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'Il Giardino', Charming Apartment Inside Ancient Walls!

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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Centro Storico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + king sofa-bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


Very beautiful apartment in the historic downtown of Lucca (inside the medieval walls), in lively street, near all artworks and business; very quiet and silence.

Awesome position, car is no needed.

Apartment is on the first floor (few steps):

- 1 bedroom,

- 1 bathroom,

- stay room with king sofa-bed,

- fully furnished kitchen,

- very little balcony.

Monthly, weekly and daily rentals.

We provide cleaning, towels and linens.


Keywords: Typical, lovely, charming, flat, apartment, centre, central, internet wifi, cabin shower, oven, microwave, silence, luminous.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Massimo and staff
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016

About Massimo and staff

Hi everybody, my name is Massimo. I rent this little but lovely apartment in historic centre of Lucca. I like doing this and I like to get to know people from other countries; I'd like that every one that comes to my apartment has a lovely stay and retains good memories about me and Lucca.

PS: I rent also two luxury apartments in the historic centre of Florence! Search 'Piccolo' (#339562) and 'Grande' (#349077) 'Pepi'!!

Why Massimo and staff chose Lucca

Because it's little but really tipical and gorgeous, in a very lucky position, really centrally, close by all the art works and shops (car is no needed)!

What makes this apartment unique

AC, internet wifi.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

'Il Giardino', Charming Apartment Inside Ancient Walls!
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

Cozy little apartment

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this lovely little apartment, well situated and well kitted out for our short stay. Massimo's communication is spot on.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary!!!
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Amazing location and very accomodating hosts.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and well-maintained.

The hosts were most gracious.

Being possibly one of the best locations for easy access to the Railroad Station was a big plus for me.

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to get the real feeling of living within the walls of the old city.

The only caveat would be that the bathroom is small.

That is the one and only reason that I would not rate the property a "5".

It is quite clean, complete and serviceable, but tiny from an American's point of view.

So go and live well in the heart of the city - just don't be surprised by the small bathroom.

I would recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry, I will be nice if you will turn back in Lucca! See you!
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Birmingham, England

Perfect little apartment

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful apartment in the centre of Lucca. I stayed for a week in August and this apartment was perfect.

It is 10 minutes walk from the train station and 5 minutes walk from the walls and amphitheater. It is on a central street with a restaurant, gelateria, bakery and convenience store on the doorstep. Although the entrance is on the street the apartment itself is very quiet - I did not heard any noise from the street, day or night.

The apartment is spacious, beautifully furnished and has lovely authentic details such as a beamed ceiling. It is very well equipped with everything you might need for your stay and the wifi is very fast and reliable. The aircon kept the flat lovely and cool in the hot weather.

Massimo and his charming mother were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed for my stay. Massimo was very quick to respond to any email/query and was extremely accommodating when I needed to change plans at the last minute due to a travel delay.

I would not hesitate to stay here again and will be recommending Il Giardino to family and friends.

Thanks Massimo

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Eve and Natty! It was a pleasure for us host you in our apartment and we are at disposal for your next trip in Italy. Ciao! ;)
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Best 4 days during our ten day Italy trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved our stay in the cute little town of Lucca and this house was the perfect place to stay at! It is right on the main street and two doors away around the corner is a nice little bike shop Cicli Rai. We rented bikes and rode on the wall, the town, as well as in the foothills of Lucca. Massimo was always very responsive. His mother is a sweetheart! She opened the place for us and even introduced me to the awesome Italian coffee. She actually made coffee for us to have with some biscotti and stuff she bought for us. We had no problems during our stay and even extended it on the last day. Very very warm. I would definitely recommend the place- both this house and Lucca-- to my friends and family and I would love to be back one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Anju! We are at disposal for your next trip in Tuscany!
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Victoria, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Warm and friendly. A complimentary bottle of wine and biscotti were most appreciated. Massimo and his mother were responsive to all requests. We requested where we could purchase some milk on arrival and immediately a bottle was obtained and given graciously as a gift. We were feeling thoroughly spoiled as if we had just been greeted in a friends home. Thank you Massimo for making our stay so enjoyable. Lucca is a wonderful city from where we did day trips to hike the cinque terra, visit Florence and Milan and Pisa for wonderful day trips. Lucca is an easy bus ride from Pisa and the train station is justnourptside the amazing city wall.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for your stay, it was a pleasure met you!:)
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'II Giardino' Lucca apartment within the Renaissance Walls of Lucca, Italy

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Massimo, your apartment was perfect for our needs during our two week visit to Lucca. You were very accommodating and easy to contact whether it was by phone or e-mail. Your very gracious mother, Rina, met us at the apartment (along with another very nice lady who was her interpreter) and they showed us all the amenities. Thank you for the Wine, Biscotti's, juice, coffee, pasta, condiments and much more that were left for our use. The mid-stay cleaning was not expected but a very nice gesture and we were very appreciative and also loved the delicious pastries that were left on the table for us. We enjoyed them with a nice espresso the next morning. My A+ recommendation about "II Giardino" will be passed on to others who plan a trip to Lucca.

And, for those of you who do not know the wonders of Lucca, please visit. The apartment is in a great location. Many restaurants and shops as well as bus stops and parking are very close to the apartment and the heart of Lucca is a short walk just down Via Santa Croce Street. We especially enjoyed Osteria Vispateresa Restaurant right next door to the apartment, da Nonna Clara Restaurant just down the street and and Drogheria (Pizza) Restaurant on Via Elisa Street. We found everything that we wanted and needed in Lucca. My husband rented a bike for our entire stay and would go cycling most mornings outside the walls in the countryside surrounding Lucca. We spent most afternoons exploring Lucca and all its splendor. Also, the bus station and train station were conveniently located so we took day trips to the various towns around Lucca.

Both my husband and myself had a wonderful time staying in Lucca, we will return and we will stay in 'II Giardino' again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Theresa and Jay! We're all wonder that you had a good stay and we hope to have you again in Lucca!:)
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pisa international airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Livorno ferry
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lucca train station
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $32
Tax Rate 10.0%

For stay less than 3 nights ask me.
LOOK: normally I request the deposit (25%) through this website and the balance in cash at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Cabin shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed in the bedroom; king size sofa-bed in the livingroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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