Welcome to In The Mood for Lucca :-)!The living room and the stairs to the mezzanine
In the Mood for Lucca,with impressive mezzanine.
In the Mood for Lucca,with impressive mezzanine.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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In The Mood for Lucca is an attractive apartment hidden inside a quiet courtyard, in the very heart of Lucca Historic Centre a few steps away from the vibrant piazza around San Michel church, one of the most renowned attractions of the city, and close to Puccini Museum. Italian delicatessens , cafes, restaurants and a small supermarket are on your doorstep.
It is a spacious (180 sq m), sensitively renovated apartment on the second floor ( 34 steps) of an elegant 18th century building.

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In The Mood for Lucca is an attractive and quiet apartment is located in the very heart of Lucca Historic Centre, a few steps away from the vibrant piazza around San Michel church, one of the most renowned attractions of the city, and close to Puccini’s birthplace which is now the Puccini Museum.

It is a comfortable and spacious (180 sq m) sensitively renovated apartment on the second floor of an elegant 17th century building.

The living area is unusually large and consists of an open-plan lounge and dining area with dining table. The spacious, modern and fully equipped kitchen, connected to the living room, is a lovely place to start your day. A utility room is close to the kitchen. A large bright, beautifully designed mezzanine floor cleverly constructed, provides a second wide sitting room, a perfect area for relaxation and TV viewing.

The sleeping accommodation consists of two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. These bedrooms have original Tessieri floor tiles and windows overlooking Lucca’s roof tops. The apartment has one bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower, and a further half bathroom with washbowl,bidet, wc.

The antique furniture and furnishings have been chosen with discretion and good taste and convey a memory of the past. The renovation of the apartment combines modern and antique ,the traditional style of original terracotta tiles and ceiling beams with open plan living.

The small lofty balcony provides fresh air and bright daylight. The colorful decor only adds to the attractiveness of this unusual and well maintained property.

The apartment comes with all modern facilities including air conditioning, washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher, WiFi,SKY TV,Home theatre and XBox. Linen service is included.

The location is perfect to discover the beauty and magic of Lucca, hidden inside a quiet courtyard. Italian delicatessens, bakeries, cafes ,restaurants and a small supermarket are just a few steps away. Lucca’s main tourist sites, shopping and public transport facilities are on your doorstep. The train station is 10 minutes walk away and the bus station even less.

I will meet you on arrival to provide you with a short description of Lucca, its local facilities and places of interest and to answer any queries you may have.

It is a Self Catering Property; no staff, no maid, no breakfast nor meals, no hotel services. No daily stays; minimum let one week. The lease is in accordance with Italian Law 431 – 9 dic 1998 art.1, comma 2 letter C).

Guest access

Guests will have access to the entire apartment

Interaction with guests

I will meet my guests upon their arrival and departure.

Other things to note

The apartment is very comfortable,quiet and bright. You really are in the centre of the city life.
We would politely request that all guests appreciate that they are staying in an ancient palazzo, and treat the apartment with the respect it has earned over many centuries.

To help meet our environmental responsibilities, recycling is considered an important part of life in Lucca. Again we would ask all guests to respect this, and to participate in the daily recycling scheme.

No smoking permitted anywhere in the apartment.

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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM


-This is a self-catering property. It means: no staff, no maid, no services, no breakfast are included.
-Could be so kind to water plants sometimes?...please!
-If possible run dishwasher and washing machine and dryer night-time.
-No smoking inside the apartment.
-No animals allowed into the apartment.
-Don't use the table in the dining room as an ironing board.
-Don' t forget to take your trash out daily following the calendar. Our city garbage rules are very strict. Please follow them as carefully as you can. Any doubts you have feel free to call me.
-Please notify any incurred damages.
-Upon departure do your best to leave the apartment as cleaned as possible and in the same good order as found upon arrival.


5 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Julian User Profile
May 2016
The apartment is in a great location, right in Lucca centre. It is spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. Daniela is charming, welcoming and helpful. We loved all her restaurant suggestions! All in all we had a lovely time in Lucca.
Daniela User Profile
Response from Daniela:
Thank you Julian for your tips! I've added " go to source to the guide to Sky. From the photos you can see the railings and the balcony as it is....but your advice was precious ... you have given me a great idea so I've immediately bought a little table and I chair! To me it looks much better now (URL HIDDEN) "cute "as my new guest arrived today (URL HIDDEN) thank you again Julian...also for watering my flowers! I'll send you the pictures privately! Warmely. Daniela
May 2016

Mandy User Profile
January 2016
Daniela made us feel most welcome and greeted us personally at the apartment. She was genuinely interested in ensuring that we had an enjoyable stay. The apartment is very centrally located in Lucca in a perfect position with all the points of interest and large selection of restaurants etc within easy walking distance. The nearest supermarket is very close indeed being on the ground floor of the building. The description and photos of the apartment give a very accurate picture of the accommodation which is extremely spacious and most comfortable. Being a private home there are a lot of personal touches. Lucca is easy to reach using public transport. We arrived from Florence by train and walked to the apartment within 15 minutes. We returned to Pisa airport using the local bus which is a great service. We also used the bus to visit the piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa. Overall a super holiday.
Daniela User Profile
Response from Daniela:
Thank you Mandy for such a great review :-)!It has been a great pleasure to have you as my guest! I do hope to host you in the future! All the best. Daniela
January 2016

Christine User Profile
September 2017
The apartment is exactly like the photos. It was very nice. The rooms were on the back side of the building so we didn't have excessive street noise.

Janet User Profile
September 2017
A delightful experience staying in this spacious, quality designed apartment I found the location ideal , safe and in a quiet spot in a lively part of historical Lucca - inside the wall. Close by is a supermarket -Carrefour, severalrestaurants and it is easily accessible to banks bakeries hairdressers wine bars and several other amenities The host Dianela is thorough and provided a well equipped kitchen for cooking and the ambience of her apartment offers quality furnishings and additionally appealing in comfort Overall, our stay in the apartment was delightful Daniela was friendly and very helpful Molto Bene !

Dick User Profile
August 2017
Nice place. Nice person

Grant User Profile
July 2017
Wow! Daniela was fantastic and her place was fantastic. It really feels like a home and not just an apartment. We were there with three kids and there was lots of space. It is located in a perfect spot in Lucca, a few steps to San Michele basilica and a beautiful Piazza (square). Also close to amazing restaurants and local markets and bakeries. We were there for 11 days and used Diniela's place and Lucca as a base to see many sites around Tuscany. We had a car and found FREE parking very close, just outside the city walls (search: Piazzale Don Franco Baroni). An easy 10 minute walk once we sorted everything out. Daniela stayed in touch by text frequently and gave us lots of ideas on places to visit. We had been in Lucca before so we had a pretty good idea but she was always very helpful and attentive. To save money, we cooked several of our dinners and made all of our breakfast in Danela's beautiful kitchen. It was very well equipped. It always amazes me how a 17th or 18th century place can be so modern. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hope to be back soon.
Daniela User Profile
Response from Daniela:
Thank you, too kind :-)! It was a real pleasure to host you and your fantastic family! I do hope to host you again in the future! Cheers to all of you! Daniela
July 2017

Gail User Profile
October 2016
The apartment was just beautiful- very spacious and very nicely furnished. The location was excellent - in the center of town. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, including lots of information about what to do in Lucca and surroundings, restaurants, etc.. Daniella was extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Daniela User Profile
Response from Daniela:
Thank you for your great review!:-)) Daniela
October 2016

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Daniela User Profile

Ciao, I'm Daniela.
I'm from Rome and I'm an English teacher. 15 year ago my husband and I decided to move to Tuscany because we wanted to live a better life in a quieter city. So we chose Lucca for its history and its ideal position ,being close to the sea, to the mountanis, to Florence and Pisa. Our choice proved really successful. In The Mood for Lucca was our last and most loved residence in Lucca. Last year we went back to Rome, so now we have decided to rent it as a holiday lettings to people wishing to discover the beauty and magic of Lucca as we did.
We adore travelling ,knowing new peolpe, places and cultures so we are aware that travelling in a different country can be at traits difficult. That's why we would friendly like to support you in in your travel to Lucca answering all the questions you may have to help you planning your stay in Lucca.
If you are interested In The Mood for Lucca consider that it offers all the comforts of a true home. It is very spacious(180sqm) and located in the very heart of Lucca Historic centre but, at the same time, hidden inside a very quiet courtyard.Shops, restaurants and sightseeing are on your doorsteps. It transmits the colors and the amosphere of Tuscany.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Size and space. Location. Silence. Colors. Atmosphere. Quality of furniture.

Languages: English, Italiano

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