In the heart of Lucca historical centre, luxury apartment on the top floor.
It consist of sunny livingroom/kitchen with a lovely small loft, main bedroom with wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, a small bedroom with slanting ceiling and a beautiful view on the cathedral and his bell tower, a bathroom with a whirlpool bath, a small room with gambrel roof usefull as laundry-storage.
Wonderful views on Guinigi tower (the famous tower with trees on the top) and other towers and roofs of Lucca.
At the present moment it is being requested the permit to install a lift.
Lucca is the capital of the Province of Lucchesia and is one of the richest areas in Tuscany for history, tradition and culture.
The area offers an extraordinary variety of interesting destinations from Versilia on the Tyrrhenian coast, where there are international seaside resorts such as Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, to Garfagnana renowned for its natural beauty in the Apuan Alps, to the hills overlooking Lucca where wine and olive oil abound together with some of the most beautiful and historically renowned homes in Tuscany.
Lucca is one of the most ancient towns of Etruria with its rich cultural and mercantile heritage and boasts a unique town centre, which is completely enclosed by monumental walls, which date back to the 1500th century. The Wall, whilst not being quite as well known as the Great Wall of China, is a spectacular fortification. There are also churches, of course, monuments and the gardens of the great villas.
Lucca is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to visit the other famous cities and towns in Tuscany and in the neighbouring regions. A well-developed motorway network connects Lucca to Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, S.Gemignano, Volterra, Montecatini, Pisa, Viareggio, Lerici, Portovenere, Le 5 Terre and the Island of Elba.
Lucca is as graceful as they come, set inside a thick swathe of Renaissance walls, and with a quiet, almost entirely medieval street plan. Palazziand the odd tower dot the streets, at intervals overlooked by a brilliantly decorated Romanesque facade. It"s not exactly undiscovered, but for once the number of tourists seems to fit.
The most enjoyable way to get your bearings is to follow the path around the top of the Walls - nearly 4km in extent and built with genuine defensive capability in the early sixteenth century, before being transformed to their present, garden aspect by the Bourbon ruler, Marie Louise.
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