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Historic centre,amazing terrace&solarium, breathtaking views over the city area

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 rooms,3 bathroom,sleeps 7, covered parking 400 mt far

Spacious and comfortable apartment on the third floor (no elevator) of a medieval palace in the heart of Lucca,near the impressive Piazza Anfiteatro,a symbol of the city, within the ancient city walls.

recently renovated, furnished comfortable and functional; entering large living room with parquet (TV, DVD, stereo), kitchen facilities ,1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bath / shower + bathroom), 1 large room with bunk beds, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and services. From the living room internal staircase leads to attic location of a second living area, with bathroom and a double room with air condition. Going few steps up, you enter the 'tower' which features makes 'unique' this apartment !

A beautiful terrace and the exclusive solarium, open up to a 360°view of the entire city.

Mosquito net and fan s in each room. Ac in the attic bedroom Third floor, no lift.

parking pass in Mazzini underground parking on request.

Downstairs you'll find everything you would need : supermarket, bakery's butchery's, winery, caffè, shops and farmacy. Rental bikes and walking walls at few steps from home.

Station at 15 minutes walk- by train:

20 minutes Lucca -Pisa,

1 hour and half Lucca -Florence,

15 minutes Lucca -Viareggio

an hour and a half to Cinque Terre.

I'm also managing my family and friends flats NOT yet on homeaway, both in the old town and in the country hills, so, if interested please do not hesitate to ask me about.


TUTTO L'ANNO Puccini lirics

MERCATO ANTIQUARIATO ogni 3° sabato e domenica del mese


Olio Festival

Carnevale di Viareggio;


- 27 SANTA ZITA La festa rendere omaggio alla patrona Santa Zita tinge la Piazza dell'Anfiteatro di colori con il tradizionale mercato dei fiori.

- 27 MARCIA delle VILLE (Comune di Capannori) occasione imperdibile per accedere alle Ville storiche attraverso sentieri tra prati ed oliveti


- 20 Ville in Fiore (Comune di Capannori)


-16/17(Pisa) Luminara di S.Ranieri


Summer Festival (Lucca)

Festival Pucciniano (Torre del Lago)

Palio di San Paolino (Lucca 11 e 12)


Calici sotto le stelle (10 a Capannori)


Luminata S.Croce


Desco -Lucca Maraton - Comics and Games


PhotoLux Festival

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About gabriella

Hi. I’m Gabriella. I 'm born in 1965 and I am an architect by profession.I personal renovated my home .

In my free time, I enjoy films, music, art shows and travel. I love Lucca it is the best place for jogging or cycling atop the famous walls that surround the city. I love to entertain so my kitchen is well equipped for families or for dinner parties.

For the past three years, I have rented my home during the summer months. The rest of the year, I live here with my 2 lovely children Fillippo and Federica who were born in 1999 and in 2001. I was born and grew up in this charming and quiet town. Lucca is full of history and so easy to manage with or without a car. Everyone who visits falls in love with Lucca. I enjoy showing my tenants the most beautiful and interesting places surrounding Lucca. You can easily visit famous Tuscany cities like Florence by train or bus. The charming, historic mountain villages nearby are also worth a visit. Check out the comments by those who have stayed in one or more of the properties I manage: I'm helping my friends in holiday rentals and I'm usually think at all.

I will do my best to make your holiday unforgettable and comfortable

To know more, you can find me on facebook

I look forward to meeting you and sharing my insider knowledge of Lucca and the surrounding area.

gabriella purchased this apartment in 1996

Why gabriella chose Piana di Lucca

Because, as most of my guest told me, you will really feel at home and will appreciate having a drink or dinner in terrace on sunset!

The furniture is nice and simple. You're in the heart of Lucca and all you need is at few steps from here.

What makes this apartment unique

even if up, terraces are really amazing and breathtaking! Everyone who arrives for the first time are impressed! Guinigi's Tower is in front of you, the moon too during the night !

terraces open up to a 360° view of the entire city and breathe in the atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed for a week in the lovely apartment of Gabriella. What an experience! We had the best time and Gabriella was so helpful, pointing out great places to visit. We will all come back and spend some more time the fantastic city of Lucca. We cannot recommend thid enough, want to back for next summer :)
Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
bar Anfiteatro,Bar Sole
Nearest Ferry
46 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vicopelago (Lucca)
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Ristorante Canuleia,Gigi's Trattoria
Nearest Ski
64 Kilometres
Abetone (Pistoia)
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Viareggio (Lucca)
Car: not necessary

We are in the heart of the city of Lucca behind the famous Amphitheater square , in addition to Guinigi Tower, just around the old fruit market Carmine, surrounded by shops, butchers,baker's and typical products. You can jog along the nearby walking walls of Lucca, a 4 km road surrounded by plane trees, where you can admire the mansions and the streets of down town, the botanical garden as Piazza San Martino and Lucca Cathedral. In the amazing hills around the city there is amazing country places and important wineries (Valgiano, S. Martino in Vignale Matraia) along the wellknowed wine street. Just 20minutes drive far from Lucca you can reach the beach and visit Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta (artistic marble city) famous for nightlife, restaurants and designer shops. Within 20 minutes by train or by car you are in Pisa and in one hour (better by bus/train) you are in Florence. You can also visit Garfagnana, Barga (medieval village famous on August for jazz festival), Borgo a Mozzano (Devil's bridge) or Bagni di Lucca thermals . In an hour you'll reach by train the amazing and charming 'CinqueTerre' in Liguria!!! The distance from my home to the station is 10 minutes walk ...


Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Into the bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In the first bathroom there is shower and the bathtub. in the other there is only shower; each bathroom has the hair dryer and soap. Please be careful not to pull hair or cotton in the toilet because they could clog the pipes with serious causes.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attic room-air condition
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed
    bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , cm 80
    attic floor - 1 twin/ single , a bed in the living area might be an extra one
  • Each room is equipped with a fan and mosquito's net. One room has the bathroom inclusive. The castle one and the single one have shared bathroom. The last room in the attic has bathroom outside in the mansard and from now it's equipped with air conditioner . The apartment is equipped of 1 cot and 1 hightchair.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
On required, we would organize in the amazing terrace, with Lucca's towers' view, a typical italian's dinner served on terrace (for at least 4 people) or a taste of the best wine in Lucca, tastings of typical products of Tuscany, for a minimum of 4 persons. The service must be booked one month before the arrival. There's a toll covered parking, 400mt distance(via dei bacchettoni), that can be booked on request at the figure of € 20.00 at week . Few steps from my home, in Via Mordini there's Taxi service Tau Touring ( The station is reachable on foot or by bus, which stops behind the house. In 'Piazzale Verdi' Square, at 10 min walk, there's terminal Vaibus line : by bus or by train you can easy reach Florence, Pisa,Viareggio. Also 20 min drive you will be in the beach (Versilia,Forte dei Marmi or Livorno) or in the mountain's village,Garfagnana e Bagni di Lucca (thermaes)


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Historic centre,amazing terrace&solarium, breathtaking views over the city area
average rating of 4.935484 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment in a wonderful city with an excellent host

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Thomas! I'm very looking forward to host you again in my home.
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Fabulous central apartment in Lovely Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment with a fantastic roof terrace. Steep climb but totally worth it. Very comfortable and spacious for 5 adult guests. Superbly equipped kitchen and laundry room. Sound system and large tv in lounge. Gabriella is an enthusiastic host - always eager to communicate and provide useful information. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just like being at home. View fm rooftop terrace of mountains and roof tops is awesome. Kitchen well equipped. Must be reasonably fit as the apartment starts after a climb of 3 flights of stairs. 2story terrace is another 2 flights. Absolutely worth it if you have the legs. (I am 72 and did the climb numerous times daily).

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gabriella's apartment for 27 nights! Loved Lucca and absolutely loved this spacious, beautifully decorated apartment. It has everything you can possibly want. Gorgeous bathrooms, huge Italian kitchen and enough privacy throughout the home for everyone. The absolute coup is the patio above all of Lucca. Best view of the city and surrounding countryside. The photos exactly depict each room. We couldn't ask for a more gracious, generous hostess. Gabriella supplied everything we could possibly need or want. Put this apartment on the top of your list even if your group doesn't need all the space it provides. It has it all!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Overlooking lovely Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Gabriella's lovely home for 10 nights, getting to know Lucca from this fantastic hub. The location is perfect, on a quiet street close to everything including a grocery store, butcher, bar (cafe) and many restaurants. Gabriella is an excellent host, very responsive and helpful.

The best thing about our stay was the terrace. We spent mornings drinking coffee watching the city awake and the evenings basking in incredible sunsets. It's truly special.

The second best thing was the kitchen. We were able to cook in many nights and I loved it. The kitchen is very well appointed and old-worldly.

The house was clean and well-maintained. The pictures don't actually do it justice. I've stayed in many rental properties and some of them feel very staged. Gabriella's house is far more personal and charming. The upstairs area is like its own little apartment, making it a perfect place for 2 couples traveling together. The windows are huge and the furnishings are comfortable.

We rented a car but really, you don't need one. Many destinations are easily (if not easier) reached by train. We drove to Barga for a lovely day excursion and stopped at a winery recommended by Gabriella on the way back. She has great restaurant recommendations. It's also very easy to spend your entire day just hanging out in Lucca, walking the wall, shopping, etc.

A few house tips: the stairs are many, including the ones up to the house and inside the house. It wasn't a negative for us, just something to be aware of. Also, read up on italian washing machines, it's easy to google. Gabriella has written instructions but it was helpful to us to know a bit more.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to a friend and hope to return soon myself.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for excellent review!! I am very happy that my house helped to make your holiday unforgettable!!! Grazie!!
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halifax, nova scotia, canada

A great apartment inside the walls of wonderful Lucca.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week visit in Lucca staying at this incredible two storey plus rooftop balcony apartment. It is very well appointed and well kept with a everything you need in the kitchen and modern bathrooms . The owner is lovely and was very accommodating and helpful during our stay. Almost every evening we had our wine on the rooftop terrace which overlooks the city.

Lucca is very well located to do day trips and we did a few although we enjoyed sightseeing in Lucca itself: circumnavigating the 4 km wall, museums, concerts, shopping, and a visit to a local vineyard.

The flat is on the 3rd and 4th floor (therefore the rooftop terrace) so be prepared for that.

We highly recommend this place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.5
Additional Guest Fee $17.93 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.01

extra rates for consumptions (except heating), linen & towels, Parking Pass, will be
Included up to five people.

- Lunch-dinner served in terrace ( from €30 to €60)

FOR a FAMILY over 4 ask a special price!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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