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Make a holiday apartment in Lucca your home away from home

Lucca is the capital of the Tuscan province of the same name and is a small, medieval city enclosed entirely by immense Renaissance-era walls. They were built to defend the city and were never breached. The ancient ramparts are so wide that today they are an elevated park with benches, footpaths and cycle lanes. Between these fortifications is an elegant city of plazas, ancient towers, palaces, churches and pastel-coloured buildings.

HomeAway has gorgeous holiday apartments in Lucca that are located close to the city and main attractions, and are available all year round. They have from two to 14 bedrooms and are furnished to a very high standard. All are spacious and many come with their own private gardens, grounds or swimming pools. In addition there are Lucca holiday rentals within the ancient walled city. There are more beautiful historic sites ten miles from Lucca, where visitors can find more reasonably priced holiday homes in Pisa.

Things to do

-Historic monuments: Lucca’s medieval skyline was once dotted with more than 100 towers, the homes and private fortresses of wealthy merchant families. Today, only a few are left and two can be climbed. They are the Clock Tower and the Guinigi Tower, which has a roof garden of oak trees. Other historic buildings worthy of note include the Church of San Michele, a 12th-century building filled with paintings, frescoes and sculptures.

-Museums: Lucca was the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, one of Italy’s most famous composers. His childhood home has been turned into a museum, the Casa Natale di Giacomo Puccini. The ten rooms contain some of his musical scores, manuscripts, original concert brochures and personal letters.

-Festivals: Every summer the city hosts The Lucca Summer Festival, a huge open-air musical celebration in Piazza Napoleone, Lucca's main public square. It features a host of big names, and in the past Bob Dylan, Elton John and Pink have performed on its stage. If planning a visit, it is advised tourists book holiday villas in Lucca well in advance. The Lucca Winter Festival in November and December features jazz, gospel, classical and other musical concerts at the Teatro del Giglio.

-Shopping: Lucca’s main shopping thoroughfare is Via Fillungo containing an elegant mix of independent boutiques and stores selling clothes, leather goods, antiques and jewellery. In September and December Piazza San Michele hosts a temporary market with stalls selling locally made handicrafts, sweets, toys and regional foods.

Weather in Lucca

Visitors can enjoy holiday villas in Lucca all through the year as the city benefits from hot summers and mild winters. The temperature during the hottest months of July and August often climbs to 30°C , while in December and January 8-10°C is the norm. There can be numerous rainy days during autumn and winter with October and November being the wettest months.

Travel to Lucca

The nearest airports to Lucca are in Pisa and Florence and there are good road and rail connections from both these cities. There is also a bus that travels from Pisa direct to Lucca. Hiring a car is a must for visitors who want to travel around the wider province. Most people walk or rent a bike within the city walls as driving is primarily restricted to residents.


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                                                                                                      Stayed for 7 nights in early Sept. in this delightful apartment in the lovely town of Lucca. The apartment is perfectly situated by the San Giovanni church. Here each night they have a Puccini recital which we attended 3 times. A wonderful hours entertainment of top quality operatic singing. The apartment itself is on the top floor with a lovely terrace giving great views over the rooftops and the mountains behind. The bedrooms are on the opposite side and overlook the Piazza with the church. This gives plenty of opportunities to people watch from above ! The apartment is clean and has 2 bathrooms each with a shower ( no bath ) . The kitchen has all the appliances needed although no toaster. Air conditioning is in the living room and kitchen area only, not in the bedrooms. With the doors closed it could get a little warm at night but nothing too bad. Location is excellent as the main shopping street, Via Fullingo is a 3 minute walk away. Everything is on your doorstep but in a quiet setting. No noise at night so lovely and quiet. Lastly there is a lift to the apartment which is amusingly pedestrian but it does help with the luggage etc. Sonja met us on arrival and was very helpful and enthusiastic and gave us advice and tips on getting the best from her home town. I would happily return here next time we stay in Lucca. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Very clean, we'll equipped, lovingly decorated and convenient location.

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                                                                                                      Thank you Giuseppe and Roberta. We had a wonderful time in Lucca. You gave us great tips like using the many waterfoutains around Lucca, the world's best pizza just around the corner..... The mosquitos blinds ment we could leave the windows open with peace of mind. And we had plenty of room for us five. The girls were so pleased with unlimited WiFi.. The short walk to the train station ment that we did not need to hire a car, a welcome brake from everyday life at home. Train prices are very reasonable with our 3 children travelling half price....it was easy to get to Florence, Viareggio and we enjoyed Pisa in a Sunday, meaning we could enjoy the leaning tower without too many people around, strolling through the town and do some shopping as well in this very compact friendly town. Lucca itself is so enjoyable.... cycling on the wall, music in the streets, little traffic inside the walls... we would love to come back, maybe off season when it is a little cooler... cycling into the beautiful countrysite around and maybe without the children to have time to enjoy the art and architecture that's everywhere. And thanks for the time you took to talk and tell us about life in Italy, it's good to learn about a country not just to see things... and we lived amongst ordinary citizens of Lucca for one week. Thanks again, Giuseppe and Roberta from Roswitha and Brian with Lisa, Emily and Sarah
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017