Architect’s Lucca Home Large, 60 SqMt 1 bedroom apartment in the historical city center of Lucca inside the walls. Newly renovated and designed by an American architect, every detail of this apartment reflects elegance. Views of Piazza Santa Maria from large windows, 12-foot ceilings with exposed beams, Carrara white marble bathroom with large shower. Steps away from the best Lucca restaurants, art galleries and historical sites.
Architect’s Lucca Home Large, 60 SqMt 1 bedroom apartment in the historical city
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
About Stephen Dalton
As an architect for 30 years, married to an Italian I wanted to do more than visit Italy. I wanted to experience Italy.
Stephen Dalton purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Stephen Dalton chose Lucca
Located in a building built in the 1500's it has a unique charm and potential to be an amazing property. Completely gutted and renovated I could design it the way I wanted it to look.
What makes this Apartment unique
It is right in the City Center, inside the walls and steps away from the best restaurants, shopping, art venues and historic sites. The City wall is a unique feature where you can jog and bike away from cars and view the City below. It is an amazing City.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The Apartment was absolutely incredible. Beautiful fixtures, and best location!
We cannot say more about how wonderful these accommodations are. Everything is actually better than described. The bed was incredible and the design and decor of the interior is terrific. Kitchen was inclusive of all of your needs. A Washer AND drier! Paola was extremely helpful in all of our needs. If you have a car, please understand that parking is at a premium and you may have to walk a bit. However, you can drop your bags off in front of the appt. We highly recommend this property. Thank you Stephen.
Great apartment in Lucca
My husband, daughter and I stayed three nights in this beautiful apartment. We loved it inside and out. The apartment had everything we needed, with the added touch of instructions for the new washer, dryer, DW, etc., all close at hand, which was so convenient. The view out the living room window across the piazza was always fun. The apartment owner and the agent were responsive and very helpful. It was a charming spot from which we were able to explore Lucca and the area.
Charming town, beautiful apartment, great AC, but internet trouble
Lucca is a charming town, lively but with an old fashioned Italian feel. There are numerous restaurants, cafe’s and bars and many people linger on the streets after dark when it cools down. Our visit was in August and most shops and restaurants close up from 2 to 3 and reopen again later. It was hot, but walking the ramparts early in the morning or in the evening is delightful. Lucca is centrally located and we took a day trip to Cinque Terre and spent a day in Florence. We were enchanted by Lucca the rest of our days. Parking can be tricky, but we just opted for indoor parking in Parcheggio Mazzini which was convenient and always available.
The apartment is wonderful—-luxurious bathroom, small, utilitarian kitchen, great sofa and huge TV for relaxing. The bed is very comfortable and the apartment is FULLY AIR CONDITIONED, which was a big deal when we were there. We travel extensively through Europe and some units will say they are air conditioned, but it may be only mini split in only one room which can get uncomfortable in the hotter months. This apartment has three mini splits, which was a godsend and we could turn on and off each room as needed. The apartment overlooks a piazza and in the evening, many people linger but it really quiets down by 11 or midnight on the weekends. We liked the atmosphere. Also, their is a public water fountain in the piazza (and many more in other piazzas throughout the town) and you will see locals all day filling up numerous bottles of water—-give it a try—it is very tasty water.
Unfortunately the internet was functional, but very, very slow and unusable often. We need high speed internet and although the owner and local property manager were very responsive to our problem, it was never resolved. The local property manager was very attentive and frustrated that the provider (Vodaphone) was not resolving the issue, but she continued to try to get the problem solved for us. We ended up having to purchase an additional high speed chip for our hot spot (from TIM) and we had to use that the entire visit. I would highly recommend Lucca and this lovely apartment, but be prepared for an internet alternative if you need high speed during your visit.
The property was exactly as Stephen described it. Very convenient for me and my two kids (9 & 6 years old). The flat is very comfortable, well furbished and close to everything.
We walked three days through this wonderful city. Thanks to Stephen we spent an amazing stay here !
Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope you come back. Glad your kids enjoyed Lucca. We have fallen in love with it.
The minute we entered the walls of Lucca I fell in love! Then we got into Stephen's apartment and I was even more in love! The apartment is exactly as described and pictured but it feels so much bigger than described and pictured! The way the apartment is laid out it is very spacious. Paola was there to greet us and show us the apartment. She had texted me to see how many we were, a family of 3, so she had the couch made up as a bed for our daughter. We loved the shutters and the way they blocked out all the light, it made for great sleeping! The air conditioning worked great! And there were so many conveniences, especially the washer and dryer! Our first apartment, while lovely lacked a few things like kleenex and paper towels. Stephen had everything you could possibly need on hand. There was a great little Italian pod coffee maker that made delicious coffee and as a welcome there was a loaf of Lucca's famous Buccellato bread which we had read about and it was delicious. Lucca was everything I ever imagined a Tuscan town to be and I definitely want to go back. The food was incredible and the people were so friendly and hospitable! I told my husband it's where we need to settle one day!!! There was a free parking lot easy walking distance outside the walls and our rental car was perfectly safe there the whole 5 days we were there. The apartment is in a great spot within the walls. It's a lively space out in front of the door especially on a Fri night but once in the apartment with the shutters closed we didn't hear a thing. There were a couple of amazing bakeries right near us too. It's just a beautiful city, so much to explore! Stephen was easy to communicate with and provided us with alot of info prior to our trip. We will return to Lucca for sure! Thank you Stephen!
Excellent compact appartment. Beautiful shower area. Locaton great for shopping and socialising
High quality accommodation in a vibrant busy area of Lucca. Any noise created by revellers stops around midnight. Not a huge issue. Everyone seems to be enjoying the atmosphere!
Lucca is a charming Tuscan city with walls surrounding it built in 1513. Inside the walls are great restaurants, high end shops, art venues, theater and historic homes. Everything you need is within walking distance.
Nearby is Florence (1 hour) and the beaches of Forte di Marmi (30 minutes away) as well as wineries of Tuscany and The Mall, a virtual Disney World of the best outlet shops (Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Yves St Lauren, Burberry, Fendi, Ferragamo, etc.).
Public parking is available near the apartment, although it can get busy on the weekend. There are buses and a train that can take you to Florence, Rome or anywhere else in Italy you want. Florence is the best connection for the fast train to Rome and Venice.