CASA SANTA ZITA is a convenient and comfortable apartment perfect in every detail, from interior design to functionality and location, right in the heart of Lucca.
This absolutely homey one bedroom apartment, completely and recently restored, is located on the top floor of an antique Lucchese building located along VIA S. ANDREA, just a few steps away from the TORRE GUINIGI and VIA FILLUNGO. The apartment faces an internal courtyard,thus ensuring silence and complete tranquility.
The apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests thanks to its master bedroom and the new double size comfortable sofa bed. The apartment features 1 bathroom with a built in shower, a living room with sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and laundry facilities.
The living room is equipped with a cozy double sofa bed and a big flat screen tv with international channels.
The kitchen, fully equipped and modern, features anything you may need yo cook your own favourite dishes.
Air conditioning is provided as well as iron and board and a very reliable wifi connection provided by the national phone company.
The lovely outdoor area is equipped with a comfy and lovely sofa to relax and enjoy the piano music from the nearby music conservatory of Lucca Luigi Boccherini.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT THIS APARTMENT IN LUCCA:
The apartment is located in an antique palace and more exactly in the rooms that in the 13th century housed the kitchens of the former Palace of the family FATINELLI which were very famous silk merchants of Lucca during the whole middle age. Here from the year 1218 to the year 1278 SANTA ZITA (Saint Zita) lived as a servant of the Fatinelli Family.
Coming from a poor family, at the age of twelve he started serving at the Fatinelli family's house in Lucca. According to the devotional tradition, it was immediately appreciated by the poor for generosity and by the Fatinelli family for their dedication to work and goodness of spirit.
The same tradition recounts the legend according to which, perhaps because envious of the affection received by Zita, another maid of the Fatinellis would have started to imply in the mind of the head of the family the suspicion that Zita stole at home what she gave to the poor; one day the master, meeting Zita with a bloated apron as she went to a needy family, would ask her what she was carrying; although this was full of bread, Zita would have replied that she wore only flowers and leaves, and, having melted her apron, flowers and leaves would have fallen.
The people of Lucca are very devoted to Santa Zita, almost as much as they are devoted to the Holy Face. The devotion to Zita, in "smell of sanctity", grew considerably throughout his life so much that, at his death, the faithful of Lucca wanted his body to be buried in the Basilica of San Frediano. Tradition reports that it has remained incorrupt: it is still visible - mummified naturally - in the transparent case under the altar of the chapel dedicated to it. The last canonical recognition of the mummified body was carried out in 1989, together with the paleopathological study.
Santa Zita was so revered in Tuscany that she was quoted by Dante Alighieri who, referring to a magistrate from Lucca, talked about the elderly of Santa Zita, already identifying Lucca with the saint. Note, however, that at the date of the writing of the Divine Comedy attested between 1307 and 1321, Zita was already dead (1278) but had not yet been canonized, as her cult was approved on September 5, 1696 from Pope Innocent XII. Nevertheless, Dante already indicated her as a saint, further proof of the great popular devotion that Zita was the protagonist of.
Santa Zita was proclaimed patron saint of the servants by Pius XII and is also patron saint of Lucca, housewives and bakers. The week of April 27 is held in Lucca, at the Basilica of San Frediano and the amphitheater of Lucca, in honor of the saint, a floral event aimed at remembering the miracle of breads transformed into flowers.
Minimum stay is 4 nights.
Winter Gas/heating is charged for 6 euros daily or according to comsuption for long term rentals.
Legal Notes: Self Catering property: no hotel staff, no maid, no breakfast or meals provided by the owner, no hotel services during the stay.
A fully refundable security deposit of 350 euros is requested in cash at arrival against damages and it is refunded at departure.
* 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.