Placed in the centre of Lucca, just a few steps far from St. Martino Cathedral, the apartment is situated into a XVII century building. The residence, which has been fully restructered, is consipicuous for its fornitures chosen with great care and taste. The two bedrooms as well as the living room have windows facing a hanging garden, the only one in Lucca. The apartment is about 120 square meters and is provided with any comfort. The inside temperature is enjoiable and cool even during the summer, in consequence of the thick ancient walls, which insulate the apartement; thus an air conditioning system is not necessary.
Apartment of 120 sqm, on the ground floor, in the historical center of Lucca
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 3, 2018
My name is Riccardo, along with my wife Chiara we live just outside the city center. We are lucky to have this beautiful and large apartment in the old town and we are glad to accommodate tourists and travelers interested in discovering our beautiful city and the many beautiful places nearby.
Riccardo purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Riccardo chose Lucca
It's more interesting to accommodate tourists from around the world instead of rent the apartment to a single family. The rent to tourists also allows to preserve the appearance and care of the apartment.
What makes this Apartment unique
The location, next to San Giovanni church (ancient Lucca's cathedral) , just a short walk from the Duomo di San Martino and the Teatro del Giglio . The fact that it's on the ground floor (the comfort). The temperature of the house in the warmer months: always fresh, thanks to the roof garden and to the thick walls over 60cm.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Biggest I've ever stayed in.
This continues to be the biggest and nearly the best place we have stayed in for 9 years of visiting Lucca. There is construction going on in the adjoining garden and in the structure. Once that is completed, it will be perfect. Ground floor, midst of historic center, restaurants all round, shopping contiguous and often markets as well. Ricardo is top notch.
We really enjoyed staying in this large, spacious and cool apartment in the heart of Lucca.
We loved staying in this apartment and appreciated Ricardo waiting to meet us and show us through the apartment. We appreciated the wine, beer and refreshments left in the fridge. A nice touch. This apartment was very comfortable with its large modern kitchen, living area and bedrooms. Great to have a washing machine and the two bathrooms. A great place to come back to and relax after a busy day sightseeing. It was close to everything in Lucca and about 10 minutes walk through the wall to the railway station. It was a good place to base ourselves for a week and to do day trips from.
We would definitely stay here again.
Spacious and modern.
The apartment is elegant and in a good location. The laundry room and the large kitchen are on ground level and the living room and 2 bedrooms are a little below ground level. The heating system is modern and easy to use if you don’t like it cool. The washer/dryer is actually one unit that converts from a washing machine to a dryer. There are printed instructions for it In Italian, but if you don’t understand Italian you can go to the internet and search for instructions for the Indesit washer/dryer. Whirlpool manufactures the machine so the instructions are easy to find. Do not use laundry detergent that comes in pods, it will not completely rinse out.
The beds are comfortable to sleep on and the sofas are comfortable to sit on. And Riccardo is a very helpful host. There is an operatic performance every evening right next door
Ok, this is big with a capital B. the kitchen rivals those back home even though it lacked some desired crockery. being American, I like a mug of morning coffee and being married to an Italian, I like real wine glasses. when we travel we do not cook in tbe appartments so minimum pots and pans can serve us well. I think Riccardo would supply whatever you would want. He and his family are charming and sincere. Now, I am an old Lucca hand and you cannot be better located than this. You must realize though that it is a semi basement and you have no access to the garden described.
My husband has already said he wants to stay here again on our next trip.
Hi Jeanie, thanks for the review, see you next time in Lucca!
Ciao e grazie,
It's not a semi basement, it's a ground floor!
Lovely Lucca Life
The house was wonderful. A 10 minute walk from the train. Clean, comfortable for 4 of us for a week. Very homey. We were greeted by Riccardo and his wife with a bottle of water and a bottle of wine and a walk through of the property. Loved the location and the people and food at Blend, right around the corner. We were lucky enough to be there on the 3rd weekend of the month, where all of Lucca becomes an open marketplace. We had plenty to do and a quick walk to the train to visit Pisa and Cinque Terre and Florence. I would definitely stay at Riccardo's place again. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking at home. There is a clothes washer and dryer. It is quiet. Old Italy feel. Wifi.
"Absolutely stunning apar...
"Absolutely stunning apartment. Everything provided was excellent quality. You could not want for a better location in Lucca. As mentioned in another testimonial you can indeed hear the wonderful music next door - but let me stress, only if you open the window, it in no way disturbs you if you do not want it to. I have to thank Riccardo and his mother for the welcome and the amazing accomodation. Will be using it again when we next visit our family out in Lucca."
The apartment is situated a few hundred metres from the train station, 2 km far from the motorway to Florence and Versilia and about 25 km from Pisa international airport Galileo Galilei.
Lucca, well known all over the world for the architecture of its historical centre and for the city Walls, got intact from the XVII century, offers many typical restaurants and inns, where tuscan food and wines from the hills around Lucca can be tasted. In the sorrounding area several restaurants are set into ancient farms and country-houses, which were built during the past centuries by the wealthiest family of the city.
Come in July to see the great concerts of Lucca Summer Festival 2016! Lionel Richie, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Anastacia, Simply Red and much more! We can buy tickets for you!
Many the possible trips: Pisa - 20 km; Firenze - 70 km; Viareggio and Versilia - 20 km; Garfagnana - 50 km; Le Cinque Terre - 70 Km.
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