Villa in Barbaricina, del Capannone 39, Pisa (PI), Italy - Historical And Naturalistic Villa Inbetween Pisa Center And The Seaside
Villa Rook, Barbaricina, enjoys an ideal position as it allows to stay in a place of great historical and naturalistic value, near Pisa. Moreover it allows a fast access to the best known places of the Tuscan coast.
Another major feature is its proximity to the most important cultural and artistic locations in Pisa: the Square of Miracles with the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery is about 3 km from the villa, i.e. 8 minutes by car.
And still within reach in a few minutes, the Galileo Galilei international airport as well as the railway station allowing to reach Florence and Lucca speedily even for one-day trips.
A few kilometers and you are at the seaside: Marina di Pisa, with its new port, Tirrenia, the Versilia coast, Torre del Lago, and the exclusive beach of Forte dei Marmi.
Barbaricina is very close to the widest natural park in Tuscany, i.e. the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park extending for thousands of hectares between the provinces of Pisa and Lucca. The park – visitable on foot, by bicycle, and on horseback – houses the San Rossore Racecourse, very famous for the Italian horse racing golden age. The stud farms of Barbaricina – known as “the land of horses” – have produced legendary thoroughbreds. “Andreina”, the celebrated winner of the first Italian gallop derby in 1884, came out of the Rook stud farms, just as “Goldoni”, the winner of the 1896 derby.
The prestigious Thomas Rook Grand Prix and Barbaricina’s main street are named after the stud farms founder. The villa front overlooking the garden bears the stud farms motto “let not advantage slip”, taken from one of Shakespeare’s poems.
Villa Rook, not equipped with all modern accessories, is an old fascinating residence offering the combination of art and history. Rest and relaxation in 6/7 bedrooms (4 double bedrooms plus 2 twin-bedded rooms), 4 bathrooms, living rooms, and a comfortable garden provided with veranda and swimming pool.
About the Owner
1 holidaymaker review
Partially refurbished, but sadly neglected
This villa is old as the title indicates. However, we also found it to be neglected. Whilst it was clean all the soft furnishings felt dusty and damp to the touch. It was very dark inside unlike the pictures in the photographs. When we attempted to open the shutters some would not open. The lights were very dim, again much different to the photographs on the website. I tried to open a window and my hand went straight through it because panes of glass were missing. There was a general musty, unused smell about it inside.
Outside, the pool whilst immaculately clean was bordered by crumbling concrete and then gravel meaning that as soon as you get out of the pool your feet will be covered in dirt. The chairs around the pool were also very old and uncomfortable. Walking around the garden we discovered a partially burnt out bonfire with what looked like pyjamas and table linen.
With regards to the owner, we found her to be slow at answering enquiries. When we asked to pay via Owner's Direct and how to do it she didn't reply leading us to pay her directly as it was only a couple of weeks before we were due to arrive and we were concerned that we would lose the accommodation. This has meant we had no protection when things went wrong.
We had told the Owner we didn't speak any English and has asked her if this would be a problem. Despite this upon arrival we were shown around the villa by a non English speaking representative of the owner who presented us with a contract written in Italian despite having advised the owner that we do not speak Italian. This immediately gave us reservations.
All in all, we would describe this as an old villa which has been sadly neglected. We left after just one afternoon and found alternative accommodation.
Activity and Interests
10 minutes by car from Tirrenia seaside
Nearest airport is Galileo Galilei international Airport (Pisa), 5 minutes by car
Pisa City Center - 8 minutes by car
Pisa Airport - 5 minutes by car
Seaside (Marina di Pisa) - 15 minutes by car
Florence - 1 hour by car
Lucca - 30 minutes by car
You'll have the chance to eat and drink tuscany delicious meals, visiting winery and oil producers between Pisa and Florence aswell as the coastline for delicious fish dinners
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
20% drop down payment on booking, final payment on arrival day
Check out Saturday at 10 am. Checkin Saturday from 14 pm to eveninig. If after 20 pm, please give as a call
Notes on prices:
Included in the price is: electricity, water, kitchen gas, bed linen, bath and pool towels (changed weekly), car parking, private use of the pool, use of the washing-machine, WiFi-Internet Extra is: final cleaning EUR 15 per person
20% drop down payment on booking, final payment on arrival day
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Tourist Attractions
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- naturist beach
- winery tours
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- bathroom 1 with shower inside the bedroom 1, bathroom 2 guest bathroom toilet on ground floor, bathroom 3 first floor with shower, bathroom 4 first floor with shower, bathroom 5 first floor with full sized bath
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bedroom with French bed, Bedroom 2 double bedroom, Bedroom 3 double bedroom, Bedroom 4 double bedroom, Bedroom 5 twin-bedded room, Bedroom 6 twin-bedded room
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: On request we can supply a small bedroom with a bunk bed for the additional price of 30 euro a night Outside: This property has the following outside: Garden, swimming pool, parking, veranda Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, poll towel and Linen are changed weekly, we provide cleaning on departure of guests