Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Le Rose is the perfect home from home an ideal getaway for family or friends. Le Rose apartment is part of a larger villa nestled on a hill surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine and olive tress. The apartment is full of character and typical of a Tuscan countryside property.
The property retains original features such as beamed ceilings, an open fireplace and terracotta floors and the apartments spacious rooms have been stylishly decorated with a mix of traditional antique furniture and modern pieces.
This is the ideal place to escape from the stresses of modern life and in addition it is the perfect sanctuary for nature lovers. Here you will hear nothing more than the sound of the birds and for those who enjoy the countryside you will discover many hidden lanes and trails which wind down to a Medieval village.
For those who just want to just relax and do nothing but maybe read a book the private pool with terrace is the ideal location. The Villa has beautiful views over the hills and the Medieval village of Vicopisano often described as one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Pisa 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei 14 km, Nearest railway: Pontedera for trains to Florence 7.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
VICOPISANO AND THE MONTE PISANO
Nestled on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano is the sleepy Medieval village of Vicopisano which has been described as one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany.
Vicopisano is tucked away from the well- beaten tourist tracks of Tuscany but close enough to visit its famous sites.
To visit the historic centre of Vicopisano is like stepping back in time with its Medieval towers, cobbled pathways and hidden lanes. Away from the more beaten tracks of Tuscany but close enough to visit its famous sites, Vicopisano is a place where you will witness a more authentic Tuscany where you will see villagers enjoying their morning cappuccino at the local bar, school children queuing for ice cream at the local gelateria, a three wheeler Api (small agricultural vehicle) piled high with local produce and the summer long festivals themed around good food, dining alfresco and dancing under the stars.
The Medieval village of Vicopisano once had more than a hundred towers dotting it's skyline and was famous for its tower houses which were built by noble merchants. These noble merchants flocked to the village in Medieval times due to the village's strategic position. Today these Medieval town houses can still be seen but alas most of the towers have been cut down in size. Despite this there are still many visible towers within in the village and if you are staying in Casa Colomba you will be sleeping in one of these towers.
The village is dominated by the Medieval watch tower and fortress of the Renaissance master Fillipo Brunelleschi. The fortress is now open to the public at the weekends, and the small entrance fee includes a guided tour starting from the dungeons right up to the top of the domineering watch tower. From the top of the tower there is a fabulous photo opportunity to snap or video the spectacular surrounding countryside. The tours are usually lead by Professor Giovanni Fascetti and his team who will not only guide you though this Medieval masterpiece but also give you some insight into the village's history and curiosities.
During the first weekend of September the village literally does go back in time with its splendid Medieval festival, the event lasts for 2 days and visitors will be able to wander around the characteristic streets mingling with villagers dressed in medieval costume. You can buy and haggle with the street vendors with your Medieval florins and enjoy mulled wine and delicious snacks at the Medieval taverns!
Well worth a visit is the local parish church PIEVE DI SANTA MARIA. The Church was first mentioned in 934 AD, but documents infer that it already existed some time before. The present construction dates back to the 12th Century and is a well-preserved example of a Pisan-Romanesque church. Positioned in the apse is a magnificent wooden sculpture of the Descent of Christ from the Cross, it dates back to the very early part of the 13th Century. On the massive interior stone walls traces of some 13th Century frescos can be seen of which some have been recently restored.
Tuscany is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.
With a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, olive groves and sunflower fields, it draws visitors from all over the world looking for a typically Italian holiday.
The area is steeped in tradition and culture and is the perfect destination for those looking for relaxed holiday in a beautiful landscape.
Tuscany is the perfect destination for food and wine lovers. The small villages offer authentic Tuscan cuisine where you can dine al fresco in a typically local trattoria or osteria.
Tuscany is also a region of artisans and it is possible to visit small workshops and and buy local products such as ceramics, olive oil, cheese, truffles and indulge in a morning or afternoon of wine tasting.
Tuscany can be visited at any time of year and has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters.
Autumn and Spring are ideal for those wishing to see the sights and explore the history and culture of the region.
Summer visitors will witness the sunflower fields and have the chance to eat al- fresco and dance under the stars at one of the many summer festivals.
Tuscany can also be a wonderful region to visit in the winter especially around Christmas time. The Christmas markets line the streets of the local villages and towns. In addition there are no queues to visit the monuments and galleries.
Pisa is just a 30 minute drive from your villa. Famous for it's Leaning Tower and close to the sea. Pisa is a must see city to include in your tour of Tuscany.
The city has a rich culture which is evident from its monuments, museums and galleries.
Apart from history art and architecture Pisa offers the visitor a lively shopping district situated within the cobbled lanes of the Medieval centre.
The city can be explored easily by foot and all of our guests will receive a self guided walking tour to discover this lovely city beyond the leaning tower!
Many of our guests are surprised to here that we are not to far from the coast. Here you will discover both organized and free beaches, long sandy beaches and small pebbly bays. The area in summer has a vibrant nightlife with lots of seafood restaurants.
The newly opened Marina is the perfect place for an evening stroll and an aperitivo or two!
LUCCA the Medieval walled city and Puccini's birthplace is just a 30 minute drive away.
FLORENCE with its famous monuments and museums can be reached in 45 minute train journey or by driving.
GETTING AROUND TUSCANY
Many of our guests also visit Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace - Vinci, Volterra, San Gimignano and the famous Chianti region during their stay.
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