This exclusive and elegant vacation rental apartment in the centre of Lucca has been recently restored to a very high standard and is set in part of what was once the Roman amphitheatre.
Since the decline of its original purpose, the amphitheatre has been fortified, was used as a prison, and finally took on its present shape corresponding to the area of the Roman arena during the 19th century when it was restored and became a market square. Various Roman remains are incorporated in the present buildings, and in this apartment the steps leading from the living room to the dining room were originally tiers where spectators sat and viewed the gladitorial games.
On the first floor (about 25 steps up), the apartment is furnished in a sophisticated modern style which contrasts beautifully with the exposed stone walls and original features. The front door opens into an airy and bright living room, and there is a dining room, a separate new fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub, a twin room and further double bedroom with shared bathroom with shower. There is a third WC with a washing machine. Every room in this very special Lucca vacation rental apartment has an independent air conditioning unit, and there is also Wi-Fi internet access and satellite television.
The location of Apartment Anfiteatro Elena could not be better.
It is right in the centre of the Lucca and offers access to all that this
charming and vibrant town has to offer with restaurants, shops and bars
on your doorstep. At Christmas the amphitheatre is magical with lights and
a colourful market, a flower market celebrating the patron saint Santa Zita
is held in the last week of April, and during the famous Summer Festival
in July various concerts take place in the piazza.