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Charming and stylish studio in Medieval village - Authentic Tuscany

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Studio apartment, in Vicopisano - Nr Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Tuscany - Stylish Contemporary Interiors - Village Location - Free Wifi - Walking Distance To Amenities

Stylish, romantic studio apartment - offering contemporary living with Tuscan charm and character.

Il Nido Bianco (The white nest) is situated on the first floor of a Medieval building in the heart of the historic centre of Vicopisano.

Located close to Pisa, Lucca and Florence, the property is ideally located and offers the perfect base for touring Tuscany.

Nido Bianco is ideally situated and is just a short stroll away from the village square and all its amenities.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The property offers stylish contemporary interiors, free WiFi and laundry facilities - in addition the apartment retains original features such as lofty beamed ceilings with views over terracotta roofs and Medieval towers.

MEDIEVAL OPEN PLAN LIVING

This studio apartment is both perfectly and cleverly designed providing both living and sleeping zones in one open plan space with large airy windows. The interiors are mainly white and neutrals offer a cool - fresh ambiance.

Enter the apartment into a small entrance lobby with views over the terracotta roofs and Brunelleschi's watch tower

LIVING/SLEEPING ZONE

A comfortable queen size bed doubles as a comfortable sofa designed for two! The sofa is dressed with ample cushions and cleverly converts to the bed by just removing the cushions. Fresh white linens dress the bed and a romantic white curtain hangs between the this space and the dining area.

DINING AND KITCHEN ZONE

The cooking zone is perfectly designed with a cooking hob, oven and fridge. The fully equipped space means you are able to prepare and cook delicious Tuscan meals at home. A dining table designed for four offers romantic comfortable dining for two!

BATHROOM

The contemporary bathroom has the highest quality fixture and fittings and offers a WC; hand basin and shower with cubical.

ACCESS AND PARKING

There is a free car park just 120 metres away. The car park is for available for the residents of the historic centre.

Access to the property is via a large entrance into a communal hallway - then there are 11 stairs to access your private entrance.

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES

WiFi internet connection

Hand soap, shower gel and shampoo

A Pre - Welcome information pack is emailed to you 45 days before arrival - The guide is full of detailed information and is designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.

WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL - includes:

A chilled bottle of Prosecco

Local cheese and salami

Pasta and pasta sauce

Bread and or crackers

A selection of tea and coffee

Fresh milk

Salt, pepper, olive oil

CONCIERGE SERVICE

We offer a concierge service which includes:

Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc...

TOURIST INFORMATION AND MAPS

A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area.

PICNIC BASKET

Just 100 metres away you will find a small public garden/picnic spot nestled suggestively under the Medieval towers. We provide you with a picnic basket, cool bag and rug should you want to relax in the sun or shade.

Walk in the other direction and just 50 metres away you will find a characteristic wine bar with outside seating under the towers. The bar offers breakfast pastries, light lunches and a good selection of wines and beers.

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. You will learn all the skills of cooking an Italian meal from Francesco who is head chef and owner of a nearby restaurant.

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. Please contact us for more details.

Visits to local olive mill in Vicopisano, includes a visit to the olive groves and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

The property is owned by a local family who live in part of the restored Medieval building where Nido Bianci is situated -

Husband and wife Patrizia and Carlo have lovingly restored their Medieval home into a stylish comtemporary retreat. Patrizia is an experienced project manager and interior designer who specialises in bathroom and kitchens and Carlo has his own garden furniture business which speciallises in hand crafted wooden furniture and garden accessories.

Patrizia and Carlo have two young sons who just love to practice their English language skills so the chances are you may get to meet them on arrival - Brenda the dog is another addition to the family who you may also meet if you take a walk along the country lanes surrounding the village!

The family have enlisted the help of Marie and Lorenzo (pictured) who act as property managers for Nido Bianco.

Marie and Lorenzo live in the village and know the area well. They are experienced English speaking property mangers who will process your initial enquiry right up to your arrival and as they live just 20 metres away they are available for support during your stay should you need them.

Speaks English, Italian

5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful Property.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The owner and manager meet us as soon as we arrived. Giving us help and advise, and showing us all we needed to know about the property. It was just the right size for us, very clean and modern and had all we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. Would recommend this property to everyone looking to go as a single person or couple.Lots to do around the village.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment, well-equipped and very clean. exactly as per the photos and well-located close to the main square. Vicopisano is a great base to explore small villages and I don't think you'll find a nicer place to stay! Did a very hands-on fun cooking class learning typical Tuscan dishes. Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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majestical paradise

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my wife can't rate highly enough, this Tuscan apartment, it is truely a Gem with stunning surroundings.

From the moment we booked our holiday, we were amazed at how smooth everything went, Marie kept us up to date on everything, places to visit, places to eat and even managed to arrange a guided tour of the village and it's amazing castle, Giovanni (our guide and local historian) was brilliant, he was so knowledgeable and interesting and very passionate about the village,.

We arrived at Il Nido Bianco around 7 in the evening, we were made so very welcome by the owner Patrizia and her son Leo, our welcome pack of food and a cold bottle of Prosecco was more than welcome, and plentiful.

We ate in some wonderful places, saw some wonderful sites and really made some wonderful friends!!!!

The Olive Oil tasting is a must...lovely.

We can't thank Marie & Lorenzo. Patrizia, Carlo, Leonardo and Thomaso enough, they really really made us feel so welcome and special. Thank you ☺xxxx

Pete & Janet

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A True Cozy White Nest

  • 5 of 5

Nido Bianco was the perfect home away from our home for my daughter and me. Our morning routine was a refreshing run on the many jogging paths around the area - beautiful countryside - and a cappuccino at the local bar. Although Italian restaurants are plentiful, we also enjoyed buying fresh food at the store around the corner. The owners and the managers of this charming apartment are warm, inviting, and generous and made us feel as a neighbor. If you want to live the Italian life for a brief time, Nido Bianco should be your home base. It was always so good to come "home" after exploring other localities.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passe une semaine extraordinaire dans ce superbe appartement ! Le village est calme et romantique . Proche de tous les lieux de visites. Nos hôtes ont été très prévenants mais aussi discrets. Nous serions bien restés une semaine de plus !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

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.

GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES

Wine tasting at nearby vineyards, cheese tasting at an artisan producer, visits to an artisan pasta producer, Truffle hunting. All of the above experiences can experienced either locally or within the province of Pisa.

Visit a local olive mill in Vicopisano, includes a visit to the olive groves and vineyards as well as tastings of the olive oil, wine and local produce

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach on the Tyrrhenian Coast can be reached in just under a 30 minute drive - here where you will find free beaches or we can arrange a day for you at a lovely beach club with sun loungers, umbrellas, bar and restaurant. Going north of Pisa you can get to the vibrant coastal towns of Viareggio, Torre di lago and Forte dei Marmi all of which can be reached in under an hours drive. Various beach clubs run wind and kite surf schools and centres.

Travel:

Airports

Pisa international airport - Galileo Galilei - 25 minutes

Florence international airport - Peretola - 1 hour 10 minutes

Car hire available at both airports.

Car hire recommended but not essential.

Distances:

VILLAGE CENTRE 500m

PUBLIC POOL 3 miles / 5km / 5 mins drive

RAILWAY STATION (for trains to Florence)

5 miles / 7.5km / 10 mins drive/ bus from village

NEAREST BEACH 19 miles / 30km / 30 mins drive

PISA 14 miles / 22km / 20 mins drive / local bus from village

LUCCA 33 miles / 53km / 45 mins drive / public transport option

FLORENCE 43 miles / 69km / 1 hour drive / train 45 mins.

SIENA 82 miles / 132km / 1 hr 40 mins drive

Further Details:

The village centre and square is just a 2 minute stroll away where you will find all the local shops, bars and amenities such as; A Bank with ATM, a Chemist, Dr's surgery, Tobacconist and post office.

There is a local market every Saturday morning and an Antique and collectors market every 2nd Sunday of the month (except August).

There are 2 restaurants in the village one is within easy walking distance from the apartment the other is a 2 minute drive away, there are many other restaurants scattered around the village.

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. Buti is just a 5 minute drive away.

A 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.

The Spa town of Casciana Terme can be reached in just over 30 minutes by driving inland through the stunning Tuscan countryside. Famous since Roman times, today the benefits of the spa can be sampled by all. There is a large outdoor pool filled with the curative waters naturally heated to 36/38 °c and is open to the public all year round, there are also a wide variety of treatments available from massages to facials.

Gastronomic and wine tours can be arranged, along with visits to local award winning olive oil mills and Vineyards for wine tasting.

There are endless music festivals throughout the summer catering for all music tastes from Opera to Jazz.

Availability

Rental rates

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1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£164
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20 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
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9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
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24 Apr 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
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£177
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15 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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£202
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16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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£177
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Low
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
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£164
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£357
 
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£164
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required to confirm booking

Final balance payment 45 days before arrival

200 Euro refundable security deposit on arrival

Heating not included in the rate - Please contact us for details



Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Arrival after 4pm. Departure at 11am

Notes on prices:
The above price is for 1 or 2 people staying in the apartment.

Minimum stay 3 nights.

Prices include:

refreshment welcome pack on arrival which includes a bottle of Prosecco

WiFi Internet.

Complimentary toiletries - hand soap and shower gel.

Bed linens, towels and bath robes.

Does not include heating if used - please contact us for rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Stylish contemporary studio apartment to rival any hotel suite! Idealy situated within walking distance to the village square and local amenities.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Pantry Items

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The contemporary bathroom offers Italian designed fixtures and fittings. The bathroom has a WC, washbasin and shower cubical and there is a small annex outside the bathroom with wardrobe space. Towels and bathrobes are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - Studio apartment Notes on bedrooms: Nido Bianco has a perfectly designed open plan room designed for both day time living and sleep. The double queen-size bed dressed in fresh white linens and pillows easily converts into a comfortable sofa for two - by just re-arranging the cushions.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Complimentary Services Free WiFi internet connection. A Pre Welcome - information pack before your arrival - designed to help you plan and enhance your stay. Welcome pack on arrival includes: Chilled bottle of Prosecco, light refreshments and a selection of tea and coffee Picnic basket, cool bag and rug provided for days at the beach or picnics under the towers Concierge service - Booking restaurants, help organizing excursions, tours and experiences, shopping information etc... A selection of guides and maps to help you explore the local area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and bathrobes to lounge in all provided in the rate. Changed once a week free of charge for stays of 14 nights More frequent changes available on request for a small fee.

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