My family, comprising of 5 adults, has just reurned from a great stay at a wonderful location in a villa which has great charm and character, in a city which is a delight to spend time just being there.
The Villa Nottolini (1300 Euros per week) provided every possible convenience from potato peeler to washing machine. Large fridge and freezer could contain all our provisions, plus plenty of cupboards in kitchen for bread, pasta etc. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. Large bedrooms had loads of wardrobes and chests of drawers to store the clothes. Electric fans in all the bedrooms were a God-send in the heat of the nights.
Plenty of linen and towels provided.
As the weather was superb, the secluded garden, with its large table, was our families only eating area. Made use of the brick-built BBQ.
The villa is so convenient for the train station - right across the street - got to Pisa, Florence and Viareggio without any trouble. Trains don't run at night so noise is not a problem. Even during the day only aware of train announcements.
It's also so handy for Lucca itself - a slow walk inside the gates took about 10 minutes max.
The bikes provided were great for getting to and from the large supermarket which was about 5 minutes away (15 minutes walk) and for a bit of exercise cycling on the traffic free road atop the walls.
Debrora, the agent, organised a taxi to collect us from the airport and take us back again - 60 Euros for the family (5 adults) plus all our luggage.
Our family have now so many wonderful new memories to share.
Downside: no air conditioning in the villa (but it is a period house and as previously said, there are fans) and, for us, the mosquitoes were deadly (can get spray or cream at supermarket and all pharmacies). Note - the latter is in no way Debora's fault its just the insects like foreign blood.