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Appartamento Limone on Charming Olive Farm - "Authentic Tuscany" - Lovely Views

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Private outside seating area at the olive farm

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

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.

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.

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.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME

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.

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
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/07/2017

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

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  • 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 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

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Jan 9 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$75
$527

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Easter
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$86
$602

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Mid
Apr 24 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$86
$602

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

High
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$97
$677

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Mid
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$86
$602

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Low
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$75
$527

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Xmas
Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$86
$602

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$97
$677

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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

A refundable security deposit of 200 Euro is required for each rental period and must be paid on arrival


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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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.

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!

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

Authentic Tuscany

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 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.

Why Vicopisano, Pisa, Italy:
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 .


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/07/2017

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Photos

  • Private outside seating area at the olive farm

    Private outside seating area at the olive farm

  • Fully equipped kitchen for cooking at home

    Fully equipped kitchen for cooking at home

  • Living/kitchen and dining space with 2 pull down beds below the book shelves

    Living/kitchen and dining space with 2 pull down beds below the book shelves

  • Spacious bedroom with lovely views

    Spacious bedroom with lovely views

  • View from the bedroom

    View from the bedroom

  • Bathroom with shower (wet-room), Wc, washbasin and washing machine

    Bathroom with shower (wet-room), Wc, washbasin and washing machine

  • The large BBQ ideal for cooking up a feast

    The large BBQ ideal for cooking up a feast

  • View between the original grinding stones from the olive press

    View between the original grinding stones from the olive press

  • Picturesque corners to shade from the heat of the day

    Picturesque corners to shade from the heat of the day

  • It's just a 10 - 15 minute stroll from the apartment to the village

    It's just a 10 - 15 minute stroll from the apartment to the village

  • Colourful streets of Vicopisano

    Colourful streets of Vicopisano

  • The pretty Medieval walled city of Lucca is just 30 minutes away

    The pretty Medieval walled city of Lucca is just 30 minutes away

  • Dine al fresco or dine inside with a view!

    Dine al fresco or dine inside with a view!

  • guests receive a small bottle of the farm's olive oil and a bottle of red wine

    guests receive a small bottle of the farm's olive oil and a bottle of red wine

  • Typically Tuscan - Antique lace and wrought -iron bedstead

    Typically Tuscan - Antique lace and wrought -iron bedstead

  • View from the bedroom towards the medieval village

    View from the bedroom towards the medieval village

  • Breakfast in bed!

    Breakfast in bed!

  • Rosemary and sage flowers at the entrance to the apartment

    Rosemary and sage flowers at the entrance to the apartment

  • The farm has a small shop where you can purchase local products

    The farm has a small shop where you can purchase local products

  • Guests can find a picturesque spot to relax in the garden

    Guests can find a picturesque spot to relax in the garden

  • Discover the secrets of Extra virgin olive oil

    Discover the secrets of Extra virgin olive oil

  • View of Vicopisano Medieval village

    View of Vicopisano Medieval village

  • Pisa withs its iconic Leaning Tower is just 25 minutes away

    Pisa withs its iconic Leaning Tower is just 25 minutes away

  • The city of Florence can be reached in under an hour

    The city of Florence can be reached in under an hour

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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