From: Maurice &Pat
Date of stay: Last 2 weeks on October 2012
Superb apartment - short walk to walls of Lucca. Would recommend it highly. Debora was a superb ambassador for this lovely living Italian city.
Date of stay: Sept 2012
The apartment was fantastic, met all our expectations. It was spacious, clean and had a very well stocked kitchen for cooking in some nights. The roof top patio was excellent for end of day wine and cheese and to watch the sunset. Its a great location, just outside the wall. We were true Italians, taking the bikes provided with the apartment each day for a tour around the wall, through town and even to the train station for a day trip to Florence.
The walled city of Lucca is most charming with lots of great restaurants and shopping.
All the Tuscan hill towns were drivable from Lucca, We also had very easy access to Cinque Terre.
Debora was an excellent property manager, sent a car t o pick us up at the train station, had lots of info about Lucca and the area and gave excellent references for restaurants and tours.
We highly recommend apartment Orione and Debora for an excellent holiday in Lucca.
Ron and Linda, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Nov 12,2012
From: Matt Delfendahl
Date of stay: October 2012
Had 6 nights in this very modern, spacious and well equipped apartment with my family. There an underground car park, a lift, all modern facilities. But a short walk. 5 mins and you are inside the old city walls. This was very convenient for us with arriving and leaving with our car and lots of luggage. Then when we went for day trips to Pisa and Cinque Terre and to wine country it was easy to just get lift down to car and out you go. Then coming back in the afternoon and sitting on the roof terrace with a glass of wine with views over the old rooftops out to the mountains with sun setting was wonderful. The apartment came with bikes which we used a lot ( but no real small kid bikes so we rented one for my 10yo, my 12yo was fine). Debora was wonderful. Met us as agreed, explained everything and provided us with a very good info folder on all you would need to know about Lucca. I would recommended this apartment to everyone. Don't worry about it not being inside the walls. You are so close it's as good as being in there but with the convenience of a modern apartment with lift and parking.
From: Kevin And Ann Brady
Date of stay: 31 07 12 - 09 08 12
Fantastic accommodation in easy reach of all amenities, including a first class ice-cream parlour on the doorstep - all flavours were tried and relished on many occasions! A few minutes walk takes you into the city for shopping trips and a walk along the walls. We felt very safe in the area around the appartment. Information provided in the appartment about Lucca and environs was invaluable. We were impressed by Debora whom we met the first day. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Lucca.
From: Penny K
Date of stay: 25.05.12 - 02.06.12
As we wanted to look around this area of Italy this flat was ideally positioned. We could park our car safely and walk to the station in 15-20 minutes to visit Florence and Pisa. The flat was very close to all the shops and the entrance to the Old Town. We found the flat comfortable for our needs. The kitchen had all you require and the wifi connection very fast. If you only speak English the television is limited but we didn't go to Italy to watch television.
From: Kaye Moran
Date of stay: 10/9/2011-17/9/2011
My husband and I shared Orione with the Robinsons and fully agree with Helens' comments. It is a lovely apartment in a great location and was so nice to walk around the top of the wall in the cool of the morning. Debora was very helpful from the moment we enquired about an apartment to rent in Lucca a year ago, and followed through with friendly assistance during our stay. The stay was like an oasis in the middle of a non-stop Italian holiday.
Thank you Debora for helping us to have such a pleasant stay.
From: Helen Robinson
Date of stay: 10/09/2001-17/09/2001
Debora met us on Saturday morning out the front of Orione. We were thrilled when we saw the delightful 2 bedroom flat which had plenty of room for 4 adults to share. The upstairs roof top garden was lovely for dinner at night once the heat of the day had passed. I would recommend Orione to anyone who wants to stay near the wall around the town of Lucca. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed our afternoon of cooking with Alessandra. Thanks for all your help Debora. Cheers Helen
From: Bill & Jenny Fannucchi
Date of stay: July 2011
Please forgive my lateness with this promised review.
My husband and I were on a three week business trip and I can honestly say that Orione both fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. My husband could not say enough about having the convenience of secure garage parking and the free use of two bicycles. In addition, just a few footsteps away a great coffee shop, an excellent butcher shop, a wonderful seafood shop, an exceptional gelateria, a post office, a bancomat and access to Lucca were available.
We found the kitchen, well stocked with utensils able to serve all our cooking demands, the outdoor balcony to be a special quiet place to relax and the apartment to be very clean and well designed.
Debora was also quite wonderful. Unfortunately my husband broke a molar during our flight. Upon hearing this, Debora immediately sent us to her dentist, who did a fine job. We highly recommend Lucca Holiday Homes and hope to rent Orione when we return next year.
Debora...thank-you once again for your kind help with Bill's tooth emergency.
From: Albert And Martha Bogle
Date of stay: 6 - 15 August 2011
Really enjoyed our stay in this very nicely appointed apartment, providing all amenities required. The location was superb being in very close proximity to the city walls, with easy access to local shops and excellent local produce.
Lucca itself was easily accessible by train from Florence, and the local bus service gave us opportunity to explore nearby cites like Pisa.
Staff at Lucca Holiday Homes have been extremely helpful in making our stay most enjoyable.
From: Chris Rossetti
Date of stay: 01/05/2011 - 08/05/2011
My wife and I had a wonderful week in Lucca and the surrounding area. The Orione was exactly what we were looking for. Its close proximity to the wall of Lucca allowed us to walk or bike into the center of Lucca within minutes. Also, its full amenities allowed to stay in a cook if we desired. The roof top decked was great plus.
Debora was extremely helpful in planning our stay. I would recommend this apartment and the services of Lucca Holiday Homes to anybody.
From: Norrie And Jenny Dickson
Date of stay: 18/9/10 - 02/10/10
This was our second stay in Lucca - and at a Lucca Holiday Homes apartment. Orione is a perfect base to get around the town and offers modern, private facilities. There are good local shops, bars and restaurants nearby including an excellent Musical Instrument Retailer en route to the Esselunga supermarket.
Thanks for the welcome Debora - we're saving our pennies to go again!
From: Trevor Kavanagh
Date of stay: 3 - 10 sept 2010
We had a thoroughly delightful week in the two-bedroom Orione apartment, just outside the City wall. It was behind a bakery which emitted the beautiful fragrance of fresh bread and delicious cakes.
The Orione is quiet, well appointed and convenient, although the delights of Lucca meant that we did little more than sleep comfortably there and enjoy our breakfasts before venturing out for the day.
This was our fourth visit to Lucca, our favourite destination, and our first as guests of Lucca Holiday Homes.
Deborah and team were promptly on call when needed and then only because of mistakes on our part.
Y& J Kavanagh
From: Dave And AnnMarie Barsanti
Date of stay: 19/06/10 -26/06/10
First of all, host Debora Del Sonno did a great job in helping us find the right place for our stay in Lucca. We stayed at the Orione apartment for one week in June 2010. The Orione was perfectly located just outside the wall (short walking distance). The Orione was very clean,up-to-date, and offered all the modern conveniences (dish washer, cloths washer etc.) The Orione also offered the very important free underground parking so we never had to worry about parking our car. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay in Lucca and we would definitely stay there again.
From: Graham Kelly
Date of stay: 26.06.10 to 03.07.10
We had a perfect week in Lucca and found no fault with the apartment, it's location or facilities. Debora met us on arrival and tended to our every need. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and the services of Lucca Holiday Homes to anybody.