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Sleeps 2 to 5.
The apartment has its own private entrance and is situated opposite the main mill house with lovely views over the gardens, fruit trees and olive groves. The apartment is accessed by 20 low rise steps.
The apartment is situated at the front of the apartment building and receives lots of sunlight.
There is an area close to the front door where you can dine alfresco or relax in the sun. A small table and chairs are provided for outside use.
2 apartments located on a charming organic olive farm at the edge of the Medieval village of Vicopisano - surrounded by olive groves, orchards and sweet smelling pines.
The apartments offers both rustic charm and simplicity so typical of Tuscan rural homes, along with modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, WiFi internet and laundry facilities.
Each apartment has its own outside space for relaxing al fresco along with its own private entrance - however the apartments do have a co-joining door for larger families or groups should they want a bigger living space.
Which ever apartment you choose guests will witness the farmers at work, the mill where the oil is produced and enjoy the wonderful tastes which are produced on this charming farm.
The apartments are within walking distance of the Medieval town of Vicopisano
often referred to as one of Tuscany’s most beautiful villages and best kept secrets.
For those who like to cook up a local dish whilst on holiday the apartments offer fully equipped kitchens along with some award winning olive oil to get you started!
Come in the spring and witness the fruit trees in blossom and buttercups meadows, visit in the summer and see the surrounding sunflower fields.
In September you will see the harvest of the grapes and in October you will see the harvest of the olives but to see the olives turned into the golden nectar you must come and visit in November!
The Farm Il Frantoio di Vicopisano came into being from Nicola Bovoli and his family’s love for food, quality and the Tuscan landscape.
The adventure began in the Eighties when they bought a farmhouse, a mill and about ten hectares of olive trees in the beautiful medieval village of Vicopisano, on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano.
Today the organic farm produces an award winning olive oil, a wonderful red wine from the Sangiovese grape, and various other organic produce which is available for purchase not only throughout Italy and at the farm's own shop but also in exclusive outlets in America.
Nicola and his wife Lucia are both from Tuscany and have 2 children; Simona their daughter lives on the farm and works in the office and is very much hands on in the business and she is also a qualified and professional olive oil taster, nephew Francesco and his wife Valentina also work at the farm. Francesco works the land, tends the olives and sometimes jumps off his tractor to offer guided tours round the mill and farm!
Valentina helps with bookings alongside Marie and Lorenzo who are English speaking booking agents who are based in the village, it is Marie and Lorenzo who will initially deal with your booking enquiries.
Marie & Lorenzo (pictured) are not Bovili family members but have come to know and love this idyllic place on the hill and the hospitality of the family. Marie is British and will be on hand for all English Language enquiries, although all the Bovili family do speak English and there will always be a family member close at hand during your stay. .
Marie & Lorenzo purchased this apartment in 1980
.The property was purchased initially with a view to starting the olive oil business, however it was the love of the Tuscan landscape and the favorable micro climate which swayed the decision for the Bovili family to settle in this area.The farm is surrounded by almost 3000 olive trees, a large vineyard, a rich orchard and a sweet smelling pine forest. At the heart of the estate stands an ancient olive oil mill (Frantoio) where all the freshly picked olives are turned into the golden oil .
The farm (Frantoio) is also ideally situated close to the village of Vicopisano and all its amenities. The village is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany and is ideally situated close to the city of Pisa and it’s international airport and within easy reach of the beautiful Tuscan cities of Lucca and Florence and just 30 minutes away from the Pisan coast and golf courses .
Bed linen and towels
Heating or air-conditioning
Welcome Pack on arrival which includes:
Small bottle of award winning olive oil, 1 bottle of the farm's own red wine, seasonal fruit, fresh milk, selection of teas, ground coffee & sugar. complimentary toiletries: hand soap and shower gel.
Rates do not include:
Pet fee which is charged at 30 Euro per pet per stay
A refundable security deposit of 200 Euro is required for each rental period and must be paid on arrival
Please contact us for our booking and rental terms and conditions
We enjoyed our four nights at the Olive plantation in Vicopisano. Our hosts were great, meeting us the first night and showing us around the apartment. It would have been nice if they had turned the heat on for our arrival but not a big deal. The apartment had a nice little patio with a great view of the medieval tower across the farm fields which would certainly have been great had we been there in summer weather. The village is in a great location for sightseeing at Pisa, Lucas, San Gimignano, Siena and even Cinque Terre is just 2 hours away by car.
It was handy to have a washing machine at this point in our travels but with October temps it was a very slow process to dry our clothes - probably dryers are not as common as in North America but it is a priority for tourists doing laundry with short timelines.
Suggestion for the hosts would be to apply some felt pads under the table and chair feet as the furniture is verynloud when moved on the tile floor. The other apartment occupants also noted this when we chatted the morning of our departure.
Acccommodations were simple but all that we needed and the price was excellent. Very happy with our choice.
Thank you for all the great info in advance of our arrival and available in the unit - very helpful.
We travelled to Italy for a week's relaxation. The accommodation on the farm was lovely and the owners and their family and staff were very friendly and helpful. The agents who looked after the booking were Marie & Lorenzo. They were brilliant, and great company. They took us out on a wine tasting trip, which was was great fun and they also invited us to an olive oil tasting tour of the farm we were staying on, which was also a wonderful experience.
We found the town of Vicopisano a delight, the restaurants and pizzerias were excellent, we could not fault anything. Our only complaint, was that we only booked a week, we should have booked for two weeks!
We found this villa on the internet and having never been to Italy before did not know what to expect. What can I say this villa and the surrounding area is a little gem. For us it was perfect, however, if there had been more than two of us we may have been fighting for space. (But unless we had very young children we would have booked somewhere bigger). From arrival to departure we could not have been made more welcome or given more help. Anna was an angel especially with directions to Pisa. Everyone else on the vineyard was extremely friendly even if they did not speak very good English. The villa was extremely clean and had everything we needed for our two weeks.
We spent a week here in May and didn't want to leave!
Booking our trip was a breeze with the help of Marie who provided us with lots of brilliant information and helped out with our transportation problems. The whole Bovoli family were very welcoming and friendly and only too happy to help us.
The apartment had a stunning view over to the medieval village of Vicopisano and inside was clean and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of seating.
The whole area was beautiful and we even managed to arrive in time for the fireflies to light the evenings.
We wandered into the village for aperitifs at the wine bar and supplies from the shops. We chose not to hire a car which restricted us more to the immediate area, but everything we needed was in walking distance, including two good restaurants. We would recommend hiring a car if you want to see more of Tuscany and have more of a sightseeing trip. Although getting the bus to Pisa was simple and cheap, but after a day in the city we missed the peace and quiet of the beautiful olive farm.
Apartment was on a working organic Olive and Vineyard and was immaculately clean and tidy. All creature comforts were provided with the added benefit of the shop selling wine and oil right next to us. The farm was quiet with stunning views over the medieval town and towers which had a small but adequate selection of bars and shops. The location of the farm made it easy to find from Pisa airport and allowed us to discover all the main cities and attractons by car on each day with no more than a couple of hours return trip. If it was peace and quiet you want, the local walks are just as relaxing so it made for a romantic stay.
The family that owned the farm were extremely helpful and very friendly; the olive tasting was a real treat and we would recommend this place without hesitation as a base to explore Tuscany.
Anfang September haben meine Frau und ich das Apartment Limone bezogen. Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen und erhielten von unseren Gastgebern alle Unterstützung, die wir wünschten. Der Standort ist ein sehr guter Ausgangspunkt für die Besichtigung von Pisa und Lucca.
Leider entsprach das Apartment überhaupt nicht unseren Vorstellungen von einem Minimalstandard. Die Möbel waren eher antiquarisch und hinfällig (die Tür des Kleiderschranks fiel gleich beim ersten Öffnen heraus). Die Matratze war bereits etwas durchgelegen und roch muffig. An mehreren Abenden hatten wir unerwarteten Besuch: Eidechsen krabbelten an der Küchendecke entlang. Eine unschöne Begleitung beim Abendessen.
Draußen war der Sonnenschirm kaputt. Auf Anfrage wurde dieser zwar umgehend repariert. Aber so eine Reparatur muss man doch vor Eintreffen der Gäste erledigen, oder!?
An einem Tag haben wir uns ein Fahrrad ausgeliehen. Auch dieses war technisch nicht in Ordnung und der Ausflug somit kein Vergnügen für meine Frau. Der Fairness halber will ich gerne ergänzen, dass uns diese Ausleihe nicht berechnet wurde.
Die Wohnung ist außerordentlich hellhörig. Nachdem ein kanadisches Paar in die Nachbarwohnung eingezogen war, konnte meine Frau kaum noch schlafen. Der Kanadier schnarchte heftig.
Nach einer Woche haben wir deshalb die Wohnung "Limone" vorzeitig verlassen und haben uns in der südlichen (deutlich schöneren) Toskana eine Unterkunft gebucht. Für das späte Gelingen unseres Urlaubs war dies die richtige Entscheidung.