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' Puccini '... elegant and charming apartment in the heart of Lucca

Giovanna and Francesco

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Giovanna and Francesco

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within a few hours
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100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015
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' Puccini '... elegant and charming apartment in the heart of Lucca

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Lucca - Apartment 'Puccini'

Elegant and comfortable apartment in the historic center of Lucca

Elegant and comfortable apartment in the historic center of Lucca only a few steps from the city walls.

It is situated on the second and final floor, the rooms of this beautiful 'period' apartment open like a flower: the noble 'Tessieri' pavements act as a union between the connecting rooms: the Kitchen, the dining room and the living room for the time shared together; three bedrooms and two bathrooms where you can relax.

There is 120 sqm filled with light, and a beautiful view towards the gardens of the internal courtyard. It's spectacular to open the windows in the springtime and enjoy the pink colours of the tree in bloom.... to walk downstairs on the walls of the city shaded by the 'century old ' trees of which the colours change season after season .... will be a true pleasure! The walls of Lucca, our special and unique garden surrounding the town for 4.5km, are at 100m. Shopping facilities, museums, bars and restaurants are within 2-3min walking.

Apartment description: the apartment consists of an entrance hall, a dining room with a table seating up to 6 persons, a fully equipped kitchen with window, a salon, 2 double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, one bathroom with basin, wc, bidet, tub and shower and one bathroom with basin, wc, and shower.

Further details: Lucca is an ideal location for a winter break. The climate is often dry and cold in the winter which makes it a pleasant time for sight-seeing ,and the popular sights in Florence and Pisa are far less crowded than in the summer. Lucca is lovely before Christmas and good for shopping, both in town and at the various designer outlets 40 - 60 minutes from Lucca. Viareggio, only 20 minutes by train or car from Lucca, plays host to the second largest carnival celebrations in Italy. This is usually in February/March over four weekends and well worth seeing.

Visit the markets: antique and arts and crafts, the 3rd and 4th weekend of every month, the traveling market every Wednesday and Saturday

“La Strada del Vino” (the “wine tasting” road): the road for food and wine tasting connoisseurship for agricultural businesses of Lucca’s hills, local wine and oil tasting.

Further activities:: Opera: Giacomo Puccini was born right here! There are many opportunities and occasions during the year to listen to the masterpieces of the famous musician.

Summer Festival: A summer release of live concerts of international artists in the historic Napoleon Square.

The” Lucca” September: a month of cultural events, both religious and folklore. The 13th of September is not be missed: the entire city accompanies the “Saint Volto” in an atmospheric and charming procession along the streets of the historic centre.

Murabilia: a market/exhibition of mostly rare plants and flowers, held annually in the month of September on one of the most beautiful bulwark of the cities walls. Enriched by presentations, closer examinations and competitions regarding interesting themes in this sector.

Comics: the 2008 edition of the Internal release of the comic, of animated films and illustrations and games marked more than 100 000 passionate fans: not to be missed! Held in October/November.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna and Francesco (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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' Puccini '... elegant and charming apartment in the heart of Lucca
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
Tiptree, Essex, England
5

Lovely apartment in wonderful Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased we chose this lovely apartment. We had a wonderful warm welcome from Giovanna & Francesco, they even met us from the bus station and took us to the apartment. It is in a wonderful location, a good size, very clean and pretty.

We enjoyed sitting around the big dining table (6 adults) in the large open plan kitchen/diner. The beds were very comfortable, the linen was very good quality. The weather turned cold, but there were plenty of bed covers to keep us warm. Heating was extra, but the owners were fair and took meter readings and invited us to look at the meter.

Around the corner is a bread shop, there is little shop selling cheese, water, wine etc across the road.

We recommend you hire bicycles, ride around the wall. We also found a busy and very reasonably priced local restaurant, 5 minute walk, Trattoria da Leo, near Piazza Del Salvatore, plenty of atmosphere. We found Lucca to be one of the nicest places we have visited in Italy and we have been to quite a few cities. It is very clean and hospitable. We hope to return one day and would stay in this super apartment. Thank you Giovanna & Francesco.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Colorado
5

Everything I dreamed of and More!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect way to spend a week in a beautiful old walled city and have the convenience of the rail system just a 10 minute walk away. The apartment had everything we could need and Francesco provided a list of places to eat and shop in town. While there we also visited Pisa, Florence and the towns on the coast all by Train. We added a day trip to the wine country and a cooking school evening. My only regret is we didn't stay long enough. Will return but for at least a month.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful words, we would like to see you again. Greetings from Lucca, Giovanna and Francesco
5

Great apartment conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time for a week's stay. Giovanna met us at the train station and accompanied us to the property, where she explained everything about the apartment, gave us tips on shopping , restaurants and activities.

Would highly recommend this property. We were only 4, but it would serve 6 people comfortably

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and we hope to see you again. Giovanna and Francesco
4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

Giovanna was an absolute doll and was so kind and helpful during both check-in and check-out. The apartment is located in our favorite neighborhood of Lucca, near Porta San Pietro and Piazza Napoleone. The parking, as mentioned, is nearby at the train station, but it was still better than paying an hourly rate and driving around in search of a spot.

The apartment itself is large and cozy. Fresh flowers and little chocolates were waiting for us on the kitchen table. The beds were comfortable, showers were hot, kitchen was well stocked and things, for the most part, were clean. A little more attention to deep-cleaning (baseboards, dusting, towel warmers, etc.) would have been nice. I think it had been awhile since the apartment was rented, so that may have been why it needed a little more care. Other than that, it was perfect.

Overall, we would definitely stay here again. The hosts were the best we've ever rented from, the location is perfect and the size and comfort-level of the apartment were exactly what we needed and wanted for six people. We were very happy with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry but we did building work for the new bathroom and in spite the effort in the cleaning, something has escaped. Thank you again for choosing our property and kind regards, Giovanna and Francesco
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, cozy apartment well located and convenient to everything!

Delightful owner helpful and full of great tips. The wine tour she scheduled will long be a favorite memory.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Orange, CA, USA
5

Excellent Location, Plenty of Space

  • 5 of 5

This place was so lovely. It is within the walls of Lucca in a great part of town. There were 4 of us women there, celebrating our 50th birthdays. The beds were comfortable, the apartment was well stocked with everything we needed, and we had room to spread out. The apartment feels very spacious with a large open dining room area where we tended to hang out. Giovanna was delightful and very willing to answer all of your questions. I would definitely stay here again without any hesitation. Enjoy this delightful town.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Lucca at 300 metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

This lovely apartment is a wonderful way to experience Lucca and its surrounding areas. Lucca is still a relatively uncrowded city with many one-of-a-kind shops, good restaurants and beautiful architectural vignettes at every turn. Its spectacular walls, where everyone should have a walk at sunset, are a treasure to behold. It is a city of bicycles, the preferred mode of transportation, frequent train and bus service to Florence, Pisa and the Tuscan shore makes Lucca a very desirable base for exploring this area of Tuscany.Special car rental rates with possibility of pickup: at the airport and drive to your property. Possibility of guided tours of the town of Lucca, its villas, and special tours in the countryside. Chauffeur with a 6 seats bus available for special tours in the region.

Other Activities: Bagni di Lucca spa, thermal baths

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Prices & Availability

From €160 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lucca, Piana di Lucca

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
16 May 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€484
for 3 nights
€1,130
 
 
Low Season
3 Oct 2015 - 27 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€480
for 3 nights
From
€160
€980
 
 
Low Season
2 Nov 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€480
for 3 nights
From
€160
€980
 
 
High Season
23 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
€700
for 4 nights
From
€175
€1,130
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €400.00
Notes A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.
The price does not include: heating, daily cleaning and daily change of linen.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lucca in Piana di Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large bathroom has a double sink, toilet, bidet, tub with shower. This bathroom has specially designed with marble tiles and attention to detail. The second bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Nearby there is a parking where the guests can park one car (good price for the guests).

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