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Giovanna and Francesco

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian

' Puccini '... elegant and charming apartment with A/C in the heart of Lucca

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

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Overview

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

Lovely apartment with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and air conditioning.

The apartment is located 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 double sink, wc, bidet, tub and shower and one bathroom with sink, wc, and shower enclosure.

In the apartment there is air conditioning.

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
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

Reviews

4.8
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

' Puccini '... elegant and charming apartment with A/C in the heart of Lucca
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 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
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Kailua Beach, Hawaii
5

The best 'home away from home' in Lucca!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier here. Giovanna was gracious from our first correspondence to checkout. She was always friendly and available to assist us with whatever we needed. We were 5 ladies, mom, tow daughters and two granddaughters. The place was perfect! Beautifully decorated, spotless and fully equipped with everything we needed. The location was perfect!! Lucca ended up being our favorite location after 3 weeks in Italy. We look forward to visiting again very soon. Thank you Giovanna and Francesco!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

4 Nights - Great Location - Warm Welcome

  • 5 of 5

Giovanna met us at the apartment which is a 10 minute walk from the train station. She offered to meet us at the station but we were confident with her directions. The apartment is just lovely. The layout is practical and attractive. Three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dinning area and two bathrooms. We opted for the AC and used the washing machine. There was a location to dry clothes out the window of the larger bathroom. The location in Lucca is perfect. Cafes, gelato, restaurants all within steps. We watched the Italy/ Belgium game on the street - the cafe rented a large screen for viewing and the street was filled with fans - a memorable experience. I highly recommend Lucca and this apartment in particular.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scotland
5

Excellant

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 3 ladies and had a superb experience staying in the apartment and Lucca. Giovanna was extremely helpful and excellent communication. We had stayed at the apartment before and this was our second visit and will hopefully return again. Giovanna met us at the station and took us to the apartment and also arranged a taxi to the airport for us on our day of departure. The apartment is clean, comfortable and has everything required for a holiday. It is centrally situated and so easy to walk to the shops and restaurants as well as the main sites of interest. Lucca is a very relaxing place to stay but also easy to get to other places like Pisa and Florence. We would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment, definitely worth 5 stars and more.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, spacious apartment, wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is truly charming and the location in Lucca is a five minute walk to the train station. We made day trips to Florence and Cinque Terre (one by train and the other by driving to Le Spezia and taking the train from there). Giovanna was so helpful in her directions and recommendations for shopping and restaurants. She was very accommodating and met us at the parking by the train station on our arrival. Lucca is a charming town - we wish we had one more day to fully explore it.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate. It was a real pleasure for us having you and your family as my guests.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect --- beautifully furnished throughout and just inside the wonderful walls of Lucca ! Its close proximity to both bus and rail stations means that Pisa and Florence are easily accessible. The owner of the property was extremely kind and helpful -- and always available for advice or local information. We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone visiting Lucca and would definitely stay there if we returned ---- you will not be disappointed !!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, thank you very much to have choosed our house and we appreciated your pleasant review. We hope to see you again. Giovanna and Francesco
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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

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
14 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£595
for 4 nights
From
£149
£1,012
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
£885
 
 
High Season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
£1,012
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £340

*** Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations more than 40 days before check in date.
The price does not include: heating, air conditioning, daily cleaning and daily change of linen.
A security deposit against damages of 400 Euro is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will be given back upon departure.

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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 Centro Storico in Lucca Area

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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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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