Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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.

OVERVIEW

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.

BEDROOM

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.

BATHROOM

The bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet and wash basin. We provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel and hand soap.

OUTSIDE AREAS

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

Seasonal fruit

Tea, coffee, sugar and milk

PETS

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
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
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
The kitchen and dining area is flooded with light through the large arched shaped glass doors and window.

Views from this room include the terrace and old stone wall which can be seen through the doors and the original granite stone which forms part of the hillside.

There is a fitted kitchen unit in dark wood so typical of Tuscan rural properties. Although a traditional colour the kitchen units are modern and convenient with a cooker hob (4 gas rings), an electric oven, and a fridge with freezer compartment.
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The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking up a traditional meal with cooking pans, and plenty of cooking utensils, plus little extras like a colander for draining your pasta, a salad spinner, garlic crusher, bottle opener, crockery for 4 people plus a teapot and tea mugs and all the necessary equipment for making typical Italian café with espresso cups and espresso pot.

There is a large ceiling fan in this room to keep it cool in the summer months.

This room can also cater for 2 extra guests, where there are two single convertible beds stowed and hidden within the shelving unit.

BEDROOM
The bedroom has a beautiful arched window with views over the estate and Medieval tower of Fillipo Brunelleschi. The double bed is Queen size and typical Tuscan in design with lace bedspreads and a wrought iron headboard. There is also a single bed in this room which can be used for an extra guest if needed but is dressed as a sofa for lounging when the room is occupied for 2 guests.
There is a large wardrobe and antique dressing table both with plenty of storage.
There is an iPod docking station in this room.

BATHROOM
The shower room is more like a wet room with a separate annex where you will find the washing machine. Washing powder, shower gel and hand soap is provided.

WELCOME PACK
All clients will receive a Welcome Pack 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.

ACCESS
Access to the apartment is up a very slight incline. For easy access the incline has 15 low wide steps.
The entrance to the farm is up a non asphalted gravel lane of about 500 meters.

Further details outdoors

PARKING
There is plenty of free parking just 50 metres away from your apartment entrance. The space is shared with the owners and one other 1 bedroom apartment.

PRIVATE TERRACE
There is a private terrace at the entrance of the property where there is a table chairs & umbrella.

THE ESTATE GROUNDS
The estate is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of over 3000 olive trees, orchards, vineyards and pine forests. Around the estate you will find various spots, such as covered terraces and gazebos where you can relax and take in the magnificent views over the Medieval towers of the village. Guests at the farm are able to see the farmers at work, wander around the olive groves and help themselves to some of the fruit from the fruit trees.

BBQ & FARM SHOP
Approximately 50 metres from your entrance you have use of a very large BBQ. The BBQ is shared with the owners and 1 other 1 bedroom apartment.
Farm produce such as olive oil, wine, preserves and liqueurs can be bought in the farmer's shop next door to your apartment.

Further details

RATES INCLUDE

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.

Final cleaning

Wifi connection

All bed linen & towels

Air conditioning/heating

The Tuscany region

TUSCANY
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.

PISA
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.

LUCCA
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
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.

CHIANTI
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.

Vicopisano

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.

DISTANCES
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.