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A Homey Quiet Idyllic Apartment with Terrace Inside the Walls of Lucca

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, a Grand Terrace, Wifi, Air Conditioning & Sat tv

Tucked away on peaceful residential streets in the city's historic heart, CASA CATERINA is located on the first floor of a grand 15th-century townhouses along Via S. Andrea. Sympathetically renovated in early 2016, it exude a sense of grandeur from the moment you open the door. Double-height oak beamed ceilings crown the comfy open-plan lounge, while tall windows provide plenty of light and unimpeded views of the Guinigi tower, famously sprouting oak trees from its roof. Walk through double doors to the bedrooms and there's another surprise: original furniture and signed painting adorn every inch of wall and floor, their pastel colours creating the illusion of sleeping under a theatrical canopy. There's also a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering opening onto the magical terrace overlooking a Romanesque Church Façade dor great dinners. Free high speed WiFi, Air conditioning and a handy washing machine for longer stays is available.

Lucca is the kind of place you could visit at any time of year - the apartment has air-con for summer and central heating for winter - and each season has its charms. Winter is the time to live like a local for a week or more; Mrs Sonia can put you in touch with Italian language or cookery tutors if that interests you. Spring and autumn are magical, with snow on the distant peaks until April, and warm autumnal hues in early-mid October. Summer can be hot - you're almost at sea-level - but it is the busiest time culturally.

The kitchen is jam-packed with all the utensils you could need: Italian coffee machine and filter coffee jug, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, wine glasses... not to mention iron and washing machine in the separate laundry room and hairdryer in the bathroom. Nothing is missing.

Parking is located in a 5 mins walk from the apartment.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating/gas, if used, is charged extra according to comsuption.

City Stay Tax of 4.5 euro per person is requested at arrival in cash in accordance with local laws.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

A fully refundable security deposit of 300 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued

* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Mrs Sonia

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.

Mrs Sonia purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

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 Philosophy

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:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , A baby crib or a fold out bed can be added upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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A Homey Quiet Idyllic Apartment with Terrace Inside the Walls of Lucca
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful apartment and great location in Lucca!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 people stay in this beautiful spacious apartment! It was absolutely gorgeous!! We loved sitting on the patio enjoying food and drinks while we could hear music from the music school behind us. Location was perfect. It is located inside the walls of Lucca tucked away on a quiet street. We used the 2 bikes that were available to us as well. We absolutely loved Lucca and will be returning soon!! Ms. Sonia was so helpful with all our questions prior to our arrival!

Ciao for now!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you! Thank you very much for your kindness, I hope to meet you again soon! Warmly, Sonia
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  • 5 of 5

Perfectly appointed, spacious, pretty and in a wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alexis for taking precious time off to share your invaluable feedback with us. It was delightful to leanr that one of the most paramount pillars of our service philosophy, accommodating our guests' needs and enabling their desires was met. I look forward to meet you again in the future! Mrs Sonia and the Lucca Apartments and Villas team
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Great Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable, spacious and perfectly situated inside the city walls. The apartment is also very well equipped with everything you might need including a pair of bicycles for a leisurely ride around Lucca's spectacular wall. The informational binder provides not just information about the apartment appliances, etc.; but restaurant recommendations as well as ideas for some day trips. Both the owner and property manager were tremendously helpful during our stay with all kinds of questions and requests.

The only challenge is getting to the apartment inside the ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato). the ZTL means you cannot drive to the apartment. But there are always taxis at the train station and it is a short reasonably priced ride to get dropped at the front door. We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in the heart of Luca

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Patric! All the staff at my agency was extremely pleased to meet you and host you into our Lucca apartment with terrace Casa Caterina! Thank you so much! Sonia
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Beautiful Apartment in Lucca

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large, newly renovated apartment on the second floor in the very central part of historic Lucca. We had a hot water problem, but it was repaired the next day. We used two bedrooms and the beds were comfy and the two bedrooms were nice. The patio is large and well furnished. There is a small grocery store very nearby that has supplies and food. You will need to buy toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc. There are lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Make reservations in advance for the most popular restaurants, especially on the weekend. You can’t drive to the apartment, but taxis can. Christina, a recommended chef prepared us a meal and it was very nice. The kitchen was very nice and newly remodeled. There is a small washing machine (no dryer) but places to dry your clothes. There is a tv in the living room with Italian tv stations and we were able to sign into Netflix and watch it. We loved it and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review!
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Very nice apartment... BUT BE CAREFUL

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is very nice, large and well-located, and the terrace was a delight to use while listening to the various opera singers practice next door. Everything was clean, the furniture was comfortable, and the kitchen well-equipped. Cristina is a great cook, and she put together two memorable dinners for us. Highly recommend her! The irritating problem was that - in spite of what is advertised in the property description - the bicycles are NOT available. As private cars are prevented from coming into the city center, Lucca is a perfect place in which to quickly move around on a bicycle, as the locals do. We had planned to take our folding city bikes from our house in Spain, but did not because the ad stated that "Two bikes are provided for the guests". Also, in response to a review from June 2017, which mentioned the non-availability of the bikes - Sonia (the manager) stated that "2 bikes are provided and stored in the entrance of the building"... However, when we asked for them at check-in, Sonia told us that there were no bikes, and suggested we go rent them. To avoid the hassle of dealing with the bike rental place, and paying 12 euros a day for each bike, we did not... I cursed at the callous unexpected "bait and switch" every time I had to walk the mile round-trip to the parking garage and, sadly, this took away from fully enjoying my stay in Lucca. Caterina, the owner, came to check us out, and was extremely helpful in getting our friend to a taxi, as on that morning the Lucca taxis were suddenly unavailable, and we were forbidden from coming into the city with our car. Thank you Caterina!!! Had it not been for the "missing" bikes, I would have given this property 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo and thank you very much for your kind review! The bikes have been stolen when the guests of the last week of August and now have been bought new. Thank you, it was a pleasure to host you!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating/gas, if used, is charged extra according to comsuption.

City Stay Tax of 4.5 euro per person is requested at arrival in cash in accordance with local laws.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

A fully refundable security deposit of 300 euros is requested against big damages. The deposit is given back at the end of the stay. To guarantee the amount an invoice will be issued

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund