The holiday rental house forms part of this former pilgrim's retreat in the Pisan Hills. The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, a living room with fireplace, a separate kitchen/dining area and one double bedroom. Upstairs is the bathroom with large shower, marble washbasin, WC and bidet and a magnificent bedroom with a large double bed, and with traditional furnishings, beams and terracotta ceiling.
Next this room there is a little livingroom furnished with TV, Music Hi-Fi and a double sleeping couch. This room can also be used as sleeping room for guests and second acess to the privat terrace with a bamboo pergola and a wooden table and chairs for 6 people. Outside, in the garden, the guests have a reserved shaded area with marble table and bench seating and with an incomparable view, through the jasmine, over the plain of Pisa to the city itself and the sea beyond. Adjacent is a lawn area for relaxed sunbathing. On the terrace below is situated the swimming pool. From the terrace on which the house is situated paths lead up the hills through steep olive groves, for stimulating walks. We welcome families with children but regret we cannot accommodate pets.
The location of the house, Il Romitorio, is deep among olive groves, high above the bustling plain, where the loudest sound is often that of the birds. Tuscany is an area famous for the beauty of its countryside as well as for the richness and diversity of its artistic creativity to be seen in every city of the region. It is also noted for its gastronomic delights, with a wide variety of restaurants. It has some of the best Mediterranean beaches in northern Italy, as well as numerous summer festivities and cultural events. The leaning Tower of Pisa is but a part of the wonders of the World Heritage site of the Campo Santo. Close by is the Regional National Park of the Pisan Coast. Lucca, with its restrained beauty, is a noted centre for shopping for products of high quality Tuscan crafts. There are plenty of activities both on the coast (swimming, water skiing, sailboarding, surfing, beach paragliding) and inland (cycling, mountain paragliding, walking, riding).