Stylish contemporary apartment located within historic city walls surrounded by a park and gardens. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and with underfloor heating. It is flooded with natural sunlight from large floor-to-ceiling french windows with views over the rooftops and gardens. It is accessible by car with underground car parking available with direct lift access to the apartment.
Lucca is a beautiful Tuscan town whose historic centre is uniquely encircled by its 16th century walls - no other city in Italy or Europe has anything like it. These ancient city ramparts, 5 kms in circumference, today form a wide walkway on top of the walls, shaded by large chestnut tress where you can walk, jog or cycle. The city is surrounded by hills which are famous for their historic villas, many of them open to the public and within cycling distance of the city. There are numerous places to sample the local wines and olive oil along the hills;The roads of wine and olive oil (Le strade del vino e del olio) that wind their way through the local countryside of vineyards and olive groves. Travel a bit further out (half an hour from the city) and you will find yourself at the Versilia - an endless stretch of beach where you can eat wonderful seafood spaghetti in Viareggio all year round, go clubbing in some of Italy's best known nightclubs, or simply, for a six months a year, lie on the beach, go for a swim and get some sun. If you are looking for something more active, then go walking and hiking in the beautiful hills around the city - a 30 minute drive will take you further up into mountains which range up to nearly 2000 metres high. An hour drive away and you can go skiing in Abetone from December to March. Lucca is a wealthy town with a strong sense of its traditions and independence of spirit, the city provides a diverse programme of contemporary and classical culture yet far less touristy than Florence , Sienna or Pisa. It is sufficiently off the beaten track to have kept its character and authenticity, yet only 30 minutes from Pisa (URL HIDDEN) small, compact city of of 80,000 people means its very easy to really get to know and the best way of getting around is on foot or by bike. You will be delighted by some of Italy's finest medieval and renaissance architecture, local family-run restaurants serving typical Tuscan dishes, and being the home of Puccini you can enjoy all year music festivals, concerts and recitals. In summer the city also moves to another beat with the Lucca Summer Festival with stars such as Elton John, Moby, Anastasia descending on the city. The all-year round programme of open-air events range from the ice rink and Christmas market in December, wine tasting and food festivals for the month of September , and every month the city hosts the second largest antique market in Tuscany that takes over the streets and piazzas of the old town with furniture and bric-a-brac stalls. Combine this with the late night openings of the Contemporary Art Gallery, the nightclubs and inimitable Italian beach culture on the coast 20 minutes away, skiing one hour away and you have the ingredients for a holiday to suit all ages and tastes.
Lucca is less than 30 minutes from Pisa Airport. The airport has frequent connections to most major cities in Europe through both low-cost and regular national airlines. Lucca is roughly equidistant from Rome and Milan - 3 hours drive. There are frequent train and coach connections to Florence which less than an hour drive from Lucca.
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I am Italian presently living in London with my husband (Martin who manages the apartment) and two sons aged 10 and 12. I speak English after having lived in London for many years. I have lived many years in Lucca in this apartment and love the pace of life here - you somehow just absorb the history and beauty of the place simply meandering the streets and walls of the city passing the day away. An early morning jog around the walls is about as good as it gets - I just wish I did it more often! Our favourite destination just outside Lucca is by the sea at Marina di Vecchiano where there is a huge pine forest running the length of the beach unspoilt by any form of construction apart from three restaurants built entirely of wood that blend perfectly into the landscape. Here you can eat great seafood sitting on the terrace amongst the sand dunes and aromatic plants with the sound of the sea in the background. Fantastic!