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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Viacarrara16 Lucca is a beautiful apartment with a spectacular view of the Walls of Lucca and the Porta San Pietro, one of the most important of the Walls of Lucca.
It is in the historic center of Lucca, kissed by the sun, and it is suitable for 4 people comfortable, 6 with the sofa bed in the living room.
It consists of: entrance, living room, kitchenette, master bedroom with dressing room, bedroom with two single beds and bathroom with tub. This apartment is offered directly by the owner without charge to intermediaries, and it is a real opportunity to stay at affordable prices in the heart of the city between artistic beauty and typical restaurants, and it represents a good alternative to an hotel or a B&B: it offers more space, the possibility to cook at home, at a cheaper price!
The location is convenient and strategic in relation to public transportation too: the train station is just 400 meters, the bus station just 300, then you can park your car to visit the city of Lucca and the surrounding areas in comfort even on foot or by public transport, and despite the holiday home is in the historic center of Lucca is directly accessible by car so you can load your luggage in total comfort.
The building was recently restored preserving its original structure, as well as the staircase and the entrance door.
The apartment was recently renovated with taste and keeping the special character of Lucca. The furniture is new.
The view is literally breathtaking.
From the living room windows you can admire the Porta San Pietro and the Walls of Lucca, The Church of Santa Cecilia, and other beauties of Lucca. viacarrara16lucca offers peace and quiet and easy parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Spiaggia di Viareggio 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: PIsa Galileo Galilei 20 km, Nearest railway: Lucca Train Station 400 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
About this location
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities - first among them Florence - make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.
You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.
Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant'Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.
The provinces of the region are: Florence (regional capital), Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. (from italia.it)
Lucca Historical Center
Located in northern Tuscany, the Province of Lucca spans several different areas: the Versilia coast, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea; Garfagnana, on the border with Emilia Romagna in the northeast; and, further inland, the Valle del Serchio and the Lucca plain.
Changing landscapes succeed each other, creating magnificent sceneries. The Parco delle Alpi Apuane provides the backdrop to the blue sea and the beaches of Versilia, while the stretches of hills covered by olive trees and woods dominate the landscape of Garfagnana. The territory is home to numerous other wonders, from Lake Massaciuccoli to the thermal springs of Bagni di Lucca and the coastal dunes of the Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli Natural Park.
The Province is rich in tradition and history, and thanks to its central position it has been a thriving hub trade for centuries. The Via Francigena - the great Medieval pilgrimage route along which lie villages, castles, abbeys and parish churches - traversed it.
In the countryside around Lucca are beautiful historic villas surrounded by spectacular parks, from Villa Torrigiani to Villa Mansi.
These remains from the past coexist with the social life and entertainment scene on offer in Versilia's seaside resorts, including Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.
From the coast inland, art centers and seaside resorts, entertainment and culture, history and nature render the Province of Lucca unique and extraordinary.
WHAT TO SEE
The first stop on any tour of Lucca Province must be Lucca itself, a city of ancient origins, surrounded by its boundary wall that dates back to the 16th-17th Centuries.
This great work of military engineering, with its ramparts and bastions, is today a unique and scenic public area. Particularly evocative is the old town, which has kept intact its Medieval appearance composed of typical narrow streets and piazzas overlooked by stone towers, tower-houses and brick houses with arcades. Among the most typical streets, Via Fillungo stands out, the main axis here, surrounded by noble buildings and ancient towers the likes of the famous Torre delle Ore. Via Guinigi, where the complex of Medieval buildings built by well-to-do families is concentrated, is equally worth noting.
Religious architecture of particular importance includes the Duomo di San Martino with its magnificent facade and interiors rich in precious artworks; the Duomo Museum that houses paintings, sculptures and liturgical furnishings; the Church of San Michele in Foro, a unique example of Pisan-Lucchese architecture; and the splendid Basilica of San Frediano.
Outstanding examples of civil architecture are: Villa di Paolo Guinigi (15th Century), site of the National Museum showcasing Etruscan and Roman archaeological finds and several painting collections; Palazzo Mansi with its priceless furnishings and site of Lucca's second National Museum; and the 17th-Century Palazzo Moriconi-Pfanner, a magnificent example of Lucchese Baroque, surrounded by a spectacular garden. Neither should the birth house of musician Giacomo Puccini be passed up. It has been converted into a museum showcasing the maestro's documents and mementos.
The countryside in Lucca's environs offers the opportunity to visit magnificent villas, built between the late 16th and mid-19th Centuries to serve as the country residences and holiday homes for the nobility, all set inside picturesque parks. Among them two stand out the most: Villa Torrigiani with its characteristic gardens, and Villa Mansi, a splendid 16th-Century construction with frescoed rooms and a grand garden designed by architect Filippo Juvarra.
Among the historic sites, Altopascio was of great importance in Medieval times thanks to its position along the Via Francigena. The village preserves Romanesque-style buildings, churches and the famous 13th-Century bell tower, which once guided travelers with its tolls.
From the slopes of the Apuan Alps to the Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli National Park, the splendid Versilian coastline is a highly-attractive tourist destination, thanks to its enchanting scenery, rich plant life and fascinating places. See the romantic Torre del Lago Puccini, where it is possible to see the villa-museum of Giacomo Puccini; it is here that he found inspiration for his masterpiece Madame Butterfly.
Other touristic hotspots within Versilia are Viareggio, famous for its carnival but also for its beaches and nightlife; the elegant Forte dei Marmi; Pietrasanta and its rich artistic heritage; and Camaiore, with its Romanesque architecture.
Do not miss the Valle del Serchio or Garfagnana with their characteristic villages - among them Borgo a Mozzano, famous for its spectacular Devil's Bridge; and Barga, an enchanting Medieval village with its prized architecture.
Other towns typical of Garfagnana are Castelvecchio Pascoli, featuring the house-museum of Italian poet Giovanni Pascoli, and the chapel that guards his remains; and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, whose Duomo and Fortress are nestled in a spectacular and inspiring landscape. (from italia.it)
WHAT TO DO
The coast provides great opportunities to spend entire days relaxing by the sea, engaging in water sports or bike rides through the pinewoods.
The Apuan Alps are the ideal setting for strolling, trekking and trips on horseback. One must is an excursion to the Grotta del Vento, an amazing cave system with spectacular stalactites.
At Terme di Bagni di Lucca, one can indulge in therapeutic treatments and spend relaxing days immersed in the mesmerizing scenery.
The local calendar is chock-full of events, from the Carnevale di Viareggio, the national literary prize Viareggio Rèpaci (in June) and the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago (July and August).
Among historical re-enactments, the Calderon d'Altopascio (July) is one worth attending.
Some important religious festivals are the Luminara Procession of Santa Croce to Lucca (September) and the Procioni Procession of Garfagnana di Castiglione (yearly on Maundy Thursday). (from italia.it)
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9 Dec 2014
"Adequate apartment. Good location inside the walls."
It was good to stay inside the wall and this unit is in a very good location near train station. Four stories up isn't unusual for Lucca so, even though it was tiring to walk up the stairs with … More
I'm happy you choose my apartment for your stay, but I would have preferred that you told me of these things when you were inside so I could have had the possibilities to make your stay more comfortable by buying bigger towels or better pillows, even though no one have never reporte any problems in relations to that, they are all normal items.
The apartment has his windows facing the south and it is not dark as it can be clearly seen in the pictures. In Italy the energy is very expensive, and I have particular attention to consumption and emissions into the environment, so I adopted low consumption frigo/fridge, washing-drying machine and low cnsumption lamps which are obviusly less bright that the normal ones.
By the way in the contract it was established that the cost of gas and electricity were reimboursed to me by you on departure and instead I have not asked for anything, giving the consumptions for free, so I never expected a compliant about the lamps. Also with regard to the ironing board, I had explained you that we use the table with the on, asking if it was fine for you, if you had told me you rather have the ironing board, I would have bought one. Please consider that there were guests who were in that house almost a month and I have never received any complaints about it.
What I really regret is that the shower drain was not flowing down well and you had to clean it. I'm not you tolerant of failure of the cleaning, and while the other complaints depend on the subjective tastes of each of us (more or less large, brighter or less), the cleaning is the thing which I care most about, and I'm really sorry that there has been a lack with it. I assure you that it will not happen again.
I'm sorry that my apartment has not contributed to the overall success of your stay, also because it would have been enough you'd told me of it before that I would have immediately proceeded to fix everything.
I hope you had a nice trip back home and to see again in the future!
22 May 2014
"Brilliant apartment in lovely Lucca, ideal for seeing the sights of Tuscany."
The apartment was ideal for our stay (5 adults) and there was more than enough room. Easy walk from Lucca train station if you're catching the train from the airport. The apartment itself is furn… More
Thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay in Lucca, I hope to see you again in Lucca!
7 May 2014
"Comfortable apartment in an excellent location"
We had a lovely holiday in this apartment . It was within the city walls and near to everything with great views over the mountains . Marco was very welcoming on our arrival . I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in the centre of Lucca
Thank you. I'm happy you had a great stay, I hope you had a nice trip back home.
7 May 2014
"Good location and beautiful view!"
We stayed here with our 9 month old son for a week and had a lovely holiday. The owner Marco couldn't have been more helpful, sending us maps and directions and personally escorting us to the parking area on the night we arrived.
The apartment was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. It is very well located, with a beautiful view over St Peter's Gate in the city walls and it is an easy walk to all the main attractions of Lucca. It's a short walk to the train station, making it very easy to travel by train to Florence and the surrounding areas in Tuscany and there is free parking nearby too which was very helpful as we had a hire car.
The apartment is on the fourth floor, with no lift, which is the only disadvantage....but there was a secure storage cupboard on the ground floor where we were able to keep the pushchair, so we didn't have to keep carrying it up and down the stairs.
All in all, would definitely recommend this apartment.
Hi, thank you so much, I hope to see you again in the future!
You will always welcome.
10 Mar 2014
"We love Lucca and this is the best accommodation we have stayed in- roomy, perfect location and such a helpful host!"
This was our 4th trip to Lucca and the first at this time of year. This apartment proved the perfect choice. It was roomy and light, very good value and worked perfectly for my teenage son and myself,… More
I was really glad to have you as a guest, you have been accurate and punctual and have left the house tidy as you found it. I'm really glad you like Lucca, that you enjoyed my apartment, and I hope to see you again in the future! See you soon!
16 Apr 2013
Ottimo! ho soggiornato a metà aprile con la mia famiglia e mi sono trovata davvero bene.L'appartamento è accogliente e grande, in ottima posizione nel centro di Lucca, di fronte alle mura, sull… More
Sono davvero contento di avervi avuto come ospiti, e spero di rivedervi presto!
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