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"Lucca is a true jewel in Tuscany's crown, and, what's more, very few people seem to know about it. This means that while the queue for Firenze's Duomo is already 3 hours long at 9.30, Lucca's streets are almost deserted by that time of day. After a few days, the neighborhood baker knows you by name (almost).
Deemed "worth the journey" by the Green Michelin, this city has no Michelangelos, no Tintorettos or other masterpieces. Instead, it offers one of the most unspoilt 15-17th century cityscapes in Tuscany; tourist buses and their occupants are blissfully absent.
In the middle of this, adjacent to the main shopping street, is the apartment, where we spent 10 happy days before and after my birthday in August 2015. Its location, its square views, and excellent amenities - 2 large baths, wonderful kitchen, spaceful bedrooms and tastfully appointed living room - makes I this apartment a wonderful, relaxed base of operations in one of the quieter corners of Tuscany (with Pisa a 20-minute drive, and Firenze just 35 minutes away).
Highly recommended, not in the least because of the excellent and thoughtful service by the owners. They paid great attention to all our needs in a very professional and caring way. Thank you!"
Guest: TheMoor O.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015
Wonderful apartment with terrific terrace in great location
"My husband and I stayed at Luciano & Rosa's apartment for 25 days in September. For almost two weeks during that time, we were joined by my sister- and brother-in-law. We all enjoyed it very much. Be warned that there are 72 steps up to the fifth-floor apartment. It sounds like a lot, but we got used to it and we used it as an excuse to have gelato at the end of the night before heading "home". The apartment was the perfect place from which to explore the city of Lucca as well as nearby towns and cities in Tuscany. It is a very short walk to the bus station and not a far walk to the train station. The apartment is spacious with a sitting area, with TV and a supply of videos and CDs (though we didn't use any of it because there is too much to see and do in Lucca!). We did spend a lot of time out on the gorgeous terrace that overlooks nearby rooftops. It's a perfect place for coffee in the morning, lunch and dinner. We cooked many meals in the well-equipped kitchen. There is dishware/cutlery/glasses for four people as well as some serving dishes, pots and pans and North American-style drip coffeemaker. The apartment has basic supplies and it's easy to pick up whatever you need in town. There is a shopping cart, which makes it easy to bring home groceries. As well as a nearby supermarket, there is a convenient smaller grocery story called CRAI in Piazza del Carmine, which also turned out to be the location of our favourite restaurant, Gigi Trattoria, run by a very charming man who speaks perfect English, German, French and Spanish. The food is terrific, all homemade, and the staff is very attentive. In the apartment, the wifi works so well, we were even able to Skype family back home in Canada from the terrace. As others have mentioned, the apartment has both a dishwasher and washing machine that work very well. (Just don't try to run them at the same time, you'll blow a fuse. This is understandable because it's a charming, but very old building, which wasn't built for having major appliances running simultaneously. The owners responded quickly when we had this problem and when we had other questions.) Everything did work well. Lots of hot water for four people showering the same morning. Overall it was a great place to call home for more than three weeks. We hope to go back someday. Grazie mille, Luciano & Rosa!"
Guest: Angela in B.C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 14, 2015