Think of Italian destinations, and people would usually name Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples. Only a true traveller (and someone who has done their research) will tell you about the quiet gem that is Lucca.
A fairly small city compared to its more famous counterparts, Lucca is known for its historic walls surrounding the still existing old town.
A historical artefact in and of itself, the city of Lucca seems to have the laid back and wise aura of a land that has seen great cultural moments.
This easy vibe resonates throughout the town, with most of it being pedestrian-friendly and filled with narrow medieval walkways and alleys. The best part about looking for property in Lucca is seeing how it’s not overwhelmed by the tourist fare.
Managing to keep its own authentic colour, far from the noise of the traditionally tourist-friendly cities, Lucca feels like a hidden treasure among the populated geotags of Italy.
Read on to see what kind of properties can be found in this beautiful city.
Are you looking to settle for a simple village life? Then look no further than this typical Italian home. Situated in a hamlet not far from the village of Valdottavo, Casa Maurizio Castello is for those who want to nurture a minimalist Italian country lifestyle.
Around a half-an-hour’s drive from Lucca, the two bedroomed house is largely rural in style, save for the modern bathroom amenities.
The terrace over the front yard makes it the perfect space for al fresco dining, and the eat-in kitchen with the open fireplace (plus the cantinas) will have you preparing traditional, hearty meals straight from home.
Taking the term ‘rural’ literally, even the car park space is located outside the village, which means looking forward to a nice walk back home every time. Pretty straightforward in terms of available utilities and comforts, this property is for those who aren’t looking for peak domesticity.
This one-bedroom ground floor apartment is located in the city centre. The Palazzo was renovated with high-quality materials, and the ornate Italian designs mesh well with the modern furnishings and essentials to create a chic living space.
The sleek work done on this building reflects the needs of a resident who has a taste for the urban and sophisticated. In excellent condition, this is an elegant apartment right in the heart of the city.
Features: white-marble bathroom with parquet floors, kitchenette, en suite bathroom, period style, decorative fireplace, storage room, ground floor.
Fully furnished and renovated, this bright urban home is only a short walk from the main city centre of Lucca.
Built in a loft style, the apartment’s ground floor has an open-plan living room with a kitchenette, a well-organized area that provides ample space, a bathroom with a shower and a master bedroom.
Above this is the attic space which acts as the second bedroom and creates a fun and cozy setting.
This three level farmhouse property has a more countryside ambience. With an agricultural shed, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and well-maintained garden, this house is for those who are truly looking for the ‘farm’ in a farmhouse.
Close enough to Lucca to have access to groceries and other services, the house gives its residents an organic kind of privacy well-known to nature lovers.
The kitchen and dining room has direct access to the garden—which has a pergola to rest under—pantry and study area, and there’s a fireplace in the lounge on the first floor. With wooden beams and Tuscan terracotta floors, this house is a rustic design dream come true.
Located in the heart of Lucca is this spacious two bedroom apartment, built from a renovated Palazzo. With industrial interiors, this apartment spans across two floors, connected internally by a small elevator.
The third and fourth floors have their own spaces, complete with en suite bathrooms and a sunlit rooftop terrace with an open-kitchen area respectively. This, accompanied by a cityscape view from the roof makes this house an urban dream come true.
This 3-6 bedroom farmhouse is located 10km outside the city walls, thus giving one ample privacy and quietude.
Surrounded by a beautiful grove of olive trees, this restored villa is made up of three spacious floors and a front porch that is usually used as a winter garden, where one can find a traditional bread oven.
The period architectural style building is well-equipped with modern amenities—jacuzzi, billiards room, technical room, storage room—providing a cozy experience of culture and comfort.
There you go! You can easily find a variety of properties in this small yet lively town of Lucca. One of the above, from a cottage in a hamlet to an urban loft, will surely cater to your taste.
I’m Kunzes and I’m a freelance writer and copy editor based in India. I have an academic background in Literature and Creative Writing. In my free time you’ll catch me reading and reviewing books for my bookstagram and listening to true crime podcasts.