Loved it ... every minute ... what more can I say. The apartment was everything as described .. exactly as the photographs and description state.. It was light, airy in a lovely quiet location yet only minutes away from restaurants, the city walls and the beautiful churches, palazzos and gardens etc. Don't think I have ever looked forward to a holiday as much so I suppose it had a lot to live up to ... accommodation wise and location. Well it surpassed everything. And as for Lucca .. well my partner and I fell totally in love with it. We had planned to make a couple of visits further afield but we never left the city walls ... and we were here for 11 days! So much to see ... so much to take in ... so much atmosphere to absorb. We both said we could have stayed for a month and never got tired of it. Martin organised the taxi from the airport for us and was easily contactable by email to answer any of my quite mundane queries prior to departure and during our stay. We didn't want to come home and will most certainly be back ... if Martin and Manuela will have us. Pamela and David
We found this apartment a great size for 2 people. It is located just inside the old walls of Lucca and is easily accessed by car (some streets inside the wall are residents only, monitored by cameras and fines can be costly). There is also underground secure parking at a small extra cost right under the building. The area is quiet and away from the very busy tourist streets but still within easy walking distance. It is also an easy walk to the local markets outside the walls on Wednesday and Saturday.
The second floor apartment is fully equipped, clean and has french doors that open out giving a view on a pretty, quiet garden area from where you can access old Lucca through secure gates.
Within a day of arriving we felt comfortable and 'at home' in this apartment in Lucca. The quality of the apartment is great, the location for us was even better. We used this as a base for cycling around Lucca and the Tuscan hills for 2 weeks and were happy to be within the walls, but away from the busiest parts of the Centre. The train is a relatively easy walk from the apartment for day trips to Florence, Cinque Terra etc. should it please you. Directions to the apartment from the owner were easy to follow, Bernadette, the property manager was lovely to deal with. All round perfect place for any length of time you wish to spend in Lucca. Big bonus for us was the parking and the washing machine took the hassle out of the little things.
This is a wonderful, light and airy apartment in a stylish modern apartment block yet still inside the city walls. It's clean, quiet,well equipped and very comfortable. A ten minute walk will get you to the Amphitheatre and 15-20 minutes to the station. The area around the apartment is refreshingly unlike the centre and full of attractive streets and houses, little shops and bars and locals going around their daily business. As we were arriving late we arranged with Martin for a taxi to pick us up at Pisa airport which was very useful as the apartment is a bit tucked away and it wasn't too expensive. We stayed for four nights and would have been happy to stay longer. It's useful to know that the couple of little shops nearby don't stay open late so if you arrive in the evening your best bet for food or your breakfast pint of milk is the supermarket near the Amphitheatre. The little shop you find after a left turn onto Via del Fosso is a delight to go in and practise your Italian. There is also a market round the corner on Wednesdays for food and Saturdays for general stuff. The apartment has several gates, doors, and security codes to get the hang of before gaining entry as well as a safe so it's a very safe place to stay. The apartment gives you the best of both worlds; the heart of Lucca and the more typical neighbourhood. We would definitely stay here again on any future trip to Lucca.
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Our stay in this modern, private apartment with a beautiful view was trouble free. The apartment was equipped with modern appliances, all of which functioned well, as did the plumbing. We were welcomed by a friendly contact, who showed us how the apartment functioned. Both she and Martin were very helpful in advising us on how to get to the apartment from the airport, and remained in contact to answer questions throughout our week-long stay. We were about 15 minutes from the center of the city, and restaurants and access to the wall were both 5 minutes away. The apartment is located in a very quiet, gated area, which made for a very restful stay in this most beautiful city.
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