2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, central location (cathedral), wi-fi, air conditioning
- 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 2016
Why Mrs Sonia chose 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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great property for exploring Lucca
We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment. It is right in the center of Lucca but in a quiet piazza so not too much noise. It has lovely furnishings and Sonya provides a great book of information to help enjoy your stay.
Hi Alice, so glad that you enjoyed! Looking forward to seeing you back!
In love with Lucca
We will be back. The apartment was perfectly located, spacious and clean. Mrs. Sonia was very responsive to all questions. Fun town and great jumping off place to go to other cities. Great wine and food a minute away. Same with grocery stores. Lots of great shopping as well. Loved it!
a wonderful october trip to Lucca
My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in this beautifully appointed apartment for 3 weeks in October/November 2018. We were so impressed with the apartment and the attention to detail. The photos do NOT do this rental justice. It is in fact, so much nicer if you can believe that. Ms. Sonia was amazing. So prompt and effiicent and knowledgeable. After giving us an orientation of the apartment and the amazing town of Lucca, Ms. Sonia left us to enjoy the apartment with complete privacy yet we knew she was just a phone call away. I could go on and on but let me just say that the location was perfect. Close to everything. A five to ten minute walk to the train station if you wished a day trip somewhere. Bike rentals seconds away. The kitchen fully equipped. The mattresses were very high quality, never a problem with water pressure which often can be an issue there. Thank you sincerely Ms. Sonia for an unforgettable week at Apt San Giovanni.
Very Grateful Mark, Stephanie, Lynn and John, your guests in November 2018
Excellent in every way
My husband and I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed the lovely and centrally located San Giovanni apartment for a week in early October 2018.
We loved this apartment! The views of the Church and the surrounding buildings and rooftops were amazing. Having a modern, efficient elevator to take us to the first floor was a big plus, especially after hours of walking, shopping and biking around the city. The two bicycles that were provided were another plus.
On arrival, we found the apartment clean and well maintained. Finding some necessary items on arrival such as paper towels, toilet paper and laundry soap was another nice touch. We found many necessary services within easy walking distance, e.g., Conad market, green grower, deli and “Burrali,” a wonderful pastry and cappucini spot for breakfast right around the corner. The famous Lucca Wall was an easy walk from our apartment and we enjoyed many morning and evening walks. We are happy to recommend San Giovanni to other visitors to the great city of Lucca and we are also happy to recommend the services of Mrs. Sonia and her most helpful staff, particularly Paolo and Elisa. We will definitely return to Lucca and to San Giovanni Apartment.
Dear Judy, thank you very much for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. It makes me so happy to learn that the most paramount pilar of my service philosophy, accommodating my guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. Thank you for booking my house, we look forwards to meet you again in the future. Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas Team.
Lovely older place with modernized upgrades. Very close to everything in the city!
Thank you Kay, it was delightful to meet you! Thanks! Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villa Team
Nice place in a great town!
We booked this apartment and loved everything it had to offer. It is in an old building, but the place is huge and really great. The beds were comfortable and the it was spotlessly clean. It's not the most modern, but it had all the amenities. We used the apartment in Lucca as a base for our "day trips" to other places during our 4 day stay. Lucca is a great town with great restaurants and a lot to do. It was very cool in the apartment and felt good to relax when we had been out in very hot weather. In addition, the wash machine came in handy so we didn't have sweaty and smelly clothes to pack in our bags. We did not cook meals at the apartment. I was unable to find any silverware, which was odd, but it had many other items you would use to cook with. You cannot use more than one big appliance at a time due to how old the building and electrical wiring was, but that was not an issue with our family. Overall, we had a nice stay in a clean and cool apartment during the heat of the summer. The location is also pretty great. Thank you!
Dear Nicola, thank you very much for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. The apartment has been completely rebuilt 5 years ago so electrical sistem is new and up to date. The matter that does not allow to switch more than 1 big household appliance per time (which means only iron, dishwasher and washing machine) it is because a regular residential house in Italy can offer max 3.3 Kilowatts. By the way if you use more household appliances at the same time nothing catastrophic happens -as we explained at your arrival- but you may need to re-operate the appliance.. that's all! It makes me so happy to learn that the most paramount pilar of my service philosophy, accommodating my guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. Thank you for booking my house, we look forwards to meet you again in the future. Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas Team.
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!