From: Barbara Roberts
Date of stay: 11 - 18 May 2013
Found the flat clean, airy, modern and well equipped. Enjoyed going to the shops which were within a stone throw away.
Loved Lucca and found the people very friendly - we will certainly be back.
From: Cecelia Jacomos
Date of stay: 21/08/2012 - 1/092012
TESSA What can I say..... AMAZING!
Lucca one of the most amazing places we have ever visited!
We arrived in Lucca after a 4hr train ride from Milan, Debora met us at our apartment, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.
Tessa the apartment was amazing! Quintessential Italian!
We spent most days getting lost in the city, sitting in the piazza drinking prosecco!
I was lucky enough to be proposed to on the wall!
Lucca will ALWAYS hold a special spot in our hearts and we plan to return on our honeymoon.
Thank you Debora for having us stay in the most amazing place!
From: Paul & Terri Nugent
Date of stay: 10 - 15 October 2012
What a wonderful stay we had in "Tessa" in the amazing town of Lucca. The apartment was perfect for our needs, central to the town & within easy walking of everything to see. "Tessa" had all the comforts & facilities & we could not have been happier with our stay. A highlight was a fantastic birthday dinner at La Tenuta San Pietro in the hills nearby which Debra very kindly organised for us. We are certainly looking forward to getting back to Lucca & "Tessa" before too long & thoroughly recommend the apartment & the excellent service provided by Debra.
From: Paul And Terri Nugent
Date of stay: 10th October - 14th October 2012
Thank you Debora for a wonderful stay in Lucca. The apartmnent, Tessa, was perfect for our stay. It was well appointed,very clean and in a perfect position for us to explore Lucca and its surrounds. We couldn't have been more comfortable. Thank you also for all the help you gave us answering our queries, making recommendations and making bookings for us to ensure our stay was memorable. It most certainly was that! We look forward to another stay with you in the future.
From: Bernice And Paul Beachman
Date of stay: September 10-18 2012
Lovely, very well-appointed apartment in a brilliant location. Debora was excellent to communicate with and we were greeted at the apartment and given all the information we needed. We have visted Lucca before, know it well, and would not hesitate to recommend this agency.
From: Meri And Alec Hoverman
Date of stay: June 4-17, 2012
Staying in this apartment was the icing on the cake during our visit to Lucca! It was comfortable, lovely, and clean and made us feel very much at home. We were so happy to wake up in the morning, have breakfast and wander around town. In the afternoons we would come home for a little while to read and rest and could hear people practicing opera a few buildings away (such a treat!). Deborah was extremely helpful, although we didn't need much while we were there. And the guestbook that she prepared was very informative and had good suggestions. We also took advantage of having a tour with her colleague, Maria, which was a great way to begin our stay; she was lovely and incredibly knowledgable. All we can say is, grazie mille! We had a truly wonderful time, and will remember it for the rest of our lives.
From: Steve And Tricia Dunn
Date of stay: 18th to 25th May 2012
Wonderful apartment, excellent facilities and very clean. We loved the position within easy reach of all the main sites, shops and restaurants. The Puccini concert which is held every night is a spine tingling experience. Our visit to Puccini's villa in Torre del Lago was easy by public transport, and an insight into his life.
The information in the apartment left by Debra was detailed and informative, you can't go wrong with any of the restaurants recommended.
A great place to visit and a fantastic start to our Tuscan tour.
From: Richard Golub
Date of stay: May 23 - 30
What a wonderful apartment. It was spacious and well located and furnished. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Debora. She recommended several nice restaurants and pastry shops, and was helped us on sightseeing recommendations and other matters. Hard to think of a better city and apt location for a nice relaxed vacation after the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
From: Nick And Janine
Date of stay: 16th July 23rd July 2011
This is our second stay at apartment Tessa and we came back as it is a wonderful apartment on a quiet street, yet it is in the heart of Lucca. The apartment itself is small but perfectly formed with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and the air conditioning is very effective. Debora and Maria are experts on Lucca and the surrounding area, which allowed us to get the most out of our stay. Debora kindly arranged for us to use her local gym which has the most magnificent outdoor swimming pool, she also recommended the wonderful river park where we spent a relaxing, peaceful afternoon cycling. It is this kind of personal care and attention to detail that sets Lucca Holiday Homes apart from other holiday agencies and it is why we look forward to staying in the Tessa apartment. Lucca Holiday Homes and this apartment in particular have provided us with some great holidays and wonderful memories. We hope to always come back.
From: Frank And Deb
Date of stay: July 2 - July 16, 2011
We had been to Tuscany 3 years ago and had visited Lucca on our way to Pisa. We actually decided not to day trip to Siena and San Gimignano in order to return to Lucca a second time.
This trip, we knew we wanted to stay inside the Lucca wall. For our 2 weeks in Lucca, we had the pleasure of staying in Apartment Tessa. It was a perfect location, a perfect street, and an apartment perfect for the two of us.
Being so near to the main piazzas, the markets, and shopping was ideal.
We plan to return to Lucca and to contact Debora at Lucca Holiday Homes. She was delightful to plan with, able to answer all our questions, and provided excellent services. Maria from Lucca Holiday Homes meet us on Via Mordini as we were walking with our luggage from the parking garage to Tessa. She was most charming and helpful. She laughed with us as we first saw the 38 steps up and helped us carry our luggage! Next time, we will tour with her.
An extraordinary vacation in a wonderful apartment!
Date of stay: 11th June 2011
The apartment was the perfect place to stay. Everything was spotlessly clean and new, and very stylish. The location was great and all of Debora's hints on where to eat out (or have ice cream!) were very welcome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment, or the company to anyone.
From: J&M Murphy
Date of stay: May 2011
The property was accurately decribed and as shown in the photos. Debora was quick to respond and helpful, yet businesslike.
The apartment itself was spotless and well-equipped; we thought the appliances furnishings were of high quality. There was plenty of natural light -- large windows and skylights. The location was excellent. We liked the loft sleeping arrangement. We appreciated having Wi-Fi available. The local guidebook Debora prepared was very useful.
From: Ben Roberts
Date of stay: May 2011
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Lucca staying in TESSA. The apartment was fantastic in a building of real character - the pictures don't even do it justice. It is spacious and smartly fitted. The location is excellent; near all the shops and restaurants.
The information booklet put together by Deborah is very useful and gave us plenty of ideas and useful contacts.
Deborah was prompt at replying to emails and gave whatever help we required.
I would recommend this apartment and am definately planning another trip to Lucca.
From: Phillip Potter
Date of stay: Week of June 28 2010
If you want a fantastic place to stay in Lucca, STAY HERE! You can't beat this place. First off, Debora is awesome and a fantastic host. She made herself available and was more than kind when waiting on us after a series of delayed flights. Secondly, Tessa is CLEAN, Very Clean!!! The air conditioning worked great and was very nice for hot days, the kitchen was fantastic and it is right in the heart of Lucca, inside the walls, close to anything that you want to be near. Best place to visit and stay in Tuscany! Dobora also provides plenty of information to make your stay enjoyable (local things to do that you may not know unless you get her info)...such as visiting a local farm or certain restaurants that locals would go to that would be less touristy. Thank you Debora! We will see you again the next time we are in Lucca!
From: Ian & Brid Wilson
Date of stay: 26 May - 2 June 2010
Tessa is a superbly maintained apartment in a fantastic location in Lucca.
You have everything you could wish for in the apartment with shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. The 2 bikes that come with the apartment rental are a great bonus and allow you to really explore the city, ride on the city walls and down by the river.
Lucca is itself a great (small) city with much to do and see. It is also easy to get out and about from Lucca to explore other parts of Tuscany by train, bus or car including Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Barga etc.
Debora could not have been more helpful both before and during our visit.
From: Dion Butt
Date of stay: March 1-12, 2010
I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed staying at the TESSA apartment and my experience working with Debora.
I've been coming to Lucca for many years since my company's head office is located here (I live in Florida). I have stayed in apartments before inside and outside the wall but have never seen such a beautiful and modern unit. My previous experiences have been with units with little luxeries and only the very basic necessities. What a surprise when I walked inside the TESSA my first time and seen a stainless steel kitchen, newly tiled shower, washing machine, dish washer, loft bedroom.....I can't describe all the features it had. Truly beautiful and well maintained.
I also want to say what a pleasure it was to work with Debora before and after my arrival in Lucca. She cared for every detail and made my stay effortless. She arranged to meet me on my arrival, personally guided me to the TESSA and helped me throughtout the week with recommendations and directions. And she spoke English VERY WELL. A definete bonus for me since my Italian in limited.
Thanks again Debora and I hope to work with you again during my next visit to Lucca and hopefully get to stay at the TESSA!