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Farm House Apartment on Charming Olive Farm Near Pisa, Lucca and Florence

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pisa apartment description

A farmhouse apartment in Tuscany and a perfect base for exploring Tuscany.

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.

The bedroom has a traditional Tuscan wrought iron bed (queen size) and a single bed which can be used as a child’s bed or as an additional seating /lounging area.

There is plenty of storage in the way of a large wardrobe and antique dressing table and the bedroom is air-conditioned.

In the Kitchen, living and dining area there is a fitted kitchen with a cooker hob, electric oven and a fridge with freezer compartment.

For those who like to cook up a local dish whilst on holiday there is a fully equipped kitchen along with some award winning olive oil to get you started!

Additional pull down/Murphy beds are also available in this room. A large ceiling fan keeps the room cool in the warmer summer months.



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.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Full size baby cot and high chair available on request...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            in the outside areas of the apartment...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) The bed has a wrought iron headboard so typical in Tuscany., Child Beds (1) There is an extra single bed in the bedroom which can be used for children, when there are only 2 guests staying in the property this bed is dressed as a sofa to lounge on., Baby Cribs (1) Full size baby cot available on request at no charge. High chair available on request, Murphy Beds (1) There are 2 convertible single beds in the kitchen dining area. They are both hidden and stored within the dining room furniture....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • All clients will receive a 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. There is an iPod docking station for use in the apartment. The farm shop on the premises sells the farm's products - Olive oil, red wine, kiwi liquor, pâtés and preserves. All guests receive a pre arrival Welcome Pack full of hints & tips to help you plan and enhance your stay. Guided tours can be arranged for those who prefer not to drive such as visits to wine estates for wine tasting, visits to an artisan pasta factory, shopping trips to designer fashion outlets, a day with the truffle hunters and much more. Guided visits to the olive groves, mill and demonstration of olive oil tasting, plus a tasting session of all the farm's produce....moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View:

                Brunelleschi's Medieval Fortress and Tower...moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning is in the bedroom whilst there is a ceiling fan in the kitchen /dining room....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    A clothes horse is provided for drying outside....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided, including towels. All linen and towels are changed every 7 days. All linen and towels can be changed at anytime during your stay on request and for a small fee....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    There is plenty of parking in the parking area in front of the apartment....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    The new washing machine (July 2012) is in the bathroom and is both easy to use and energy efficient....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    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, a teapot and tea mugs plus all the necessary equipment for making typical Italian café with espresso cups and espresso pot....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    The Kitchen and dining area is flooded with light as you enter through the large arched shaped glass doors. 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....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    The fridge is built into the kitchen unit and also has a freezer compartment....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    There is a private terrace rather than a balcony, with views over the farm....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    There are various gazebos around the estate which can be used by guests....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Xmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €550

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

                  Low
                  Jan 9 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €65
                  €415

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

                  Easter
                  Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €550

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

                  Mid
                  Apr 13 - Jun 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €75
                  €525

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

                  High
                  Jun 15 - Sep 8, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €550

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

                  Mid
                  Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €75
                  €525

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

                  Low
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €65
                  €415

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

                  Xmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €550

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


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee €0
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Prices include Welcome Pack on arrival which includes: Small bottle of award winning olive oil, 1 bottle of the farm's own red wine, seasonal fruit, fresh milk, selection of teas, ground coffee & sugar. Complimentary toiletries: hand soap and shower gel.

                  Rate includes Final cleaning, Heating & Air - conditioning


                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 12/08/2014
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                  Location

                  14 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pisa - 9 miles - 20 minutes
                  0.75 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  10 - 15 minutes walk
                  29 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Livorno - 18 Miles - 37 minutes
                  29 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Tirrenia - 18 miles - 35 minute drive
                  7.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Pontedera (Trains to Florence) - 5 miles - 10 mins
                  29 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A12 Genova/Roma or A11 Pisa/Florence both 30 mins
                  0.75 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  10 minutes walk
                  91 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours 25 minutes
                  29 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Marina di Pisa - 18miles - 37 minutes

                  Car: Recommended

                  VICOPISANO - 10 - 15 minute walk

                  Shops, Bars, wine bar, 2 restaurants.

                  Weekly market - Saturday morning

                  Antique and collectors market every 2nd Sunday of the month (except August).

                  Historical site - Brunelleschi's Fortress

                  The 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, the small entrance fee includes a personal guided tour.

                  BUTI (5 minutes drive)

                  The nearby village of Buti which is famous for its restaurants which boasts 15 at last count. Italians come from all over Tuscany to visit this tiny village famous for good food at local prices. Many summer festivals in this characteristic village

                  CASCINA - Nearest bigger town - 10 - 15 minute drive

                  Weekly Market - Thursday mornings.

                  PONTEDERA 10 - 15 minute drive

                  Nice shopping district, Vespa museum, trains to Florence.

                  PISA 20 minute drive

                  Apart from its famous Leaning Tower. This city with its Medieval streets, picturesque squares and lovely riverside walks deserves to be explored beyond the Leaning Tower.

                  Pisa has wonderful galleries, museums, and a vibrant nightlife.

                  In the property you will find a self guided walking tour with all the cities must see places. In addition you will discover some secrets and the best lunch and dinner spots!

                  EVENTS

                  There are endless gastronomic events, historical re- enactments and music festivals throughout the summer months.

                  details of these will be provided in your Pre- Welcome pack and in the property.

                  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 has a restaurant in the area where you will have the lesson.

                  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 or without a private guide

                  OLIVE OIL EXPERIENCE

                  Discover the farm and mill - includes a visit to the olive groves, olive press and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce.

                  Visits to a local ceramic workshop. One of the last remaining artisans in the area. Watch the artisans at work and a chance to buy one off affordable pieces.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1980

                  About: The Farm Il Frantoio di Vicopisano came into being from Nicola Bovoli and his family’s love for food, quality and the Tuscan landscape. The adventure began in the Eighties when they bought a farmhouse, a mill and about ten hectares of olive trees in the beautiful medieval village of Vicopisano, on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano. Today the organic farm produces an award winning olive oil, a wonderful red wine from the Sangiovese grape, and various other organic produce which is available for purchase not only throughout Italy and at the farm's own shop but also in exclusive outlets in America. Nicola and his wife Lucia are both from Tuscany and have 2 children; Simona their daughter lives on the farm and works in the office and is very much hands on in the business and she is also a qualified and professional olive oil taster, nephew Francesco and his wife Valentina also work at the farm. Francesco works the land, tends the olives and sometimes jumps off his tractor to offer guided tours round the mill and farm! Valentina helps with bookings alongside Marie & Lorenzo who will initially deal with your booking enquiries. Marie & Lorenzo are not Bovili family members but have come to know and love this idyllic place on the hill and the hospitality of the family, they both live close by in the village. Marie is British and will be on hand for all English Language enquiries, although all the Bovili family do speak English and there will always be a family member close at hand during your stay.

                  Why Pisa:
                  The property was purchased initially with a view to starting the olive oil business, however it was the love of the Tuscan landscape and the favorable micro climate which swayed the decision for the Bovili family to settle in this area.The farm is surrounded by almost 3000 olive trees, a large vineyard, a rich orchard and a sweet smelling pine forest. At the heart of the estate stands an ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio) where all the freshly picked olives are turned into the golden oil .

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  The farm (Frantoio) is also ideally situated close to the village of Vicopisano and all its amenities. The village is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany and is ideally situated close to the city of Pisa and it’s international airport and within easy reach of the beautiful Tuscan cities of Lucca and Florence and just 30 minutes away from the Pisan coast and golf courses .


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, italian

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                  Photos

                  • Picturesque corners to shade from the heat of the day

                    Picturesque corners to shade from the heat of the day

                  • Entrance and Terrace to Appartamento limone

                    Entrance and Terrace to Appartamento limone

                  • A comfortable queen size bed dressed in original Tuscan lace

                    A comfortable queen size bed dressed in original Tuscan lace

                  • The kichen and dining area

                    The kichen and dining area

                  • Your private terrace with sun shade

                    Your private terrace with sun shade

                  • View from the apartment over the medieval village and farm's gardens

                    View from the apartment over the medieval village and farm's gardens

                  • A lovely terraces within the farm's garden where guests can relax in the shade

                    A lovely terraces within the farm's garden where guests can relax in the shade

                  • Guests can learn to taste the oil like a professional olive oil taster!

                    Guests can learn to taste the oil like a professional olive oil taster!

                  • There is a small shop at the farm where you can buy the farms produce

                    There is a small shop at the farm where you can buy the farms produce

                  • An ariel shot of the nearby medieval village of the  Vicopisano

                    An ariel shot of the nearby medieval village of the Vicopisano

                  • The leaning tower and the city of Pisa is just 25 minutes away

                    The leaning tower and the city of Pisa is just 25 minutes away

                  • Florence can be reached in 45 minutes by train or by road

                    Florence can be reached in 45 minutes by train or by road

                  • Rustic charm and simplicity. Farm shop with apartment in background

                    Rustic charm and simplicity. Farm shop with apartment in background

                  • Typically Tuscan wrought iron headboard and antique lace

                    Typically Tuscan wrought iron headboard and antique lace

                  • A charming view from the bedroom window

                    A charming view from the bedroom window

                  • Dappled sunlight entering through the arched kitchen window

                    Dappled sunlight entering through the arched kitchen window

                  • Brightly coloured flowers line the entrance to the apartment

                    Brightly coloured flowers line the entrance to the apartment

                  • The large BBQ ideal for cooking up a feast

                    The large BBQ ideal for cooking up a feast

                  • Guests can visit the olive groves and discover how the extra virgin oil is made

                    Guests can visit the olive groves and discover how the extra virgin oil is made

                  • Guests enjoy a tasting of the extra virgin oil and other products from the farm

                    Guests enjoy a tasting of the extra virgin oil and other products from the farm

                  • The village square in Vicopisano is just a 10 minute stroll away

                    The village square in Vicopisano is just a 10 minute stroll away

                  • Vicopisano A typical village scene

                    Vicopisano A typical village scene

                  • The impressive walled city of  Lucca is just 35 minutes away

                    The impressive walled city of Lucca is just 35 minutes away

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  €65 - €85 per night (EUR)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Speaks: english, italian
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