About this listing
Lovely studio located within the town centre - ideal for couples. Ground floor. Recently renovated.
Tosca is a lovely studio located within the walled town centre of Lucca, facing the famous reinassance town walls . It's located on the ground floor in a quiet and easy-access area but very close to shops, bars, restaurants and all main monuments. Tosca offers a fully equipped kitchenette (with utensils and stove, microwave, 4 gas burners, fridge and dish washer), a table with two chairs, double bed, a spacious wardrobe ( with linen, coverbed, extra pillow and towels) and a nice bathroom with shower. Upon request you can have a baby cot. During your stay you'll enjoy the pleasure of being in a different place but with the comfort and privacy of your own home. At a walking distance there are also the bus station and the train station if you are willing to do some excursions to Pisa, Florence ecc.
Guests have at their disposal the whole apartment and they can use all appliances.
Interaction with Guests
I usually meet all my guests in person. During their stay in case of need, I'm just one call away!
Other Things to Note
The city of Lucca has introduced a tourist tax with effect from 1 April 2013. The tourist tax is levied on overnight stays up to a maximum of 3 consecutive overnight stays in the high season (from 1 April to the first Sunday in November) and a single overnight stay in the low season (from the first Monday in November to 31 march of the following year). Children under the age of 14 are exempted from the payment of the tax. The amount of the tax is € 1,50 per person per night.
Please note that the apartment is located in a car restricted area. For guests arriving by car, we can issue a temporary permit to allow driving to the apartment to load / unload luggage. All driver's details as well as plaque number have to be communicated at least the day prior.
Free internet wi-fi. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a portable Wi-Fi device of one of the following types:
-WIND: Hsdpa up to 21,6 Mbps
-TIM: Download speed up to 100 Mbps / Upload speed up to 50 Mbps
To have a better signal, put the device as close as possible to a window. When the battery needs to be charged, remember to plug it in with the cable you find in the box. Once fully charged remember to unplug it as the device is sensitive and warms up easily. To get connected: name of the network and password are written on the box.
Smoking is not allowed.
You are kindly required to confirm your arrival time possibly the day before. Check in is between 3 pm and 8 pm. Late arrivals / departures possible with extra fee of 50 euros. Check out within 10 am.
From Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We never met Itaco, but Jade was very pleasant. We were left coffee, so I guess that was the breakfast part. ( For those first timers to airbnb, as we were, be sure you are clear that 'bnb' is a misnomer - there is no breakfast, no daily replacement of towels or sheets.) This particular unit was hot and stuffy - the wall fan unit does not move air. Jade brought us a fan which we tied up with a shoelace in the one window. This unit was noisy - when we checked in at 3 PM all was quiet (siesta time, I guess.). Traffic started at 6PM and continued until Noon thru the narrow alley outside the one window which housed the one measley fan. Scooters, trucks and cars sent us their noise and exhaust. This unit did not have a screen on the one window, so we also enjoyed dozens of bug bites.
The mattress was terrible, all furnishings are cheap. It is all devised to look good in photos, like a stage. Perhaps Itaco should stay in her units so she can troubleshoot the comfort level for her 'guests'
On a positive note, Lucca is a delightful and interesting town and being inside the city walls was great.
Alessia met us at the apartment and let us check in early which was fantastic. She was very helpful and answered our questions for us as well. The room was wonderful, very clean and tidy and everything we needed. They have a folder put together of restaurants etc which was really helpful too. Would definitely stay here again, thank you :)
Communciation prior an during stay was great, quick and clear. The location of the apartment was fine, close to the wall making it easy to park and walk into town.
The place was quite noisey though, with people walking up and down the stairs and cars driving though the street with bad isolation, causing early wake up.
A notre arrivée nous avons été reçu par Guida.
L'appartement est très bien situé dans le centre de Lucca, mais dans une rue très calme.
L'appartement, très propre, est très joliment décoré et fonctoonnel.
Nous avons passé un super séjour.
Casa molto carina e ben arredata, posizione centralissima e comodissima, nel cuore della città. Unica nota negativa: la doccia eccessivamente buia. Per il resto la consiglio assolutamente.
Lovely apartment that is situated very near the entrance to this beautiful town, making it very convenient to access the car if you are driving. Hosts were very friendly and were nice to help make dinner recommendations and reservations for the 2 nights we were at Lucca.
I had a wonderful stay at this apartment, great location and very comfortable! It was so nice to feel at home in a new city.
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About the Host, Itaco
My name is Alessia and I run a vacation rental company named Itaco srl. My team (Giada, Maria, Matilde and Panagiota) and I will do our best to make every guest feel like at home. And If there is anything, we are just one call away :-)