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On the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, bask in the Tuscan sun while sipping chilled wine and nibbling juicy, Italian olives. This medieval plaza is set in the heart of the walled city of Lucca, where royalty and silk traders have mingled throughout hundreds of years of history. Just a five-minute walk from this quaint square, you can take a trip back in time and stay at your very own royal lodgings. Once a 15th-century stable belonging to Lord Guinigi, this converted palace has been renovated into a charming apartment that’s a perfect base for exploring Lucca. On the very edge of the walled city, its salmon-pink exterior stands out among the scenery. Head inside to find a sophisticated lounge with a soft blue-and-white colour scheme, along with large garden-facing windows making it feel bright and calm. You’ll experience the same serene ambiance in the master bedroom, with its Chinoiserie headboard, red sash curtain, and stunning tiled ensuite. It’s a similar story of decadence in the second bedroom, with a vaulted ceiling, chic armoire, and gold accents. Step out to the courtyard for a negroni at sunset, or enjoy a mid-afternoon snooze on the sunlounger after a few proseccos.


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Highlights

**Ideal location** The apartment is in the heart of Lucca, within walking distance of all the main attractions.**Friendly host** Guests felt the host was friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to ensure they had a great stay.

Ideal location

The apartment is in the heart of Lucca, within walking distance of all the main attractions.

Home truths

    The home is lacking some basic essentials, so we'd recommend packing some bits and bobs to get you started.

    Due to the location of this home and the well-known difficulties with driving in this area, we'd suggest leaving the car at home and using public transport instead.

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • If you'll be arriving from 8pm until 12am, you'll be charged a late arrival fee of €50. If you’ll be arriving after midnight, you’ll be charged a late arrival fee of €100.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lucca

Lucca is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Surrounded by fortified walls, its core is a warren of pretty piazzas, traditional Tuscan trattorias, and beautifully preserved churches. Most of the action happens in Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, a vast central square lined with alfresco restaurants and Renaissance-era architecture. There’s a buzzy nightlife scene centred around cool enotecas and craft beer bars. On Via Fillungo, you’ll find some of Lucca’s finest boutiques, with high-end...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Climb Guinigi Tower for Breathtaking Views of Lucca

Climb Guinigi Tower for Breathtaking Views of Lucca

Climb the 14th-century Guinigi Tower and enjoy the stunning 360-degree views of Lucca. Don't miss the beautiful garden at the top, adorned with several hundred years old oak trees.

8 min
Explore the Oval Plaza of Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Explore the Oval Plaza of Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

An elliptical-shaped public area that was once a Roman amphitheater, now transformed into a vibrant hub with charming medieval houses, cafes, restaurants, and an occasional flower market during festivals.

6 min
Enjoy Drinks and Snacks at La Tana del Boia

Enjoy Drinks and Snacks at La Tana del Boia

A lovely small bar in Lucca's bustling plaza, offering delicious local red wine, house-made beers, meat and cheese platters. Friendly service and a great spot for people watching.

9 min
Dine at Trattoria da Giulio

Dine at Trattoria da Giulio

Enjoy authentic Tuscan pasta and meat dishes in a simple venue with a big terrace. Experience fresh, delicious food served by friendly staff in a picturesque garden setting.

11 min
Dine at Pizzeria da Felice

Dine at Pizzeria da Felice

Simple, beautiful pizza sold by weight. Feel and taste the legacy of several decades of pizza making. Great tasty cheap pizza, including Tuscan essential checcina (chic pea) pizza. A century-old, family-run spot.

7 min
Explore the Enchanting Orto Botanico

Explore the Enchanting Orto Botanico

Step into a green oasis at the Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca. Founded by Napoleon's sister, this park boasts impressive trees including sequoia and ginkgo. Take a refreshing stroll among beautiful plants and spot sunbathing turtles.

11 min
Explore Il Collezionista

Explore Il Collezionista

A paradise for comic and manga lovers, Il Collezionista offers a vast selection of comics, books, statues, cosplay gadgets, and more. With exceptional customer service and a wide range of collectibles, it's a must-visit store for nerds and otakus.

9 min
Try the Fiorentina steak at Gli Orti di Via Elisa

Try the Fiorentina steak at Gli Orti di Via Elisa

Experience impeccable service and delicious, fresh food at this stylish restaurant in Lucca. Don't miss the tender rabbit and some of the best Fiorentina steak you'll ever taste. A hidden gem recommended by locals.

9 min
Discover the Chiesa di San Michele in Foro

Discover the Chiesa di San Michele in Foro

Striking 1100s church with a carved facade resembling a wedding cake, known for its panel painting by Lippi. Enjoy the beautiful ambience and music in the evening.

9 min
Climb the Clock Tower

Climb the Clock Tower

Step back in time to the Middle Ages and enjoy breathtaking views over the rooftops of the city from this impressive 14th-century tower. Linked to a devilish legend, it's a must-see architectural achievement.

7 min
Feast at Rusticanella 2 da Luca

Feast at Rusticanella 2 da Luca

Cosy, traditional trattoria serving top-quality Tuscan cuisine. Enjoy phenomenal food, attentive service, and good vibes in the heart of Lucca.

10 min
Enjoy the ambience at Buca di Sant'Antonio

Enjoy the ambience at Buca di Sant'Antonio

Enjoy top-notch classic Italian dishes in this lovely, quaint restaurant. From handmade pasta to regional specialities, the food and service are exceptional.

10 min

Get around

Airport

Pisa International

35 min

Amerigo Vespucci

1 hr 3 min

Train station

Lucca

17 min

Bus stop

S.Maria 1

1 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

2 min

Pharmacy

4 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia Libera

45 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

Events possible (with prior approval)

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 14:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Simona

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Simona is a long-time resident of Tuscany and knows all there is to know about the region, so adores sharing these beguiling regions with guests. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions or queries.

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