Anyone who has read my Italian posts will know how intrigued I am by doorways such as this.
I could hardly contain my excitement when we arrived at our apartment in Lucca and found this was the entrance.
I had booked Suite Sofia on the internet months ahead, choosing it because of location and falling in love with the photos (and price, of course). I am always sceptical that, in reality, some accommodation will not live up to expectations. As soon as we walked into the apartment, all fears dissipated, it was gorgeous.
The kitchen was compact but well serviced, we didn’t intend cooking anyway.
The original ceilings have been preserved and added to the peaceful ambience,
while tasteful adornments gave the space a homely feel.
The position was perfect, overlooking cafes in Corso Garibaldi, right above a bicycle hire shop.
From the outside, the building was stunning,
no traffic except for the two-wheeled silent type.
Our host, Massimiliano, was lovely, nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly return to Suite Sofia if we have the chance.