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.
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!
These apartments are located in a lovely historic building that dates back 7 centuries. The apartments have 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, bar, and dining table. It is fully equipped with new cookware and serving pieces.
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.
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.
Both 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.
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.
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.
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).
CHECK-IN TIME is 3 P.M.
CHECKOUT is 10 A.M.
No early check-in or late check-out except by advance written arrangement. We’ll usually work with you if you can give us advance notice.
No smoking / pets / illegal drugs at any time
No negligent or abusive use of electricity or gas
About the Host, Vanessa
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. :)