Vicopisano Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Casa Colomba is the perfect romantic bolt hole situated in the historical centre of Vicopisano, often referred to as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages and best kept secrets.
This 1 bedroom apartment sleeps 2-4, and offers boutique style with Tuscan charm and Character, with original features such as exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, a 12th century tower room and a charming Loggia.
Ideally situated in the heart of the village just a two minute stroll away from the lively village square, cafés, bars, restaurant & supermarket.
Vicopisano is Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine covered hills, sunflower fields and olive groves an ideal landscape for walking, trekking, cycling and mountain biking
Vicopisano is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful region of Tuscany such as 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.
A pre welcome pack emailed to you 45 days before arrival the pack is full of detailed information and designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.
Welcome pack on arrival (includes a chilled bottle of Prosecco.
Concierge service- Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc...
A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area.
There is a garden at Casa Colomba, which can be accessed at the rear or the property.
We can help arrange, Bicycle hire, bicycle & walking excursions, Wine tasting, Oil mill visits with tastings of award winning olive oils and local products, cooking lessons. Olive and grape picking for the oil and wine harvest (September, October, November, December)
Access to the Tower house apartment situated on the 2nd floor is via 34 stone steps. There is a Bannister/handrail on each side. We do not recommend the apartment for those who have difficulty negotiating the stairs
EATING OUT & RESTAURANTS
There are 2 restaurants in the village one is within easy walking distance from the apartment the other is a 2 minute drive away, there are many other restaurants scattered around the village. From May through to November there are many local festivals themed around food, wine and dancing under the stars.
The nearest beach on the Tyrrhenian Coast can be reached in just under a 30 minute drive where you can spend the day at the free beach or we can arrange a day for you at a lovely beach club with sun loungers, umbrellas, bar and restaurant.
The nearest golf course is just under a 30 minute drive away close to the sea on the Tyrrhenian coast. This course is renowned for being one of the oldest and most stunning golf clubs in Tuscany and has been voted as one of the best 9 hole courses in Italy by 'Golf digest’.
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. PISA with its famous leaning tower is just a short 20 minute drive or a local bus ride away. LUCCA the medieval walled city and Puccini’s birthplace is just a 30 minute drive away. FLORENCE with its famous monuments and museums can be reached in 45 minute train journey.
Keywords: apartment, flat, condo, one bedroom, historic, couples, romantic bolthole,
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed 1 week in the fantastic apartment Casa Colomba. The proprietors, Marie and Lorenzo, had bought the tower and recently renovated it so everything is new.
When we arrived, we were received by Marie. They live downstairs, which is very practical if you have any question or problem.
Everything was super clean which is a important point for us! The apartment has many appliances that make your stay better : a toaster, espresso café machine, washing machine.
There is wireless internet !
And a loggia with beautiful views were we had breakfast and dinner.
Marie and Lorenzo are the perfect hosts, always very helpful and at the same time giving you privacy.
The weak points would be: the very steep stair, no dishwasher and the TV did not have many foreign channels (but we did not watch TV during our stay, so we did not care).
The apartment is ideally placed to visit Pisa and Lucca (about 25 min. by car). Other places of Tuscany need 1-2 hour drive (San Gimignano, Siena)
I would recommend Casa Colomba to my friends, we loved it ! In fact, you could spend the holidays in the apartment without going outside
Marie & Lorenzo moved to Tuscany almost 10 years ago, Lorenzo is from Turin in the north of Italy and Marie is British, although we met in England it wasn’t too long before we moved to Italy, first in the north not far from Lorenzo’s home and then to the beautiful region of Tuscany.
We decided to buy in the village of Vicopisano due to its beautiful surroundings and unique location. The village although relatively undiscovered offers everything we need in the way of local amenities, transport links, and a beautiful surrounding country side where we can enjoy cycling, walking and trekking. We believe we have it all here just 30 minutes drive to the Mediterranean beaches, golf courses and thermal spas, and just 20 minutes away from the fascinating city of Pisa with its famous monuments, shops, museums and of course the international airport.
Casa Colomba and Vicopisano offers us a chance to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate in a characteristic environment away from the more beaten tourist tracks of Tuscany. Vicopisano is a friendly place and we enjoy the hospitality of the locals as well as the traditional festivals, eating al fresco and dancing under the stars. Our property is just a short stroll from the village square the life and soul of the village with its bars, café’s and Saturday morning market.