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Authentic Tuscany - Charming apartments located on organic olive farm - Appartamento Rosmarino

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Apartments in Vicopisano - near Pisa, Lucca and Florence - peaceful location on organic olive farm. Just a 10 minute walk to the village, shops and bars

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!

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Appartamento Rosmarino, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Separate WC

Sleeps 5. 1 bedroom apartment.

Appartmento Rosmarino is accessed by 15 stone steps and is situated at the rear of the apartment building meaning that the apartment stays fresh and cool in the hotter summer months.

The apartment has its own private entrance and has views over the 18th Century mill house where the extra olive oil is produced at the end of October through to January.

The interiors offer rustic simplicity with modern conveniences such as air conditioning and WiFi internet.

At the rear of the apartment there is a private shady terrace with a table and chairs for dining alfresco.

There are also other outside areas to relax and dine around the farm.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

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. .

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Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Liverpool
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A fabulous short break in a beautiful place.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed the first week in April and the weather was glorious. The apartment was very pretty and the photographs and description of the property are very accurate.

The owners are really friendly and happy to help you with anything you may need. Marie and Lorenzo who will manage your bookings are there as much or as little as you need happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with directions etc.

On our first evening we were made to feel so welcome met with some new friends in the village at a lovely wine bar called Borgo Maggiore. The owners were extremely welcoming even made my boyfriends his favourite Tiramisu desert for when we returned for dinner the Wednesday evening. This wine bar is a must for you to drop into delicious food and lovely wine. They also have some fun cocktails :-)

The village is a lovely place to relax with a wine or two and there a couple of wine bars, restaurants and Pizzeria's. We didn't hire a car instead explored on buses, trains and good old fashioned walking. We got to visit Florence, Pisa and Lucca in the 3 full days were stayed but would love to of stayed longer so we could explore further.

The Kiwi liqueur in the farm shop on site is delicious and an excellent night cap after a busy day site seeing.

If you chose this apartment and village I am sure you will have an amazing time as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday ... fabulous location ..

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful week here in late August early September. The weather was great and the location amazing. 1 hour to Florence and Volterra,1/2 to Lucca and Pisa, all must visit places. We didn't make the beach but also within travelling distance

The apartment was clean and spacious , basic but comfy with a big Tuscan bed. the setting was idyllic on an organic olive farm with lovely views and a 5 minute walk into the little medieval village with handy supermarket .... one word of warning .. the shops are not open on Sundays ! Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelagh for taking the time to write a review for Appartamento Rosmarino. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the farm and that you managed to fit in all the 'must see' places such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Volterra, you'll just have to come back and visit again for the beaches! We are delighted you enjoyed the unique location of the farm with it's lovely views over the medieval village, fruit orchards and olive groves. Thanks for reminding our future guests about getting in their shopping before Sunday although there is a supermarket just a 5 minute drive away which is open on Sundays (details in the apartment book) plus the rotisserie/rosticeria in the village is open Sunday mornings where they sell all sorts of home cooked goodies, bread & wine. Whilst you were here you mentioned you would like to come back next year, we really hope you do come back and visit again, it was lovely to meet you both, till then take care and kindest regards. Marie, Lorenzo & the Bovoili family
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Location

From the Owner

.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 .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa - 9 miles - 20 minutes at 14 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 10 - 15 minutes walk at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno - 18 Miles - 37 minutes at 29 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Tirrenia - 18 miles - 35 minute drive at 29 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontedera (Trains to Florence) - 5 miles - 10 mins at 7.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A12 Genova/Roma or A11 Pisa/Florence both 30 mins at 29 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 10 minutes walk at 0.75 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone - 57 miles - 2 hours 25 minutes at 91 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Pisa - 18miles - 37 minutes at 29 Kilometres Car: recommended

VICOPISANO - 10 - 15 minute walk

Shops, Bars, wine bar, 2 restaurants.

Weekly market - Saturday morning

Antique and collectors market every 2nd Sunday of the month (except August).

Historical site - Brunelleschi's Fortress

The hilltop Medieval fortress and watch tower designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi stands guard over the village and surrounding countryside. The fortress is open to visitors at the weekends; a perfect place to spend a couple of hours exploring Medieval dungeons, palace rooms and climbing the impressive watch tower, the small entrance fee includes a personal guided tour.

BUSES -run from Vicopisano Monday to Saturdauy to Pisa and Pontedera (for trains to Florence) - last bus back to Vicopisano late afternoon

BUTI (5 minutes drive)

The nearby village of Buti which is famous for its restaurants which boasts 15 at last count. Italians come from all over Tuscany to visit this tiny village famous for good food at local prices. Many summer festivals in this characteristic village

CASCINA - Nearest bigger town - 10 - 15 minute drive

Weekly Market - Thursday mornings.

PONTEDERA 10 - 15 minute drive

Nice shopping district, Vespa museum, trains to Florence.

PISA 20 minute drive

Apart from its famous Leaning Tower. This city with its Medieval streets, picturesque squares and lovely riverside walks deserves to be explored beyond the Leaning Tower.

Pisa has wonderful galleries, museums, and a vibrant nightlife.

In the property you will find a self guided walking tour with all the cities must see places. In addition you will discover some secrets and the best lunch and dinner spots!

EVENTS

There are endless gastronomic events, historical re- enactments and music festivals throughout the summer months.

details of these will be provided in your Pre- Welcome pack and in the property.

COOKING LESSONS

Discover the secrets of Tuscan food! How to prepare it, cook it and discover which ingredients and wines complement this simple but delicious cuisine.

You will assist and learn how to cook a typical Tuscan meal just like a Tuscan Mamma. Your chef and teacher has a restaurant in the area where you will have the lesson.

GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES

Wine tasting at nearby vineyards, Cheese tasting at artisan producer, visits to an artisan pasta producer, Truffle hunting.

all of the above experiences can be arranged with or without a private guide

OLIVE OIL EXPERIENCE

Discover the farm and mill - includes a visit to the olive groves, olive press and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce.

Visits to a local ceramic workshop. One of the last remaining artisans in the area. Watch the artisans at work and a chance to buy one off affordable pieces.

Availability

Rental rates

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Low
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£128
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£43
£299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£60
£418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
9 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£128
for 3 nights
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£43
£299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£60
£418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
24 Apr 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£60
£418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High
15 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£205
for 3 nights
From
£68
£470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£60
£418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£128
for 3 nights
From
£43
£299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
From
£60
£418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£205
for 3 nights
From
£68
£478
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include:

Bed linen and towels
Final cleaning
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

Check in from 4.00pm - 10.00pm - please contact us before booking if you would like a later check- in time
Check out up to 11.00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 .

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 25 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Washing machine in bathroom
  • White tiled bathroom with open shower (wet room). The WC is housed in in the adjoining space and a door separates the shower from the WC. There is a washing machine in this room

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • The bedroom has 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. The bedroom is air-conditioned and has views over the 18th Century mill house .

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The following activities are available in the area: Olive oil tasting and mill visit Cooking lessons Wine tasting Private guided tours with a licensed guide IN ADDITION English speaking owners on site Organic farm shop

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