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Libertas, unique lifestyle in Lucca Centro storico, hi speed WiFi private garage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,517 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

In Lucca CENTRO STORICO historical city center, landmark building with AC WiFi GARAGE 3 night minimum. Airy, bright, 4 exposures over tree-lined streets & COURTYARD GARDEN. Safe, on-site underground GARAGE. Utilities, fast WiFi, smart TV included. Unique lifesytle in a luxurious setting, Italian furniture and art. Luxury. Min 3 nights, long term please inquire.

Libertas offers a unique lifestyle experience in the heart of Lucca's centro storico. This elegant and luxurious apartment for four is in Palazzo Arnolfini, a fully renovated national trust monument in Lucca’s historical city center. The apartment is located on a tree-lined street inside Lucca's Centro Storico city walls. Walking distance to all of the city's services and attractions, the bright and airy apartment measures 140 sq m and has 4 exposures over tree-lined streets and the palazzo’s courtyard garden. Libertas is furnished throughout with contemporary Italian and vintage modern pieces and original artwork by Olivo Barbieri and Not Vital. The apartment has the use of a parking space in the palazzo’s private underground garage and car permits can be arranged for a fee. The bus and train stations are just a short walk away. Restored to a high standard with custom terrazzo floors and marble-fitted bathrooms, the apartment has central heating and the bedrooms are air conditioned. Wi-Fi internet is free and there is a smart TV for streaming. The kitchen is fully appointed and there is a washer/dryer. 2 hours cleaning and a change of sheets and towels is included for stays over ten days.

Keywords: luxury apartment, air conditioned bedrooms, courtyard garden, private parking garage, quiet street, within Lucca's city walls, walking distance to transportation and services

More Details

Clare Mahon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Clare Mahon

I have been living in Lucca for almost thirty years now and have brought my family up here. It is a wonderful place to visit and continues to amaze me!

Why Clare Mahon chose Lucca

Lucca is close to everything in Tuscany, but is a bit of an undiscovered gem. A stay here is a look at what life in Italy is all about.

What makes this apartment unique

The palazzo is fully restored for efficient modern living in ancient splendor. The town's daily life is just a step away. The garage is a wonderful luxury and takes the guess work out of parking!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #6257814 Owner provides a wonderful apartment rental experience

We rented the Libertas apartment for 6 weeks and certainly echo all of the positive commentary left by others. We have rented several apartments in various Italian cities and found Lucca offered more of what we were seeking in a long term rental. What makes this apartment so special? 1) The furnishings and attention to the details (by owner Clare Mahon) of what an apartment needs to make you comfortable. Weekly cleaning service and prompt attention to any maintenance needs are a reflection on how much Clare cares about her guests. Fresh herbs, flowers and first provisions of cheese and salami were waiting for us upon arrival. 2) The quiet location of the apartment near the Botanical Garden and quick access to the Lucca Wall for daily walking 3) The kitchen is very well-equipped making it easy to prepare meals with fresh, local ingredients. The twice a week market is located nearby and local gastronomias and artisan bakeries are within a short walking distance 4) The apartment is very spacious and well lit from the many large windows looking out on the courtyard 5) The town of Lucca has a great balance between tourists and local residents (unlike other Tuscan cities) We enjoyed our stay so much we are returning to Libertas for a month next year. Thank you Clare for providing such a beautiful space.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lucca in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1517 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Other bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom has a shower and is next to the twin bedroom
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , The master bath has a large & deep tub and custom marblework
  • The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with loads of natural light. It features a large sink, very comfortable bath tub and a magnifying mirror. The twin bedroom has an adjacent bathroom with a shower. Both bathrooms feature custom marblework
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The twin bedroom has 2 beds and a bathroom next door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master has large bed, walk-in closet & en suite bathroom
  • The master bedroom has eastern exposures, a walk-in closet and a large bathroom flooded with natural light. The twin bedroom has northern and western exposures and a full bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
tree lined street, courtyard garden, inside Lucca ,historic city walls, close to transportation and services, free use of private garage. Business aids include a large desk, superfast optical fibre WiFi, Smart TV and a wireless printer


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Libertas, unique lifestyle in Lucca Centro storico, hi speed WiFi private garage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic apartment in a perfect position!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very impressive. An excellent mix of tasteful furniture and fittings in a wonderful historic building. The apartment was very clean and the beds comfortable. The high ceilings and tall windows gave a bright airy feel to the property; a perfect match for the elegant city of Lucca. The position was ideal, a short walk to the central area of Lucca yet quiet and secluded for a relaxing stay. Clare was a wonderful host who provided excellent information about the apartment and the many attractions of Lucca. She has lived in Lucca for many years and was very knowledgable about the city and surrounding area. We enjoyed a very happy stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt and family, You were excellent guests and I'm glad you enjoyed Lucca. Thanks for leaving the apartment in perfect shape and I hope to have you back soon, Clare
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Property was lovely, parking a little bit difficult

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of my best memories of Italy

  • 5 of 5

When images of our 3 week trip to Italy pops into my head, it is this living/dining area that I see. Strange, since we saw such spectular sites and had great adventures, but the brightness and spaciousness of this apartment is my first memory. As 2 couples, 70+, we had already done apartments in Rome and Florence with great success, but Clare provides a comfortable setting and every amenity. It is quiet and well located, but no elevator, so be prepared to go up two flights of stairs, plus another if you use the garage.

Clare was a terrific host and even joined us for a glass of wine one night at a local cafe -- such fun !!

As noted before, a great cafe is a half block away and we used it every morning; plus all of the walled city is steps away.

We had a car, so the garage was a bonus, but you don't need it to see Lucca.

We did drive to Pisa, and stopped for lunch at Il Porto in Varrezio on the Mediterranean. Do it if you can.

We had planned to take the train to Cinque Terre, but it appeared to complicated, even for us seasonend travelers, so we drove to Levanto and took the train from there. Cinque Terre was hot and crowded, and my recommendation at this point is that you can skip it and not miss a thing. It is especially not workable for anyone with a handicap since it is literally hillside and all steps. Stay and enjoy Lucca. We found after tourist clogged Rome and Florence, we loved Lucca, and if we went back to Italy, we would skip the first two cities and head for the smaller towns like Lucca.

Two things to note in this apartment; first the master bath, which is roomy and bright, has a tub with a shower head, not a shower stall. The second bathroom is much smaller and has a shower stall. Do remember that Europeans do not provide washcloths, so bring your own. Second, Clare recommended that we only use the washer/dryer combo on the first floor to wash, and not dry. Since she lives in the apartment in the winter, she knows from experience. We chose to skip laundry and wait until we got to Bellagio.

If I went back to Lucca, Clare would be my first call, you can't beat this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parktown, MT USA

Small things make a big difference!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Libertas with my husband and we found it- excellent! Often rental places are furnished with rag-tag leftovers. This place was gorgeous, spotless and very tastefully furnished with purpose-bought pieces and real art. Even the knives and pots and pans were top quality. The internet connection is fibre optic and very fast and reliable so getting some work done was easy. There is also a brand new smart TV so we could even watch our our Apple TV from abroad. Not to mention what a convenience the garage was. Libertas might look more expensive than other places, but you get what you pay for. This place is well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lucca

  • 5 of 5

Our 2+ week stay in Lucca was absolutely wonderful. The apartment was beautiful, clean and had all the comforts of home. The location was quiet yet close to everything with Luccas best bakery right around the corner. Clare went way beyond the usual as a host. She met us at the train station, spent time showing us around the apartment, gave us many tips on where to go, where to eat, and where to shop. She even picked us up when we left and explained to the bus driver where we should be left off. Just a super guide. We hope to return to Lucca and we will certainly stay in Libertas when we do.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks C&L, it was great having you in Lucca (and many places around) and hope to have you back soon, Clare
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New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA

The best lifestyle

  • 5 of 5

Clare's apartment was beautifully appointed. The historic building was ideally situated. The city of Lucca was extraordinarily civilized. The food of Lucca will mark a highpoint in your dining experiences. There is much to see and do and you will be drawn out to be a part of the city's life. Clare was the perfect host and did everything to make our stay enjoyable. We intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim, hope to have you back soon! Clare
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A11 Firenze Mare
Nearest Restaurant
Gli Orti di Via Elisa
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Libertas is located wiithin Lucca's historic centro storico and is in the heart of all of its attractions, shops and services. It is an easy walk to both the train and the bus stations and Florence, Pisa, the Cinque Terre and many other cities and regions are just a short drive away. The Italian Riviera and Forte dei Marmi are just a half an hour away and the Abetone ski resort is about an hour. Lucca is a small city where it is easy to feel at home and is an excellent base for further exploring Italy.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.58

2 hours weekly cleaning and change of sheets and towels included on rents of over 10 nights. Permits for access to the garage can be arranged free for parties with someone with a handicapped permit. I must have a copy (front and back scan) of the handicap permit and the person's drivers license. Rental fee is on sliding scale, the longer you stay the less you pay proportionately. For longer stays please inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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