HISTORY & ROMANCE - 12th Century Medieval Tower House
Steeped in history and wrapped in Romance CASA COLOMBA is situated in the authentic Tuscan town of Vicopisano Ideally located for visiting PISA, LUCCA, FLORENCE, VOLTERRA and even the CINQUE TERRE.
THE ROMANTIC BEDROOM is housed in the Medieval tower where an antique chandelier hangs from the character beamed ceiling over the period bed. The view from the window is over the surrounding hills and countryside and the part of Brunelleschi's wall!
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION PACK - e-mailed to you before your arrival.
This guide is full of detailed information and is designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.
We offer a concierge service which includes:
booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc.
REFRESHMENT WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL
A bottle of chilled Prosecco
A selection of tea and coffee
THE BUILDING AND LOCATION
This historic building is the perfect place to stay for romantics, history lovers and those looking to experience a genuine Tuscan town.
Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine covered hills, olive groves and sunflower fields in the summer, the location is a history and nature lovers dream an ideal landscape for walking, trekking, cycling and mountain biking
The property dates back to the 12th Century and includes a Medieval tower with exposed stone interior walls and lofty beamed ceilings.
Look out of the windows and you will see the remains of the original town walls built by the famous Renaissance architect Brunelleschi.
Your morning Cappuccino is just a stroll away as well as an early evening aperitif and local pizza.
There is a garden at the rear of the property available just for our guests , (Access to garden 100 metres around the block) in addition to a romantic Loggia (summer room) with day beds with views over the surrounding hills.
The property owners live on site and are available should you need them to offer insider knowledge on places to see, where to eat and the best way to get around!
COOKING LESSONS, GASTRONOMIC AND WINE TOURS can all be arranged close by - see Amenities section
BIKE RENTAL AND LOCAL GUIDES are available
TOURIST INFORMATION AND MAPS
A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area.
A stunning airy room with the exposed stone of the 12th Century Medieval Tower and lofty beamed ceilings. The living room is spacious and comfortable with a library and study area.
There is a comfortable sofa bed which can sleep an additional adult guest or 2 children
The romantic bedroom is housed in the 12th Century Tower. The double/Queen size 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.
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 and shower gel.
BED LINEN and TOWELS
All bed linen, towels and adult bathrobes included in the rate.
The stone-built kitchen 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, a cool box/bag ideal for beach days and picnics.
A small recess with doors situated off the living room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
SUMMER ROOM (LOGGIA)
The loggia is a room which has a large open recess facing the surrounding hills and garden. It is the perfect place to relax with a book and a glass of wine. The room has been furnished with daybeds and African poufs for maximum comfort.
There is a garden at Casa Colomba, which can be accessed at the rear of the property. The garden is for the use of our guests only, unlike many other properties in the village which have communal gardens. The garden is south west facing and a real sun trap. There is a table and chairs for outside dining and loungers to relax on.
ACCESS and PARKING
Access to the Tower House apartment situated on the 2nd floor is via 34 stone steps. There is a banister/handrail on each side. We do not recommend the apartment for those who have difficulty negotiating the stairs.
Free parking is available 100m from the front door in the car park used by all residents of the historic centre.
The ground floor of Casa Colomba has recently been restored, this is your chance to have a peep into the past and wonder what happened here in times gone by. We use this space for impromptu drinks with guests. We hope you have the time to join us over a glass of chilled Prosecco!
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