Appartamento Galileo


Vicopisano, Pisa, Italy

Short Description

Historic 3 bed apartment located in restored - Medieval fortress with pool


Appartamento Galileo is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on two floors and is one of five self-contained apartments recently and lovingly restored by its owners who are passionate about the historic preservation of this Medieval building in the historic centre of Vicopisano. This apartment was originally the Captain's house - the Captain was responsible for guarding the building. On the first floor are the living room, kitchen and one bathroom and up an ancient stone stairway to the second floor you will find the 3 bedrooms and another bathroom.

Appartamento Galileo, like every other self-contained apartment within this Medieval manor, has retained many original features such as exposed stone walls, chestnut wood-beamed ceilings and terracotta floor tiles.

The apartment shares a charming outdoor space and pool which is an absolute treasure to find in the heart of a Medieval centre. The apartment has its own dedicated sun loungers and sun umbrella as well as a personal cell phone charger point next to the pool. There is also a large communal terrace for al fresco dining with enough tables and chairs for each apartment. In addition, there is also a large communal kitchen close to the pool terrace where we can organize cooking experiences and private parties.


Marie and Lorenzo will assist you with your initial booking and all 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 are friends with the owners of this lovingly restored Medieval gem - we will be your go-to people for any questions from booking to arrival and we are also available once you have arrived. On arrival, we offer a short orientation walk around the historic centre and share with you lots of insider knowledge regarding our favourite restaurants, places to visit and generally getting around.

You will also have the opportunity to meet the property owners during your stay who are often at the fortress.


To visit Vicopisano is like stepping back in time with hidden lanes and ancient piazzas revealing Medieval tower houses and terraced gardens.

In the centre of the village perched on a hill is the Medieval fortress and watchtower designed by the Renaissance master architect Filippo Brunelleschi. For a small fee the fortress is open to visitors at the weekends.

In addition to Medieval ruins and a characteristic historic centre, Vicopisano is still an authentic working town inhabited by local families. This is a place to sip a cappuccino with a local and watch the world go by at one of the village bars. Visitors will love to shop in a small village store or at the weekly farmer’s market. Fresh bread can be bought daily from the baker and a gelato (ice cream) shop serves artisan ice cream. Nature lovers will love the countryside walks and dedicated cycle tracks that wind around the foothills of Monte Pisano just a short stroll from the village centre.


Appartamento Galileo is spread between the first and second floors of the fortress and is located in the pool wing.

Free parking is available in the nearby streets. For your convenience, you may park in the property forecourt to unload your luggage on arrival and pack on departure


To stay in one of the apartments of the Medieval manor is like living with history - each room had a purpose in its Medieval heyday which history lovers will adore!

This bright airy room has large windows looking out onto the Medieval Court and the Tuscan garden. There is a large comfortable leather sofa, TV and fireplace.

The traditional rustic Tuscan kitchen consists of a sink set into a large countertop, an induction hob, fridge and dishwasher set into the built-in kitchen. You will find a microwave, kettle, toaster and everything required to prepare a delicious Tuscan dinner. There is a large extendable Tuscan-style table and chairs for dining and a Medieval chandelier.

This bathroom has a large shower, toilet, bidet and typical stone sink mounted on an antique sewing machine table.

The romantic main bedroom of the apartment with an exposed stone wall has two large windows that offer a breathtaking view of the Medieval village of Vicopisano. There is a beautiful wood canopy bed, an antique wooden chest at the foot of the bed, a wardrobe and a Medieval chandelier.

This bedroom has two sets of bunk beds which sleep 4 people. There is a triple aspect of windows, satellite and cable TV and a fridge which serves this floor with its 3 bedrooms.

This charming bedroom has a large four-poster bed, a double aspect of windows which looks out on the Medieval courtyard and the swimming pool. There is also a wardrobe and an antique wooden chest.

This bathroom has a large shower, toilet, bidet and typical stone sink mounted on an antique sewing machine table.

House Rules


- The swimming pool is for the exclusive use of the Guests of the structure, it is not allowed to enter non-resident relatives, friends or acquaintances.

- Access to the pool is allowed from 9.00 to 20.00, except for maintenance.

- Before entering the pool it is mandatory to wash your feet.

- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for them.

- Everyone is required to behave in such a way as not to cause inconvenience to other guests.

- All pool equipment must be used with care and attention, any damage caused must be compensated.

- It is recommended not to use the pool within 3 hours of eating the meal.

- Please note that this pool is not supervised by a lifeguard.

- It is forbidden to throw papers, butts and various waste in the pool and in the garden.

- It is forbidden to bring animals in the pool area and in the garden.

- It is forbidden to run on the pool floors and push other bathers into the water.

- For all those who cannot swim, armrests or life jackets are mandatory.

The Management declines all civil and criminal liability for objects or valuables left unattended in the pool area and in the common areas and is not liable in any way for any accidents, injuries or other things that may happen to bathers and third parties for behavior attributable to them.

- It is forbidden to smoke inside the rooms and in the premises of the structure while it is allowed in the smoking area located in the pool area.

- In the event of damage to the structure, objects or loss of keys, the amount must be paid for by the client.

- The rooms must be left free strictly by 11.00 on the day of departure, unless otherwise agreed with the Management.

- It is mandatory to respect the silence time from 22.00 to 8.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00 unless otherwise specified by the Property.

- It is forbidden to park any type of vehicle in the Medieval Court belonging to the Resort, however, temporary parking is allowed for the unloading and loading of luggage for our kind guests.

- It is forbidden to shout or raise one's voice inside the structure.

- Daily waste must be left in the morning by 10:00 in the dedicated space inside the smoking area.

Failure to comply with the rules listed above will result in a warning from the Management while any continued non-compliance with these authorizes the same to intervene until the stay at the facility is terminated without any reimbursement of the stay itself. Non-compliance, as required by Italian law, therefore involves the removal of the guest and reporting to the public security authorities, Police or Carabinieri.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation made after the deposit payment has been made is due a 50% refund if the cancellation is made in writing more than 60 days prior to arrival.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

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