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Romantic Medieval Tower House Apartment Near Pisa & Lucca

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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Casa Colomba is the perfect romantic bolt hole situated in the historical centre of Vicopisano, often referred to as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages and best kept secrets.

This 1 bedroom apartment sleeps 2-4, and offers boutique style with Tuscan charm and Character, with original features such as exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, a 12th century tower room and a charming Loggia.

Ideally situated in the heart of the village just a two minute stroll away from the lively village square, cafés, bars, restaurant & supermarket.

Vicopisano is Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine covered hills, sunflower fields and olive groves an ideal landscape for walking, trekking, cycling and mountain biking

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.

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES
A pre welcome pack emailed to you 45 days before arrival the pack is full of detailed information and designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.

Welcome pack on arrival (includes a chilled bottle of Prosecco.

Concierge service- Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc...

A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area.

OUTSIDE
There is a garden at Casa Colomba, which can be accessed at the rear or the property.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
We can help arrange, Bicycle hire, bicycle & walking excursions, Wine tasting, Oil mill visits with tastings of award winning olive oils and local products, cooking lessons. Olive and grape picking for the oil and wine harvest (September, October, November, December)



ACCESS
Access to the Tower house apartment situated on the 2nd floor is via 34 stone steps. There is a Bannister/handrail on each side. We do not recommend the apartment for those who have difficulty negotiating the stairs

EATING OUT & RESTAURANTS
There are 2 restaurants in the village one is within easy walking distance from the apartment the other is a 2 minute drive away, there are many other restaurants scattered around the village. From May through to November there are many local festivals themed around food, wine and dancing under the stars.

NEAREST COAST/BEACH
The nearest beach on the Tyrrhenian Coast can be reached in just under a 30 minute drive where you can spend the day at the free beach or we can arrange a day for you at a lovely beach club with sun loungers, umbrellas, bar and restaurant.


NEAREST GOLF
The nearest golf course is just under a 30 minute drive away close to the sea on the Tyrrhenian coast. This course is renowned for being one of the oldest and most stunning golf clubs in Tuscany and has been voted as one of the best 9 hole courses in Italy by 'Golf digest’.
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SIGHTSEEING
A hilltop medieval fortress and watch tower designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi stands guard over the village and surrounding countryside. The fortress is open to visitors at the weekends; a perfect place to spend a couple of hours exploring medieval dungeons, palace rooms and climbing the impressive watch tower. PISA with its famous leaning tower is just a short 20 minute drive or a local bus ride away. 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.


Keywords: apartment, flat, condo, one bedroom, historic, couples, romantic bolthole,

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking allowed only on the loggia...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • The romantic bedroom is housed in the 12th century tower. The double cast iron bed is a period feature typical of the region, dressed with Crisp white bed linen, sumptuous pillows and cushions. An antique chandelier hangs from the beamed ceiling. The double/queen cast iron bed is a period feature typical of the region, dressed with Crisp white bed linen, sumptuous pillows and cushions. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Situated off the living room with character beamed ceilings. The shower, WC, bidet and wash basin are contemporary in design with a mix of ceramic, glass and chrome fittings. Complementary hand soap, hand cream & shower gel, bathrobes and towels....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The stone built kitchen unit is very typical of Tuscan design and is fitted with modern appliances and fully equipped for those wishing to cook at home. Cooking hob, oven, fridge/freezer, toaster....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Welcome pack on arrival Bottle of chilled Prosecco Fresh milk Fresh seasonal fruit Local Salami and Cheese Crackers and sweet biscuits Selection of tea, coffee, sugar Salt & Pepper ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining area is within the Kitchen...moreless

          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Stylishly decorated with a mix of both traditional and modern pieces. A comfortable sofa bed which sleeps 2. Occasional tables, writing desk. LCD flat screen TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs & Cd'...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            The Washer is in the apartment and is for sole use of the occupants ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath 6 hand towels, Bath robes, pool/beach towels...moreless

          • Parking:

            Free public carpark 100 metres from house. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linen, pillows & pillow cases, ...moreless

          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • COOKING LESSONS Discover the secrets of Tuscan food! How to prepare it, cook it and discover which ingredients and wines complement this simple but delicious cuisine. You will assist and learn how to cook a typical Tuscan meal just like a Tuscan Mamma. Your chef and teacher is from Vicopisano and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all things gastronomic. It is also possible to organise a shopping trip to the local market to buy all the ingredients with your chef. GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES Wine tasting at nearby vineyards, Cheese tasting at artisan producer, visits to an artisan pasta producer, Truffle hunting. All of the above experiences can be arranged with a private guide. Visits to local olive mill in Vicopisano, includes a visit to the olive groves and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce. GUIDED WALKS & BIKE HIRE Guided walks and Cycle rides can also be arranged with a guide. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Guide books Special interest book about Tuscany Library and book exchange complimentary guides and maps of local area...moreless

              • Television:

                BBC world english speaking channel...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    A charming loggia with a large open recess where you can escape from the heat of the day, enjoy the hill and countryside views. The perfect place to relax with day-beds & floor cushions...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  Mid
                  Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €105
                  €655

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

                  Low
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €535

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  Xmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €115
                  €730

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  Low
                  Jan 9 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €535

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  Easter
                  Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €115
                  €730

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  Mid
                  Apr 13 - Jun 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €105
                  €655

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  High
                  Jun 15 - Sep 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €115
                  €730

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

                  Mid
                  Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €105
                  €655
                  Low
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €535

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

                  Xmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  €115
                  €730

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest


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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Heating is not included in the rate. Please contact us for details.


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                  Last updated: 09/11/2014
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                  Location

                  • Museo Piaggio

                    "A very interesting place to visit - Locally it's also know as the Vespa museum. Great for k..."

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                  • la Rocca del Brunelleschi - Brunelleschi's Medieval Fortress

                    "A Medieval Masterpiece. Designed by the Renaissance Engineer Filippo Brunelleschi. La Roc..."

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                  • Società Agricola Il Frantoio di Vicopisano Srl

                    "Know locally as the Frantoio of Vicopisano Guests of limonaia can enjoy an informative and ..."

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                  AUTHENTIC TUSCAN VILLAGE

                  Vicopisano is the perfect location for witnessing a typical Tuscan village. This is a place where you can still see the locals tending their olive trees and vegetable gardens as well as witnessing the daily washing hanging between trees and apartment windows.

                  This is a place to sip a cappuccino with the locals, dine alfresco at an authentic Osteria and enjoy the village events and festivals throughout the summer months.

                  CLOSE TO PISA, LUCCA & FLORENCE

                  Vicopisano is Ideally situated off the more beaten tourist tracks of Tuscany but yet perfectly located to visit the art and culture cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence just to name a few of the must see places in this beautiful region of Tuscany.

                  VICOPISANO STEEPED IN HISTORY- VISIT A MEDIEVAL FOTRESS

                  The Medieval village of Vicopisano is steeped in history and today’s visitors can witness many medieval towers and tower houses as well as a medieval masterpiece designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi . Brunelleschi was responsible for fortifying the whole village back in the middle ages and today visitors can wander the cobbled lanes of the historic centre and enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Medieval fortress and watch tower .

                  VIST ORGANIC OLIVE FARM & OLIVE PRESS

                  Visitors can also enjoy tours of a local organic olive farm where we can organize a private visit of the olive groves and olive press where you can taste the award winning olive oil along with a very good red wine and other organic products produced at the farm. We can also organize rustic lunches, BBQ’s and cooking lessons at the farm.

                  VISIT AN ARTISAN CERAMICS WORKSHOP

                  Not too far away at the edge of the village you can visit an artisan at work in his ceramic workshops. We can organize a memorable morning where you can visit the workshop of one of the very last remaining potters in the area. See the potter at the wheel witness how the pieces are decorated and glazed and understand the history behind the ceramics of Vicopisano an artisan trade which has been present in the area since the middle ages.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: Marie & Lorenzo moved to Tuscany almost 10 years ago, Lorenzo is from Turin in the north of Italy and Marie is British, although we met in England it wasn’t too long before we moved to Italy, first in the north not far from Lorenzo’s home and then to the beautiful region of Tuscany.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pisa:
                  We decided to buy in the village of Vicopisano due to its beautiful surroundings and unique location. The village although relatively undiscovered offers everything we need in the way of local amenities, transport links, and a beautiful surrounding country side where we can enjoy cycling, walking and trekking. We believe we have it all here just 30 minutes drive to the Mediterranean beaches, golf courses and thermal spas, and just 20 minutes away from the fascinating city of Pisa with its famous monuments, shops, museums and of course the international airport.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Casa Colomba and Vicopisano offers us a chance to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate in a characteristic environment away from the more beaten tourist tracks of Tuscany. Vicopisano is a friendly place and we enjoy the hospitality of the locals as well as the traditional festivals, eating al fresco and dancing under the stars. Our property is just a short stroll from the village square the life and soul of the village with its bars, café’s and Saturday morning market.


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                  Speaks: english, italian

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                  Photos

                  • Casa Colomba 12th century tower house

                    Casa Colomba 12th century tower house

                  • Original terracotta floors

                    Original terracotta floors

                  • Entrance into the tower bedroom

                    Entrance into the tower bedroom

                  • 12th century tower bedroom

                    12th century tower bedroom

                  • The bedroom view to the living room

                    The bedroom view to the living room

                  • The kitchen leads to the living room and Loggia

                    The kitchen leads to the living room and Loggia

                  • kitchen & loggia area

                    kitchen & loggia area

                  • bathroom feature crystal wash basin

                    bathroom feature crystal wash basin

                  • Ariel view of Vicopisano

                    Ariel view of Vicopisano

                  • Vicopisano with olive groves

                    Vicopisano with olive groves

                  • A view of the village square and medieval. twin towers

                    A view of the village square and medieval. twin towers

                  • The walled city of Lucca is just 30 minutes away

                    The walled city of Lucca is just 30 minutes away

                  • exposed stone wall of the living room

                    exposed stone wall of the living room

                  • living room with study area

                    living room with study area

                  • The character bed is typical of the region (queen size)

                    The character bed is typical of the region (queen size)

                  • A room with a view and antique chandelier

                    A room with a view and antique chandelier

                  • The Kitchen has original features and beamed ceiling

                    The Kitchen has original features and beamed ceiling

                  • kitchen features

                    kitchen features

                  • bathroom with shower

                    bathroom with shower

                  • View from the loggia and bedroom

                    View from the loggia and bedroom

                  • Sunflower field surround the village in late July to August

                    Sunflower field surround the village in late July to August

                  • Many medievil towers can be seen in the village

                    Many medievil towers can be seen in the village

                  • The city of Pisa with its leaning tower is just 25 minutes away

                    The city of Pisa with its leaning tower is just 25 minutes away

                  • The beautiful city of Florence can be reached in just 45 minutes

                    The beautiful city of Florence can be reached in just 45 minutes

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