I arrived at the apartment in Lucca, took one look at the stairs and sighed!!!! After 36 hours of travel from Australia I felt too tired to climb them. But. There was no choice, no elevator, just stairs to climb. Luckily a very good person carried my suitcase up the stairs for me as I struggled up. It turned out there were only 2 floors up to our apartment.
We then walked down a short hallway to the apartment. I was happy.
Often when you book your accommodation on line, the photos can be very misleading, but, in this case the photos were true. We walked in to the entry which lead in to the large eat-in well appointed kitchen. Also leading from the entrance was the large nicely furnished lounge room/dining room. The 2 bedrooms were also large and there were 2 bathrooms.
This was our home while staying in Lucca and we were delighted.
We often sat on one of the large window ledges just lapping up the sights and sounds of Lucca. I could never tire of this.
We were able to come and go easily and it did not take long for the 4 flights of stairs to become a lot easier. In fact they were probably a blessing after our pasta, pizza, wine and gelato which we enjoyed on a daily basis.
These tiny round fixed windows in the lounge room fascinated me. I am not exactly sure of their purpose.
If you have the time when staying in Italy, think about renting an apartment.
I highly recommend it