I am looking to rent an apartment in Lucca for 2 weeks next summer. I am trying to decide which area of the center I would like to be. I understand that the city is not that large, but is there a particular area that is best to be in? Looking for something that would be comfortable for a 2 weeks stay--maybe not in the middle of the crowds. Is it a long distance to stay at the Piazza S. Maria side and try to get to the train? Because of the Summer Festival, will the area around Porta S. Pietro be loud and busy? Any advice or experience staying inside the city is greatly appreciated!