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Between olive grove and wide lawn, 1700's farmhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment of approximately 70 m², with wide sitting/dining room with chimney

In a panoramic location between the green of the olive trees of the Graziosa valley (the Calci valley) that offers relaxation and the possibility to easily reach the most beautiful cities of art of Tuscany. The apartment has a ceiling with beams and terracotta floors and is furnished really well with some ancient furniture. It is particularly welcoming. The lounge with a kitchen corner is wide and has a large chimney. The main bedroom has a large wardrobe, coffee tables and toilet. The other bedroom has 3 bedrooms of which one is a bunk bed, and the bathroom has a shower. This apartment has been fully renovated in 2012. In the kitchen other than the fridge/freezer, there are cookers, oven, microwave, vacuum cleaner, pots and pans, dishes, cutlery and glasses and everything you might need to prepare your food. The apartment includes linen and towels with a weekly change. On the ground floor, there is the laundry room where a washing machine is available for the guests. Outside, the parking space is private and roofed with a canopy. In the garden space, you will find the gazebo, and upon your arrival, you will find a basket gift with some typical products of the farm.

Cristiana Ruschi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Cristiana Ruschi

I have managed the family farm since 2007, which I have expanded with the "Al Palazzaccio" agrotourism from 2009. I live in the same framework where the agrotourism is located with my husband since 1996. Previously I have lived at Pisa, but I have always come to the farm that produces extra virgin olive oil, following my passion for a nature.

Cristiana Ruschi purchased this farmhouse in 1680

Why Cristiana Ruschi chose Calci

The Ruschi family has lived between Pisa and Calci from the early 1700's. The Calci farm has always had olive oil products and today, for the first time, it is managed by a woman, Cristiana Ruschi, that from 2006 has opened the "Al Palazzaccio" agrotourism that is also home to the farm the owner's accommodation. In the farm, we have various animals that pasture in the olive grove: donkeys, sheep, chickens and 3 nice cats!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmstead where the agrotourism is located is called Palazzaccio, because the story tells that a bishop in the 1700 wanted this to be his summer residence expanding a pre-existing part of the 1400. The construction was not finished (nobody knows why) and afterwards, the construction was intended for colonial use, that is why the name originates from Palazzo (palace)! Located on the slopes of the valley that surrounds the town, the main characteristic, which is not prevalent in the other local villas, is that it is surrounded by large lawns and a beautiful panoramic and sunny location, without being too far from the village (10 minutes on foot). Outside, besides the swimming pool, there is a garden area with a gazebo, barbecue and a Ping-Pong table reserved for the guests. Since it is home to the farm as well, there are various animals: sheep, donkeys, chickens and cats (these last ones often cuddled by our guests). The fact that we live in the same framework has allowed, that through the years our familiar welcoming has been appreciated and we have many friends/guests that come back to spend their holidays here. The beautiful hills of the Pisan mountains, the sea is at only 30 minutes by car, the motorway, allows you to spend a complete holiday by visiting the various cities of art, go to the beautiful beaches of the natural park of Migliarino, as well as enjoying the complete relaxation of our farm.


Calci Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Each apartment has its own kitchen, it is possible to request lunch or dinner in our small restaurant with the typical Tuscan cuisine, and if you would like, even a traditional or continental breakfast and a bar service.


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Between olive grove and wide lawn, 1700's farmhouse
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

"Fantastic location and v...

  • 5 of 5

"Fantastic location and very friendly owners make for a wonderful holiday. It was the best holiday I have ever had!!"

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Everything was good. It ...

  • 5 of 5

"Everything was good. It is really nice old house. We enjoyed our stay."

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle et charmante demeure située en pleine campagne.

  • 5 of 5

La maison est occupée par les propriétaires (présents mais discrets) et composée de 3 appartements. La propriété est assez grande pour permettre de se trouver au calme mais il est également possible d'y rencontrer d'autres familles.

Le lieu est idéal pour les familles

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

séjour super agréable

des hôtes remarquables

une maison propre

un environnement reposant et ressourçant

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Belle endroit bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Site très au calme et très agréable.

Maison de charme avec intérieur aménagé avec goût et authenticité. Très spacieux

Très bien équipé en vaisselle et Electroménager.

Cadre champêtre.

Belle piscine de taille moyenne : petit bémol : des contraintes d'accès (plages horaires limité et notamment le midi, utilisation d'un bonnet de bain !)

Bon accueil des propriétaires avec pot d'accueil.

Très bien situé : à 20 minutes de Pise et de Lucca.

A recommander.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour le bilan positif de notre structure pour laquelle nous mettons tous nos efforts! Règlement de la piscine (bonnet de bain, etc etc ..) ne dépend pas de notre décision mais par la loi pour les piscines de la Région Toscane que prend définitivement sur la santé et la sécurité de ceux qui utilisent la piscine ... mais qu'il y donne la possibilité de modifier le règlement ... sauf pénalités coûteuses payants et la fermeture subséquente de la piscine !! Je souhaite que ce problème ne concerne pas trop d'avoir eu un bon séjour. Merci encore!
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Très belle location à côté de Pise

  • 5 of 5

Superbe location. Propriétaires disponibles et accueillants. Location idéale avec enfants. Environnement magnifique avec grande piscine très appréciable l'été au retour des virées en Toscane. Vaste appartement. On se sent comme à la maison.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Galilei Pisa airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Andreoni pastry shop
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Vecchiano Marina
Car: recommended

Near many restaurants that offer a typical Tuscan cuisine, it is also possible to book dinner or breakfast within the agrotourism. There are tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool. For those who love cycling, we recommend the ascent to Monte Serra, or paths in the Pisan plain (included with the apartment, a bike shelter). Not far from Versiglia where you can find the best discotheques at Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. In every season, in the surroundings, festivals and cultural celebrations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123.06
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.