"We just returned from a month long trip to Croatia and Italy, two weeks of which we enjoyed in Lucca with our neighbors with whom we shared this flat.
As prior travelers to Lucca, the first time I saw this flat on VRBO back in April, I knew it was something special simply due to location and view. The view, as many others have noted, is fantastic, right over the Anfiteatro which is daily a constant scene of entertaining activity. But, I’m happy to also say, no noise that disturbs the flat. A very appealing aspect of the location is that the flat gets marvelous afternoon sun from the several windows overlooking the Anfiteatro so is light and warm.
The flat is ideal for two couples. It has two bedrooms and two baths separated by a hall, the living room, and kitchen so each couple has a private space separate from the other but with the living room and kitchen as common areas. The living room and kitchen are both large. All rooms in the flat have high ceilings so there is an open feeling.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary for preparing meals should you choose not to enjoy one of the many nearby restaurants.
Located within minutes from the flat are a typical European grocery as well as smaller delis, butchers, cheese, and wine merchants. Getting ingredients for meals is easy.
That said, there are several restaurants within a 5 minute walk offering a range from higher end to everyday dining experiences. And, that’s for restaurants not in the Anfiteatro which tend to be quite touristy, but are good for a late afternoon drink and people watching. Walking 15 minutes, there is a very large range of restaurants.
The flat is also well located to easily visit many of the sights of Lucca. Within a 5 minute walk are the San Frediano church, Torre Giunigi, Via Filliungo with its many shops, Palazzo Pfanner, and the wall encircling Lucca. Walking the wall is most enjoyable for people watching - it’s about 2.5 miles or an hour to walk around. San Michele church and San Martino duomo are within a 10 minute walk.
Luciano and Rosa are great hosts who truly are interested that you enjoy your stay in Lucca. Lucian is exceptionally responsive to email requests usually answering within short hours to your inquiries. Compared to many VRBO flat owners, that is exceptional response!
So, overall a great place that we would much recommend to visitors to Lucca!
Absolutely we will stay again on future visits to Lucca!"
Guest: David D.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 1, 2015