Along the Etruscan coastline, 1 hour south of Pisa near Marina di Bibbona, 100 m to the sandy beach.
A converted orangerie with private beach access.
|Prices||€ 1600 - 2480 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
A converted orangerie just 100 m from the beach
The Tomboli estate is the summer residence of a well known Florentine aristocratic family. This marvellous stretch of land which runs along the famous Maremma coastline lies one hour south of Pisa very close to the famous village of Bolgheri which The New York Times ranked 11th out of 44 places to go in 2009.
This is what the New York Times wrote: "Four words: George Clooney was here. The Italian coast of Maremma, a raw landscape of pebbled beaches in southern Tuscany, has, for some years, been the summer playground of Italian and English aristocrats. But now the beau monde is all abuzz about Mr. Clooneys visit; he rented the 16th-century Montepergoli villa in the village of Bolgheri. And Bulgari is reportedly looking at the coastline for a resort. A clubby waterfront bar in San Vincenzo, or the two Michelin-star restaurant next door, Gambero Rosso, which the estimable food critic of Le Figaro, François Simon, once called his favorite restaurant in the world."
Unspoilt beaches fringed with dunes are backed by hillsides covered in Mediterranean scrub and olive groves, crested by charming hill-top villages. The reclaimed flatlands where cattle used to roam herded by the local cowboys have today largely been given over to well-husbanded vineyards yielding some of the most prestigious vintages in Italy (Sassicaia, Ornellaia). These are the surroundings of the estate.
The estate is made up of the main villa, Villa Tomboli, and two small houses, with their own private garden: Casa Limona offered here and Casa Pineta. The villa and the houses have their own access to the beach which is reached by a path leading through a beautiful pineta (umbrella pine-tree wood) belonging to the estate.
The former lemon house Casa Limona lies in the south looking basement of the Villa Tomboli, next to the orchard of the estate, which has become the Casa Limona's private garden. The main room is a kitchen cum dining cum living room with four large glass doors opening up onto the terrace and the garden. At the end of this room are the bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. A private path leads through the pine tree grove and the dunes to the beach. Near the beach you will find a private cabana with sunbeds and parasol. You can leave your beach equipment here during your stay as the cabana can be locked.
The estate is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, playgrounds and sports facilities. You can visit the surrounding hilltop towns and Pisa, Castagneto Carducci, Massa Marittima, Volterra, Elba, Florence are in daytrip distance.
What you should know: In July and August the nearby camping grounds have music every evening from 9 pm to midnight, which can be heard from the houses.
Activities & Places of Interest
It is here that Bolgheri DOC wines are produced - world-class wines such as Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso and Ornellaia as well as numerous others of the highest quality. This "Eldorado of Italian wine" as it has been called, is the result of nature's generosity, the climate and the talent of its wine makers. Bolgheri has become one of the most interesting and gifted areas in the whole universe of wine thanks to some illuminated personages, among such as Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the oenologist Giacomo Tachis and the Marchesi Piero and Lodovico Antinori. The experimental use of "international" grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and the constant research for innovation and quality has attracted the interest and support of the best world wine critics such as Veronelli, Marvin Shenker and well know national and international wine producers.
Where there is great wine there tends to be great food and the Gambero Rosso, voted the best restaurant in Italy and with 2 Michelin stars, is in one of the seaside resorts along the coast.
Massa Marittima: Here, in one of Etruria's oldest and most prosperous communities, the same minerals that were extracted 2,500 years ago are still being mined. The first miner's code in Europe was drawn up here in 1310. Three years earlier, the graceful Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was completed. Decorated with three orders of arches and slender columns supported by lion-headed capitals, it stands on a steep flight of stairs above the square that contains Massa's medieval buildings, an architectural grouping characteristic of 13th-century Tuscan cities: the travertine Palazzo Pretoria of 1230 with its escutcheons of former mayors, the Palazzo Communale, formed of three crenelated tower-houses and decorated with frescoes, among them a Lorenzetti Madonna.
Castagneto Carducci: An enchanting medieval village built around the Gherardesca Castle. In 1907 the name of this municipality was changed in honour of poet Giosuè Carducci who spent a year here with his family. The medieval castle has been enriched in time and offers stunning views of the valley. Each spring Castagneto is the venue for a major gourmet festival which attracts enthusiasts from all over Italy.
The Parks of the Val di Cornia: The parks stretch along the coastal strip opposite the Island of Elba. The various archaeological and natural sites of the Parks make this area an interesting alternative to the traditional tourist destinations: a place where nature and archaeology converge to let you discover the charm of the "Toscana Minore". More information on www.parchivaldicornia.it
Everyone knows the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the city of Pisa is not just the Tower, nor the marvellous Piazza dei Miracoli . Some of the less-visited attractions include one of Pisa’s oldest churches, San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno located in the middle of a magnificent garden by the river Arno. The Sinopias Museum with its magnificent collection of fresco sketches. Don’t miss a walk on Le Piagge, a tree-lined boulevard running along the river , beginning at Ponte della Vittoria and ending at Ponte delle Bocchette. It is very popular among the locals, Le Piagge makes for a nice off-the-beaten-path walk in Pisa, and a perfect way to discover Pisa away from the crowds of the main sites. More information on www.pisaunicaterra.it
An excellent Spa - The Tombolo Talasso Resort belonging to the Antinori family - lies in the next village. There is a sports club with olympic sized pool, tennis courts, volley ball court. 4 golf courses can be reached from here. The most famous, the 18 hole Punta Ala golf club is at a 50 minute drive. The area is excellent for biking. Many champions come here to do their training. You can hire bicicles in the next village. Windsurf/Sailing/Boat Rental (catamaran, canoe, pedalo, sailing boat) in the nearby sea side resort Cecina, lessons for children and adults.
Casa Limona 4
1 living room with open plan kitchen
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)
1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)
The terrace is divided into two areas, one for dining and one for sunbathing. The adjacent orchard is the private garden of Casa Limona.
The beach is reached through a pine grove belonging to the estate. Near the beach you will find a private cabana with sunbeds and parasol. You can leave your beach equipment here during your stay as the cabana can be locked.
Weekly rates in €
|Casa Limona||07 Jan 2017 - 08 Apr 2017
04 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
|08 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 04 Nov 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
|06 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
09 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
|10 Jun 2017 - 09 Sep 2017
4 PAX 4
|1600 EUR €||1950 EUR €||2130 EUR €||2480 EUR €||Calendar||Request BookingCasa Limona|
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 2nd birthday: free of charge.
Pets not allowed.
Extra services available only on request (domestic help), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:
- Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour.
- Extra set of towels: EUR 15.
- Extra set of bed linen: EUR 20.
Security deposit, heating to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 250.
- Visitor`s tax: The municipality charges each person above 14 years of age a daily EUR 0,50 visitor’s tax from June 1st to September 15th. You will be asked to pay this tax upon arrival, the owners will then proceed to pass it on to the municipality.
- Heating (if required): EUR 15 per day.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, beach towels, water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, Internet WIFI connection, final cleaning all included in the price. Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
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