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Opera Music in a Spacious Central Apartment Overlooking the Cathedral

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment inside the walls with aircondtion, wifi, bikes

Casa Opera is a superb apartament, located on the ground floor of an elegant building built in the year 1570, in the most quiet area, just in front of the Cathedral of San Martino and the Church of San Giovanni, in the heart of Lucca town centre.

The apartment has been recently restored to an exceptionally high-quality standard. The location is superb and the apt is very bright. This apartment is located in the same building as the apartment 812048 advertised here on this website.

The living room has TV with international channels, DVD player and CD player with classical music cds and very elegant furnishing. There is a very large fully equipped separate kitchen with dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, 4 ring stoves, freezer, refrigerator. A separate laundry room is equipped with clothes washer and dryer, iron and board.

The night area offers 1 double bedroom with king size bed and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. There are 2 bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi tub and 1 with shower)

2 bikes available for free for our guests!

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Mrs Sonia

Hallo everyone! My name is SONIA and I am from Lucca. I run my Lucca Holiday Rentals company that offers exceptional apartments in the heart of Lucca. My goal is to help you fall in love with Lucca – to discover, explore, taste and savor new sights and experiences in this incredible city.

My company began almost 10 years ago when I started to rent my family villa after my parents moved to the mountains when they got retired. I spent there my entire childhood and I grew up there in deep contact with the nature and the history. My father thaught me everything about the birds and the antique trees and flowers of the villa and the smell of the sizzling pans used to wake me up each Sunday morning after my mum started to cook! I was fascinated by her when she was telling me the history of the villa in the past century. I thought this kind of feelings are too precious to let them go so then I had the idea to share my love of Lucca and “la dolce Vita” by finding beautiful apartments , villas and farmhouses in my favorite Lucca neighborhoods among my family members properties. Lucca Holiday Rentals started out as a boutique family company and now there are over 15 people working together. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team who will assist you every step of the way, from your first enquiry to your arrival in Lucca.

Mrs Sonia purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Mrs Sonia chose Lucca

Your Lucca experience begins with where you stay, and we offer you a warm home on the rolling hills of Lucca or in the heart of the walled town. Each of our property is carefully hand picked to ensure it meets our standards of authenticity and warmth, including outstanding locations in authentic Lucca neighborhoods. Find fully remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable beds with quality linens, exceptional locations, breathtaking terraces and panoramic views. When you reserve, we open our address book and share our favorite Lucca resources with you to help you plan and enjoy your stay – from excellent tour guides to cooking classes, private chefs, favorite restaurants and cafés to the best pastry shops in the neighborhood. Relax, explore, and enjoy each day to the fullest, experiencing a vacation in Lucca that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

What makes this apartment unique

My Philosophy

My goal is to offer you an extraordinary experience in one of Forbe’s Best Town in the World by enhancing your vacation and helping you to explore and experience the delights of living in Lucca.

Me and my helpful and knowledgeable team will guide you through your vacation planning process and help you choose the perfect apartment for your stay. When you’ve booked, the adventure begins. Want to explore the open air markets near your apartment, take a cooking lesson, relax on the Walls at sunset or hire a chef to cook dinner in your apartment? Based on our many years in Lucca, we happily share our resources and favorite suggestions for our guests so you can savor the fun of living like a local during your stay.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa or Florence
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Lucca Central
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant Giglio
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIiareggio and Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the aquare where it takes place the antique market and also where it is located the famous church where every afternoon it takes place the Puccini arias concert.

The apartment is also located nextdoor to the theatre 'teatro del giglio' and the square piazza napoleone where the summer festival takes place. The apartment is located very close to the train station of lucca, in less than 5 mins walking.

In 1 mins walking from the apartment there is a bike rental shop, bakeries, groceries and so on.

The apartments are located in a very quiet square where there are no clubs and shops, so it makes it very very quiet.

The church bells do not work, so it is quiet!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The first bathroom has a bathtub with jacuzzi hydromassage and shower The second bathroom has a large built-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Sof bed in the living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps 2 comfortably. To be requested at booking.
  • A baby crib can be added upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A baby crib and highchair can be added upon request. A free parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment. The apartment is on the ground floor so it is ideal for elderly or people who are not comfortable in climbing up steps.

Reviews

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Opera Music in a Spacious Central Apartment Overlooking the Cathedral
average rating of 4.647059 based on 34 reviews
3

Needs a good cleaning under beds couches couch and living room chairs are filthy

  • 3 of 5

Too bad this nice location is so dirty

Owner is very non committed to her guests.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location. Charming apartment

  • 4 of 5

This lovely spacious apartment is on the ground floor. We considered that a real plus! The apartment is close to everything. We walked with our luggage from the train station. Many restaurants nearby. We attended Puccini's opera which is located right across the square. The opera was amazing! We walked on the wall which surrounds Lucca and climbed the towers to a fantastic view of Lucca and the countryside. We hired a driver for a day in Sienna and San Gimignano...ending our day at the I BALZINI winery. What a magical day!

The only reason we didn't give this beautiful place a 5 star review, is because the sofa is terribly stained. Everything else was wonderful with a designers touch: the art, the bathrooms, the kitchen, the bedrooms. Thank you Sonia for providing this lovely place.

Thanks,

Ginger and Logan Armstrong

Debbie and Harold Menefee

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! I will have the sofa replaced immediately so I can improve the quality of the stay of my future guests. Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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5

Picture-Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

If we had to pick a picture-perfect place for our one week stay in Lucca this would be it.

We have visited Lucca numerous times as day trips from Florence and Viareggio. Each time we talked about staying for a week and once we made the decision our criteria for the apartment was:

• 2 large bedrooms and baths with high ceilings and traditional Italian furnishings.

• A reasonable size kitchen for cooking at least 2 meals a day.

• Proximity to restaurants, pizzerias, coffee shops, shopping and grocery stores.

• A first-class bicycle shop that offered weekly rentals.

This apartment easily met all our criteria. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was typical of many apartments, a bit small but easy to work in. The entire house was clean and well maintained.

The location, in the center of town, was ideal. The apartment is in a piazza that also has a church with nightly Puccini concerts. Within a few blocks there were numerous restaurants, pizzerias, coffee shops, and a first-class bicycle shop, Chrono. There were a few grocery stores nearby and most importantly we were within a short proximity of shopping.

Ms. Sonia, the host, met us at our scheduled time. She spoke English quite well and provided a clear explanation of the apartment. There also was a folder with lists of things to know about the apartment and Lucca.

We would highly recommend this apartment. When we return to Lucca, we would love to stay in this apartment again.

Ann and Stephen Gang

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Reno, NV
2

Older property, limited hot water and poorly stocked

  • 2 of 5

Understanding one is staying in an older apartment, our biggest complaint was lack of adequate hot water. Even using the "Navy showering system," the 2nd person who showered barely escaped before the water went from tepid to cold. In addition, the kitchen utensils were old and of poor quality, and the WiFi was intermittent. When we contacted the owner for help, she was brusque and said she'd call the building manager about the hot water. We never heard from her again and were disappointed by her lack of care for her tenants. The good news: the apartment's location in central Lucca!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Australia
5

Amazing Italian flat in the heart of Lucca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 weeks and we absolutely loved it. The apartment is very spacious and well decorated in Italian style. The managers were very responsive and any minor issues we had they were there very quickly to remedy for us. The internet was upgraded while we we stayed and was quite fast and reliable after the upgrade - I was able to join online meetings over Skype without any problems.

The apartment came with 2 bikes we were able to use and we hired a 3rd locally for the month for our 5 y/o. The ride around the wall is a perfect distance for young ones at about 4.5km and has beautiful views of the town inside and outside the wall.

Stepping out the front door puts you in a square with a very old cathedral that has been excavated below the floor to reveal ancient building and mosaics.

We stayed during November and towards the end of the month an ice-skating rink was assembled in the neighbouring square which added to the amazing charm of this town.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It was lovely to meet you! Sonia
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4

Special place

  • 4 of 5

Truely lovely appartment. Very spacious, and clean. Bathrooms well outfitted. Kitchen modern and well stocked. Overall feeling of being in an old pilazzo, with fine decor. Very nicely located at ground level, only a few steps, witch is difficult to find in Lucca. Exterior entrance from main square, and then privet door from interior corridor. Very secure. Location close to everything. Many restaurants nearby.

Look for the theater piazza, which is built over the original roman theater. Climb the towers for great views. Walk the top of wall, or ride bikes, for views all around Lucca, it's quite special. If you are there on weekend you will find antique market at your doorstep, and in surrounding piazzas. Our favorite restaurants were les Arts, straight up street from front door on the right, and Il Corso also close by. Corso had most amazing service and food. Waiter very attentive and made you feel like a guest, not just a customer.

Will come back again I hope, this is a special place

Spend a few days in this lovely spot

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to provide the best experience to my guests and your words of appreciation are so much appreciated! Thanks for choosing one of my properties! Sonia
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lucca, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Low Season
29 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
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£64
£387
£1,056
 
 
High Season
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£422
for 4 nights
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£106
£607
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
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£64
£387
£924
 
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£281
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£70
£413
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£345
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£86
£519
 
 
High Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
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£121
£660
£2,621
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£419
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£105
£647
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£373
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£93
£572
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£507
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£127
£726
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£373
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£93
£572
 
 
Comics
30 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 4 nights
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£330
£1,320
 
 
Low Season
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
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£64
£387
£1,056
 
 
Low Season
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
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£64
£387
£1,056
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
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£121
£660
£2,621
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

THE 2 STEPS to MAKE A RESERVATION:

1. ONLINE BOOKING: book and pay in full online through Homeaway using your credit card (renter has to pay 2.7% credit card fee at arrival). Cancelled booking will not receive a refund.
2. DIRECT BOOKING: Receive a written rental agreement and then decide if to pay a deposit of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking by wire bank transfer or alternatively phone me and just pay a deposit by credit card of approx 30% of the rental amount to secure the booking. No fees are applied. The balance can be paied at a later stage by wire bank transfer or upon arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:
For DIRECT BOOKINGS in the event of cancellation, for any reason including health, the deposit is forfeited. In case the cancellation is within 90 days of the start of the rental dates, the full rental balance is payable as well. If the cancellation is over 90 days from the start of the rental dates, the balance will not be requested. Cancelled ONLINE BOOKINGS will not receive a refund. I recommend CSA travel insurance in the event your plans change or emergencies arise.


Prices include: final cleanings after departure of the guests, laundry (towels and linens), wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, the booking service and the whole assistance of Mrs Sonia and her staff before and during the whole stay. There are no extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Winter heating is charged for 7 euros daily.

Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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