • All bedrooms (as well as all other rooms in the apartment) are air conditioned for your comfort.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet, Vonage phone (free phone calls back home), Full Gourmet Kitchen, American Refrigerator, No Smoking Indoors, Weekly Maid Service and Linen Exchange. A high chair and a pak-n-play are also available. This is the largest apartment available inside Lucca's historic walls. Every comfort of home (and more)! Please read our 5 Star reviews!

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