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9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Centro Storico - ELEGANT AND BRIGHT APARTMENT

Excellent location set within a quiet area facing the historic city walls

This elegant apartment is located within the old walled town of Lucca. and faces the sixteenth century walls.

It has one double bedroom.

A living room/dining area.

A fully equipped kitchen.

A bathroom with bath/stand up shower.

From the apartment you can enjoy the open views onto the ancient walls. Beyond you can see the distant mountains and enjoy beautiful sunsets .

The apartment is Ideal for singles or couples of any age. (50sq mts)

It is fully furnished with nice antiques and modern design pieces, and is airy and bright with lots of natural light .

The apartment is located on the first floor.There is easy access with a large elevator .It is located within the city center. Only a 5' walk away you will find an enormous variety of shops and restaurants, and lots of rent-a-byke shops.

Seaside 35' drive,mountains and rivers 45' drive.

The apartment is within walking distance to the nearby railway (7') and bus stations. (3' ) ,giving you easy access to Florence ,Pisa , the Cinque Terre , the coastal area with the beaches of Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.

If you choose Lucca as the base for your trip to Italy , you will soon realise that it is the perfect strategic position with many options for visiting Northern and Central Italy. The owner can give assistance and suggestions of places to visit. The owner is a retired teacher.

She loves interacting with her guests before they reach Lucca and she will answer any questions or clarify doubts about tranport and timetables. .

Also she will share her list of favourite shops , osterias and restaurants and locations for trips and excursions.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2016
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About The Owner

I know all the secret details and destinations of my town and area and I am ready to share them with you. If you stay for more than two weeks, I'll help you planning your trips to more distant and uncommon destinations, all listed in Unesco World sites , like Piedmont Veneto and Marche areas, with their fantastic food ,wine and local production experiences.

Why The Owner chose Piana di Lucca

Central quiet location, with some coming and going of young people on Saturday nights

No need for a car.

The apartment is within walking distance to the nearby railway (7') and bus stations. (3' )

Giving you easy access to Florence ,Pisa , the Cinque Terre coastal area and beyond.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is ideal for those who appreciate the special Italian taste in decoration and the care for details and love living and respecting lovely objects . Art and photography books will be at the guests' disposal, and they'll love walking and cycling on the walls in front of the building and the view they will have from the sitting room windows.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on Corso Garabaldi property was fantastic! The location was the best to the wall for our morning and afternoon walks. Easy accessibility to the wall and to the center of Lucca. 10 minutes to fine dining and shops!! I cannot say enough about our new friend Barbara and her hospitality. She gave us information to shopping for food and including tour company Comeseeitaly. We used the company to Cinque Terre and we were totally happy! She also gave us nearby restaurants to dine that were traditional Italian home style cooking. My wife, Debbie and myself want to extend a high recommendation to anyone visiting Lucca to stay here.We shall return, Barbara, ciao!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Flat!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is clean, bright and airy and in a very good location. Everything that you need is provided. Barbara couldn't have been more helpful. I felt very comfortable and safe and was able to really enjoy my stay

in beautiful Lucca. Highly recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is as advertised. Great location, clean, comfortable bed, well-equiped kitchen and good washing machine. Directly across from the wonderful wall of Lucca; easy access to the train station, the bus station, and roads in and out of the walled area. Everything within easy walking distance. Barbara was extremely helpful and accessible, both before we arrived and while we were there. We would love to return to Lucca and if we are so lucky, we'd stay again at Barbara's place.

Morgan family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In dieser sehr gepflegten, wunderschönen Ferienwohnung mit ihrem ganz individuellen Charme haben wir uns absolut wohlgefühlt. Wir wurden von der Besitzerin sehr nett empfangen und wurden von ihr ausführlich mit Hinweisen und Empfehlungen für unseren Aufenthalt in Lucca versorgt. Die Wohnung hat eine optimale Lage, ruhig und dennoch zentral. Sie ist zwar mit dem PKW auch gut zu erreichen, man kann aber auf das Auto komplett verzichten, Bahnhof und Bushaltestellen sind nicht weit. Wir haben einige Ausflüge in die Umgebung, z. B. nach Pisa gemacht, meistens waren wir aber zu Fuß innerhalb der Altstadt von Lucca unterwegs. Es gibt dort so viel zu entdecken und zu genießen. Sie ist sehr lebendig und bietet viel Kultur, ist aber noch nicht so überlaufen. Wir konnten sehr gut entspannen und auftanken und würden gerne wiederkommen. Roswitha u. Klaus

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I just spent 7 days in Lucca, Italy at the most wonderful flat. It was warm, comfortable and in a great location to see the different sites. Barbara, the owner, was there to greet me and tell about different eating places she enjoys and also things to do. She emailed periodically to make sure I didn't have any questions. Went to a "mini" opera one night which was awesome. My stay in Lucca was everything I hoped it would be.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We submit you've won on two accounts... first, you are considering staying in Lucca, which you should only do if you want a you want a quality location without crowds... however, it is not for you if you want to go to vacation locations in Tuscany elbow to elbow with tourists reading from the bible of Steves.

Second, you've won if you choose Barbara's (formally Lydia's) place... for many reasons... first, even though the Lucca map has Barbara's place a little off center, Lucca is small and walkable enough that she is centrally located... especially if you want to be very near buses that take you on trips to Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence and other locations, which we did not do, but we did take a train to and from Cinque Terre ( if you love Times Square, you'll love these villages), paying a very dear price in late trains, consequent missed connections and a 90-minute trip taking nearly 3 hours -- and almost having to sleep overnight in an uninviting looking railroad stop because of possibly missing the last train out... and, Barbara's place is such a beautiful and welcome home to lounge, sleep, breakfast and snack... and then go out and walk through and get lost in Lucca's unhurried but charming medieval streets... find out from her the secret location of the fruit and vegetable store that will restore your faith that melons can taste lusciously sweet... We're not going to list all the great things... you've done your work... you found a great town to visit and a great place to stay...

Barbara's English is impeccable... I guess she gets that from teaching the language... she's nearby... she lists her apartment as elegant and ideal for lady travelers because her apartment is well kept and clean, in a building that is similarly maintained, with lovely furnishings and art that make it feel cozy and and warm... but you don't have to be dainty, just respectful... it is her home after all, and I believe she just does not want to attract the beach party set or the Blues Brothers (no disrespect intended).

So, stay at Barbara's and remember -- the more you research beforehand, the more you get out of your trip... but leave yourself the room to get lost, take chances, and have wondrous surprises...

Thank you Barbara... Bill and Karen

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Lucca railway station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Viareggio,Forte dei marmi,
Car: not necessary

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Prices for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico, Piana di Lucca

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1 May 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178
final cleaning £36

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centro Storico in Lucca Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath tub with stand up shower. W.C and Bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a walk -in -wardrobe. The bed is extremely comfortable and is 180x200 insize.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
the owner can provide a lady cook from the countryside to cook and serve you a special Lucchese meal at the flat.Price depends on selected menu.

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