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Perfect for couples - Romantic - Beautiful Medieval tower house property

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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AUTUMN & WINTER SPECIAL - FREE WINE- TASTING at local vineyard for all stays up to December 31st. 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. COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES FREE WIFI A PRE_WELCOME INFORMATION PACK emailed to you before arrival, full of detailed information and designed to help you plan and enhance your stay. CONCIRER...AUTUMN & WINTER SPECIAL - FREE WINE- TASTING at local vineyard for all stays up to December 31st. 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. COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES FREE WIFI 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 Fresh milk 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. APARTMENT DETAILS BEDROOM 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. BATHROOM 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 KITCHEN 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. UTILITY ROOM A small recess with doors situated off the living room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board. LIVING ROOM 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 LOGGIA/SUMMER ROOM 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. ACCESS 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. OUTSIDE 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. PARKING 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 More
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About the Owner
Marie K
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2010
Interaction with guests
We (Marie and Lorenzo) are the property owners and we live on site in our own private apartment within the Medieval tower house. We always personally meet and greet our guests (on rare occasions when we can’t we organise one of our trusted English-speaking friends) to offer a personalised welcome to Casa Colomba. On arrival, we will guide you through the many books and guides of local information which we have prepared for you stay and answer any questions you may have. Our guests will have access to our contact details on arrival so they never feel they are totally alone! We offer a concierge service where we are happy to recommend and book restaurants, book taxi’s and sometimes flowers and birthday cakes for special occasions!
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Reviewed 2 June 2019

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 level. Location. Amenities. History. Food. Not to be missed

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 March 2019 via mobile

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 places to visit, eat and drink.. we have...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank emmabutler8618
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

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 perfect place to visit Tuscany. The Village has many excellent restaurants but we...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Crolmystery
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
Management response:Responded 2 June 2018

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

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, then Casa Colomba is a perfect place. Thick ancient stone and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank gsreed1445
Management response:Responded 17 March 2018

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...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
CHARM AND HISTORIC MONUMENTS Visit Brunelleschi's fortress and watchtower WALKING DISTANCE TO BARS; RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS dine Al Fresco at a nearby hilltop restaurant, or relax at a local bar with an Aperol Spritz or chilled Prosecco. Your-all-time-favourite pizza is just a walk away! The small town offers 2 Pizzerias, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 weekly markets, a mini-market, bakery, butchers, pharmacy and bank all within a walk away! NATURE TRAILS, CYCLE TRACKS AND WALKS Hike,Bike or Ramble. Horse riders will find stables nearby along with a dedicated cycle track which winds its way around the foot of the hills. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Follow Authentic - Tuscany on social media to discover more about events and festivals
Getting around
PISA with its famous leaning tower is just a short 25-minute drive or a local bus ride away (55 minutes). LUCCA the Medieval walled city and Puccini's birthplace is just a 30-minute drive away. Or 2 buses from the village FLORENCE with its famous monuments and museums can be reached in 45-minute train journey. We recommend getting the train from Pontedera – a 15 minutes’ drive or local bus A car is recommended to get the most out of your stay but many guests who are staying for a week or more find plenty of time to visit the region by public transport
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