Vicopisano Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4 - Stunning views over Medieval Village
A farmhouse apartment in Tuscany and a perfect base for exploring Tuscany.
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 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
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.
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Marie Kidd
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 & 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, they both live close by in the village. 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.
Marie Kidd purchased this apartment in 1980
Why Marie Kidd chose Vicopisano
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 .
What makes this apartment unique
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 .