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For Italian art lovers

The main facade
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The main facade
The east garden
The large parlour which gives admittance to the garden
The stunning frescoes featured on the walls
The magnificent painting  over the monumental staircase
The living room in the Three Centuries of Art suite
Three centuries of paintings featured in this living room
A piano just for you to play in the  Three centuries of Art apartment
The living room in the Three centuries of art
The bedroom in the Three Centuries of Art suite
The bedroom in the Three centuries of art
The kitchen in the Three Centuries of Art suite
The kitchen in the Three centuries of art
The bathroom in the Three centuries of art
The living room in The-Ladies-Retreat suite
The-Ladies-Retreat's living room
Detail of the fresco on the ceiling in The-Ladies-Retreat's living room
Frescoes on the walls in The-Ladies-Retreat's living room
The bedroom in The-Ladies-Retreat apartment
The-Ladies-Retreat's bedroom
The bedroom in The-Ladies-Retreat
The kitchen in The-Ladies-Retreat
The bathroom in  The-Ladies-Retreat
The astonishing monumental staircase
Getting to the first floor
Amazing archictecture and paintings in the monumental staircase
The landing on the first floor ......
... with precious mosaic
A parlour on the first floor
A contemporary art work joins a Biedermeier sofa
A parlour on the first floor
Birds flying in a bright trompe-l'oeil sky
Getting to the the garden through the monumental staircase ......
.....Meeting Bacchus, the God of Wine and Happiness, ....
... and Minerve, the Godness of power, .....
..... enjoying the fabulous paintings surrounding the stairs .........
Peeking through the marble columns along the stairs
A  glimpse at the hall on the ground floor .....
...... catching the magic of light and colours
A birthday party in the villa
The south garden
The west garden on a sunny winter day
The garden at sunset
Exploring the area: the beautiful Certosa in Calci.....
...... the Field of Miracles in Pisa ......
... a lovely medieval village in the country ....
......the beach in Tirrenia, just twenty minutes driving from the villa ......
..... Summer sunset in Marina di Pisa
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Pisa, Province of Pisa, Tuscany
A monumental 18th-century villa in the very heart of Tuscany, which has been home to arts and artists for centuries, opens its doors to show you its breathtaking frescoes and be your home for a romantic and relaxing holiday of culture and good life.
The villa, which was the theatre of Lady Lauretta Cipriani's adventurous life, is the perfect accommodation for artists and art lovers. Sleeping and waking up among amazing paintings and in the peaceful and bewitching atmosphere of this house will turn a short break into a dream holiday.
The property, which has been included in the list of the most important buildings by the Italian Minister of Culture, is an ideal base to visit the main art cities in Tuscany and to explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside with its lush green hills and its picturesque medieval towns. The sea is only 2...
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About the Owner, Donatella B
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 38 reviews and 7 properties
Interaction with guests
Owners live in the castle and are on hand to answer questions and suggest things to do.
A free car servcie is provided fro guests from Pisa airport.
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Listing #HL174239
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 3, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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Reviewed September 26, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Just returned from a weeks stay in the "Coat of Arms" apartment. It was our first trip to Italy, and whilst the villa looked perfect before our stay, it was even better. The village,Navacchio,is on the main train line between Pisa and Florence, so getting about without a car is easy.The village has a couple of good local restaurants, and also two good shops and another two good supermarkets if you choose to dine in the apartment. Donatella , the owner also gave us good advice for Restaurants in Pisa itself.The villa is stunning,and as we are not art or culture lovers was wasted on us. But even we could see that the work that has been done and that that still needs doing is exceptional. Words or pictures do not do it justice you have to see it to appreciate it.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fax
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    2 Fulls
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About the neighborhood
Pisa is wellknown for its leaning tower and the amazing Piazza dei Miracoli, which don't need any further description. But there are many other monuments and places which are well worth seeing while walking through the city centre, after having a drink in a stylish café or tasting a real Italian homemade ice cream. Not far from Pisa visit Calci, a nice old town in the country with its beautiful Certosa, S. Miniato (a medieval town with landscapes on Arno valley and countryside), S. Piero a Grado (basilica).In June a festival is held in Pisa, called 'Giugno Pisano' with music, traditonal games, exhibitions. On June 16th at night 'Luminaria di S. Ranieri': thousands of candles adorn all the buildings along the river Arno and reflect their shapes on the water; un... more
Getting around
An ext of the FI-PI-LI highway, whcih connecte Pisa with Florence, is just 2 minutes drivng from the porperty.
Burt a car is not necessary: a bus stop and a train station are within walking distance.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Pisa International airport: 4.3 mi
Railway: Navacchio: 0.4 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 9.3 mi
Fly to Pisa (cheap flights available from Ryanair, Easyjet and other low cost airlines). Car hire available at the airport.

By car: from the airport take the motorway for Florence, exit at Navacchio (second exit). The house is just 3 minutes from the exit.

By train: from Pisa Central Station take the local train for Florence and get off in Navacchio after 7 minutes travelling. We are 700 meters from the station.

By train: from Florence central station take a local train for Pisa and get off in Navacchio after 70 minute travelling.
By bus: from Pisa city centre only 15 minutes travelling. Bus stop 400 meter from house.

On request, fre car service to/from Pisa Airport or Pisa Central Station at arrival/departure.

Lucca is only 30 minutes driving from the house, Florence, San Gimi...
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (24,157)
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