Situated on an award-winning organic olive farm - 15 mins walking distance to village
*Located on a charming organic olive farm at the edge of village
*Lovely views over the Medieval towers and olive groves
*Simple rustic living with modern conveniences + AC
*Private patio + terraces and lawns around the farm
*COMPLIMENTARY tour of farm + olive oil and wine tasting
*15 minute walk to shops, restaurants, coffee houses and more
*Ideal base to tour Tuscany - close to Pisa, Lucca and Florence
*Opportunities for cooking classes, wine tasting + more
* Walking and hiking trails
Marie and Lorenzo deal with your initial booking and all the concierge matters. We act as your English-speaking contact and we live just 5 minutes away.
We have lived in Vicopisano since 2006 and we will be your go-to people for any questions from booking to arrival and we are also available once you have arrived should you want to meet up with us for local insider knowledge regarding our favourite restaurants, places s to visit and generally getting around.
The property owners live on the premises and they also speak a little English you may reach out to them for local knowledge plus any questions about the award-wining extra virgin olive oil they produce on the farm.
The farm is located at the edge of the Medieval town just a 10 to 15-minute walk away from a 2-minute drive.
STEP BACK IN TIME
To visit the historic center of Vicopisano is like stepping back in time with its Medieval Towers, cobbled pathways, and hidden lanes. Situated away from the more beaten tracks of Tuscany but close enough to visit its famous sites, Vicopisano is a place where you will witness a more authentic Tuscany.
CHARM AND HISTORIC MONUMENTS
Today’s visitors can witness many Medieval Towers and Tower Houses as well as a Medieval masterpiece designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi was responsible for fortifying the whole village back in the middle ages and today visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Medieval fortress and watchtower
BARS; RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS
Your nearest restaurant is just a 10-minute walk away and you may also dine Al Fresco at a nearby hilltop restaurant, or relax at a local bar with an Aperol Spritz or chilled Prosecco. Your all-time favorite pizza is in the village center! The small town offers, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 weekly markets, a mini-market, bakery, butchers, pharmacy, and bank all within a walk away!
NATURE TRAILS, CYCLE TRACKS, AND WALKS
Vicopisano lies at the foothills of the Monte Pisano surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine-covered hills and olive groves and offers the perfect environment where you can hike, bike or ramble. Horse riders will find a stable just a fifteen-minute walk away along with a dedicated cycle track that winds its way around the foot of the hills.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
From the spectacular Medieval festival during the first weekend in September to the regular antique and collector’s fayre every second Sunday of the month. Vicopisano has become infamous for its events and festivals, including a walking festival, and flower festival in May a bike and tasting festival in June, and a Rock and roll event in July!
ACCESS AND PARKING
There is plenty of free parking at the farm just 40 meters from the front door. There are approximately 20 low rise steps up to the front door
The bedroom is flooded with light and has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and Medieval towers. There is 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, ideal for those hotter months. There is air conditioning and heating in the room which can be self-regulated.
LIVING/KITCHEN/ DINING SPACE
The spacious room has a kitchen and a dining table for up to 4 guests and a sofa bed, perfect for relaxing if there are just two guests or acts as a bed for additional guests. For those who like to cook up a local dish whilst on holiday the fully equipped kitchen with both hob and oven is ideal, along with some award-winning olive oil to get you started!
The bathroom has a shower, WC, bidet, and washbasin. The design of the bathroom is more like a wet room, there is no shower cubicle. We provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel, and hand soap.
In addition to your own private patio outside the apartment, there are plenty of other areas around the farm where you can relax, read a book and sip a glass of the farm’s own IGT Sangiovese wine. On the grounds around the farm, you will be able to relax on sun loungers with views over the village or under the shade of fruit trees, or at one of the two shaded terraces.
A car is recommended but not absolutely essential if you are happy and able to walk to the bus stop in the village center (10- 15 minutes walk) with daily buses (Monday - Saturday) to Pisa and the nearby town of Pontedera - from Pontedera, you can get trains to Florence and all over Italy.
A COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME REFRESHMENT PACK FOR 7 NIGHT STAY OR MORE: Small bottle of the extra virgin oil produced by the farm, bottle of red wine produced from the farm's vineyard, tea, coffee, sugar, and milk
CONCIERGE SERVICE: Concierge service which includes restaurant recommendations, help to organize excursions, tours, and experiences, shopping information, etc
TOUR OF THE OLIVE GROVE, VINEYARD, AND MILL WITH TASTING SESSION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS: The tour will be a private tour as part of a small group, where you will discover the secrets of extra virgin olive oil and enjoy the tastes of the farm.
FARM SHOP: Where you can buy products produced at the farm and organise shipping.
THE SEASONS AND THE WORKING FARM
This small working farm has just a handful of friendly staff who you will see working the land or in the mill-
Come in the spring and witness the fruit trees in blossom and buttercups meadows, the vines are young and even the olive trees have small flowers.
The fruit on the tree is almost all ripe and the vegetable garden is flourishing, and fresh herbs are ready to pick. This is also a time when the surrounding sunflower fields will be in full bloom.
If you visit in September, you can pick fresh figs from the trees and see the harvest of the grapes and taste the new wine.
From OCTOBER to DECEMBER the olive harvest is in full swing, and you can witness the pressing of olives into oil. This is the farm's busiest period where you will witness local people bringing their olives to the press. This can be an exciting time to see the production of olive oil however, this can also be a time when the noise of the mill can carry on until quite late into the night. So, it’s not an ideal time to visit if you like to get to bed early, there may be a possibility that we will not take booking during this period – but we do have other village properties available just a short walk away! During NOVEMBER the kiwis are ripe and are harvested.
Number of occupants and behaviour
The maximum number of occupants allowed Appartamento Limone and Appartamento Rosmarino is 5. Appartamento Limone can sleep up to 5 as follows. 2 persons in the bedroom (double/queen bed) 1 adult or child in single bed in bedroom, 2 people on the sofa bed in the living/kitchen dining room. Appartamento Rosmarino can sleep up to 5 as follows. 2 persons in the bedroom (double/queen bed) 1 adult or child in single bed in bedroom, 2 x children or 1 adult in the sofa bed in living/kitchen dining room. The guest booking the apartment is responsible for the correct and decent behaviour of his/her party. The maximum number of guests for Appartamento Rosetto (Limone and Rosmarino combined) is 10 by using the same configurations above.
The Vicopisano district has a strict recycling program which involves refuge/trash being collected either daily from each individual property or by bins provided in the vicinity. You are responsible for disposing of your own refuge/trash and full details of how to recycle will be in the apartment. Failure to remove your refuge will incur a charge of 10 Euro.
Any animals and pets will only be allowed on the premises through prior arrangement we us. The pet fee is €30 per pet per stay
We do have a Non-smoking policy in all the rooms of the apartment; however, smoking is permitted on the patio and within the grounds
Registration of passports and identity cards
Due to Italian anti-terrorism laws, all guests staying in hotels, guest houses, private villas and apartments throughout Italy must have their passport or Identity card details registered with the proprietor /manager of the property where the guest is staying. We only need to see your document and register your name, document number, expiry date and issuing body. We do not keep your passport. The details we collect will be registered with the local Carabinieri (military police) and will not be used for any other purpose.
We have a no refund policy and for this reason we highly recommend that you and all members of your group are covered by a policy of travel insurance.
FORCE MAJEURE – if any booking must be modified or cancelled because of war, threat of war, riots, civil commotion, strikes, disasters, terrorist activity, fire, adverse weather conditions, unavoidable technical problems to transport, epidemic or pandemic illness, closure or congestion of airports and similar events beyond our control, we will endeavour to offer alternative arrangements. Compensation will not be payable in circumstances amounting to force majeure.
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS
Booking: Once availability has been confirmed we can proceed with your booking.
Confirmation: We will require a 30% deposit to confirm a reservation with the final balance payable 60 days prior to arrival. If the booking is within 60 days from the commencement of the rental period full payment is required at time of booking. Please note that should there still be uncertainty regarding Coronavirus and the possibility of travel disruption because of it, your final balance payment may be delayed until 30 days before your arrival while we monitor the situation
Payment. Payment can be made securely online using a credit or debit card. We will send an invoice once we have confirmed availability.
Security Accidental damage deposit A refundable security and accidental damage deposit of 200.00 Euro is required for each rental period. The deposit will cover the cost, should it occur for any damages or the need for any extra cleaning costs to the apartment and its contents during your stay (excludes normal wear and tear). The Security deposit may be paid with your final balance payment and will be automatically returned 7 days after your after departure. However, If your booking has been made directly through us you may pay the security deposit in cash on arrival, and this will be refunded on departure.
Heating costs are included in the published rates.
Pet fee €30 per pet per stay
Final cleaning: €30
Postponement and Cancellation policy: We have a no refund policy and for this reason we highly recommend that you and all members of your group are covered by a policy of travel insurance. Should flights to and from Italy be cancelled due to reasons of Coronavirus you will have the opportunity to postpone your booking with us for up to 12 months and in some cases, this may be extended to 18 months.
Insurance We recommend that you and all members of your party are covered by a policy of travel insurance. Policies can be purchased through travel agents and banks or direct from insurers. The policy should cover personal accident, death, medical and repatriation expenses, loss of baggage and valuables, personal liability, delay, cancellation, curtailment, missed departure and legal expenses.
FORCE MAJEURE – if any booking must be modified or cancelled because of war, threat of war, riots, civil commotion, strikes, disasters, terrorist activity, fire, adverse weather conditions, unavoidable technical problems to transport, epidemic or pandemic illness, closure or congestion of airports and similar events beyond our control, we will endeavor to offer alternative arrangements. Compensation will not be payable in circumstances amounting to force majeure.
Liability. We promise that all information given in our promotional publications and website is correct at the time of going to print/online, but services or facilities may be changed during the validity of the promotional material and website. Wherever possible, clients will be advised of changes prior to departure.
Breakdown of white goods and other services: domestic appliances, tv, air conditioning and Wi-Fi are provided at our property. Should the breakdown of these items occur during your stay or because of the previous occupant we will do our utmost to repair the item before your arrival or during your stay. Please be aware that having the above items repaired immediately may not always be possible if the breakdown occurs on a Sunday or during an Italian holiday. We do not offer refunds should a domestic appliance cease to function during your stay.
Wifi internet. Free Wi-Fi is included in your rental rate. Should the Wi-Fi not be available due to technical breakdown we will do our utmost to have it repaired as quickly as possible. If you are hoping to work remotely, we highly recommend that you come with your own data backup.