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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Located in the town of Lucca, just outside the medieval wall of the historic center, this beautiful 1BR apartment is located on the second floor of a 500 year-old Tuscan home. This recently restored apartment has all the touches of its original Tuscan beauty, yet it is only a 5 minute bike ride (2 bikes available to use) or 15 minute walk to the historic center of Lucca. The apartment has wood-beamed ceilings with authentic terra cotta ceiling tiles, plaster walls with original brick insets, yet a modern kitchen (including microwave), bath, and clothes washer. The large bedroom, with both a queen bed and a single bed, is perfect for a couple or family of three. Large windows on both sides of the home make it always sunny and airy. Located in a very peaceful and quiet area, it faces a private courtyard that has space to park your car. You can come to Lucca by train or bus (15 minute walk to either station), and I should be able to pick you up. The apartment is less than a kilometer to the walls of medieval Lucca – shorter with the pedestrian/bike shortcuts used by the locals. Either walking or riding bikes, it is a wonderful way to see Lucca more like a local than a tourist. And I can help you with information about your other Tuscany travel plans if you like! Contact Alessia (in Lucca) at, or Dave (in the U.S.A.) at with any questions or for reservation.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viareggio 15 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 19 km, Nearest railway: Lucca 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The apartment has wood-beamed ceilings with authentic terra cotta ceiling tiles, plaster walls with original brick insets, yet a modern kitchen (including microwave), bath, and clothes washer, and wifi. And the large bedroom, with both a queen bed and a single bed, is perfect for a couple or family of three. Large windows on both sides of the home make it always sunny and airy.

The Tuscany region

Lucca is an elegant, intimate, walled city in northern Tuscany with a history dating back at least to the Etruscans. Famous for its olive oil and wine production, it is just less 1 hour from Florence, 20 minutes from Pisa, 2 hrs from Siena, and 90 minutes from San Gimignano; it's 3 hrs south of Milan and north of Rome, 30 minutes to the seaside at Viareggio or Forte dei Marmi.


The surrounding area is filled with magnificent mountain views and ancient villages, all well worth exploring. There is so much to see and do. A hike in the Cinque Terre (five little coastal villages) , a trip to the marble mines of Carrara (where Michelangelo got his marble) , a visit to Pietrasanta (where artists from all over the world come to sculpt in bronze and marble) , or a local wine tasting tour are easily accomplished in a day trip.

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27 May 2014



This was the best stay of our travels in Toscana - excellent location, a warm welcome and a convenient apartment. The owner was very helpful and provided us with everything we needed, including intern… More

23 Aug 2013


"Highly recommend!"

Alessia's apartment is in an ideal residential location, close to town centre and to motorway, yet away from the touristic chaos. It's a very comfortable and clean flat, with all you need an… More

Grazie and come back any time you wish!!!!

9 Aug 2013


"Beautiful place and city"

this was a great place to stay, Alessia is lovely and gave us a lift to and from the train station, thanks again!… More

Grazie Molly you are so nice too!!!

22 Jul 2013


"Save money choose this appartment"

Close to the center, 15 minutes walking.Parking available in the courtyard.Alessia gives you a card to have all the promotions and discounts in the nearest supermarket and others of the same chain.She… More

19 Jul 2013


"Little piece of Tuscan heaven"

My husband and I stayed at Alessia's apartment from 7 to 11 July 2013. This place is heaven! It's spacious, airy, secure, quiet, with views out over a veggie garden -- and it has a washing m… More

29 May 2013


"Make this part of your Tuscany plans!"

First, our host, Alessia, is absolutely wonderful! We were in contact throughout the vacation planning, which she actively participated in and made it so easy. Whenwe arrived from Rome, she met us at … More

Grazie Suzanne and Gary!!!!

6 May 2013


"great house"

The house was great. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Lucca is one of the top highlights of our travels.… More


22 Feb 2013


"Bello! Bello! Bello!"

I will write a few things about Lucca and about alessia's home. First, I have spent every summer for the last 7 years living in many places in Italy. Lucca is by far my favorite destination. I… More

Grazie Janna

26 Jan 2013


"The quiet accessibility of a country place - yet just steps from"

We have stayed here several times and absolutely love it. When we have a car, the apartment is extremely convenient as a base for day trips throughout Tuscany (with a car, we have found being inside t… More

Grazie Dave...I wait you!!!

6 Jan 2013


"Over the top"' fabulous" time in your beautiful warm wonderful h"

The house is wonderful, roomy, well appointed, and comfortable (from 1400's , but now after a century or more in alessia's family, the great old house has been divided into comfortable moder… More


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