Apartment Jacopo offers a beautiful view of Corte del Gallo from the light-filled living roomCorte del Gallo, as seen from the balconies
Gorgeous & Classic in Town Center
Gorgeous & Classic in Town Center

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

This gorgeous gem of an apartment has an unbeatable location, central to everything but tucked away in a quiet little courtyard. Its elegance is matched by its coziness! It's the perfect place to call home for a little (or a long) while. Sleeps 6!

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $23
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

I have instant book turned out, but I really prefer it when guests get in contact before booking. Please, email me with any questions or comments *before* making an official reservation request so that we can make sure the apartment is the best fit for you!

***Please note that the price for 2 persons is intended for 1 bedroom/1 bathroom occupation; if you'll need the entire apartment, please book for 3+ persons or email me for clarification. Thank you!

This apartment is located in a lovely historic building that dates back 7 centuries. It has been recently updated in a beautiful style of traditional and antique Italian furnishings updated with modern touches.

The apartment has an unbeatable location directly in the center of town, tucked away in a quiet little courtyard off one of the main streets. You're close to everything but protected from city noise.

Since you will be right in the center of town, you are a 3-5 minute walk from 3 small grocers, 5 or 6 cafes, the main cathedral, 10 restaurants, and a number of shops. It doesn't get more central than this!

Upon entering you will be dazzled by the apartment's tall ceilings with exposed wood and tiles. The living area features tasteful antiques downstairs and a charming loft-level master bedroom upstairs with large double bed. From the balcony windows you will overlook the lovely flower-filled courtyard below. We have recently (August 2015) added a brand-new sofa bed that sleeps an additional 2 persons.

The kitchen features granite counter tops, a full-sized refrigerator, stove top, coffeemaker, microwave, and dining table. It is fully equipped with cookware and serving utensils.

The master bathroom is beautifully decorated in red marble tile with skylight and is equipped with a bathtub + shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. The bathroom features a lovely custom counter built from cabinets salvaged from an apothecary. A new washer is located upstairs in a utility room near the master bedroom.

The small second bedroom offers sleeping for two people in twin beds and has its own private bathroom (the beds can be combined to create a double upon request).

For groups of 5 or more: please note that if you intend to use the sofa bed in the living room, that sleeping area is not 100% separate from the master bedroom, since it is located on the loft level above the living room.

The bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and are furnished with all new 160 thread count 100% cotton linens, your choice of down or synthetic filled duvets, and your choice of synthetic or down pillows.

You are only a 5-10 minute walk from the train station or the bus station that will take you to Pisa, Viareggio, Firenze, Cinque Terre, and all over Tuscany and the Garfagnana.

Guest access

The apartment is independent (not shared with any other units in the building). It has independent heating & A/C, its own washing machine, and access to the elevator shared by the other residents of the building.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you like! I'm always available for questions, or I can leave you to explore on your own. Whatever you prefer.

The neighborhood

Lucca is a wonderful size - it's called a "human-sized city" because it offers the advantages of a large city but with the feel of a much smaller town.
You are right in the heart of Lucca! Within 5 minutes, you can reach every major church, monument, museum, the walls... everything! Plus our street is full of shops, grocery stores, wine bars, a bookstore... everything you need is just outside.

Getting around

The bus stop and train station are both an easy, flat 10-minute walk from the apartment. There is paid parking within a 5-minute walk and free parking within a 10-15 minute walk. Parking on site is not possible (not even to unload luggage) due to Lucca's restrictive ZTL which limits car traffic to residents. Upon booking, I'll provide you with a detailed PDF that will explain your various parking options.

Lucca is easily reached via train or bus from all of the major airports in Italy (Pisa, Florence, Rome, Milan, Bologna, etc).

Other things to note

The main bedroom area is on the loft level overlooking the living area. Therefore it's not 100% private from the living room. You can see this clearly if you look at the photos.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

CHECK-IN TIME is between 3-8 P.M.// 15:00 - 20:00
No check-in outside of those hours or late check-out except by advance written arrangement. We'll usually work with you if you can give us advance notice. We try to be flexible.

No smoking [not even from the windows] / pets / illegal drugs at any time.
No negligent or abusive use of electricity or gas.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Luke User Profile
August 2016
Vanessa's apartment is centrally located in Lucca and was a fantastic base from which to explore the medieval town. The apartment is spacious and clean with all amenities including air conditioning (useful in the summer heat!). We would definitely stay here again and Vanessa was a fantastic host.

Custis User Profile
August 2016
the apartment was clean, elegant and beautifully furnished, but the best part was Vanessa who provided us with lots of direction and recommendations for Lucca, a day trip to Pisa and even gave us a recommendation for a great restaurant in Rome - thanks!
Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa:
Thanks Custis, it was great to host you both!
August 2016

Caroline User Profile
July 2016
The apartment was perfect for a family of four. We had plenty of room and everything we needed was provided. Vanessa was an excellent host, providing anything we needed and even tips for our next destination Rome. We would happily return to both Lucca and this apartment.
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Response from Vanessa:
You guys were wonderful guests - thank you Caroline!
July 2016

We had a wonderful time in Lucca, all the more so do to the hospitality of Vanessa and the lovely apartment. The description was completely accurate and we loved the attention to detail throughout the place.
Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa:
Thank you both, it was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again! -v
July 2016

Eileen User Profile
June 2016
Host was very accommodating -- place was clean and spacious. Location good - was perfect for what we wanted.
Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa:
Thank you Eileen! Looking forward to hosting you again in the future. The suggestions you made have been upgraded as well!
June 2016

Tom User Profile
May 2016
Very comfortable and lots of room - definitely a place we would like to come back to. The location in the middle of the old town could not have been better.
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Response from Vanessa:
Thank you Tom! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Lucca - you are welcome back any time!
May 2016

Jenna User Profile
May 2016
If your trying to pick between a few options in Lucca, pick Vanessa's apartment. You will not be disappointed! From the moment of our first enquiry Vanessa has been amazing, she is all of what you read in these reviews, and more! A true super host! We felt welcomed and on very good hands. There were wonderful and helpful tips and info to help get the best out of our visit. The apartment itself is clean, very well stocked with everyday necessities and in a perfect, central location. We travelled here with our 18month old daughter and it felt like we had all the comforts of home. Vanessa was always quick to respond and very helpful throughout our stay. We absolutely loved Lucca, it is a beautiful place to spend time as a family, or couple. And I believe our stay was enhanced because we stayed here. It was the best Airbnb experience we've had to date and we very much hope to return!! Thank you Vanessa
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Response from Vanessa:
Thank you so much Jenna, your family was a delight to host and we hope to see you again one day! Take good care. :)
May 2016

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Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.

I love helping other people have a great trip.
Italy has been so fundamental to who I've become, and I want to make sure everyone else experiences the magic while they're here. I'm always glad to help in any way that I can, be it making a dinner reservation, helping with trains or taxis or buses, or just answering questions about your trip. I'll give you all the space you want, but don't be afraid to ask me anything! I have a pretty thorough knowledge of Tuscany, Liguria, Umbria, and Lazio, and a smattering of other parts of Italy as well, so fire away. :)

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.