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Experience Italian Luxury in Historical Center A/C WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Vacation the Italian Dream!!! A Hollywood Production Designer and his wife have restored this gorgeous 16th century spacious apartment, ensconced within the medieval walls of Lucca. Perfect for families, friends and romantics all year round.

Situated on the second floor of a 16th century palazzo, in a small quiet piazza, next to the beautiful 11th century San Paolino Church. The apartment was recently restored by a Hollywood Production Designer and his wife and is on two floors, measuring 200 square meters (over 2,400 square feet).

On the first floor is the gorgeous entry hall, master bedroom with a king size bed with views of the church, an office, a bedroom with a queen and two twin beds, a large open plan living room and dining room that has a table for 10, two full bathrooms and a lovely sunny kitchen. Upstairs is another queen bedroom and full en suite bathroom.

The upstairs can be reached from the main floor, but also has it’s own entrance from the outside stairwell for privacy. The apartment can comfortably sleep 8.

Throughout the apartment the original Italian tile floors have been restored and the antique Murano chandeliers cast a beautiful light upon the subtle traditionally hand painted walls. Towering double doors, that have been restored, to show off their original grain and hardware, lead into each room.

The southern exposure and large windows allow for beautiful views of Lucca and the Tuscan sunshine to pour into every room.

Versilia beaches are easily reachable by train, bus or car - e.g. Viareggio is 20 km and Forte dei Marmi is 29 km.

Keywords: Luxury, Beautiful, Romantic, Central, Historic

More Details

nancy lumb
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018

Why nancy lumb chose Lucca

It was our dream to live in Italy and this is our dream home - if you close your eyes and think of Italy most likely you'll be thinking of our apartment in the heart of Lucca

What makes this apartment unique

the apartment is within a quiet piazza, steps away from and 11th century church, a pizzeria, the movies, grocery stores, clothing shops, Puccini's's monument and all the landmarks which help make Lucca the quintessential Italian Tuscan town

Guestbook comments from the owner

After a very long flight from australia, we tried in vain to negotiate the one way system within the walls of Lucca. Nancy had very kindly provided us with a good map and directions, however it was too much for our weary brains so we resorted to calling Vera, who came and guided us to our apartment. We arrived at the door after a lot of puff climbing 3 flights of stairs, but the climb was well worth it once we saw our beautiful abode. The apartment was perfect in every way... comfortable, clean, spacious, bright and airy, gorgeous furniture, and an eclectic collection of magnificent chandeliers! We had everything we needed and more. Vera kindly left us some basic supplies for which we were very grateful after a 37hr journey.

Nancy quickly dealt with one small plumbing problem that arose, and Vera dealt with the plumber, thereby leaving us free to go out and explore Lucca.

The apartment is perfectly situated, and walking distance to everything. Lucca is a great base to explore Tuscany from, and we certainly made use of the numerous suggestions that Nancy gave us.

We had one major problem at the end of our stay... we didn't want to leave! We could have happily stayed for weeks and weeks, but unfortunately all good things come to an end. However, we can't wait to return, and hope to do so soon. Thankyou Nancy for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home, and for being such a pleasure to deal with.
Jul 2010
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Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Very large room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
iron, hairdryer


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Experience Italian Luxury in Historical Center A/C WiFi
average rating of 4.964286 based on 34 reviews

charming apartment right int he center of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Lucca! This wonderful 400 year old apartment is nicely furnished with comfortable beds and everything you might need. There were 5 of us (my husband and I and our adult children) and there was enough room that everyone had their own space. Staying here gave us a taste of what everyday life was like in Lucca -- the church bells ringing, the choir rehearsals in the church next door, walking to shops and restaurants. And the owners, the Lumb family, provided lots of detailed information about the apartment and great suggestions for restaurants and things to do. We loved having access to their bikes to see more of the town. Overall, just a wonderful stay with very thoughtful hosts -- and we hope to be able to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Lucca is magical and we hope you can come again!
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The apartment was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fantastic, and exactly as advertised. Everything was perfect, and we enjoyed our six night stay in Lucca.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great location - super clean - lovely and cool. Kitchen well equipped. Supermarket just a couple of metres away from the property - loved it - very peaceful and yet so convenient. Would not hesitate to recommend it. Just beware there are no lifts and the apartment is on the second floor - we were very happy with that but worth mentioning. Owner is really helpful and quick to respond - book it now!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and so glad you enjoyed it all!!
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Bella. It was our favorite among the many places we rented while in Italy. There were 7 of us and our stay was perfectly comfortable. It was so nice to have all of the conveniences of home. There was also a supermarket close by so that we could easily do our own cooking. We made day trips to Forte de Marmei ( the beach) and the hills of Tuscany. We rented bikes to ride all around Lucca and around the walls at sunset was amazing. There is so much to do! It was a memorable stay that we will treasure forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, Bright, Comfortable Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has interesting spaces and was great to hang out in. We cooked a little and found the kitchen well furnished; the dining table is quite large and works very well. The apartment has beautiful tile floors and is nicely furnished with a perfect location. Nancy's restaurant recommendations all were very good. We loved Lucca and the apartment and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Lucca and Casa Bella!!
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Lucca is a beautiful town. We only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella is great place to stay

It is large with plenty of room. The property is well maintained and while 400 years old it has all of the modern amenities

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

Just walk out the front door and 2000 years of history will delight you as you discover Lucca’s beautiful piazza's and streets. It is home to splendid Romanesque churches, museums, monuments, and the birth place of Giacomo Puccini (1858) one of Italy's most famous composers.

During the summer Lucca welcomes some of the most famous singers of the world for the “Summer Festival”’s concerts, held in the major square of the town.

Going out of the city, the splendid hills and country side of Lucca are perfect for those who are seeking peace and rest. Wonderful old farm houses, historical villas and restaurants, lovingly restored and adapted for contemporary needs, will welcome you, your family and friends, during your vacation!

Amusements are endless; Trekking, bicycling, horse riding and every kind of entertainment are possible. The lovely sandy beaches of the Versilia coast line, are only 20 mins away, famous for the beautiful “Bagni” (beach clubs), and the sparkling night life

Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Snowboarding, Hunting, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot air Ballooning


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
summer weekly utilities $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund