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Boutique Hideaway Medieval Village + private garden + AC, 5 min walk to village.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio apartment located in historic Medieval building - close to Pisa & Lucca

Stylish, romantic studio apartment - offering contemporary living with Tuscan charm and character.

Il Nido Bianco (the white nest) is situated on the first floor of a Medieval building in the heart of the historic centre of Vicopisano.

Located close to Pisa, Lucca and Florence, the property is ideally located and offers the perfect base for touring Tuscany.

Nido Bianco is ideally situated and is just a short stroll away from the village square and all its amenities.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The property offers stylish contemporary interiors, free WiFi and laundry facilities - in addition the apartment retains original features such as lofty beamed ceilings with views over terracotta roofs and Medieval towers.

MEDIEVAL OPEN PLAN LIVING

This studio apartment is both perfectly and cleverly designed providing both living and sleeping zones in one open plan space with large airy windows. The interiors are mainly white and neutrals which offer a cool/fresh ambiance.

Enter the apartment into a small entrance lobby with views over the terracotta roofs and Brunelleschi's Watch Tower

SLEEPING/LOUNGING SPACE

Here you will find comfortable Queen size bed dressed with fresh white linens and there is a romantic white curtain which separates the sleeping and dining zone. There is a cozy sofa for two and a satellite TV in this zone

DINING AND KITCHEN ZONE

The cooking zone is perfectly designed with a cooking hob, oven and fridge. The fully equipped space means you are able to prepare and cook delicious Tuscan meals at home. A dining table designed for four offers romantic comfortable dining for two!

BATHROOM

The contemporary bathroom has the highest quality fixture and fittings and offers a WC, hand basin and shower with cubicle.

PRIVATE GARDEN

The garden like the apartment is a romantic nest for two! The garden is at the rear of the building with easy access from your apartment. The garden has a gazebo, plus table and chairs for outside dining, it's a great spot to have morning breakfast or pre - dinner drinks. The property owner has planted fresh herbs, strawberries and tomatoes which our solely for our guests.

ACCESS AND PARKING

There is a free car park just 120 meters away. The car park is for available for the residents of the historic center.

Access to the property is via a large entrance into a communal hallway - then there are 11 stairs to access your private entrance.

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 SERVICES

WiFi internet connection

Hand soap, shower gel and shampoo

A Pre-Welcome Information Pack is emailed to you 45 days before arrival - this guide is full of detailed information and is designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.

WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL - includes:

A chilled bottle of Prosecco

Local cheese and salami

Pasta and pasta sauce

Bread and/or crackers

A selection of tea and coffee

Fresh milk

Salt, pepper, olive oil

CONCIERGE SERVICE

We offer a concierge service which includes:

Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc.

TOURIST INFORMATION AND MAPS

A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area.

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. Guided by a professional local chef.

Cooking lessons will take place just a less than 50 metres away in a 12th Century Medieval Tower house.

GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES

Wine tasting at nearby vineyards

Cheese tasting at an artisan producer

Visits to an artisan pasta producer

Truffle hunting

All of the above experiences can be arranged. Please contact us for more details.

Visits to the local olive mill in Vicopisano, includes a visit to the olive groves and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce.

More Details

Property Manager
Marie and Lorenzo
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Marie and Lorenzo

The property is owned by a local family who live in part of the restored Medieval building where Nido Bianci is situated.

Husband and wife Patrizia and Carlo have lovingly restored their Medieval home into a stylish comtemporary retreat. Patrizia is an experienced project manager and interior designer who specializes in bathroom and kitchens and Carlo has his own garden furniture business which specializes in hand crafted wooden furniture and garden accessories.

Patrizia and Carlo have two young sons who just love to practice their English language skills so the chances are you may get to meet them on arrival. Brenda the dog is another addition to the family who you may also meet if you take a walk along the country lanes surrounding the village!

The family have enlisted the help of Marie and Lorenzo (pictured) who act as Property Managers for Nido Bianco.

Marie and Lorenzo live in the village and know the area well. They are experienced English speaking Property Managers who will process your initial enquiry right up to your arrival and as they live just 20 meters away they are available for support during your stay should you need them.

What makes this apartment unique

Stylish contemporary studio apartment to rival any hotel suite!

Ideally situated within walking distance to the village square and local amenities.

Amenities

Vicopisano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stylish contemporary fixtures and fittings shower with cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio - 1 queen
  • Studio apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Boutique Hideaway Medieval Village + private garden + AC, 5 min walk to village.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Loved living in a part of history.

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming apartment right in the center of the town. Lovely. Perfect for a couple. Everything you needed was supplied including a welcome basket filled with treats as well as local meat and cheese in the fridge and a parking space! Local stores all within walking distance. Great hub for visiting Tuscany - Day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Volterra and Florence. Marie and Lorenzo were just a phone call away and always ready to help or make

a suggestion to make our stay better. Favorite part - our Italian cooking

lesson with Olimpia, a local chef. It was the "icing on the cake" to our Italy vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear William, Thank you so much for giving such a fabulous review. We are delighted that you loved our property and enjoyed your stay with us and your little welcome treat. It is always our pleasure to provide the best concierge services to our guests. We aim to always provide and give a helping hand with the best recommendations to make your stay a memorable one. The cooking lessons are always a big hit with our guests so we are pleased you enjoyed the experience. It was so nice to meet you and we thank you so much for being a fantastic guests and we do hope you come back and visit us one day. Warmest Regards, Marie and Lorenzo
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Bowie, MD
5

Our stay in Vicopisano, a quiet little village near Pisa.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable apartment is fully furnished for preparing meals. However, bed slopes toward middle and could use a new mattress. In our opinion, getting to apartment from the airport requires a rental car equipped with GPS, which is also extremely helpful in getting from there to popular tourist towns such as Lucca, Volterra, Siena, etc. Free parking near apartment is a real plus. Our host, Marie, is English-speaking (a rarity among property renters in Italy, in our experience) and is very helpful with tourist advice. The town itself can be walked around completely in about ten or fifteen minutes. When we arrived in the early afternoon everything was closed. By 5pm we found a small market and a bakery open. We were told that restaurants in town generally open around 8pm. If you're looking to avoid city traffic this is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rod, Thank you for your review of Nido Bianco. It was lovely to read through your review and to hear that you enjoyed exploring the wider region of Tuscany such as Lucca, Volterra, Siena etc..which is so easy from Vicopisano. We are so happy that we were able to assist you with our local knowledge and recommendations. As you rightly said Vicopisano is not like big touristy towns or cities where the shops and restaurants stay open all day to cater for tourist. Here you will find a very authentic town where the restaurants open at Italian lunch and Dinner time and the locals still enjoy that afternoon siesta! I as sorry to hear that you did not find the bed comfortable, I have to be honest and say this has never been mentioned to us before but it is something which we will certainly look into. Thank you again for finding us it was great to meet you. Bests wishes Marie and Lorenzo
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5

Really good time in Nido Bianco in Vicopisano. Great hosts, with lots of practical help and advice.

  • 5 of 5

The property is really well equipped, with all the amenities you would need. Very clean and well maintained, with everything working perfectly. Great location within the village and the private garden area was a real bonus for breakfasts and evening drinks. Patrizia and Marie were very attentive and we particularly appreciated Marie's company on our visit to the nearby olive oil farm and her booking of local restaurants for us. Great base for visiting Florence, Lucca and Pisa. Marie was very helpful with advice about local restaurants and gelato shops. The personal touch from Marie, making sure we were well catered for, was fantastic and greatly appreciated.

This is an authentic Tuscan village, which is well worth a visit. We loved our stay here.

David and Heather (U.K.)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Heather, We are very grateful for such wonderful review and we loved that you found everything working perfectly and well maintained. Many of our guests would agree with you that Vicopisano makes an excellent base for visiting brilliant places. We are so pleased that you also enjoyed our concierge service and recommendations especially for the restaurants and gelatos! We believe It is so important to provide our guests with the best information possible so they may experience nothing but the best experience in Tuscany!. It was great to have met you and It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Nido Bianco again one day in the future . With Warmest Regards, Marie and Lorenzo
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4

A great village to base yourself in

  • 4 of 5

The property is small, but you can tell that from the pictures. There is a decked garden area at the rear which is lovely to sit in and we enjoyed a couple of meals there. The apartment is well equipped. You will pay five euros a day extra for the aircon but it is needed in summer. The apartment is near the church bells that ring all night. We adjusted after a day or so. The village is lovely, very authentic, nice cafe bars and not expensive. Lorenzo and Marie live nearby, and were very helpful in recommending where to go, where to eat and the local wine is lovely. Its a great place and recommended by us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clive, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Nido Bianco. We are so pleased that you took advantage of the private garden and that you found the apartment well equipped and that the newly installed air/con was a welcome addition to our property. Thanks for pointing out to our guests how you enjoyed the authenticity of the village with it’s cafés and local bars. Vicopisano is truly a genuine small Tuscan town with friendly locals and yes a Medieval bell tower which strikes on the hour and every half hour.The clock tower is a feature of many small towns and villages in Tuscany and I’m afraid is very much a treasured tradition which most little towns will never dream of silencing so we are pleased to hear after a couple of nights and good local wine, you too became use to chime and enjoyed living like a local in Vicopisano! We hope you come back and visit us again one day, til then take care and best wishes. Patrizia, Marie and Lorenzo
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5

Gorgeous and Lovely - And more than recreative!

  • 5 of 5

We (my girl friend and me) really enjoyed our stay. Patrizia and Marie did their really best for us (small introduction tour through the city of vicopisano, lightening up candles in the backyard and so on and so far). The appartment indeed was stylish and romantic. Hopefully, we can enjoy it a second time. Definitely recommended to go here!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christian, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Nido Bianco. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope that you come back and visit us again one day in the future. It was so lovely to meet you both. Best wishes Marie, Lorenzo and Patrizia.
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5

Lovely little apartment for two in a nice little village

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a great little place to stay while exploring Tuscany and the nearby cities. Vicopisano is well located to reach the three nearby cities - Lucca, Pisa and Florence - with a train station only a 15-20 minute drive away in Pontedera with good parking. The apartment itself is well located in the village, with the main square only along the street, where you can find everything you need, including a nice food market that comes around on Saturdays.

The apartment itself was lovely, with an excellent welcome pack featuring some nice Tuscan items. Everything that we needed was there and clean (towels, bed covers etc.) and it was great to have somewhere where we could cook our own meals the nights that we didn't go to the local restaurants or to the pizzerias. Marie and Lorenzo were extremely friendly and helpful, as well as Patrizia and family, with Patrizia and Marie helping us out when we had issues with the rental car company - helping us get to the train station on the Sunday (no buses) so we could head back to the airport and have our second attempt at renting a car! They were always willing to help with booking restaurants or taxis as well as giving information on the local activities - while we never undertook any of their authentic experiences, we are sure they would have been excellent.

Overall we had an excellent week in Vicopisano and would recommend it to anyone who was looking to live in an authentic Italian village, as well as a relatively easy commute to all of the big cities. Thanks again to Marie, Lorenzo and Patrizia!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dale, how wonderful it was to read your informative review. I’m sure our future guests will love all your hints and tips! Many of our guests love to do the big 3: Pisa, Lucca and Florence and as you found they are all easily accessible from Vicopisano. It was great to hear that you found Vicopisano a friendly authentic village with its handful of good restaurants, local stores and weekly market – actually we have an additional market on Wednesday as well, it’s only small but it’s hosted by local producers offering cheeses, meats, fresh fruit and vegetables. Nido Bianco is the perfect retreat for couple and we are so pleased you found the apartment comfortable with everything you need. We were also pleased that we were able to help with little issues in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Living like a local is great fun but it’s always nice to have a real local a few doors away to back you up in times of need! We love guests like you looking for an authentic experience – thank you for finding us. With warmest regards Marie, Lorenzo (property managers) and Patrizia (your host)
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Pisa - 12 miles - 23 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Borgo Maggiore 2 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Livorno - 20 miles - 35 minutes
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Terrenia & Montecatini terme - 19 miles - 30 minut
Nearest Train
7.5 Kilometres
Pontedera - 5 miles - 10 minutes
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Motorway A12 Genova/Roma or A11 both 30 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vicopisano 10 - 15 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
97 Kilometres
Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours and 25 minutes
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa/Terrenia - 19 miles - 30 minutes
Car: recommended

Vicopisano is a truly Tuscan town situated on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano, a range of hills which rises like an island between the provinces of Pisa and Lucca.

Vicopisano is the ideal location for those searching for a truly authentic experience - here you can live like a local and take home some memorable experiences such as witnessing the olive and grape harvest and sampling our local products.

A 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $234.99

All cancellations will incur an administration fee

Rate includes: all bed linens and towels, bathrobes, final cleaning, WiFi internet connection, welcome refreshment pack

The rate does not include heating or air - conditioning - please contact us for rates

All cancellations incur an administration fee



Small pets are allowed at owner's discretion at 30€ per pet, per stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.