|Space||1,937 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A Casa di Lizzy is in the hills of Pisa centrally located at the point where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet. It is a typical 19th century Tuscan farmhouse with wooden beams and cross vaults, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. My husband and I will welcome you back after visits to Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Florence or the seaside, which are all less than an hours driving distance away. If you prefer you can take a walk in the peace of the surrounding countryside or relax in our garden tasting our extra virgin olive oil and wine that we offer to welcome our guests.
Breakfast - with fruit juices, cereals, yogurt, homemade bread, cakes and croissants, jams made with our fruit, salame and cheese - is served on a big old table under the cross vaults and it is the perfect time to talk with us or the other guests from all over the world, exchanging ideas about the best places to visit, the best restaurants, festivals or Tuscan traditions.
We will also take you on a walk to our vineyard and olive-yard, telling you everything about olive oil and wine and giving you the chance to admire a stunning view over the hills.
The house was restored in 2003 preserving the original structure. The ground floor, with wide terracotta cross vaults and walls made with red bricks and stones, was once a stable, while now it houses a study, a living room, a kitchen, the large wooden table where we serve breakfast and a little cellar.
The first floor with beautiful wooden beams and terracotta floors used to house the farmer’s apartment, while now it houses the bedrooms, the bathrooms and our little private area.
Our three bedrooms – the yellow one, the green one and the blue one – each one with private bathroom, are on the first floor. The entrance to the bedrooms is independent, so our guests can come in and go out when they like.
They are furnished simply, but comfortably; they have old hand-decorated wardrobes, beautiful ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles, electric kettle and cups and they overlook our garden and the surrounding hills.
They can be single, double or triple with king-size beds that can be converted into twins if required. It is possible to add another bed or a cradle for babies.
Our guests can buy their food and have lunch or dinner in the garden. We will give you dishes, glasses and cutlery.
While here you will be able to attend cooking classes, visit stunning wineries, buy cheese and pasta from the farms that produce them or relax at Casciana Terme Spa.
I, Lizzy, teach English and French and I love talking with my guests ! I am very fond of art, history and Italian culture. Lorenzo, my husband, is a botanist: he takes care of our olives trees, vineyard and garden (he is also a tennis coach). We both love the countryside and the beautiful Tuscan landscape. That is why in 2002 we left our home town near Milan in the north of Italy to move to this wonderful spot of Tuscany. Come and see us: we enjoy the company of out guests very much !
Annalisa Sironi purchased this farmhouse in 2003
We arrived on a sunday afternoon in Fabbrica and were looking forward to these summer holidays very much. The payment procedure in advance was very easy, Annalisa sent us all necessary information for this.
The location of the house is fantastic - absolutely quiet but close to Fabbrica and Peccioli. We have to admit that from the very first moment we felt more like visiting good friends: after moving into our lovely bedroom Annalisa and Lorenzo showed us their house and garden, gave many, many information about where we could go, where to get the best food, offered their help in all issues like booking a table, checking out public transportation. At this first evening there was a nice little festivity in the village and we were invited to join Annalisa and Lorenzo. So we met local people and had a lot of fun.
We started the next day with a very nice breakfast containing fresh apricots from the own garden, freshly baked croissants and homemade bread, fresh coffee, yoghurt, homemade jam, muesli and a variety of juices.
During our stay Lorenzo gave us a tour through the garden and the wineyard, told us many interesting things about history, wine and oliveoil - we loved it!
Another day Annalisa showed us the treasure of the old church of Fabbrica: a tour which she offers since spring 2014. One would not guess to find statues and paintings from old masters - absolutely recommendable!
During our whole stay there was absolutely nothing to complain about: the room, which was roomy and lovely furnished, was always tidy and so was our own bathroom.
As already mentioned Annalisa and Lorenzo were always there to give support in any kind of issue. From our experience this exceeds very much the standard of service one can expect of a "normal" b'n'b.
To sumn up we did more than just enjoy our stay - the kindness, warm welcome and the lovely house of Annalisa and Lorenzo made the holiday unforgettable - we are going to miss all of it! At least we supplied ourselves with their homemade oliveoil and jam, so the holiday will continue a bit more. I will gladly recommend this bed and breakfast to everybody and we are already planning to come back next year!
Elena and Tamas
"cette adresse nous a particulièrement plus par l''accueil des hôtes et en raison du milieu très nature."
"La location est facile à trouver car très bien indiquée, même pour nous qui n''avions pas de GPS.
La salle de bain et la chambre étaient très propres. Tout est fait pour que nous soyons à l''aise.
Le petit déjeuner est juste FABULEUX ! La visite des vignes et du champs d''olivier, celle du jardin et du potager, que de belles choses...
Les propriétaires sont d''une gentillesse incroyable. Merci encore de ce bon accueil, c''était formidable ... Nous avons pu vaquer à nos occupations, tout en bénéficiant de précieux conseils de leur part.
"La Casa di Lizzi é un luogo meraviglioso, calma é bellissimo. Il luogo era molto pulito e carino. I proprietari sono molti simpatici e ci sentiamo davvero a casa. La colazione era buonissima con le confiture preparate a casa. Un posto bellissimo dove ritorneremo. Anna lisa parla francese inglese e anche Lorenzo. Le ringraziamo tanti..."
"Nous recherchions une maison au milieu de la campagne toscane et au calme afin de se resourcer des visites et nous l''avons trouvée. c''était sans compter avec la gentillesse des propriétaires qui vous conseillent sur les bons plans des visites de ville, des promenades pédestres dans les environs et sans oublier les bons restos alentours. Très propre, grand parking. A refaire !"
"L''accueil était sans défaut dans ce séjour de trois semaines chez Lizzy que nous n''oublierons pas. Le lieu était extrêmement propre, le petit déjeuner copieux, et les hôtes attentifs à ce que nous voulions. De plus, Lizzy et Lorenzo cherchaient à nous aider dans nos projets de visites. Un atout unique si on veut parcourir la Toscane."
In the Heart of Tuscany
A Casa di Lizzy is within short driving distance from San Gimignano and Volterra, centrally located at the point where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, in a piece of Tuscany that is not well-known: the Valdera.
It provides the stunning panorama of a most typical Tuscan landscape: sweet hills, vineyards, olive trees, roads lined with cypresses, and charming medieval hill top villages. It is not on a well trodden tourist route and this may be the reason why it still remains authentic and genuine and keeps producing the best harvests: excellent wines and rich, perfumed extra-virgin olive oil used in making the very special and unique dishes in the Italian cuisine.
The unique charm of the Valdera will always be the warm and welcoming Tuscan people, who will share the beauty and richness of a miraculously preserved countryside with anyone who chooses to join them.
Main places of interest
• the beautiful 11th century’s romanesque church at Fabbrica (5 min. on foot)
• Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli’s birthplace, and his Teatro del Silenzio (5 minutes by car)
• Peccioli, a typically Tuscan medieval village (10 min. by car)
• Volterra, San Gimignano, San Miniato, Casciana Terme (30 min. by car)
• Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Monteriggioni, Certaldo and the seaside (45 min. by car)
• Florence, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi (1 hour by car)
• Siena (1 hour and a half by car)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
La tariffa indicata è per 2 persone. Non affittiamo case, nè appartamenti, ma camere con bagno privato e prima colazione.
The price is for 2 people. We do not rent houses, nor apartments, but bedrooms with private bathroom and breakfast
Le prix est pour 2 personnes. Nous ne louons pas de maisons, ni d'apartements, mais des chambres avec salle de bains personelle et petit déjeuner.