Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076


Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wi-fi, airconditioning, grand views views

Casa San Giovanni is a large apartment located on the first floor of an antique palace WITH ELEVATOR built in the year 1570. The apartment is located in the very central square called Piazza San Giovanni, right at the cathedral of Lucca.

It has just completed a year of total renovation, to the highest standards and has retained details of the history of the building, with amazing frescoes and paintings. The accommodation is for year-round comfort has central heating and air conditioning. In addition, the kitchen and the bathrooms have the latest facilities, to offer the discerning guest a unique holiday experience.

You enter the door and go through double doors into the main living room, which is extremely spacious and light. The living room, the dining room and one of the bathrooms have lovely views and facing the Cathedral. At the far side of this living room there is the fully equipped kitchen with a dining room, which will comfortably seat eight people. The kitchen offers all modern appliances, with a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. The whole living area has a beautiful ambience with high ceilings, original beams and antique furniture, complemented with a Murano chandelier. Throughout the apartment, there are lovely views from the windows in all different directions.

The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The bathrooms have jacuzzi hot tub. The tv in the living room has international channels and there is WI-FI internet connection all around the apartment.

A free parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment.

Train station is located in less than 5 mins walking from the apartment

Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About The Owner

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose Lucca Province

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this apartment unique

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.


Lucca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , a baby crib can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • A baby crib is available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Modern amenities & charm in the heart of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the apartment! We stayed here for 7 nights in October 2015 and it was our favorite place amongst all of the places we stayed while in Italy. It was my second trip to Lucca and I decided to rent from Sonia again: it was the best choice! And the apartment was beautiful. Very well appointed as had everything you could possibly need. It was very spacious and very comfortable because everything was so well laid out. Sonia was great and made us feel very welcome. So clean and well lit. It also has elevator. We would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to a number of friends as it is such a great apartment. You walk out the front door and there is a wonderful bakery and the lovely Puccini and classical music concerts that I could listen to from my living room. What a wonderful way to start your day!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the review. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you had great time in Lucca! Best regards, Sonia :)
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the location of the apartment. Situated on the first floor, it has a lovely living room with windows looking out across the square and is furnished attractively. The flat was VERY clean and tidy. The 2 bedrooms are perfect, the beds are extremely comfortable. The bathroom and shower room were also well equipped. The kitchen was superb and we had lovely breakfast in the sunlight and lovely dinners even if there are masses of excellent restaurants and Trattorias in Lucca, so who needs to eat in anyway and if you do it can be transfored with candles. All in all the apartment was perfect for our stay Thank you to the owner!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An immense THANK YOU! Sonia :)
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

third time with same hosts

  • 5 of 5

We travel to Italy every summer and are based in Lucca with my family every Christmas. Given the numerous holiday apartments I have rented over the years, Sonia's service, attention to detail, consideration of her clients' individual needs, and the quality of her properties surpass any other agency and private owner I have used. Lucca is an enchanting family destination, and both the StGiovanni and Opera apartments that I used were just perfect for our mixed family group, with ample space in the beautiful living rooms and modern kitchens for time together, yet private quiet bedrooms and nice newly renovated bathroooms. The location is absolutely perfect, particularly if you are bringing a car, and both Benedetta and Sonia were the kindest and most helpful hosts I've met in all my years traveling to Italy. Thank you, as always, Sonia!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to thank you for having spent your vacation at my home! I hope to host you again any time you come to Lucca!
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0


  • 5 of 5

Believe all the 5 star ratings you read about this apartment, they are absolutely true. Sonia was great and the location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for posting the review. It is so helpful to others to read what a former guest has to say! Sonia
Did you find this review helpful?
9 0

Lovely time in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartment was very comfortable, with large windows that allowed for lots of light and air. We were fortunate that the weather was not too hot when we were there so during the day we did have the windows open most of the time. However, we did use the air conditioning at night so that we could close the windows to reduce the noise and the light. The apartment is in a wonderful location, close to everything that we wanted to see. Parking in Lucca can be a bit tricky - if you want to park in the lots within the walls close to the apartment you need coins for the meter machine. The walk along the top of the wall is lovely, and the Guinigi Tower should not be missed. The views from the top are amazing! We were able to make day trips to Florence and Cinque Terre very easily from Lucca. Lucca was one of our favorite places we experienced during our 2 weeks in Italy. Thank you Sonia for all of your helpful information about places to eat, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks thanks thanks!! Sonia :)
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0

Loved our stay at St Giovanni Palace

  • 5 of 5

D. and I have a terrific time in Lucca and our stay at St Giovanni Palace was wonderful. Perfectly situated, private, stylish, and impeccably decorated, this was the perfect place for us. Confortable beds, upscale furniture and rooms. There was enough place for the 4 of us: we were all happy! The building was serene allowing us to wander the fabulous walled town, enjoy the sights, immerse ourselves in the culture of Lucca, then return to a quiet oasis. We hope to stay here again on our next visit to Lucca.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo and thank you for your enthusiastic review! It was a pleasure to meet you! I really hope to have you as guests again in the future, I wish you all the best. Sonia :)
Did you find this review helpful?
11 0


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of The Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Summer Festival Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bank & ATM
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Undergrounds of the Roman SPAS
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous grocery Il Cuore
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine bar & cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Antique Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice skating
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Bank and ATM
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Puccini Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Stella Polare fashion cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Girovita Cafe and dinner
Nearest Point of Interest
Antique shops street
Car: not necessary

Lucca, beautiful city, famous for its monumental 15th century fortified wall. But dig a little deeper and you find that its winding medieval streets actually follow the plan laid out by the Romans in 180BC. And before the Romans, Lucca was one of the major centres of Etruria, the ancient country of central Italy that more or less corresponds to modern Tuscany. Unsurprisingly then, Lucca is steeped in history. Your twelfth century building is just a small part of that. There are museums and churches, and the magnificent cathedral, the Duomo di San Martino, is the town’s finest Romanesque building, its impressive façade a triumph of sculpture, carving and inlay work – at just five minutes’ walk from the apartment. Modern delights include terrific restaurants, bars and shops, all within a few minutes’ walk. In Lucca’s winding streets, the pedestrian comes before the car, so you can move at your own pace. In fact wandering the streets is one of the great pleasures of the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prices include:
cleaning, maid, weekly cleaning + change of towels and linens for stay multiple of 1 week excluding for the monthly rate , final cleaning, towels, linens, air conditioning, wi-fi, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Please enquire for 3 nights availability and prices.

Winter heating is charged extra for a little daily fee.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties