2 bedroom / 2 bathroom. Sleeps 6.

The cozy Bartolomeo apartment has an wonderful location directly in the center of town, tucked away in a quiet little courtyard off one of the main streets. You’re close to everything you need, but undisturbed by city noise. It really doesn’t get more central than this; in just a  3-5 minute walk, you’ll find 3 small grocers, 5 or 6 cafes, a number of shops, the main cathedral, and any number of excellent restaurants.

This charming top-floor apartment has a beautiful style that mixes traditional Italian furnishings with modern touches. It features a high-definition TV, WiFi, microwave convection oven, coffee maker, a toaster, an electric kettle, full-sized refrigerator, stove top, new cookware, and all dishes and utensils. If there’s a kitchen appliance that you don’t see listed, feel free to ask us! We also provide all of your starter materials like olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, and sugar.

The master bedroom has lovely, tall balcony windows that overlook the interior courtyard (they can also be shuttered as blackout curtains) and provides accommodation for two people with its large double bed and its spacious closet. The second bedroom provides sleeping for two people on two twin beds (which can be joined to form a queen bed upon request), as well as room for two additional people on the cozy loft level with its two twin beds (this area is best for children, as the ceiling is quite low). The second bedroom and bath have their own separate entrance, which allows for greater privacy for large groups. This apartment is also just across the hall from the Jacopo apartment, which means that rented together it becomes a suite for up to 12 persons.

Both bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and are furnished with all new 160 thread count 100% cotton linens, down and / or synthetic filled duvets, and your choice of synthetic or down pillows. The bathrooms are beautifully decorated in red marble tile with skylights and are equipped with a shower and/or bathtub as well as sink, toilet, and bidet.  The washing machine is located near the master bedroom/bathroom.

The building’s enviable location makes it ideal for exploring all that Lucca has to offer. Since it is located in the physical center of the historic center, all of Lucca is no more than a few minutes away on foot. From here you can explore the amazing boutique shops that line Via Santa Croce and nearby Via Fillungo, visit the city’s museums, theaters and concert halls, eat at any of the dozens of excellent local restaurants, and, of course, go for a leisurely stroll on the city’s astonishing (and enormous) city walls. Being flat, Lucca is very bike-friendly and bikes (and pedal-cars) are inexpensive to rent for the day at any of a number of local shops.

Lucca is also the perfect city to explore all of Tuscany. Lucca uniquely combines an important mix of ingredients that we believe you’ll find nowhere else in Tuscany. Its location is perfect for exploration: 30 minutes from the Leaning Tower and Pisa International, 30 minutes from the beaches of Viareggio, 45 minutes from the mountains, 60 minutes by train to Florence, and an easy 1-2 hour drive to Siena, Volterra, and the rest of Tuscany.

Guest access
The apartment is independent (not shared with any other units in the building). It has independent heating & A/C, its own washing machine, and access to the elevator shared by the other residents of the building.

Interaction with The Hosts
As much or as little as you like! One of us is always available for questions, or we can leave you to explore on your own. Whatever you prefer.

Pricing Notes
When 2 guests book we generally assume 1 bedroom/1 bathroom occupancy; if this is not the case, please message us before booking. For long-term stays we can offer a discount to parties of 2 that only want to use 1 bed/1 bath; we close off the second bedroom/bathroom, which allows us to save on cleaning and utility costs and pass the savings on to you! If you prefer to use Airbnb, the unit is also available here.

*Please note* that due to extreme volatility in energy prices, we require guests to be careful in their energy consumption, which includes turning off AC and heat when leaving the apartment for the day and, when possible, using large appliances (running the dishwasher, etc) in the nighttime hours. Beginning November 1, 2022, we will charge for additional gas usage above the threshold established by the government. We will read the gas meter together on arrival and the night before departure and will calculate the difference owed, which will be payable before departure. As long as you dress appropriately and you turn off the heat when you leave, there should be no need to be concerned about gas usage.

Don’t see quite what you’re looking for, or need room for more people?
We manage 6 units in the same building so we can almost always find something that will work! Our units combined sleep up to 24 people.  Just contact us and let us know what you need.


Prices start at: 160 per night


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  1. Rated 5 out of 5.

    What a wonderful stay we had!! Not only are the apartments perfectly located in the center of town, but they are oozing with old Italian charm (but well renovated for modern comfort!) However, what truly stands out is the host, Vanessa. Of all of the vacation rentals I have started in, never have I had a host who goes so far above and beyond to make my stay comfortable. She was extremely available for any question we had. From small details (like noticing we had young children so dropping off u… Read more

  2. Steven, you are a fantastic guest and we feel lucky to have met you and call you a friend. Hope to see you again soon. Arrivederci!

  3. Hi Paula! We loved hosting you guys, hope to see you again one day. All our best! – Vanessa and Elena

  4. Rated 5 out of 5.

    We stayed here several years ago and hope to come again soon, so I was checking out the apartments. The apartments are perfect. They are in a perfect location. They are very quaint. They have everything you need. We even went on a wine tour with Elena. That was awesome too and she took a survey she took us around to see different areas of Lucca. We got maps and ideas of places to go and see …fantastic hosts! Can’t wait to come back!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5.

    This is my 6th stay in an apartment with Lucca Travels. I usually plan my trip around an available apartment since it is such an amazing place to stay. The apartments have old world charm with modern convenience . Spacious , clean, an comfortable as well as centrally located in the historical center of Lucca , adds more value to these apartments. Vanessa is what I refer to as an “Old Soul”. She has helped me out in so many ways. Additionally I have friends that have also stayed here … Read more

  6. Thank you Sheila! You guys were perfect guests in every way and we look forward to hosting you again one day. Best wishes!

  7. What a find! We spent a week in Apartment Bartolomeo at the beginning of October. From meeting us at the airport (with umbrellas), arranging restaurants and recommending day trips, to organising our early morning taxi, Vanessa and Elena were the most amazing hosts. The apartment is very well equipped, accessed by lift or stairs, with great WiFi. Covid-19 procedures reassuringly in place. Lovely shops, cafes, bars and restaurants close by and plenty of sight-seeing opportunities. We look forward to booking with Lucca Travels again.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5.

    Of all the places we have rented in America and Europe throughout several years, Elena and Christina’s apartment in Lucca is definitely the best. The location is amazing; the service and attention to every possible little detail is outstanding and the space is charming, confortable and welcoming. The place easily accommodates a family of six and makes for a really enjoyable holiday. We will definitely come back in the future.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5.

    We had a great time in Lucca! Elena gave us many recommendations for restaurants and things to do in town.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5.

    The apartment was clean, cozy and very quiet. Elena and her staff were always available if we had any questions. We highly recommend this apartment and lovely Lucca!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5.

    All the reviews are correct – this is a fab place to stay. Vanessa was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment is great, and I feel that the website photos don’t do it justice! The location is perfect, you are in the heart of Lucca yet in a quiet location so there is no street noise or disturbance. The apartment has an elevator for when you have luggage or heavy shopping, otherwise you can take the 58 stairs and try to justify the most recent gelato! The air-con was part… Read more

  12. Rated 5 out of 5.

    Charming flat with all comforts located in a beautiful hidden spot in the heart of Lucca.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5.

    Great accommodation in central location. Very helpful host. Highly recommended.