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"Casa Torre dell'Orologio": historic home in Medieval village + garden near Pisa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Tuscan and romantic historic house+ private garden, ideal for couple and family

Casa Torre dell'Orologio is a charismatic apartment in the heart of the Medieval village of Vicopisano, an authentic Tuscan burg.

The property offers spacious living full of Tuscan charm and character: perfect for couples or a small family.

A unique and selective one bedroom apartment, Casa Torre dell'Orologio is a 75 meters ground-floor apartment that offers gracious living in an original House-Tower of the XIII century. As you enter you realize that you are at the base of a medieval House-Tower: there are in fact the typical Tuscan beams and the Master bedroom is located under an ancient domed ceiling.. you will be in a shelter out of time!

Nestled under the Medieval towers of the historic centre of the village, the property offers Tuscan charm and character with stylish, eclectic mix of traditional Tuscan interiors and objects which have been loving collected from around the world.

The apartment is in fact the result of authentic passion that the owners have put into restoring this lovely paradise of Tuscany.

Imagine to have the time to prepare a delicious "home-made" breakfast with mocha-cappuccino, enjoying it in the romantic alcove overlooking your private Tuscan garden outside.. what else?

The apartment consists of a spacious open floor-plan with a equipped kitchen- dining and lounging area offering garden view, one Master bedroom and one bathroom plus laundry facilities and Wi-Fi.

A typical private Tuscan garden enhances our property: having an outside garden is a true advantage for a typical Medieval House-Tower!

Casa Torre dell'Orologio has also a special bonus: a private patio area directly outside its door!

Our guests can enjoying beautiful sunny days in our equipped private garden with wooden table and umbrella.

Casa Torre dell'Orologio is ideally located close to Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Siena, Volterra, Bolgheri, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi.. a perfect base for touring Tuscany and to discover the many hidden beauties in the area of "Monte Pisano"!

Our property is right in the historic centre: Casa Torre dell'Orologio is also just a short stroll away from the village square and all its amenities: restaurants, bars, touristic office, chemist' shop, bank.

After your dayly trip you can leave the car and start walking through the village enjoying a glass of wine, a local "aperitivo", an artisan ice-cream or choose a Tuscan dinner among the many and delicious restaurants.

Now let me briefly introduce who will welcome you in your memorable stay in Tuscany..that is me!

I'm Roberta and I am proud to present my lovely boutique-apartment "Casa Torre dell'Orologio" where I hope you will share wonderful moments with your loved ones. I'm graduated in History at the University of Pisa and I've decided to combine the knowledge of the area with the true passion for the hospitality that has always characterized my large and typical Italian family! It will be a pleasure for me to welcome you and organize in the best way your stay in Tuscany.

MORE DETAILS for an authentic "Boutique-Apartment" & TUSCAN STYLE

- CONFORT AND CHARM

The spacious apartment offers a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounging space (sofa and TV area) with views over the garden - a Master bedroom (with a single bed too) - a bathroom with the shower, expertly decorated with typical tiles of our area. In addition there is a utility room.

The apartment is situated on the ground floor of an ancient historic house, a Medieval House Tower - Casa Torre dell'Orologio has its own private entrace and its one patio-garden area. Like many Medieval buildings in the village the main window has decorative wrought iron bars which provide a sense of both historic reference and security.

To ensure the greatest possible comfort, you will find bathrobes, towels and sheets as well as the linen useful for the kitchen.

- LIVING/DINING & KITCHEN ZONE

The wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and leaving space has stylish eclectic collectables mixed with traditional Tuscan design. The stone built kitchen is typical of the area with modern and stylish appliances installed. The dining table sits in the centre of the room is carved from olive wood: a charming white chandelier hangs majestically over the dining zone. A romantic alcove, with table and chairs, will be your breakfast area overlooking the garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped to make you feel at home : you will find a stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, kettle, fridge ,table cloths and all things necessary to cook and clean / wash .

There is also a utility room with clothesline and washing/cleaning stuff and a washing machine.

- MASTER BEDROOM

The most striking room of the property, the Master bedroom will surprise you for the wonderful location under an ancient domed ceiling. The large airy bedroom has a confortable and large master bed and a single bed ideal for a child/teenager/adult.

There is a shabby-chic wardrobe with a dresser and chest of drawers. The room is equipped with air conditioning.

We can add one more single bed both in the Master bedroom or in the living area, upon request.

Bed lines and bathrobes are provided to lounge in.

- BATHROOM

The bathroom has high quality fixtures and fittings mixed with shabby chic interiors. The bathroom has a WC, bidet, hand basin and a spacious shower. Like the other rooms our bathroom is not without authentic style details: the hand basin is set in an old sewing machine. The bathroom is stocked with shower gel and hand soap.

- GARDEN/OUTSIDE

Casa Torre dell'Orologio has the advantage of having an outisde garden with a private patio area directly outside its door. During typical sunny days the garden has a wooden table with umbrella for you to even relax outside.

- ACCESS & PARKING

There is a free car parking spaces along the street where the property is situated and a resident's car park is approximately 200 metres away. (Entrance in Via Trombi)

There are two entraces to the property: the main entrance is in Via Lante, the main road of the historic centre - you enter through an old doorway into a spacious hallway - from here you may access your private entrance.

The other entrance - better if you arrive with the car- is in Via Trombi with the free car parking along the street.

- PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Medieval property - Spacious and charismatic interiors - original features including beamed ceilings - Situated in the heart of the historic centre - Private open space/patio in a typical tuscan garden (with olive trees) - walking distance to village amenities.

- CARE FOR OUR GUESTS - WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL

We like to treat our guests in the best way .. that's why we decided to present you at your arrival with a typically Tuscan welcome pack with a chillet Prosecco bottle, Red regional wine bottle, fresh fruit, tea, olive oil, Tuscan Pasta and tipically tuscan sauce.

- FACILITIES

Free Wi-Fi internet connection - Bed linens and towels - Washing machine - Bathrobes to lounge in - Everything you need to clean and wash - Satellite TV - DVD player - Hairdryer - Gas hob, Microwave oven - Iron and ironing board - Central heating, Toaster, Kettle - Concierge service - Pre-arrival Information Pack designed to help you plan and enhance your stay - Comprehensive guide to the area and property - English speaking Property Owner always available.

- CONCIERGE SERVICE/ TOURISTS INFORMATION

To allow you to fully enjoy your holiday in Tuscany, I will be happy to help you planning your stay or giving informations about. I also offer a concierge service which includes: Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping and information etc..

- NOT TO BE MISSED

What could be better than to be guided by those who really know the Tuscany ? THINK LOCAL! Wonderful tasting tours as wine-tasting at nearby vineyards, cheese tasting at artisan producer, visits to local olive mill in Vicopisano excursions, tours in major cities of Tuscany, cooking classes, culinary experiences.. Just contact me for more details!

More Details

Owner
Roberta
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Roberta

Hello everyone!

Let me introduce you who will welcome you in your amazing stay at the charismatic Boutique -Apartment " Casa Torre dell'Orologio " in Vicopisano..just me!

I am Roberta,a young Tuscan girl born and raised in Vicopisano, who decided to personally take care of the properties of my family.

After my degree in History at the University of Pisa, I decided to combine my greatest passions: the knowledge of my land, Tuscany , and the spirit of hospitality that has always characterized my typical, and large, Italian family.

I am ready to welcome you in my romantic apartment, a real stilish Boutique: in fact our property was personally restored: all the comfrots you are used to in a paradise of Tuscany.

It will be a pleasure to organize your stay and organize wonderful experiences !

Roberta purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Roberta chose Pisa Province

The property has a picturesque location: it is located in the ancient basement of a house Medieval tower of the XIII century with private Tuscan garden .

It belongs to my family who lovingly restored and furnished it with refined and traditional design: wooden beams and vaulted ceilings contribute to make it delicious!

Vicopisano is a beautiful and picturesque medieval village in the heart of Tuscany and it will be a pleasure to share with you, new friends, our daily lives.

What makes this apartment unique

A romantic place out of time with a private entrance through a delicious Tuscan garden. Stylish interior: you can cook in a real kitchen in rustic stone, under a wooden beam ceiling . No detail is left to chance: every piece of furniture is the result of an authentic passion for hospitality! You will find in the ceramic tiled bathroom sink set in an old sewing machine .. wonderful!

The romantic alcove will host you for your delicious breakfasts watching the view from the impressive iron window around the silence and beauty of the Tuscan countryside, ready to welcome you .

Amenities

Vicopisano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Ceramic tiled bathroom with large shower, toilet, bidet and hand basin set in an old sewing machine on a basement of ancient olive tree plan. Shower Gel and Hand Soap are already included .
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is large and airy, furnished with style for maximum comfort and relaxation experience. Location charming and romantic, the bedroom is suitable for couples and families ( max 4 people ) . The room is equipped with air conditioning, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers and antique torches as lighting accessories. Guests are provided bed linen and towels for personal use.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Vicopisano. The town is beautiful, and a very good base for exploring the rest of northern Tuscany: Florence, Lucca, Pisa and many other wonderful places are a short drive away.

The apartment is stunning, with great facilities, beautifully restored and very comfortable. It's very close to shops and the market square. There are plenty of restaurant options nearby and great facilities for the nights when we wanted to cook at home.

Roberta is a brilliant host - so friendly and helpful - and there were so many nice touches, from the selection of food and wine ready for us on arrival, to a surprise trip in one of her dad's collection of vintage cars. Grazie mille - we can't wait to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom & Nessa, I'm so happy to hear you had a lovely week in my property Casa Torre dell'Orologio your "home from home" in Tuscany! You will be always welcome guests - and now friends :) - in my properties everytime you want! I really do my best to let my guests feel like home and my role is let you fully enjoy your holiday being present for every need! We have spent such a good time togheter with our "vintage car and wine tour" and I'm sure you can have more memorable experiences next time you came! Wish you all the best, ciao ciao amici! Roberta
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5

Outstanding in every way!

  • 5 of 5

If you are visiting this area of Tuscany - look no further. This is THE place to stay. First - the house. It is very unique, nestled in the Tuscan hills and incorporated in a medieval building. Very nicely proportioned and well stocked with everything you could possibly need for your visit and with many additional touches - a welcome basket of fruit, provisions from Italy - pasta, sauces, wine and even some treats for our dog. Second - Vicopisano (the village). How beautiful it is to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets and be greeted by strangers, so friendly. The small piazza has a fantastic market - Fantasy Market - the sells the best beef we have tasted outside of Argentina. You can buy most things you need and it is not that much more expensive than going to the large supermarkets but infinitely more in keeping with getting that Tuscan feeling. Walking around the old fortress just enforces that unique feel of the area. And finally there is the lovely, remarkable, amazing Roberta - the owner. I could truly sing her praises for the next one thousand words but everything in the reviews that has been written is true. She is as unique as her home and village. Proud of her ancestry and really wants her guests to experience her world. Roberta - Tom and I consider you a friend and we so look forward to meeting you again, maybe in California or Ecuador but we will also definitely return to visit you in Tuscany. Thank you so much for making our Tuscan experience so incredible.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York/Warsaw
5

Truly home stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We have chosen Casa Torre dell"Orologio following reviews of other travelers. It was perfect choice for us and much better then we expected.

We wanted real Tuscany house, in the small village to avoid crowds and noises. We have got all of that plus unbelievable hospitality of Roberta and her family.

Vicopisano is a small village full of history, yet has everything you want - small supermarket, post office, coffee shops, newspaper and fruit/vegetable stand, restaurant. Bigger supermarket is just 10 minutes drive. Pisa is 30 minutes drive.

It is perfect gateway to see all highlights of Tuscany as it lies more/less in the middle of it. Car is necessary, however we highly recommend to go to Florence by train from Pontedera - it takes just 57 minutes and due to traffic and cost of parking its much less hassle.

Apartment is very spacious, lies on the ground floor with the entrance from small garden. Paring places are free, on the street. Entrance gets you straight to the big kitchen/living room, than bathroom and bedroom with double bed + single bed.

Apartment is as described, fully equipped, everything works perfectly.

Roberta is a perfect host. From the beginning of our contact with her she has been very prompt in answers, always available and enormously helpful. She is very well organized and thoughtful person. We travel a lot renting apartments/houses in Europe and US and have never meet person so charming and attentive. She gave us such detailed directions to the house that we got there without any problems, she greet us even it was very late at night due to flight delay. She prepared small welcome pack with wine, pasta and fruits. We also got basic stuff like sugar, oil, tea, coffee. Thanks to her suggestions which are available in the apartment in the form of a booklet with advises on sightseeing we went to the places that none of our guides mentioned.

We spend in Casa Torre dell"Orologio three weeks and enjoyed every day of it thanks to Roberta! For sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect hosts combined with a perfect appartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights and really missed nothing in the appartment.

Everything was on place and worked perfect, on top there was a Little welcome package to pass the weekend without goinig shopping :-)

Roberta was a really really great host and was available every time!

Once announced a problem or asked for help for sightseeing etc.

it took only few minutes for an answer!

We had a very hot week 35-40° and had no problems with the temperatures in the appartment, it allways stayed cool. So the nights were very rellaxing.

Vicopisano is a very Little and lovely town and perfect for a little walk with the dogs in the evening. In the village there were dogs and cats everythere :-))

So here is the next good point for a stay in Roberta's house, we stayed with our 2 little dogs, without any special costs and even for the dogs there was a little present at the Arrival!

So we found one of our best appartment in the Toskana,

and hope Roberta will be the host of many beautiful people in her house!

We will come back again, because of the wonderful appartment, but also to meet Roberta and her Dad again :-) !!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel and Katharina, it was a pleasure for me having you as my welcome guests and your little pet friends too! I miss you all, especially our time togheter with our vintage car tour and aperitivo around tuscan countryside and hidden village! Thank you for spending time writing your comment. I am really glad to deserve the name of "perfect host", thank you so much! I am really happy you appreciated my role in your vacation: my goal is let you feel like home with a close friend ready to help you for every need! Our guests impressions are always important for me and your beautiful review makes my heart full of joy, an important recognition for all the passion I put into hospitality! Thank you so much! You will be always welcome and me and my dad are ready for another memorable experience with you next time! Wish you all the best and see you soon! Un grande abbraccio carissimi amici, Roberta (and my dad Giovanni too!).
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5

A beautiful apartment in a charming village!

  • 5 of 5

I rented his apartment to accommodate overflow guests at a birthday celebration and my family actually stayed upstairs in the sister suite, Casa Bella Vista. My guests were delighted with it...it is beautifully appointed, spacious and has a walk-out garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynda, Anne and Kostek! So please you have enjoyed your stay for your fantastic family birthday both in Casa Bella Vista and Casa Torre dell'Orologio! You have so many things to discover more.. anyway you will be always welcome guests next time you want enjoy my hidden gem Casa Torre dell'Orologio and my beautiful land!
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orlando, fl
5

Tuscan charmer

  • 5 of 5

Roberta was so welcoming in every way - from the lovely welcoming wine, fruit and local specialties to her help with recommendations and directions. We spent 4 days and were sorry to leave. Vicopisano is off the beaten path of tourist destinations in Tuscany so it is a refreshing change and excellent location to visit Pisa, Lucca as well as the Cinque terre. Nice access to a lovely enclosed garden for dining al fresco or enjoying a morning coffee. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure meet your party of 3 and help you to organize your stay at Casa Torre dell'Orologio as my best! Happy you appreciated Pisa Guided Tour! Even if 4 days weren't enough you will always will be welcome to dine al fresco again and discover more about my beautiful land! Wish you all the best and hope to see you soon! Roberta
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa - 12 miles - 23 minutes
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nel centro del paese - a piedi - by walking
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Livorno - 20 miles - 30 minutes
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Tirrenia/Montecatini Terme - 19 miles -30 minutes
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Pontedera - 5 miles - 10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
A12 Genova/Roma o A11 - both 30 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nel centro del paese - a piedi - by walking
Nearest Ski
95 Kilometres
Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa - Tirrenia -15 miles - 25 minutes
Car: recommended

Vicopisano is an authentic and picturesque medieval village in the heart of Tuscany in a privileged location: hence, in fact, you can discover famous cities like Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena, Volterra .. without forgetting that our "Casa Torre dell'Orologio" is equally close to the most beautiful beaches of Tuscany!

"Casa Torre dell'Orologio" in Vicopisano is the ideal place for anyone looking for a holiday full of emotions to discover the Tuscan and local hidden beauties!

Your stay will be full of charm both for the beautiful location of Vicopisano and for the romantic tuscan charm that our Boutique-Apartment - "Casa Torre dell'Orologio" will give you!

Staying in Vicopisano means go back in time, walking among the most ancient stone alleyways of what has been one of the major Tuscan medieval fortress: not to be missed is the Castle of Vicopisano (to visit on your own in the weekend or accompanied by guides) and the fortress of Brunelleschi, famous architect of the Florentine Renaissance.

Wonderful experiences await you: wine tasting and visits to local products tasting, excursions, guided tour and everything you have always wanted to do and see in our beloved Tuscany !

"Casa Torre dell'Orologio" owes its name to its wonderful location: in the morning, when you wake up, you will open your door and you will be directly in front of another fascinating symbol of our medieval history, the Clock Tower with its suggestive and ancient chime.

History, recreation, culture, unforgettable experience, comfort, professionalism.. these are the elements that unite Vicopisano and "Casa Torre dell'Orologio"!

What else to say .. ?

See you there!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DEPOSITO CAUZIONALE euro 200 all'arrivo, verrà restituito al check-out
SECURITY DEPOSIT euro 200 upon arrival, will be returned at check-out.

ANIMALI AMMESSI spesa extra 30 euro in loco.
PET FRIENDLY with extra payment of € 30 on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.