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Villa Margherita

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £46 /night help

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 24 reviews

La Nicchia:outside

Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A charming 19th century chapel in Pisa countryside,transformed into 2 studios. Upstairs studio with original stone altar and stained glass windows. Downstairs studio with terracotta floor and arches and marble bathroom. All surrounded by garden in naturale state with pond and secular trees. The visitor can choose among several areas for dining and relaxing outdoors.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tirrenia 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa 20 km, Nearest railway: Pontedera 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 4 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

From the chapel two separate studios have been created.

LA NICCHIA has been decorated in the typical Tuscan style with vaulted ceilings of old red brick,terracotta floor and bathroom done out in Italian marble.The apartment,which is situated on the ground floor,includes a spacious bathroom with shower and an open plan room of about 45 sq.metres.In this room three distinct areas have been created with two steps delineating the areas:a living area with sofa,a bedroom area with double bed and a fully equipped kitchen area.From the kitchen you go out onto a small loggia with a table and chairs which overlooks a pound.There is another door at the side of the building which takes you into the living area.The forniture is in keeping with the building,simple but comfortable at the same time.

LA CAPPELLINA is a delightful studio which has a ceiling with wooden beams and brick supported by two tie beams and a Tuscan terracotta floor.From a small balcony(with cast iron table and chairs)you go through an imposing door and a magnificent glass door with its original coloured panes into the apartment.Once inside you find yourself in a large bright room(50 sq.metres).Here two distinct areas have been created:a bedroom area with double bed and a living room with sofa bed(sleeps one or two).The kitchen area is slightly raised and fully equipped.A few steps and a hidden door lead you to the bathroom.

There is the possibility to have two separated bedrooms:actually we have another apartment in 30 mt. from the chapel(La Chiocciola);it has 2 bedrooms (on request I can add another),2 bathrooms,1 kitchen and one big sunny terrace.It is on the 2nd floor ;it has a detail:for the moment the access is with a spiral-staircase,but till now it wasn't a problem for our guests.Please contact the owner for prices or more information.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS given on request.There is also the possibility to have lessons of THEOLOGY OF ART , BYZANTINE ICONOGRAPHY and BYZANTINE PAINTING.

Further details outdoors

Big fenced park with old trees.Chairs,tables,chaise-longue,ping-pong table,table football,mountenbikes.Parking in a private drive.

There is the possibility to take part in tours to taste wine,truffles and,on demand,for other typical products of our area.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is one of the most important tourist regions in Italy.Its towns are famous all over the world:Florence with its beautiful buildings,monuments,art -galleries,libraries and churches;Pisa with its Leaning Tower;Siena,an ancient Etruscan town with its medieval traditions.

Tuscan landscape is various;there are mountains(Appennino with Alpi Apuane,Where Michelangelo found the precious marble to create David and La Pietà),hills with their vineyards and olive-groves,the coast from Versilia(with wide sandy beach) to Argentario,where we can find many lovely places for swimming and for watersports .Off the coast there is the Arcipelago Toscano with its isles: Elba, Capraia, Giannutri, Giglio, Montecristo and Pianosa.


Villa Margherita is situated in Fauglia,a little village of Pisa countryside(in 20 minutes by car from the city).It has an ideal location at the top of the village,with a view of the local hills and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The ancient village of Fauglia has all amenities(banks,chemist,grocers',restaurant and other shops).

Ideally located for trips to Tuscan towns such as Pisa,Lucca,Florence,Volterra,SanGimignano,Siena and to seaside resorts.Those who like to be more physically active,can make excursions in the lovely surroundings of Fauglia on foot,by bike(avaiable on location)or on horseback.Water sports can be done at the beach reachable in a 20 minutes'drive,where there are also several tennis courts and 2 golf courses.( The Cosmopolitan Golf Tirrenia Pisa has 18 holes, and Golf club Tirrenia has 9 holes ).

The restaurants in Fauglia and near the village serve typical Tuscan dishes and wines of the vineyards of the surrounding area,the Chianti delle colline Pisane and white wine San Torpè.

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Review 1-10 of 24

11 Jul 2014


"fantastic, charming & peaceful"

Ticked all the boxes for us. We staid at the Cappellina (chapel), which has a lot of character. Ample space, calm, nice small village within walking distance, easy access to Pisa. Hosts were genuinely… More

24 Jun 2014


"A little bit of heaven in the countryside"

A wonderful place to stay that is near Pisa and Florence.The buildings are very old and great care has been taken to provide a unique expeerience to their guests. Nilo and Silvana are wondefful hosts,… More

1 Jun 2014


"Unique Hideaway in a small village"

Truly unique accommodation experience!! Silvana and Nilo made us feel like part of the family. We enjoyed the hospitality of the village of Fauglia during our week long stay.Nilo gave us a tour of the… More

15 May 2014


"Our Italian Family.."

We are a family of four- two adults with their teenage daughters, who decided to go on a getaway to the scenic Tuscany- what better place to choose! The directions as to how to get to the Villa from t… More

4 Feb 2014


"Beautiful, peaceful accommodation and excellent hosts"

We began our 2-week stay in the chapel and moved to the orangery mid-break (due to existing bookings by other guests before we booked). Both properties were spotless on arrival and offered everything … More

2 Jan 2014


"Met all expectations!"

My husband and I, and another couple stayed here for eight days in May. We rented both floors of the chapel. It is exactly as the pictures show. Very charming, spotlessly clean, and everything we n… More

5 Nov 2013


"Magnifique endroit"

très bon accueil de la maîtresse de maison, nous avions l'apt 2 chambre avec terrasse privative, très bel apt typiquement toscan avec tomette au sol et mur en briques, lit confortable et 2 Sdb… More

4 Nov 2013


"magnificent original buildings, full of character"

This is a unique place in the old castle grounds. There is a refurbished old chapel, complete with altar, 2 characteristic barn conversions and 2 more apartments with roof terrace in the main house. T… More

28 Aug 2013



Una settimana nella Nicchia e mi sono completamente rigenerato dallo stress cittadino.Semplicità, tranquillità e accoglienza perfetta sono le parole chiave per questa seppur breve vacanza.Spero di t… More

23 Aug 2013


"Authentic Tuscan experience!"

We spent 10 nights on this beautiful,quiet property and we had a terrific time.The wonderful owners,Nilo and Silvana,provided us with absolutely everything we needed,the rooms and kitchen were spotles… More

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Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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