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2 Bdrms/1.5 Baths, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, VOIP phone

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Centro Storico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Air-Conditioned 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, plus bunk beds & sofa bed

Enjoy all the comforts of home beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca. Toro Vista is a fully-equipped apartment with REAL air conditioning, that comprises 1 main 'king' bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (two single beds), 1 corridor / wardrobe room with bunk beds, one full-sized sofa bed in the living room, 1 bathroom with combination tub/shower and 1 bathroom with toilet, bidet and washbasin. Toro Vista is located on the first floor of a 15th century palazzo a few meters from Lucca's central piazza.

The owner of this truly remarkable space, a Broadway producer, has spared no cost in creating a typically Tuscan retreat within the walls of Lucca. The combination kitchen/dining/living room boasts plenty of room and modern conveniences, from the full-equipped kitchen (gas stove, electric oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer), to the oak dining table that converts to a games table, to the leather sofa bed and chair and finally to the television with multi-region DVD/CD player.

The second bedroom features twin beds. The second toilet has a washbasin, toilet and bidet. The main bathroom is accessible from the living area without disturbing the occupants of the bedrooms - so your occasional guests can use the sofa bed and bath with ease. The front windows look out over Via del Toro. The rear windows look out over a lovely courtyard. Even though you will simply wish to disappear into a quiet Tuscan life, the apartment is equipped with high-speed, wireless internet. A local cell/mobile phone is also provided. This 15th century building is located beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca, on a quiet street, but just one block away from one of the main shopping and restaurant streets of this lovely town.

Between the entrance hall and the twin bedroom, separated by doors on each side, there's a large corridor / wardrobe area with mirrored closets and bunk beds.

Actually, considering the leather sofa bed in the leaving room, the apartment could sleep up to 8 persons, but it is a perfect, romantic retreat for a couple!

Toro Vista is your perfect base for Tuscany: Toro Vista enjoys the 'piano nobile' (noble floor) of a 15th century building, located beautifully inside the historic walls of Lucca, on a quiet street, but just one block away from one of the main shopping and restaurant streets of this lovely town. Your stay at the Apartamento Toro Vista is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy all that Lucca has to offer. The city is the ideal base for your holiday in Tuscany. Located approximately halfway between Florence and Pisa, Lucca's roads, autostrada, trains and buses will lead you to discover all of the magic that is Tuscany. Everything is included. Deposits and rental can be paid in Euros, US dollars, via major credit cards or by PayPal. Free use of a Vonage telephone to call home!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2016
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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

We had a wonderful stay in Toro Vista. The apartment was very comfortable and extremely well furnished. Lucca is such a beautiful town, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there, hence our extension of the trip by an extra 3 nights. We will certainly recommend it to our friends and relatives and plan to stay there again on our next visit.

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Sep 2012
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based on 15 traveler reviews

2 Bdrms/1.5 Baths, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, VOIP phone
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Great location and very rental friendly

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. Charles has thought of everything we might need. His folder of information answered any question we might have. The location is great - very near everything but on a quiet little street. We would love to return someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Byron bay Australia

Fantastic position to base yourself in Lucca. Quiet street yet close to restaurants and shops.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Toro Vista. The apartment is beautifully furnished and well set up for preparing meals. The air conditioning works well but the large windows allow a nice breeze if that is preferred. We found that there were mosquitos at night if the windows were open so it would be a nice touch if some spray deterrent was provided.

The washing machine and dryer are very handy but a drying rack is lacking for items which should not go in the dryer. The bathrooms are well equipped and hot water is plentiful. The main bathroom is perhaps due for a re-grout but is large and clean.

Overall we were very happy with our stay and had a wonderful time in Lucca.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this apartment. I stayed here with my husband and two daughters (ages 10 and 8) for 5 nights and we had the time of our lives. The apartment is extremely comfortable and perfect for English speaking travelers (even had English channels on TV!). The beds were plentiful and very comfortable and the location is ideal...right in the heart of the town but off on a quiet side street. It was very clean and the bathrooms were lovely. Communication from Andrea was excellent and we felt comfortable through the whole transaction. Lucca is a dream. Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Ideal well equipped and located property

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to live, experience and enjoy all that Lucca's old town has to offer this is the ideal property. Our family had a wonderful week at Charles's huge, well equipped, well maintained Lucca vacation home. It had everything we needed and more. It's ideal location was minutes from everything in old town and less than a 20 min walk to the train station. Charles went out of his way to make our group of 6 very comfortable and was a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to return and/or recommend this property to family and friends.

Group of 6 ... Canada

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful Family Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful Toro Vista apartment during our Spring Break vacation and loved every second of it. Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers, had more than enough room to move around and the location was perfect. We fell in love with Lucca and the charm of it. We mostly enjoyed wandering the streets and renting bicycles to ride along the wall. We discovered many tunnels and beautiful piazzas along the way. Our family is already discussing coming back and staying in Lucca longer than 2 nights.

The apartment has everything you would need including a washer and dryer! The beds were all very comfortable and the street is very quiet. It was completely relaxing and we felt like we lived in Lucca -- not tourists. We would recommend Toro Vista to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Florence, SC USA

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Exactly as advertised. Convenient to everything in Lucca. Most comfortable bed we had after three weeks in Italy.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Antica Locanda di Sesto
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: concerts, opera, theater


Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Final Cleaning Fee $75

All-inclusive Rate for two bedrooms/1.5 baths.
Rate includes all services (all utilities, Internet, VOIP telephone, initial & departure cleaning). No surprise charges.
If you stay is longer than seven nights, an additional housekeeping/linen exchange may be arranged for $75.00 USD each..
If you have a large group, please inquire about my other apartment in the same building.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , air conditioned
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , bunk beds in wardrobe/hallway. Air conditioned.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room. Air conditioned
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

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