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Appartamento Rosmarino on Charming Olive Farm - "Authentic Tuscany"

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

About the Property

1 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4 - An ideal base for touring Tuscany

LOCATED CLOSE TO PISA, LUCCA and FLORENCE

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

Appartamento Rosmarino is situated on an award winning organic olive farm, surrounded by olive groves, orchards and sweet smelling pines.

Appartamento Rosmarino 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 18th Century mill house and gardens.

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.


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 the buttercup 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 Rosmarino 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 views over the 18th Century mill house where the olive oil is still produced from mid-October to January.

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 cool and refreshing as it is situated at the rear of the apartment building. The entrance door leads onto 2 small private terraces.

The room consists of a fitted kitchen equipped for cooking at home and dining room table with 5 chairs.

There is a sofa bed ideal for sleeping an adult or 2 children.

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 terraces 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 50 metres from the front door.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME

Arrival from 4.00PM up to midnight.
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

Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The light and airy bedroom has views over the hillside and ancient mill. The room has a double queen size bed dressed in white Tuscan lace. There is also a single bed in this room which could be used by a child or just for lounging if there are only two of you. There is plenty of wardrobe space a small desk and air conditioning....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • There is a small but functional shower room with WC and bidet. There is also a washing machine situated in this room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are able to assist in organizing the following memorable experiences. 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. guided visit to the olive 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. Guided walks with local guide....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Brunelleschi's Medieval Fortress and Tower...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Seating for 4 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$53
$369
Xmas
Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$74
$516

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

Low
Jan 9 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$53
$369

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

Easter
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$74
$516

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

Mid
Apr 24 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$74
$516

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

High
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$84
$580

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

Mid
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$74
$516

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

Low
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$53
$369

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

Xmas
Dec 20 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$74
$516

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$84
$580

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

Check in from 4.00pm - 10.00pm - please contact us before booking if you would like a later check- in time

Check out up to 11.00am


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • 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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  • 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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  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

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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 Miles
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

Authentic Tuscany

Year Purchased: 1980

About: Nicola Bovoli 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. She is also a qualified and professional Olive oil taster and it may be Simona or another member of the family who offer you a private tour round the mill and farm! Our property managers Marie & Lorenzo (pictured) will initially deal with your booking enquiries plus all essential information prior to your arrival. They live in the village and will be on hand should you need them, they are very knowledgeable about the local area and they provide our guests with a wealth of information. Marie is British and therefore available for all your English language enquiries.

Why Calcinaia, Pisa, Italy:
Location, Location, Location! Situated close to the village but yet tucked away on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano the property offers the perfect rural retreat within easy distance to village amenities and transportation links. The views from the estate are spectacular, with sweeping views over the village and Medieval towers nestled against a backdrop of pine covered hills and olive groves. At the farm there are more than 3000 olives trees, a small vineyard, and orchards filled with organic fruit which guests may help themselves to.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Although a tranquil haven, we are close to the major cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence which means we are ideally located for touring Tuscany and in addition we are just a 30 minute drive to the coast and beaches.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Rustic simplicity on an olive farm

    Rustic simplicity on an olive farm

  • Fully equipped kitchen for cooking at home

    Fully equipped kitchen for cooking at home

  • Front entrance which leads to the private  terrac

    Front entrance which leads to the private terrac

  • Cool and refreshing bedroom with views over the mill and gardens

    Cool and refreshing bedroom with views over the mill and gardens

  • Breakfast in bed!

    Breakfast in bed!

  • Bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, washbasin and washing machine

    Bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, washbasin and washing machine

  • A pretty entrance! Stone steps to enter Apartamento Rosmarino

    A pretty entrance! Stone steps to enter Apartamento Rosmarino

  • View from an olive farm

    View from an olive farm

  • Local products available in the farm shop

    Local products available in the farm shop

  • Guests enjoying the wine produced on the farm

    Guests enjoying the wine produced on the farm

  • Brunelleschi's fortress and watchtower dominates the village

    Brunelleschi's fortress and watchtower dominates the village

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

    The Medieval walled city of Lucca is just 30 minutes away

  • Private terrace for al fresco relaxing

    Private terrace for al fresco relaxing

  • All guests receive extra virgin olive oil and  wine produced at the farm

    All guests receive extra virgin olive oil and wine produced at the farm

  • The terrace

    The terrace

  • Typically Tuscan - antique lace and wrought iron bed

    Typically Tuscan - antique lace and wrought iron bed

  • View from the bedroom over the 18th Century olive mill

    View from the bedroom over the 18th Century olive mill

  • Shower room with a view

    Shower room with a view

  • Just one of the communal terraces where guests can relax the farm.

    Just one of the communal terraces where guests can relax the farm.

  • Freshly pressed! Extra virgin olive produced from mid October to January

    Freshly pressed! Extra virgin olive produced from mid October to January

  • Guests discovering the secrets of olive oil

    Guests discovering the secrets of olive oil

  • colourful streets of Vicopisano just a 10 minute walk away

    colourful streets of Vicopisano just a 10 minute walk away

  • The captivating city of Pisa is just 25 minutes away

    The captivating city of Pisa is just 25 minutes away

  • The beautiful city of Florence is just under an hour away

    The beautiful city of Florence is just under an hour away

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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