|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Casa San Giovanni is a large apartment located on the first floor of an antique palace WITH ELEVATOR built in the year 1570. The apartment is located in the very central square called Piazza San Giovanni, right at the cathedral of Lucca.
It has just totally renovated to the highest standards and has retained details of the history of the building, with amazing frescoes and paintings. The accommodation is for year-round comfort has central heating and air conditioning. You enter the door and go through double doors into the main living room, which is extremely spacious and bright. Throughout the apartment has lovely views and facing the Cathedral. The dining room, comfortably seat 8 people.
The kitchen offers all modern appliances. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bathrooms have jacuzzi hot tub. The tv in the living room has international channels and there is WI-FI internet connection all around the apartment.
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
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!
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.
Once again Mrs Sonia and her team came thru. We had a big group but the three apartments were perfect, in a perfect location, all in the same building just down the street to the ice skating and main plaza. We were able, everyday, to just walk down to the Show where the Puccini concerts took place. No problem to get there, walk from station was short, bus was available and our favorite restaurant that Sonia suggested called GIGLIO was just one small block from apartments. We have stayed in Sonia’s apartments before, always have really like it and this time they had updated the bathrooms, very nice job. We love this area, lots of food, lots of shopping, great transportation. We are not afraid of buses or trains. We will probably come here again in Fall, great weather, not as many tourists, lots of fun everywhere. Loved it!
What a wonderful experience to enjoy the beauty of Lucca at this pictoresque apartment! The stay at the apartment was exceptional second to none. The views from the windows overlooking the church are spectacular! We received 5 STAR service from Sonia and all the staff. The apartment provided us an opportunity to explore the wonders of Lucca and Tuscany including Florence, Pisa Siena San Gimignano and Vinci. We enjoyed the special welcome from Sonia. The price that we paied for this apartment was incredibly reasonable for such a lovely accommodation. We found that all Mrs Sonia's property are very reasonably priced as we have rented from her twice.
We will long remember the precious time we spent with those we met and the wonderful experience we encountered during our stay.
The appartment was excellent.. The kitchen was well equipped and allowed us to cook meals for our family and baby son who had just commenced solids. The huge living area was lovely to sit on and relax whilst drinking coffee or a wine. We had almost every meal in the apartment. It was also great for the children to play on. The antique palace overlooked a picturesque square which was also good to allow our children to play. The apartment was close to shops and the parking. It also has elevator. It was close to the train which allowed us to go into Rome and Florence. There are plenty of resturants around for dining and even a theme park for children which operates well. Overall the apartment was neat , clean and well presented. Sonia was a fantastic host and made extra efforts to accomodate my family. We thouroughly enjoyed our time in Lucca and will do it again next time we travel to Italy (in 2018). Thank you Sonia!
On first entering the apartment the rooms were large with some nice furnishings. On closer inspection the floors were filthy our feet were black. Large cobwebs in the kitchen near the floor which had obviously been there quite awhile. Many of the light fixtures had burnt out lights. The bathrooms were clean but the shower curtain in the smaller of the two rooms was not. The sheets were clean but the bedspreads were not. The larger bedroom was nice but the smell of sewar gas in the bathroom was disgusting. We were told by the woman who took us into the unit that we could only use one appliance at a time so you could not make coffee and run a hair dryer at the same time or the power would go out. The washer was definitely an asset and the ac worked well. I know we are expected to look after our own suppplies but since we arrived late in the day it would have been nice to have more then just half rolls of toilet paper. A few basic items would have been nice as well. We actually complained to another woman who came to see us as well who became very rude and told us not talk to the first woman we saw. No one ever came to clean the floors so we had to keep our shoes on. I would not recommend this apartment to my worst enemy. I wouldn't stay there even if they gave it to us free!
Wonderful hospitality! The owners were so helpful. It was very clean. We would recommend this place to our friends and family and will definitely come back ourselves as well. The location was great because you were right in the middle of the town and could get anywhere. We had a wonderful stay!
Spacious, very well equipped, right in the heart of Lucca Old Town. Sonia who greeted us and manages the property, was so friendly and helpful. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
The apartment is located in the aquare where it takes place the antique market and also where it is located the famous church where every afternoon it takes place the Puccini arias concert.
The apartment is also located nextdoor to the theatre 'teatro del giglio' and the square piazza napoleone where the summer festival takes place. The apartment is located very close to the train station of lucca, in less than 5 mins walking.
In 1 mins walking from the apartment there is a bike rental shop, bakeries, groceries and so on.
The apartments are located in a very quiet square where there are no clubs and shops, so it makes it very very quiet.
The church bells do not work, so it is quiet!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:
1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.
Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.
Minimum stay is 4 nights.
Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.