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Medieval apartments with pool in the hearth of Tuscany - Antica Dimora Medioevale

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Il Castellare Guest House

The Castellare Tuscany Guest House is an ancient building that is approximately 250 years old. Maybe it was an ancient mill located next to one of the most ancient and unique wooden water-gates in Italy, from the architect Leonardo Ximenes. The name Castellare, comes from the overlooking church that has the same name. In 1944 a German cannonade hit it in the centre, the roof and the walls were gone, but the people of San Giovanni reconstructed in a few days dragging all the material on foot, today it is considered a welcoming symbol. The same destiny has been given to my house that has been completely reconstructed by the Batoni family. With honour and pride of this rebirth, I have named it Il Castellare. The Castellare guest house places at your disposal 2 apartments, with two master bedrooms, each one with different architectural shapes and stylish furnishings. Always keeping an elegant and unmistakeable old-fashion style, all the bedrooms are equipped with modern commodities, 2 kitchens and 2 detached bathrooms with shower, toilet, air conditioning (heating) and TV with DTT. We also have interconnected bedrooms, ideal for the family or groups of friends. The name "casotti" has been given in honour to the small houses that surround the Castellare, where, during the holidays, family and friends get together to spend days preparing delicious barbecues.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Elisa

I am Elisa Batoni, I have recently opened this accommodation in the family home, acquired from one of my ancestors, Pompeo Batoni, approximately 200 years ago. I have worked for 20 years in Communications and have travelled during many years. I love the well-being and nature, and would like to pass this Tuscan harmony and good-living to our guests.

Elisa purchased this villa in 1800

Why Elisa chose Vicopisano

Because it is an enchanted place, almost like an exhibition, magic and typical of Tuscany. Because I would like to let everyone know about these enchanted places, these glimpses of Tuscany that are not shown in the tourist guides and are actually the ones that best represent our culture.

What makes this villa unique

What makes me fall in love are: the view, the park, the garden, and the flowers. When I travel abroad I usually stay in the city or in an apartment, there's always something missing and it was the view of this place, colourful and unique, filled with all the shades of Tuscany. The closest and nicest sea to us is the Calafuria, in the Livorno province.

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La Villa si trova nel centro medioevale di Vicopisano, con giardino e barbecue. E' ammesso il libero uso, gratuito, della piscina e del parco grande che però si trovano ad 1 km di distanza dal centro medioevale di Vicopisano e da questo appartamento. Potete raggiungere la piscina, a piedi o in bicicletta attraverso la pista ciclabile.


SAN GIOVANNI ALLA VENA Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

In Ordnung

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten die Wohnung im Ort, da heißt man muss immer mit dem Auto zum Pool fahren. Dort hatten wir aber die Sommerküche und Dusche/WC zur Verfügung. Das Haus an sich sieht nicht so schön aus, die Wohnung ist aber in Ordnung. Leider ist draußen sitzen nicht möglich wegen der Moskitos. Unsere Kinder hatten Dutzende Stiche bekommen, auch weil alle Fliegennetze an den Fenstern löchrig sind.

Es war während unserem Aufenthalt sehr heiß, mit den bereitgestellten 3 Ventilatoren ging es gerade so.

Das WLAN funktionierte leider nur 3 Tage. Danach nicht mehr und die Vermieter waren selbst im Urlaub. Ansonsten sind es sehr nette und hilfsbereite Vermieter. Die Küche hätte etwas besser ausgestattet sein können. Dafür durften wir die Waschmaschine am Pool nutzen was sehr nützlich ist bezüglich der Zeit nach dem Urlaub.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Vacances magnifiques avec des personnes accueillantes

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés de superbes vacances, avec des propriétaires à l écoute et très toscane est une région magnifique.L appartement proposé est propre avec un bel espace extérieur, la piscine permet de se rafraîchir.Les habitants sont très gentils, nous avons adoré nos vacances, à refaire.Merci à elisa, stefano et leur petite asia.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Appartement agréable mais des aventures a raconter

  • 3 of 5

Chers amis du voyage, tout d'abord quelques points positifs : l'appartement de Vicopisano etait spacieux , bon rapport qualité - prix, complet ( literie bonne et espace agréable ). Il n'y a pas de micro ondes ( attention ) . Qques ustensiles sont manquants mais cela n'a pas derange à notre voyage. Pauvre en verre et couvert . Mais pas de problème nous étions 4. Le cadre était dépaysement et l'endroit calme . Pour les points négatifs : la distance entre l'appartement et la piscine n'est pas adéquate pour une famille. Impossible à faire à pied. Attention, la piscine ne correspond pas à la photo. Elle est agréable et ns avons passé un bon' moment mais c'est une autoportante avec une structure en bois autour . Elle mérite un rafraîchissement . Ensuite , lors de notre séjour nous avons eu droit à quelques surprises : une grue ns attendait à 5m ds la piscine , des ouvriers refaisait un logement juste à côté de la piscine . C'était bruyant . La locataire était serviable mais paraissait peu souriante , antipathique .. mais selon moi elle devait être sous pression lors de notre séjour. Nous avons eu quelques remarques pour le bruit de nos enfants et un peu de musique à la piscine. Pas méchante mais nous avons ete refroidit . Heureusement que son compagnon était la Car il a été agréable,souriant , prévenant avec nous tout au long du séjour. Malgré tout le coin regorge de pleins de petits restaurants avec des italiens tres serviables et de la cuisine locale ! N'hésitez pas à visiter cette région

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have booked the apartment 1 km from the swimming pool, and is write clear on the description. It cost less money, and is big enouth for big family. Photos are clear and they show the reality. You have put music on hight volume, and people want to relax, not to have discoteque on the swimming pool. Second point, you stay 2 weeks, and the gru caming one day because we have a technical problem to resolv with the water. Another point, you never respect the rules of the house, and you jump and scriming all the time on the garden and you disturb people want to relax. You should respect the other guest and be educated when you go out.
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Wonderful stay in the lovely Vicopisano

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lovely apartment in Vicopisano. Elisa and Stefano are so friendly and were brilliant at giving us advice on places to visit. The pool, which is only 10 minutes away provides a lovely relaxing spot and the courtyard outside the flat is a peaceful spot where we enjoyed eating our meals. The bar just around the corner is really friendly and the food is very good. Vicopisano is a lovely ancient medieval village with plenty of character and everything you might need shops-wise. The flat is very nicely decorated. The washing machine developed a fault, but Elisa and Stefano were so helpful and we were able to use the machine at the main house. Vicopisano is perfectly located to explore northern Tuscany and there are many things to do nearby. The perfect spot for a 'Get away from it all' holiday. We had a wonderful time, thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Muy bien.

  • 5 of 5

Espléndidas vacaciones en La Toscana. Alquilamos un apartamento en Vicopisano, a media hora en coche del aeropuerto de Pisa, amplísimo, en una antigua casa restaurada y con todas las comodidades (TV pantalla plana, wifi, electrodomésticos, parking...). Fuimos tres huéspedes, pero podrían alojarse cuatro o mas con comodidad, dada la amplitud de las estancias. Los propietarios Elisa y Stefano, fueron encantadores y serviciales, dispuestos a ayudar en todo para procurarte una buena estancia. Aunque el tiempo estuvo algo lluvioso, la región es preciosa, para repetir y el pueblo, Vicopisano, supertranquilo, sin turistas y con unos vecinos muy acogedores con el visitante.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hola. Pasamos unos dias estupendos en La Toscana. Una región para visitar una y mil veces. El apartamento en Vicopisano era muy amplio y con todo lo necesario para una estancia cómoda. Aunque fuimos tres personas, el apartamento tenía espacio mas que suficiente para cuatro o mas. . Los propietarios Elisa y Estefano fueron encantadores y dispuestos a ayudar en todo momento. Muy recomendable. Vicopisano está a pocos km. de Pisa, es un pequeño pueblo medieval supertranquilo y con unos habitantes tremendamente acogedores con el turista. Sin duda volvería mañana mismo.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
De ja vu
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chez mez amis
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Pisa Marina
Car: recommended

For more information about Vicopisano please visit its webpage


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