Perfect for couples - Romantic - Beautiful Medieval tower house property – Home 2292366 House
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Perfect for couples - Romantic - Beautiful Medieval tower house property – Home 2292366
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
- Nearest beach 31 mi
- Child Friendly
- Car advised
- Pet Friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
HISTORY & ROMANCE
Casa Colomba is the perfect romantic bolt hole situated in the historical centre of Vicopisano, often referred to as one of Tuscany's most beautiful villages and best kept secrets. Close to PISA, LUCCA, FLORENCE, VOLTERRA and even the CINQUE TERRE
This 1 BEDROOM apartment sleeps 2-4, and offers boutique-style with Tuscan charm and Character. Casa Colomba has retained original features such as exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, a 12th century Tower Room and a charming Loggia.
A PRE_WELCOME INFORMATION PACK
emailed to you before arrival, full of detailed information and designed to help you plan and enhance your stay.
CONCIRERGE 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.
REFRESHMENT WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL
A bottle of Prosecco
A selection of tea and coffee
Salt and pepper
The apartment is situated on the 2nd floor and has beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and hills.
Ideally situated in the heart of the village and just a two-minute stroll away from the lively village square, cafes, bars, restaurant & supermarket. Vicopisano is Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of pine-covered hills, sunflower fields and olive groves an ideal landscape for walking, trekking, cycling and mountain biking
Vicopisano is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful region of Tuscany such as the cities of Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena, as well as being just under a 30 minute drive away from the Pisan coast, its beaches, Thermal Spas and Golf course.
The romantic bedroom is housed in the 12th century tower. The double cast iron bed is a period feature typical of the region, dressed with Crisp white bed linen, sumptuous pillows and cushions. An antique chandelier hangs from the beamed ceiling.
Situated off the living room with character beamed ceilings. The shower, WC, bidet and wash basin are contemporary in design with a mix of ceramic, glass and chrome fittings. Complementary hand soap, hand cream & shower gel, and bathrobes
The stone built kitchen unit is very typical of Tuscan design and is fitted with modern appliances and fully equipped for those wishing to cook at home. Cooking hob, oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, even a cool box/bag ideal for beach days and picnics.
A small recess with doors situated off the living room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
The room is stylishly decorated with a mix of both traditional and modern pieces, there is a comfortable sofa bed which sleeps 1 adult or 2 kids. There are occasional tables and a writing desk with stationery. a small LCD flat screen TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs & CDs
A charming loggia with a large open recess where guests can escape from the heat of the day, enjoy the cooling breeze of the evening and admire the countryside views and hilltop white chapel. The perfect place to relax with day-beds & floor cushions.
Casa Colomba is situated on the 2nd floor of the Tower house and is accessed by 34 steps with a banister on both sides. The apartment has a private entrance and shares a communal entry door on the ground level with the owners. The property is not recommended for those who have difficulty negotiating stairs.
There is a garden at Casa Colomba, which can be accessed at the rear or the property. Nearby pool (5 minutes drive) see notes on accommodation.
Free parking is just 100 metres away in a free car park used by the residents of the historic centre. For unloading the car you may park outside the property.
ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES CLOSE BY:
COOKING COURSES, PASTA WORKSHOPS, WINE TOURS, GASTRONOMIC TOURS (TRUFFLE HUNTS, VISIT TO ORGANIC OLIVE FARM, AND CHEESE PRODUCERS).
LICENSED TOUR GUIDES FOR PISA, LUCCA, FLORENCE AND BEYOND
VISITS TO ARTISAN PRODUCERS - CERAMICS AND POTTERY.
SUMMER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES - BEACH, SAILING AND SUNSET CRUISES (30 minutes drive)
THERMAL SPRINGS AND SPA RESORTS (within 30 minutes drive)
MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR -
Visit us at Authentic - Tuscany
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
- 1 Full bath
- Wireless Internet
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: ($237.28) €200.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
The parent/guardia is soley responsible for care and safety of the child/children during their stay at the property.
Pets are allowed with prior consent with the owner at a fee of €30 per pet.
RECYCLING AND TRASH
A recycling programme operates door to door every day Monday to Friday. Failure to respect the recycling procedure will incur a €30 charge at the end of your stay.
About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Apr 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Italian
– based on 94 reviews
- Very Good
“YOU MUST STAY HERE!!!”
Every modern facility you need in a beautiful historic 11th century building lovingly restored. Our hosts are the best I have ever encountered and I will definitely be returning. FANTASTIC on every le… More
Booked a long weekend away for Valentines weekend for the hubby. We had the most amazing time. Marie and Lorenzo the owners made us feel so welcome and they spent quality time showing us all the best… More
“Wonderful medieval apartment in historical village.”
Casa Colombo is in medieval Visopisano close to many of Tuscany's beautiful towns and villages. We were made very welcome on our arrival by Marie and Lorenzo: their beautiful apartment is the per… More
“A unique experience.”
We feel so lucky to have stayed in Casa Colomba and experience the best week of our month in Italy. Right from the welcome Marie and Lorenzo gave us on arrival we felt at home in this beautiful, unique apartment in a tower. The locals were so friendly, the food was delicious and the country walks fantastic. We got to see the real lifestyle of Vicopisano and we are determined to experience it again!
Response from the owner Dear Alicia, thank you for your review of Casa Colomba and Vicopisano. It was such a pleasure to meet both you and Tim and we truly hope that you do get back to Vicopisano, so we may welcome you to Casa Colomba again. We still have so much more to catch up on! Keep in touch and warmest wishes from Lorenzo and I. Marie
“Tuscany like it's home, with hosts you love”
All the reviews about Casa Colomba are 100% true! This place simply exudes Italian/European authenticity. The photos and info about Casa Colomba are spot on, and if you want to live like a local, th… More
Response from the owner Dear Sheila, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It was such a pleasure to have you and Glen stay with us a whole month and we were very sad that you finally had to leave Casa Colomba and Vicopisano. You certainly did live like locals and we are so pleased to hear that you found Casa Colomba the perfect home from home with a little bit of history thrown in too! It was great getting to know you and spend some time with you and it was an absolute pleasure to assist you in getting the most out of your stay with us. We do hope you come back and see us again one day. There’s still plenty of places to see and things to do as I know you found out! Take care and keep in touch with warmest regards Marie and Lorenzo
“The perfect Tuscan holiday!”
We came across the listing for Casa Colomba in Vicopisano by chance when we were planning our holiday in Tuscany and couldn't quite believe our luck when we arrived. What an absolute gem of a pla… More
Response from the owner Dear Louise, Wow what a fabulous and informative review. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback which not only is great for us, but I am sure our future guests will enjoy reading all about your experiences during your stay in Vicopisano. It’s always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed the authenticity of Vicopisano and its ideal location close to Pisa and its airport, Lucca, Florence and towns like San Gimignano and Volterra. It was great to catch up with you and other guests that balmy night, we try if we can to have impromptu get-togethers like this and our guests get so much out of the experience, other than the chilled Prosecco! We hope you have been enjoying all the goodies which you purchased at the olive farm, at least you know that when they run out you can get some more, better still you should just come back again! We hope you return one day, it was great fun to meet you. Take care and warmest wishes Marie and Lorenzo
“The best weekend away we've ever had!”
Where to start!? A quick weekend away we thought...never expecting to completely fall in love with Vicopisano and Casa Colomba. From start to finish our trip was full of fresh food, fabulous views and… More
Response from the owner Dear HVB, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Casa Colomba. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was great to be able to show you around our little pocket of Tuscany. We feel very lucky that our location gives us the opportunity to visit famous and Medieval towers, stunning countryside and wonderful beach bars, the latter of which offers a great escape on summer nights! Sipping a Prosecco or two is also a great past-time for many of our guests. Thank you again for finding us and we are waiting for you to return... We will keep the Prosecco chilling! Kindest regards Marie and Lorenzo
Maria and Lorenzo rent out this apartment and they are a delightful couple - helpful and friendly, and on hand to help in any way. They are truly wonderful hosts. Vicopisano is an authentic Italian vi… More
Response from the owner Dear Andrea Lorenzo and I would like to say a huge thank you for taking the time to write a review for Casa Colomba and Vicopisano. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved exploring the local area in addition to visiting the main sights of Tuscany and we must agree the sight of the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa never fails to impress! It was great fun to spend some time with you at the olive farm we must say this is a highlight for many visiting the area. We are pleased to hear that you loved the local food, we are not sure which restaurants you went to but all the restaurants in the village serve amazing food and the two pizzerias are wonderful! You were such great guests and we hope you come back and visit us again in the future, until then take care and warmest wishes Marie and Lorenzo
“Beautiful apartment in a beautiful village”
We absolutely loved our stay in Casa Colomba. Marie and Lorenzo were very helpful and welcoming right from the moment of booking. The apartment was perfect for us, Marie and Lorenzo had supplied a tas… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind and informative review of Casa Colomba and Vicopisano. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you spent more time in the village than initially planned, despite being ideally located to Pisa, Lucca Florence the coast and countryside! It was fantastic to hear that you found the locals both friendly and helpful from our own experience this can make all the difference to a holiday. How great it was that you got to explore the local area by bicycle. This area as you discovered is perfect for those who like to walk, hike and bike. You will be pleased to know that the designated cycle track which links all the villages of the Vicopisano district together is almost finished, so next time you come to visit you will find even more off the beaten track places to explore! In addition, we have recently teamed up with a professional local bike hire company which offers the opportunity to hire a 'cycling friend’ with local knowledge of the tracks and trails which are just waiting to be discovered! Finally we just want to say thank you so much for finding us, you were great guests and we look forward to the next time you visit Casa Colomba and Vicopisano. With warmest regards Marie and Lorenzo . It's always nice to hear that our guests have found the locals both freindly and helpful, we believe that it is these qualities which make a holiday memorable.
“Wow! Truly Authentic Tuscany Marie & Lorenzo make your dream at Casa Colomba a reality”
Marie & Lorenzo go above and beyond hospitality. You become family, and feel that Vicopisano is truly a home away from home. The apartment is authentic, rustic, and very clean. There are so many… More
Response from the owner Dear O&A Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was so great to see you both again after 5 years! We realise New Jersey is not around the corner but we hope you get back to see us again soon. You are absolutely fabulous guests and we had such fun spending time with you again. Take care, keep in touch and warmest wishes from Vicopisano. Marie and Lorenzo
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