70 square meters house in a new building on two levels. When entering, you find a living room with a welcoming, colourful and accurately furnished kitchen. Going up few steps, you reach the night area, formed by two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower, WC. The main bedroom is art deco styled with a wooden loft that may be reached through a wooden staircase. The smaller bedroom is 1800 style furnished.
The CASINA AL MONTE (Little home on the hill) is castled under a wide oliveto(olive trees yard), between Pisani hills and the Serchio river.The Casina al Monte is situated close Vecchiano, a typical rural Tuscany village, placed among cultivated fields and where the time seems to have arrested. The Vecchianese Summer offers concerts, theatre performances and open air cinema.Placed at less than 10 km far from Pisa and 13 from Lucca, the Casina al Monte has a strategic position. For people loving sea, Marina di Vecchiano, with its wild sandy beach, is just 10 km far. Marina di Vecchiano is placed inside San Rossore Natural Park and there are three bathing facilities and many kilometres of free beach. Here you can enjoy sandy dunes, with spontaneous bushes, well described, by the famous Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio and the macchia mediterranea surrounding walk the seaside.If you wish to spend a fashionable holiday full of shopping and parties, you reach in 20 km the Versiliashire, 20 Km-far, with:
- The Passeggiata of Viareggio, a famous street along the seaside with Art Deco buildings, housing stores, cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops for every taste but not for any wallet. During the Carnival, many allegorical wagons are on this street;
- Forte dei Marmi, full of trendy clubs where night and day are inverted and summer and winter have no limits.
***THE OLIVES PICKING***
During october and november we organize for our guests special olive picking weeks and weekends in our olive threes yard just above the Casina al Monte. We'll pick the olives, see how they transform into extra virgin olive oil and taste oil with a special dinner. In that timeframe, a bottle of our oil is given to all our guests
All the year long we organize, on request for our guests, PIZZA CLASSES where everybody may learn to make a pizza starting by water and flour......Read more
Left on 05/12/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 12, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We enjoyed our stay in the Casina al monte. We had everything we needed in the house, could visit Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio, Florence, etc. and return in the evening in our holiday home. We enjoyed to walk with our dog on the hill, behind the house, between the olive trees. From there we could see far away, also the tower of Pisa.
Left on 09/10/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 10, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Io e mia moglie abbiamo passato due settimane presso la Casina al Monte e ci siamo trovati molto bene.
La casa è in posizione isolata, in un contesto agricolo, ma molto vicina all'abitato, che offre tutto il necessario. E' garantita tranquillità e pace, e fuori dalla finestra si gode di una bella vista su una falesia, sui campi e, a distanza, sui colli toscani. Il mare va raggiunto in auto in 15 minuti, ma la Marina di Vecchiano non ha nulla da invidiare alle spiagge della Versilia, con il vantaggio di essere tranquilla e... libera, anche se per chi vuole ci sono due stabilimenti. La casa è attrezzata e comoda, con un piacevole spazio isolato per mangiare fuori. Il contesto agricolo delle case vicine potrebbe essere un po' più curato, ma non è in alcun modo fastidioso.
Insomma, consigliamo l'esperienza a chi non ha ambizioni mondane e ama le cose vere e semplici. Tra l'altro, sono possibili escursioni naturalistiche nei vicini parchi e visite artistiche a Pisa, Lucca e non solo. Che si vuole di più?
Left on 07/17/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 17, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
If you are looking for a place that is close enough to the major tourist attractions but far enough that you can have a pleasant stay relaxing with your family, this is the place.
The little house has everything you need to make your stay confortable and the view is beautiful; a nice view to wake up to! The little town is very cute and we bought fresh bread every morning from the panetteria .Very good!!! Silvia was kind, very helpful and eger to help with anything. I bought some of their delicious olive oil and loved it!
Left on 03/01/2010 for a stay in August 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 1, 2010Stayed Aug 2008
We all had a great time. Silvia was accomodating and very helpful. She kindly showed us where to get a pizza at 10 o'clock at nite on our arrival. Sorry we were soooo late! If you can, order boxes of the olive oil they produce. Heavenly drops. The only issue we had was the narrow driveway, but I believe they were widening it after we left. Knowing Silvia's sense of hospitality, it's probably already been done!
Vecchiano is relatively central to Lucca and Pisa and the Marina di Vecchiano lets you take a dip the old fashiond way, yep for free AND in the middle of the tourist season.
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