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Appartamento Limone on charming olive farm - "Authentic Tuscany" - lovely views

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4 - Stunning views over Medieval Village


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.

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 and 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.


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.


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.


There is plenty of free parking at the farm just 40 metres from the front door.


Arrival from 4.00PM up to 11.00PM.

Departure up to 11.00AM.

In some cases we can be flexible on arrival and departure time, please contact us before making your booking.

Arrival after midnight and requested late departures may incur additional charges.


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

More Details

Property Manager
Marie and Lorenzo
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Marie and Lorenzo

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 and Lorenzo (pictured) who are English speaking booking agents who are based in the village, it is Marie and 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. 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.

Marie and Lorenzo purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Marie and Lorenzo chose Pisa Province

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 .

What makes this apartment unique

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 .


Vicopisano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All cancellations will incur an administration fee Please see below for fees
  • Administration fees. Cancellations made 60 days or more: 25% fee 59 -55 days: 50 % fee 54 - 35 days: 75% fee 34- arrival day 100% (no refund)
  • Alteration of the booking may also incur a charge if some of the booked days are cancelled. Please see our terms and conditions for full details
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
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.


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Appartamento Limone on charming olive farm - "Authentic Tuscany" - lovely views
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September 2016 im Apartment Limone

  • 1 of 5

Anfang September haben meine Frau und ich das Apartment Limone bezogen. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen und erhielten von unseren Gastgebern alle Unterstützung, die wir wünschten. Der Standort ist ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt für die Besichtigung von Pisa und Lucca.

Leider entsprach das Apartment überhaupt nicht unseren Vorstellungen von einem Minimalstandard. Die Möbel waren eher antiquarisch und hinfällig (die Tür des Kleiderschranks fiel gleich beim ersten Öffnen heraus). Die Matratze war bereits etwas durchgelegen und roch muffig. An mehreren Abenden hatten wir unerwarteten Besuch: Eidechsen krabbelten an der Küchendecke entlang. Eine unschöne Begleitung beim Abendessen.

Draußen war der Sonnenschirm kaputt. Auf Anfrage wurde dieser zwar umgehend repariert. Aber so eine Reparatur muss man doch vor Eintreffen der Gäste erledigen, oder!?

An einem Tag haben wir uns ein Fahrrad ausgeliehen. Auch dieses war technisch nicht in Ordnung und der Ausflug somit kein Vergnügen für meine Frau. Der Fairness halber will ich gerne ergänzen, dass uns diese Ausleihe nicht berechnet wurde.

Die Wohnung ist außerordentlich hellhörig. Nachdem ein kanadisches Paar in die Nachbarwohnung eingezogen war, konnte meine Frau kaum noch schlafen. Der Kanadier schnarchte heftig.

Nach einer Woche haben wir deshalb die Wohnung "Limone" vorzeitig verlassen und haben uns in der südlichen (deutlich schöneren) Toskana eine Unterkunft gebucht. Für das späte Gelingen unseres Urlaubs war dies die richtige Entscheidung.

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Early in September my wife and I moved into the Apartment Limone. We were cordially received and we got every support from our hosts. This location is a very good starting piont for visiting Pisa and Lucca.

We are sorry about, but the apartment was disappointing. The furniture has been more antique and broken (the door from the wardrobe was falling out). The mattress was old. In the evening we got unexpected visit: lizards crawld in the kitchen, no good escort for dinner.

Outside the sun-umbrella was broken. It was immediately repaired. But I think, you have to do it before guest-arriving.

One day we rent a bike. But also this bike did not work really.

The apartment is very clairaudient. My wife could not sleep very well, because there was a loud snorer in the neighbour apartment.

Therefore we left the apartment after 1 week ahead of time and booked another apartment in the southern Toscana.This was a very good discision for our rest holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Way to see Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here while we vacationed in Italy recently. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the people that own and manage the property are very nice. Its not a luxury hotel but if you want to really experience Tuscany this is a great place to stay. Its very peaceful and you are close enough to be able to walk into village. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartamento Limone

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was on a working organic Olive and Vineyard and was immaculately clean and tidy. All creature comforts were provided with the added benefit of the shop selling wine and oil right next to us. The farm was quiet with stunning views over the medieval town and towers which had a small but adequate selection of bars and shops. The location of the farm made it easy to find from Pisa airport and allowed us to discover all the main cities and attractons by car on each day with no more than a couple of hours return trip. If it was peace and quiet you want, the local walks are just as relaxing so it made for a romantic stay.

The family that owned the farm were extremely helpful and very friendly; the olive tasting was a real treat and we would recommend this place without hesitation as a base to explore Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Great holiday in Vicopisano in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this apartment and had a wonderful time. The apartment is situated on a farm surrounded by olive trees and grape vines and is very beautiful. The Bovoli family who own the farm were most kind and helpful in every way. We certainly felt we were experiencing Tuscany first hand. The apartment was quite big and well equipped with all that we needed.

The location ideal for visiting other places in Tuscany. We visited Florence, Luca, Pisa and many other places and were able also to relax for a few days on the beaches. We enjoyed most evenings eating out on the patio and enjoying the lovely view of the castle in the village. We will certainly return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A triumph of marketing over substance

  • 2 of 5

We booked at last minute due to our first choice being cancelled. The 27 page welcome pack and the high price for a 1 bed apartment promised a very special place. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The apartment was a hastily and I'll conceived conversion of a office suite. The bedroom had several phone jacks and ancient strip lighting. The bathroom was a conversion of a staff toilet which could on.y be made into a shabby type of wet room. The floor tiles were wall tiles ad were lethal when wet. Although there is a review which is glowing in its praise, although it doesn't actually mention the facilities in the apartment, rather drones on about their problems with their journey. The electrical appliances were either still boxed in their packaging or were obviously unused. The kettle had never had water in it! The terrace was just the rough concrete path to the front door. The patio furniture was very old, shabby and the metal struts of the parasol were so rusty that it couldn't be opened. There were 20 steps to the apartments and not 15 as stated in the advert. There was just a thin door between us and the apartment next door. We could here every move the residents made and presumably they could here us. We could go on but think we have outlined the short comings sufficiently enough to enable other holiday makers to make an informed choice. The owners need to up their game if they want British visitors.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments your and your feedback has been taken seriously. We are very sorry our apartment disappointed you. Our aim is to offer clean comfortable accommodation on our family run olive farm so guests can immerse themselves into a typical Tuscan environment. We are sorry that you found the apartment highly priced. After much research we believe the rate of €70 / £56 /$89 per night to be fair for a 1 bedroom apartment in this location at this time of year. We advertise the apartment as being simply decorated with modern comforts such as fully fitted kitchen, air con and free WiFi. The farm building did have another use before we converted it into an apartment and great care was taken during the renovation. We were very concerned with your comments about the bathroom especially from a safety point of view, to date no other guests have brought this to our attention but due to your comments we will investigate and correct any problems. The photo in our ad is a perfect representation of the bathroom, and it has never been a conversion of a staff toilet. You state that the patio furniture is old and shabby which we must disagree with as the patio furniture is brand new; we have looked at the parasol and agree that it needs to be replaced immediately. You mention your disappointment with the patio; but we do feel that the photo of the patio area perfectly represents what guests will see in real life. The entry steps are not really proper steps; they are approx 1” deep and were intended to aid people walking up the slight slope. We counted 15 steps in a row and there are occasional random steps also 1” deep close to the entrance. Obviously we will amend this info in our ad. Our previous guest comment is genuine and is on another well known traveller site here you may contact this guest for feedback. The apartment has only recently opened and we are sorry we left the new appliances in their boxes; we didn’t think this would offend, but would on the contrary reassure guests that all was brand new. It is with sadness that we have not been able to offer you the holiday you were seeking. It is a shame that you didn’t speak to us during your stay, as you saw us on many occasions at the farm and we welcomed you both with your lovely dog. If you had expressed such disappointment at the time we would have happily refunded your money and helped you find different accommodation which would have been possible as this is a very small community.
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this charming apartment for 11 days and it was amazing. The farm where the apartment is situated is beautiful, and the family who own the farm were so kind and friendly. They couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. We really felt at home and we certainly felt like we were in the heart of Tuscany. The apartment was well equipped with everything that we needed, which was really important to us as we have an eight month old baby. The apartment was really big and airy and traditional italian. We loved it. Although we visited lots of places in Tuscany, it was also just lovely to walk around the farm looking at the beautiful fruit trees and grape vines. The family helped us with directions to places, and lots of information was also provided in the apartment on arrival. We used the welcome pack provided to try out recommened beaches and restaurants. It was such a great help. We were also given the most gorgeous fruit freshly picked off the pretty trees. It was delicious. The apartment is ideally located for visiting many other places in Tuscany. We went to Pisa, Florence, Buti and a couple of beaches, but there is so much more to do and see. There is a small supermarket in the village a few minutes away, but if you want a larger supermarket, there are a couple about 10 minutes and 15 minutes away which we visited a few times.

Our plane was delayed by a few hours on the way out to Pisa, and I got a text and a phone call from Marie saying that she was aware that our plane was delayed and that she could order us a taxi when we arrived in Pisa, as our car hire office would be closed - wow, what a service. We were so grateful. When we got there our taxi was waiting. I don't know what we would have done if Marie hadn't have arranged this for us as we arrived after midnight. We have never been given this kind of great service. The next morning rather than having to get a taxi back to the airport Francesco drove us there, waited for us to collect our car and let us follow him back to the farm so we didn't get lost. We got an amazing service from day one and this continued all the way through our holiday. We had a lovely patio outside the apartment where we spent most evenings eating lovely italian food and drinking a glass of wine. We had a lovely view of the farm, and during the day we also had a gorgeous view of the castle in the village.We are already looking at flights to go back soon. It was fantastic and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family thanks you very much for your wonderful review. We were very happy to welcome you. We wait for your return, suggesting to come in October, so you can see how is our production of oil. We will be glad to welcome you back with our hospitality and you can taste our freshly produced oil! Thanks again to your wonderful family! Bovoli family
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Pisa - 9 miles - 20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
10 - 15 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
29 Kilometres
Livorno - 18 Miles - 37 minutes
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Tirrenia - 18 miles - 35 minute drive
Nearest Train
7.5 Kilometres
Pontedera (Trains to Florence) - 5 miles - 10 mins
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
A12 Genova/Roma or A11 Pisa/Florence both 30 mins
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
10 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
91 Kilometres
Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours 25 minutes
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
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.

BUSES -run from Vicopisano Monday to Saturdauy to Pisa and Pontedera (for trains to Florence) - last bus back to Vicopisano late afternoon

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!


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.


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.


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


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11.96 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.12

Rates include:

Bed linen and towels
Final cleaning
Heating or air-conditioning

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.

Rates do not include:
Pet fee which is charged at 30 Euro per pet per stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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