Studio apartment located in historic Medieval building - close to Pisa & Lucca
Marie and Lorenzo
- English, Italian
About Marie and Lorenzo
The property is owned by a local family who live in part of the restored Medieval building where Nido Bianci is situated. Husband and wife Patrizia and Carlo have lovingly restored their Medieval home into a stylish comtemporary retreat. Patrizia is an experienced project manager and interior designer who specializes in bathroom and kitchens and Carlo has his own garden furniture business which specializes in hand crafted wooden furniture and garden accessories. Patrizia and Carlo have two young sons who just love to practice their English language skills so the chances are you may get to meet them on arrival. Brenda the dog is another addition to the family who you may also meet if you take a walk along the country lanes surrounding the village! The family have enlisted the help of Marie and Lorenzo (pictured) who act as Property Managers for Nido Bianco. Marie and Lorenzo live in the village and know the area well. They are experienced English speaking Property Managers who will process your initial enquiry right up to your arrival and as they live just 20 meters away they are available for support during your stay should you need them.
What makes this Apartment unique
Stylish contemporary studio apartment to rival any hotel suite! Ideally situated within walking distance to the village square and local amenities.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely retreat!
Overall, we had a very lovely week. We wanted calm, quiet and peace and the property offered all of this!
I loved the sound of the clock tower on the hour and half hour! Only small issues we would suggest is maybe an upgrade on the iron as we did struggle! We mainly lived out of our suitcase as wardrobe space limited but it was fine really.
Thank you to Marie and Lorenzo for your kindness and help.
We would return again with our friends and would recommend this apartment to others.
Lou & Phil Bradbury
Nice, quiet little town, very Italian :)
Nice apartment, nice bed, nice and beautiful people Mari and Franscesco, nice tips, nice surroundings. Recomend it !
Thank you so much for your 5* review! It was lovely meeting you and we are delighted you had a great visit to Tuscany and the village of Vicopisano. Do come back and visit us again.
Marie and Lorenzo
Live like a local
We stayed at Nido Bianco for a few nights and thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and local area. Our hosts Marie and Lorenzo were fantastic and assisted us in planning adventures to an olive grove, wineries and restaurants. We saw them frequently around town and got to spend time with them on our last day in Vicopisano, I feel like we've made friends in Italy!
There was a basket of goodies on the counter when we arrived at the apt which wound up being very helpful. Take Marie's offer when she tells you she'll book you dinner - the few restaurants in town fill up quickly and one night we found ourselves cooking at home. This was actually a lovely alternative and we utilized the table in the backyard and relaxed with some wine under the stars while Brenda the family dog kept us company from behind the fence in the yard next door.
The apartment has a well equipped kitchen with a washing machine. If you are not familiar with doing laundry in Italy, please note that you must hang your clothes to dry as they do not have clothes dryers. The washing machine in the apt takes pods that you may find under the sink or down at the market in town. Don't bring liquid or powder detergent. The internet was basically non-existent, most of the time the network did not even show up in our wi-fi lists. This is either a really good thing if you are trying to "turn it off" while on vacation, or a bad thing if you need to stay connected.
Vicopisano is a beautiful town and was the perfect stop during our Italian vacation. I would also recommend driving over to Buti one evening while staying here. During aperitivo time everyone in town comes together, it felt like a big celebration and there was an amazing amount of delicious food put out by the restaurants in the square.
An ideal place for 1 or 2 people with all the amenities required to enjoy your stay.
The apartment was fully fitted, and perfect for 1 or 2 people. The welcome pack was a nice touch, and Marie and Lorenzo were really engaging and helpful. The apartment was close to the town centre, and there is a car park 50m away.
Vicopisano is a lovely town, with its medieval history, set within the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Major attractions (Pisa, Florence, Sienna, etc) are all within comfortable driving distance, as are other less well known towns, such as Vinci and Volterra.
Though I had visited Tuscany a couple of times before, staying in Vicopisano enabled me to easily discover more of this beautiful and intriguing part of Italy. And with the friendly help and advice from Marie and Lorenzo, I had a great vacation.
The pictures didn’t do this place justice!
Marie, Lorenzo, and Patricia were absolutely fantastic and I loved every second of my stay here! Can’t wait to come back :)
Five stars are not enough.
I found this by accident after first booking our flights to Florence. What a find. The accommodation was perfect. The property managers and the owner were so friendly and helpful they helped make this holiday a most memorable time. A big thank you goes their way. The people in Vicopisano are friendly and welcoming. The pizzeria ,the butchers and Vecchia Posta are all great places to eat. Ideally placed to visit Lucca, Pisa and Volterra. Best to travel to Florence by train from Pontedera. Highlights were the the wine tour and a visit on foot to the local olive farm. Other guests we met also said the cooking class is excellent .Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nido Bianco and were impressed by the help and advice and the general welcome we had from the property owner and the property managers. Thank you all again. I would recommend this little gem.
Vicopisano is a truly Tuscan town situated on the lower slopes of the Monte Pisano, a range of hills which rises like an island between the provinces of Pisa and Lucca.
Vicopisano is the ideal location for those searching for a truly authentic experience - here you can live like a local and take home some memorable experiences such as witnessing the olive and grape harvest and sampling our local products.
A hilltop Medieval fortress and watch tower designed by the renaissance engineer Filippo Brunelleschi stands guard over the village and surrounding countryside.
The fortress is open to visitors at the weekends; a perfect place to spend a couple of hours exploring medieval dungeons, palace rooms and climbing the impressive watch tower, the small entrance fee includes a personal guided tour.