From: Bob And Dow Malnati (USA)
Date of stay: October 2012
As always, our two weeks ini Lucca were wonderful, and a major part of the reason is the lovely apartments in which we have stayed.
We stayed at Calandrino for two weeks in September, 2012. It was our second stay at this location, and our third visit to Lucca. The apartment itself is fantastic, a perfect home away from home. We love being inside the walls. And Calandrino is the perfect location. Each morning we crossed the street to the tiny bakery, that always had wonderful fresh breads, pizza etc. A block away is a small grocery store that could easily fulfill all our needs. For bigger shopping trips we took a short walk to the supermercato outside the walls, again, an easy and fun excursion. Evenings were spent on our terrace, window shopping on nearby Via Fillungo, or listing to opera at the Church of San Giovanni, again an easy walk. Everything is so handy. And what a city for walking in. We enjoyed different restaurants each afternoon, and walked off the calories along the wall, people watching every day. Lucca is our favorite city in Italy, small but big enough to provide history, culture, and good food and wine.
And staying at one of Debora's apartments means a worry free vacation. Everything is exactly as described, fully furnished and exceptionally clean. And Debora is the perfect host, readily available to assist with any questions or concerns. Grazie Debora!
We are looking forward to our 2013 visit.
Dow and Bob
From: Jacobs, Thomas
Date of stay: 21.07.12-04.08.12
We did enjoy our stay very much. Nothing to complain. Perfect shape and every details was without problems. We can only recommand this place.
Date of stay: 24th April - 2nd May incl
I really enjoyed staying in this apartment. Everything was at hand, Debora thought of everything to tell us about apartment and the area. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with a great bathroom and kitchen. Loved the terrace both for breakfast and at the end of the day to enjoy a glass of wine! Fantastic in all respects, and would stay there again in a moment!!!!
From: M & M Roncolato (Sydney)
Date of stay: 18/12 -31/12 2011
We had a delightful stay in this apartment. Everything worked well for us: well located, comfortable, plenty of room for the four of us, tastefully appointed, clean and quiet.
Debora was great; she met us on time, was very helpful with information and any questions throughout our stay and her referred driver company was very efficient.
We would stay here again without hesitation.
From: Lewis & Lorraine
Date of stay: 17 Oct - 22 Oct 2011
This apartment suited our requirements perfectly. It was clean, spacious and comfortable. Conveniently located within walking distance to all amenities, shopping and sites of interest in Lucca. Maria (Debora's colleague) was most helpful and informative. Thank you for a lovely stay in your apartment Debora.
From: Steve Payne
Date of stay: July 9-July 23
My wife and I, and our 2 children (ages 5 and 9), stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks. We loved it! It had plenty of room, was very well located in the center of Lucca and the amenities were very nice. We all enjoyed walking the stairs to the apartment as it helped us to burn off the calories we consumed from the great food and wine in Lucca. We will contact Lucca Holiday Homes again when we go back.
From: Meridy & Julie
Date of stay: August 2011
This apartment is comfortable and fabulous - beware however to be prepared if you have heavy suitcases as there is no lift.
A small price to pay for a wonderful roomy, clean and well located apartment - a joy to come home to, especially the little balcony, a great place for brekkie or evening vinos!! We will definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in Lucca and will rebook in the future should we be lucky enough to return to this lovely town. PS hire your bikes from the bike shop outside the walls in S. Anna as they are much less expensive and provide a great service.
From: Shana, Rob, And Marie
Date of stay: 25 June - 2 July 2011
Calandrino was a wonderful base for us. We used it only as a sleeping flat, as we were spending our days with friends at their house in the countryside, therefore we didn't use the kitchen at all. We loved the shops in the neighborhood, and Lucca itself. Beware that if you're coming and going as much as we did, you may want to consider renting a place outside the walls, since the walk to parking adds about 10-15 minutes each way. The apartment istelf was comfortable, and I especially appreciated the large space it afforded us. A bonus was the hairdryer - if you travel a lot, it's nice not to bring your own, especially when you would need a converter too!
Thanks for a lovely stay.
From: Joan & John Bankier
Date of stay: 11 th June 2011
We had a lovely week in this spacious apartment and particularly enjoyed having breakfast and an evening glass of wine on the balcony with the sun filtering through the foliage.
The position of the apartment was excellent in every way and everything from transport to and from Pisa to comfort in the apartment and weather combined to make a memorable holiday.
From: Norma McLaughlin
Date of stay: 5/29/2011- 6/5/2011
The apartment was perfect. Three of us shared it and it was comfortable, charming and definitely made us feel right at home. We were just around the corner from the Amfeteatro and could easily be in the heart of Lucca within minutes. Having the little balcony was a lovely extra. Debora was always available and helpful with anything we needed. We would go back tomorrow if we could.
From: Jim McLaughlin
Date of stay: May/June 2011
So we spent a week in this lovely apartment and we were very pleased!
Great location. A lovely bakery directly across the street with the freshest breads you've ever tasted. An open air market only 1/2 block away and tons of smaller markets close by means you can get all your food quickly and easily.
Also the Antifeatro is a short walk away with numerous cafes and restaurants.
The apartment itself is very clean and everything works quite well. The bathrooms are new, the Air Condition keeps the place cool when the temperatures get warm. The little balcony at the back is a lovely way to start the day...I took my breakfast there almost everyday.
The building is nice and quiet...we never heard anyone at all.
We would recommend this apartment for sure...in fact I wish I could go back there now!
From: John & Janet
Date of stay: April 2011
Thank you very much for your support during our brief stay in Lucca. The apartment was wonderful and we fell in love with your beautiful city. Our anniversary holiday was all
we hoped for.With best wishes. Janet and John
From: Dow And Bob Malnati
Date of stay: 13 Sept. - 27 Sept. 2010
We had a wonderful two week vacation in Lucca staying at the Calandrino Apartment. My sister and her husband were with us, and it was the perfect size for two couples. Not only was the size perfect, the apartment itself was very clean and well equipped, and in an excellent location - not only for exploring Lucca but also within a short walk to the train station for trips outside the area.
We plan to return to Lucca, and will definitely rent from Lucca Holiday Homes again. Debora was most helpful whenever we needed information or advice. We will be back in 2011 we hope! Thanks, Debora, for our best vacation ever!
From: Kathy Edmunds
Date of stay: 22 May to 29th May 2010
Four of us stayed in Calandrino,two couples. It was just perfect for all our needs. Supermarket just around the corner, baker, plenty of lovely restaurants all close by and the best shopping in Via Fillungo I have ever seen.
The unit is well supplied with all one could ever need, a wonderful easy kitchen with a delightful balcony to enjoy happy hour each day at 5.00pm.
It is three flights of stairs up but once suitcases are installed coming and going is no drama. Debra was extremely warm and helpful with a sound knowledge of the many things to enjoy in the town of Lucca or surrounds. We loved Calandrino and Lucca so much, we dearly hope to go back one day. Thank you to Debra for making our holiday in Tuscany and in particular Lucca just wonderful.
From: Alan And Denise Roberts
Date of stay: May/June 2010
This lovely apartment is large and airy. It is central for all amenities but so quiet you feel 'away from it all'. The balcony is pefect providing both sun and shade.
This was our second visit to Lucca and our second holiday using Lucca holiday homes. Debora arranged our taxis and gave us good advice re places to visit etc. We would definitely recommend the Calandrino.
From: Kathy Melymuka
Date of stay: September-October, 2009
Our four-week stay at Calandrino could not have been better. The apartment is lovely, spacious and perfectly located with all the comforts of home. The terrace is delightful; we spent many, many happy hours there. Debora is friendly, efficient and helpful. All in all, our vacation was a dream come true. I highly recommend Calandrino and Debora's services.
Date of stay: 10-19 july, 2009
This is our 4th visit to Lucca and definitely the best apartment.
A central location-yet surprisingly quiet. A well equipped kitchen and the apartment was spotlessly clean.
Also, this is the second time we have rented an apartment through Lucca Holiday homes and each time, Debora has gone out of her way to be helpful.
We will definitely recommend this apartment and Lucca Holiday homes.
From: Elizabeth Adams
Date of stay: 11-17 June 2009
This apartment is wonderful. With a small supermarket, butchers, deli, cafe and small fruit market just around the corner, and a fabulous bakery across the road, everything is on hand to make the most of the well equipped kitchen and the gorgeous terrace for breakfast and lunch. There are also lots of great restaurants very close by.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable - a real home from home.
Debora made the trip really easy, with lots of good info and arranging taxis for us. Lucca is an amazing medieval town and it makes a great base for touring the area
We will be back for sure!