Not a place to rent if you want to get to sleep before 2am. Efforts to contact managers during stay were fruitless- they never answered or called to see if we needed anything. And we did need their help with replenishment of supplies & contacting a taxi. Very disappointing.
Central Lucca is very charming, and this spacious apartment is very well situated in a beautiful old building. The kitchen is very well equipped, and having two bathrooms was very convenient for our group. The outdoor seating area of a restaurant is directly below the flat, but as they weren't open terribly late the sound from the patrons wasn't a big bother. The shutters on the bedroom windows are very effective at darkening the room!
In the center from Lucca, all touristic attractions are near, but also a bar, which is really noisy, voice tangle until 2 - 3 am on most days prevented us from sleeping, Interieur is nice but not luxury, but we felt very well there, rooms are big, beds are very good, kitchen ist nice but lacks utensils for cooking, the host is really very friendly.
If the apartment were not so noisy, it would be highly recommended
We'd been to Lucca a few years ago so thought we knew exactly what sort of place we were booking this time, but our experience was very mixed. The apartment was a great example of the traditional quirky Tuscan/Italian style (we have stayed many, many times just about everywhere in Tuscany/Umbria and absolutely love Italy), so far so good, but contrary to the description and contrary to our previous visit to Lucca there was bar/revelry/street noise until at least 2am every night of our stay. The owner seemed to find our account of the first night completely unbelievable, saying that every bar closes at 12, yet a young friend studying at Lucca University immediately knew the place we were talking about as being a magnet for late night drinking. It was really raucous. I had cause to query the owner re where the hairdryer was - it was a little difficult to find - plus where the iron was, answer there wasn't one, plus why the water was off one day (there was essential maintenance happening, would have been good if he had let us know). The result? He described us as 'mournful guests'.
We loved this place, the rooms are so wide and bright. Very well equipped apartment, in an ideal position right in the middle of everything!
The host was incredibly helpfull and kind, totally recommend!