LOCATED CLOSE TO PISA, LUCCA and FLORENCE
A farmhouse apartment in Tuscany and a perfect base for exploring Tuscany.
Appartamento Limone is situated on an award winning organic olive farm, surrounded by olive groves, orchards and sweet smelling pines.
Apartmento Limone is a one bedroom apartment situated not too far from the centre of Vicopisano, often referred to as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages and best kept secrets.
The apartment offers both rustic charm and simplicity so typical of Tuscan rural houses. This is the ideal place to stay if you are looking to immerse yourself into a typically authentic Tuscan lifestyle.
The apartment has its own private entrance and is situated opposite the main mill house with lovely views over the gardens, fruit trees and olive groves.
You will be able to see the farmers at work, the mill where the oil is produced and sample the wonderful tastes which are produced on this charming farm.
If you need to pick up supplies the village center is just a 2 minute drive away or for those who like walking it’s a 10 – 15 minute picturesque wander past the kiwi plantations, and Medieval towers.
Come in the spring and witness the fruit trees in blossom and buttercups meadows, visit in the summer and see the surrounding sunflower fields.
In September you will see the harvest of the grapes and in October you will see the harvest of the olives but to see the olives turned into the golden nectar you must come and visit in November!
Vicopisano is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful region of Tuscany such as the cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, as well as being just under a 30 minute drive away from the Pisan coast, its beaches, Thermal Spas and Golf course
Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of sunflower fields, pine covered hills, and olive groves this is an ideal location for walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking.
Situated on a charming organic olive farm at the edge of the village of Vicopisano.
This one bedroom apartment is one of two apartments located on the farm. Appartamento Limone is ideal for couples but also those with a young family. The apartment can also be used in conjunction with the next door apartment where there is a communicating door.
The bedroom is flooded with light and has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and Medieval towers.
There is a double (Queen size) bed dressed in Tuscan antique lace. In addition there is a single bed which would be ideal for a child.
There is air conditioning and heating in the room which can be self - regulated.
LIVING/COOKING AND DINING SPACE
This area is also flooded with light and leads out onto a private patio area.
The room consists of a fitted kitchen equipped for cooking at home and dining room table with 5 chairs.
There are also 2 armchairs and a bookcase which houses two pull down beds – ideal for children or teenagers.
The bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. We provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel and hand soap.
In addition to your own private space outside the apartment there are plenty of other areas around the farm where you can relax, read a book and sip a glass of the farm’s own IGT Sangiovese wine.
There is also a large BBQ area which can be used by guests.
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN AND FRUIT TREES
There is a small organic vegetable garden where guests can help themselves to the freshest of ingredients; in addition there are fig, cherry and peach trees in the grounds of the farm.
ACCESS AND PARKING
There is plenty of free parking at the farm just 40 metres from the front door-
COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME REFRESHMENT PACK
Small bottle of the extra virgin oil produced by the farm
Bottle of red wine produced from the farm's vineyard
Tea, coffee, sugar and milk
We accept pets but you must inform us at the time of booking - there is an additional pet fee of 35 Euro per pet per stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Marina di Pisa 34 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 30 km, Nearest railway: Cascina & Pontedera 7.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
KITCHEN & DINING SPACE
|Further details outdoors|
Welcome Pack on arrival comprising of a small bottle of the farm's award winning olive oil., a bottle of the estate's red wine, tea, ground coffee, sugar, milk and a bottle of mineral water.
All bed linen & towels
Tuscany is one of Italy's best-loved regions. A beautiful and diverse landscape, the region of Tuscany nestles between the blue green Apennines and the Turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. It is one of the most visited parts of Italy as visitors flock to see the famous art cities, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Florence, Its breathtaking scenery of rolling hills and cypresses and last but not least to sample its excellent food and wine.
The apartment is situated within the Province of Pisa. For those who enjoy sightseeing and shopping, the city with its famous Leaning Tower and quaint cobbled shopping zone is only 25 to 30 minutes away, although there is much more to see in Pisa than the Leaning Tower. Take a map and a guide book and discover the small lanes and market squares with hidden shops, restaurants and cafés Or head for the River Arno which runs through the city centre. Here you can take a city boat tour or just relax at one of the cafés. It is also possible to hire bikes & rickshaws to explore or take one of the official walking tours.
THE PISAN COAST
In Ancient times Pisa was an important port. Today the port has gone but you can still enjoy a day or two at the coast. Marina di Pisa and the Tyrrhenian coast is just a 30 minute drive away from Vicopisano. Here you will find mostly sandy beaches, lounge bars on the sand, seafood restaurants and wonderful sunsets.
The beautiful medieval walled city of Lucca can be reached in just over half an hour and is well worth a visit, especially in the summer months when its streets are filled with the sound of Puccini. The city is mainly a car fee zone and most citizens get around by bicycles. To feel like a local and explore the city hire a bike at one of the main gates - it's a great way to see the city. A short distance away is Torre del Lago, a small town where you can visit not only Puccini's home but also attend the Puccini opera festival which generally runs throughout the summer months.
Florence needs no introduction with its world famous galleries and monuments, also famous for its shopping and stylish boutiques. It's an easy 45 minute drive away or better still take the train from one of the nearby railway stations.
VOLTERRA & VINCI
Both delightful places to visit and worth a daytrip. Vinci is the birthplace of the famous Leonardo da Vinci, where you can visit a museum dedicated to the Renaissance master and the stone house where he was born .
Volterra is an atmospheric hill town famous for alabaster, (and now the famous Twilight saga) and Etruscan, Roman and Medieval sites are scattered throughout the town. Both Vinci and Volterra are easily reached from Vicopisano and take just under an hour.
The Chianti region with its characteristic towns & villages, such a San Gimignano can be reached within an hour and a half with Siena being just under 2 hours away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearby public pool 3 miles / 5km / 5 mins drive . Nearest Beach 19 miles / 30km / 30 mins drive. PISA 14 miles / 22km / 20 mins drive / local bus from village. LUCCA: 33 miles / 53km / 45 mins drive / public transport option. FLORENCE 43 miles / 69km / 1 hour drive / train 45 mins. Train station 5 miles / 7.5km / 10 mins drive or bus from village. Siena 82 miles / 132km / 1 hr 40 mins drive or bus from Pisa airport.