From: Pincheon Family
Date of stay: September 2013
From the moment we arrived Debora and her staff, including Roberto, could not have been more accommodating. Not only did they make us comfortable they went out of their way to help in any way we needed. And we didn't need very much. The entire villa is on one level and there were bikes, coffee makers and enough wine glasses for even us. We were 7 people and hardly bumped into each other. The villa is very spacious and very well located for access to parking, the train station and everything special about Lucca. We want to go back again...
From: Beverley McLean
Date of stay: 23rd to 30th May, 2013
We are a group of 10 friends from Australia who like to travel. This year we decided to spend a week in Lucca, while travelling through Italy. We found Debra on line, who suggested we stay at Il Guardino Segreto.What a magical stay we had, the accomodation was superb and Debra had thought of everything to make our stay so wonderful.
(transfers also included). It was nice to have Paolo and Mariano welcome us on our arrival with lots of information. We spent the week exploring this unique old city, the architecture, the churches, the piazzas,the shops, listening to music, tasting the food and meeting the local traders.Bike riding was another bonus,(as bikes were provided with the accom.) to discover the city walls and ride through the streets was such a thrill.
We were very impressed with Debra as she remained in contact with us, helping us with bus and train travel and organising tours at short notice. It was so easy to visit Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre and Sienna.
We are so lucky to have found Debra and her company 'Lucca Holiday Homes" and will definitely return as we were looked after so well. Thank Debra for showing us your wonderful city!
From: Susan DeLuca
Date of stay: 8-19 Settembre 2012
We have stayed in many beautiful apartments in Lucca, but this was by far the grandest palazzo! It is vast. Residents could take their daily exercise just walking from the back bedroom to the laundry. This apartment is incredible. It is in a great location, on Via Angelo Custode, just between Via Santa Croce and Via Angelo Mordini. It's away from the bustling center of town, but close enough to get anywhere in a matter of minutes. I fell in love with Roberto, the caretaker of the "Secret Garden," which is an absolute paradise. Although we didn't use it, we toured the guest house, which is very charming and quite modern--completely opposite of the grand apartment from the 1600s. Although there were only 4 of us, this property is ideal for a large group. There's plenty of space for everyone--guests won't get in one another's way. We were the very first to rent Il Giardino Segreto. Thanks to Debora who always does a great job!