Experience Living in This Historic Medieval Walled Town, Lucca, Tuscany

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lucca is full of winding narrow streets, cobbled pavements, ancient churches with colorful frescoes, towers and terracotta roof tops, opening up into typical Italian Piazza's. However, it is a living and thriving town, as can be seen if you go for a walk down one of the main streets any day of the week, particularly at the hours of the 'passeggiata'(between 5 and 8).
If you love a real Italian 'espresso', or a cappuccino and pastry for breakfast, then you will be joining the lucchese in one of the numerous coffee shops, on every street in town. Pick up your freshly handmade pasta, and homemade pesto in the local deli, the famous sliced 'prosciutto', and a bottle of wine from the region in our favourite wine shop, and enjoy the delights of real Italian food.
There are an endless number of restaurants to choose from (which we will personally recommend), and all within 5 minutes walk of your front door.
Lucca is almost completely pedestrianised, which makes it a pleasure to walk around, and to cycle. The walls of Lucca are a fantastic amenity, to stroll around, go for a jog, or cycle pleasantly around the 4 km circuit, whilst admiring the fabulous view of the Tuscan hills, and marble topped mountains in the distance.
Our 200 sqm (2000sq ft) apartment is on the second floor of a typical 400 year old 'palazzo'. Part of the apartment is actually built over a 14th century church. We are also lucky enough to have the oldest bread bakery in town right at our front door, so you can just nip downstairs to get your freshly baked bread, and irresistible 'foccacia' straight out of the oven! We are on one of the most prestigious streets in Lucca, named after the famous 'Guinigi' family of Lucca, and sitting on the balcony, you will be delighted to be looking up at the famous tower of Guinigi 'Torre Guinigi', with its olive trees perched on top.
Although the building is 400 years old, and very characteristic , we've have furnished our apartment tastefully with a modern kitchen and furnishings to enjoy comfort and conveniences of a home.(see photos). It is bright and spacious, and designed for family living.

We have all the services a normal home provides, and also a 52 inch flat screen tv, and a computer for your use with internet access.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Double bed with single bunk above...moreless

  • 4th bedroom optional: 1 double, 1 child bed

    Our second living room can be converted to a fourth bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    two single bunk beds, a double bed can also be added...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Extendible dining table sits 4/6 normally but can comfortably fit 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    3 adult bikes and 1 child's bike...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - Oct 24, 2017
5 night min stay
$969 $3,267

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$708 $2,613

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $65.33
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Centro Storico (Capannori LU, Italy)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Marina de vecchiano, viareggio...

Lucca is idealy situated to enjoy all the benifits of Tuscany. A perfectly intact medieval own, with all the culinary and artistic delights on your doorstep.

With the only a few minutes drive into stunning Tuscan scenery, olive groves, cypress lined avenues and vineyards.

Less the 30 minutes and you can enjoy relaxing days on the beach, and within the same time stroll amongst the beautiful hills.

Its only 20 minutes to Pisa, an hour to florence, and many other towns, all reacable by train or bus.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We came to Lucca for three months and stayed 10 years! It's a magic place, that captures all the essence of Italy, in one picturesque town. For work reasons we have moved to Madrid for a year, and so we are delighted to share our wonderful property with you!

Why the Owner Chose Centro Storico (Capannori LU, Italy):
It is not easy to find a large apartment in Lucca, as its a very old town, with most of the orginal buildings still as they were. So we were delighted when we found this one! It maintains it's charm with large shuttered windows, exposed beams, and high ceilings whilst having all the modern comforts.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The balcony is unique! It sits over a 600 year old church, and over looks the famous Tower , lined with Olive trees, 'Torre guinigi'. You will enjoy many Glasses of Italian wine here, or breakfast with freshly baked bread from the bakery below us. It's my favourite spot!

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian



  • Torre Guinigi from Balcony

    Torre Guinigi from Balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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