"We spent 3 months in Lucca in fall 2014, all at Libertas. It's hard to imagine now that other visitors stay there too, as it came to feel like home. If real life and responsibilities in the U.S. were not an issue, I'd move in permanently. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, in the best part of Lucca, in my opinion. It is light and bright. We saw many apartments in Lucca during our time there, and Libertas was exceptionally bright in comparison to all others, with windows on all four sides. The Italian sectional in the living area is both design appealing and very, very comfortable. I spent alot of time there reading. On practical notes: The kitchen is extremely well stocked, more wine glasses than I've ever seen in a rental apartment, good dishes, lots and lots of utensils, pots, pans, and more. My husband did regular cooking during our time there and never wanted for supplies. The internet is fast and a printer was provided when we explained in advance that we might need one for our work. A local cell phone is provided which is extremely helpful. The apartment is kept spotlessly clean - with linen changes as well - during weekly cleanings. The garage is a plus. Although we did not rent a car for the duration, visiting friends with rental cars were able to park with ease and it made for simple day trips in and out of Lucca. One bicycle comes with the apartment, and we bought another at a nearby bike shop. Both were secure in Libertas' garage parking space. Having a washer/dryer with the apartment - especially for longer stays - is a real plus.
Most important, the owner Clare, is tremendous. She lives is always available, night or day, and even while traveling, to address any matter. When we arrived, she had left some provisions in the refrigerator and fresh herbs in the kitchen.
We have recommended Libertas to dear friends who'll stay there this summer, and are planning to return to Lucca ourselves in 2016."
Guest: Melissa C.
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: January 26, 2015