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Luxury Apartment Insidethe Walls of Lucca With View Over Cathedral Square

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, central location (cathedral), wi-fi, air conditioning

Casa San Giovanni is a large apartment located on the first floor of an antique palace WITH ELEVATOR built in the year 1570. The apartment is located in the very central square called Piazza San Giovanni, right at the cathedral of Lucca.

It has just totally renovated to the highest standards and has retained details of the history of the building, with amazing frescoes and paintings. The accommodation is for year-round comfort has central heating and air conditioning. You enter the door and go through double doors into the main living room, which is extremely spacious and bright. Throughout the apartment has lovely views and facing the Cathedral. The dining room, comfortably seat 8 people.

The kitchen offers all modern appliances. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bathrooms have jacuzzi hot tub. The tv in the living room has international channels and there is WI-FI internet connection all around the apartment.

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.

* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 2016

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.

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:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , hot tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , a baby crib can be provided on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A free parking is located in 5 mins walking from the apartment. The building has elevator.

Reviews

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Luxury Apartment Insidethe Walls of Lucca With View Over Cathedral Square
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
Rochester, NY
5

extremely enjoyable Lucca apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fantastic! Everything one needs to have to spend time in this beautiful city. An elegant, spacious and sparkling clean apartment in a central area, perfect for sightseeing and to reach the railway station. We were 12 ladies celebrating my sisters Birthday {a special one }.I arranged with the owners to have a cake and wine etc.ready for us as a surprise.It was wonderfully set out on the table.we just walked into a party!!! We had a party in the charming garden of one of the apartments which was perfectly maintained and it was the perfect frame for our celebration. We rented three apartments from Sonia, all in the same building and we felt so lucky to have been able to stay in this amazing accommodation. Everything was perfectly kept and maintained and management was so attentive to our needs. Thank you Sonia!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haverhill MA
5

I would make this visit again

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is absolutely fantastic - it is huge. The windows overlooks a quiet square, perfect for watching the world go by. The apartment location is excellent: inside the walls and in a short walk to everything. Above all, the owners were so very helpful in all aspects of our stay. They went out of their way to provide us with every assistance. The practical information on getting out and about in Lucca provided by the owners was very welcome. We rented 2 apartments from Sonia in the same building as there were 4 couple in our party and both apartments were spotlessy clean and comfortable. Would stay there again. Thanks Sonia!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

Sonia was very easy to work with. The apartment is beautiful and makes you feel like you are living hundreds of years in the past in luxury housing. The only difference is that you have all of the modern conveviences. We paid for the weekly parking pass at Mazzini garage and taxied on arrival and departure due to luggage. Otherwise we walked 20 minutes to garage when we were going out of walled area. Close to the wall, towers, train station and dining which we walked to all. We had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo David and thank you very much for your excellent comments that I have really appreciated! All my staff at Lucca Apartments and Villas were extremely pleased to meet you and host you at the apartment and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you David and hope to see you again soon! Sonia
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5

Loved it once again!

  • 5 of 5

Once again Mrs Sonia and her team came thru. We had a big group but the three apartments were perfect, in a perfect location, all in the same building just down the street to the ice skating and main plaza. We were able, everyday, to just walk down to the Show where the Puccini concerts took place. No problem to get there, walk from station was short, bus was available and our favorite restaurant that Sonia suggested called GIGLIO was just one small block from apartments. We have stayed in Sonia’s apartments before, always have really like it and this time they had updated the bathrooms, very nice job. We love this area, lots of food, lots of shopping, great transportation. We are not afraid of buses or trains. We will probably come here again in Fall, great weather, not as many tourists, lots of fun everywhere. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host such lovely guests!! Thanks for staying with us!
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5

What a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience to enjoy the beauty of Lucca at this pictoresque apartment! The stay at the apartment was exceptional second to none. The views from the windows overlooking the church are spectacular! We received 5 STAR service from Sonia and all the staff. The apartment provided us an opportunity to explore the wonders of Lucca and Tuscany including Florence, Pisa Siena San Gimignano and Vinci. We enjoyed the special welcome from Sonia. The price that we paied for this apartment was incredibly reasonable for such a lovely accommodation. We found that all Mrs Sonia's property are very reasonably priced as we have rented from her twice.

We will long remember the precious time we spent with those we met and the wonderful experience we encountered during our stay.

Best wishes!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you had a lovely time! It was a pleasure to host you in my apartment!
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Newburgh, Ny
5

Charming clean apartment with views

  • 5 of 5

The appartment was excellent.. The kitchen was well equipped and allowed us to cook meals for our family and baby son who had just commenced solids. The huge living area was lovely to sit on and relax whilst drinking coffee or a wine. We had almost every meal in the apartment. It was also great for the children to play on. The antique palace overlooked a picturesque square which was also good to allow our children to play. The apartment was close to shops and the parking. It also has elevator. It was close to the train which allowed us to go into Rome and Florence. There are plenty of resturants around for dining and even a theme park for children which operates well. Overall the apartment was neat , clean and well presented. Sonia was a fantastic host and made extra efforts to accomodate my family. We thouroughly enjoyed our time in Lucca and will do it again next time we travel to Italy (in 2018). Thank you Sonia!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: 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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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
PISA and FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
KaLasto
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
MONTECATINI
Nearest Train
300 Metres
LUCCA Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
LUCCA EST
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
IL GIGLIO
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO 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!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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