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Luxury spacious antique apartment within the walls facing the S. Giovanni church

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Centro Storico - Palazzo SAN GIOVANNI

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Mrs Sonia
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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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 2012

Why Mrs Sonia chose Piana di 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Luxury spacious antique apartment within the walls facing the S. Giovanni church
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
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: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property might have once been beautiful...certainly is not anymore!

  • 2 of 5

On first entering the apartment the rooms were large with some nice furnishings. On closer inspection the floors were filthy our feet were black. Large cobwebs in the kitchen near the floor which had obviously been there quite awhile. Many of the light fixtures had burnt out lights. The bathrooms were clean but the shower curtain in the smaller of the two rooms was not. The sheets were clean but the bedspreads were not. The larger bedroom was nice but the smell of sewar gas in the bathroom was disgusting. We were told by the woman who took us into the unit that we could only use one appliance at a time so you could not make coffee and run a hair dryer at the same time or the power would go out. The washer was definitely an asset and the ac worked well. I know we are expected to look after our own suppplies but since we arrived late in the day it would have been nice to have more then just half rolls of toilet paper. A few basic items would have been nice as well. We actually complained to another woman who came to see us as well who became very rude and told us not talk to the first woman we saw. No one ever came to clean the floors so we had to keep our shoes on. I would not recommend this apartment to my worst enemy. I wouldn't stay there even if they gave it to us free!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hospitality! The owners were so helpful. It was very clean. We would recommend this place to our friends and family and will definitely come back ourselves as well. The location was great because you were right in the middle of the town and could get anywhere. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

A Stunning Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, very well equipped, right in the heart of Lucca Old Town. Sonia who greeted us and manages the property, was so friendly and helpful. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: 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 and I hope to see you again!
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5

So rewarding to be in, and come back to.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment must always be in your shortlist when choosing to stay in Lucca. Position, size, light, character, and warmth, are very highly sought after attributes to find in just one apartment. This one has them all. Thankyou Mrs Sonia, for allowing us to stay here during an unforgettable week. It was a pleasure to meet you. Best Wishes, David and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks thanks thanks!
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4

Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

This was our first holiday away with our toddler and we absolutely loved the apartment.

It's location is great with everything being an easy walk to.

We had a great time and will be back.

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! thank you very much! I always try to do all my best to make my guests stay enjoyable! Hope to see you again in the future!
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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!

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£93
£422
 
 
Christmas period
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£456
for 4 nights
From
£114
£659
 
 
Low season
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£93
£379
 
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£93
£422
 
 
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£439
for 4 nights
From
£110
£634
 
 
High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£473
for 4 nights
From
£118
£718
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£426
for 4 nights
From
£106
£634
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£490
for 4 nights
From
£123
£744
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£456
for 4 nights
From
£114
£659
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£93
£423
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£372
for 4 nights
From
£93
£422
£1,267
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include: Initial cleaning and maid, weekly change of towels and linens for stays multiple of 1 week, excluding for the monthly rate, final cleanings, towels, linens, wi-fi, air conditioning, sat tv, electricity, hot water, gas, all taxes.

No extra charges to pay.

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Please enquire for 3 nights availability and prices.

Winter heating is charged for 6 euros daily.

Online reservations through the Homeaway Payments are subject to a 2.7% charge to be paied at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 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
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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