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Mrs Sonia

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

INSPIRED BY PASSION: ROMANCE AND ELEGANT TERRACE INSIDE THE WALLS OF LUCCA

29 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 2 with air conditioning, elevator and great views

This charming apartment is located in a very central position, in the medieval part of Lucca, 50 metres away from the Grand Palace, from the Theatre, from The Cathedral and Piazza San Michele - one of the most renowned attractions of the town. Restaurants, cafés and shops are therefore all within walking distance. The bright interiors of apartment Diamante are furnished in a very cosy style with great care for details. The apartment has also been provided with all modern facilities, including sat-TV, air conditioning and Wi-Fi connection. The apartment is located on the top roof floor of an antique renovated palace, and the apartment is reachable by elevator.

The apartment has a large panoramic terrace to have dining outside with great views over the roofs of the town and over the bell towers. A separate laundry room has washer, iron and board. Upon request, the guests of apartment Diamante can reserve a parking space at a car park near the apartment.

I do provide 1 bike for free for my guests!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Sonia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish

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 2012

Why Mrs Sonia chose Piana di 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

INSPIRED BY PASSION: ROMANCE AND ELEGANT TERRACE INSIDE THE WALLS OF LUCCA
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are exactly what you get. The location is absolutely perfect, the bed is really comfortable after a busy day of touring, and Sonia is friendly and helpful. Walking to the italian school next door was so nice as well. The terrace was rare and unique. If we ever have the chance to return to Lucca, THIS is where we will stay. Thanks Sonia! Great trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as described on the website

  • 4 of 5

Loved our 10 night stay at this lovely apartment. Mrs Sonia met us at the address as previously arranged and took us over the apartment and assured us she would be on hand if we had any queries/problems. One of the main reasons we booked Casa Diamante was for the outdoor terrace which was well used also the lift which we used regularly after spending most of the day on our feet exploring.

The apartment was very well fitted out with everything we needed (particularly the washing machine) but we could only watch Italian speaking tv shows at night which was a tiny letdown. There was a fully equipped kitchen which was rarely, other than breakfast, used. The bed was extremely comfortable and the couch in the living room was great.

Our only complaints (2) were 1/. the air conditioning was extremely loud and not efficient at all and we ended up opening all doors/windows at night time to allow some cool air in. But, by doing so, let lots of insects in including mosquitoes so take insect repellent with you as you will need it. If the a/c is replaced it would be marvellous. 2/. Obviously the apartment is in a very old building and we understand the implications of this but sadly the flushing system of the toilet was not good and we had to have a saucepan of water nearby to flush when it failed. Not a great problem though.

These are our only negatives as there were so many positive. There are so many ristorante's nearby, a supermarket not far away, directly opposite the wall for easy access for walking/bike riding and the apartment is in a quiet residential area so other than Saturday nights, it is quiet at bedtime.

All in all, we would not hesitate to recommend this lovely apartment (especially if the a/c is replaced as it is quite old).

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect little place

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are exactly what you get. The location is absolutely perfect, the bed is really comfortable after a busy day of touring, and Sonia is friendly and helpful. The booking process was very easy as we paied all by wire transfer through my bank. Walking to the Italian school was so nice as well. If we ever have the chance to return to Lucca, THIS is where we will stay. Thanks Sonia! Great trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small attic apartment in a quiet location

  • 3 of 5

Listing on HomeAway was fairly accurate apart from the manager requested cash payment when in fact it stated payment by MasterCard - we would have preferred using this method as it safeguarded our money. The property was clean apart from the balcony area which needed attention prior to our arrival. The toilet seat was hung on 1 hinge which we reported but was told to get a plumber (hardly a request to a British visitor in a small Italian town when we were only there for 7 nights). Obviously we didn't and the seat was not

repaired by the time we left. The washing machine was archaic so we washed everything by hand and hung them on the washing stand outside on the balcony, it would be helpful to have instructions in English for this machine, for non-Italian speakers. We saw the manager after a brief introduction handing over the keys for the apartment (it took us several attempts to open the front door after she left us to our own devices).

Lucca is a perfect destination to visit, but this apartment wouldn't entice us back.

Anyone tall - this apartment is not for you!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy apartment with a charming terrace in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This apartment on Corso Garibaldi is a delight. Located in a completely renovated historic building located just steps away from Lucca's famous main plaza Napoleone inside the walls of Lucca, it was a great place for my walking vacation of old Lucca. The kitchen is well equipped and well lit, with a big window. The bed is large and has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the roofs. The living room is fairly small but feels cozy and also has floor to ceiling windows that open onto the terrace. The sounds of the doves also were very calming. The lobby area of the building is painted with beautiful frescos. I felt like I was in an old castle, but without all the discomforts of a castle! The property was very clean and well equipped. The owner was completely accommodating and responsive in every way. She offered many suggestions of interesting things to explore while inside the walls of Lucca. There is a good local restaurant just down the cobblestones, called Gigi's Trattoria. I went there the first night and again later, and felt warmly welcomed back into Lucca. They sometimes have music. Just around the corner from the apartment , on the left side of the street, is an interesting art gallery with a very nice artist owner who speaks English and told me about the art scene of Lucca. The best gelato in Lucca can be found nearby on Piazza San Francesco, and the contemporary art museum, opened in 2009, is also in that location. It is unusual to find such a high level of contemporary art in an old city like Lucca, and they have done a good job of the installation of art works. One of the most complete collections of children's literature is located at the end of the street in one of Lucca's most famous villas. This is in an area of Lucca that allows only residents to park their cars, however, for those who have cars, there is a public parking lot right over the corner from the apartment. I loved my stay here and recommend it to anyone who wants to be centrally located to explore the historic area of the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet all of you, your family s great! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Apartment with terrace in central Lucca location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at the Diamante apartment. The flat contained everything that we needed for a stay of nine days.

For us, Lucca is a walking city and the Diamante is ideally located just off Corso Garibaldi. There is so much going on in Lucca that it is hard to keep up. For example, a few weeks before we arrived they opened a new (and excellent) restaurant just a couple of blocks away. There are many other good places to eat in the neighborhood and for groceries there is a new grocery store selling home made Lasagne and the famous Tordelli just around the corner. We discovered that the daughter of a famous Italian singer lives in the same building, right below the Diamante. We loved our stay at this apartment, Mrs Sonia made everything easy from start. Any question was quickly attended to. We will be back

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your kind words, I am so happy to learn that you enjoyed Lucca and our home! With the best regards, Sonia
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
500 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
LA BUCA DI S. ANTONIO
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO and FORTE DEI MARMI
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$157
$920
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$146
$786
 
 
COMICS FESTIVAL
Oct 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$374
$1,122
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$101
$505
$1,178
 
 
Christmas period
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$786
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$101
$505
$1,178
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$819
$2,862
 
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$146
$842
 
 
High Season
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$819
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$157
$920
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$146
$786
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
$101
$505
$1,178
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$101
$505
$1,178
 

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, excluding for the monthly rate, final cleanings, towels, linens, wi-fi, air conditioning, 2 bikes, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Please enquire for 3 nights availability and prices.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

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Amenities

Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • An extra baby crib or child bed can be added upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The palace has elevator. A baby crib or a child bed is available upon request. Free parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment.

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