Il Fortino – Appartamento Lorenzo is a two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor looking out over the internal garden and swimming pool and is one of five self-contained apartments recently and lovingly restored by its owners who are passionate about the historic preservation of this Medieval building in the historic centre of Vicopisano. This apartment has been converted from the former stables.
To stay within Il Fortino – is like stepping back in time. Il Fortino was once a small fortress with Roman and Medieval origins however it was modified during the Renaissance period by none other than the famous architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi.
Appartamento Lorenzo, like every other self-contained apartment within this small Medieval fortress , has retained many original features such as exposed stone walls, chestnut wood-beamed ceilings, and terracotta floor tiles. The apartment shares a charming outdoor space close to the pool which is an absolute treasure to find in the heart of a Medieval centre. Each apartment has its own dedicated sun loungers and sun umbrella as well as a personal cell phone charger point at the pool. There is a private terrace for al fresco dining. In addition, there is also a large communal kitchen close to the pool terrace where we can organise cooking experiences and private parties. To stay at one of the apartments of Il Fortino is like living with history – each room had a purpose in its Medieval and Renaissance heyday which history lovers will adore!
- Historic Medieval character apartment with chestnut beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and hand baked terracotta tiles.
- Private terrace for al fresco dining.
- Access to the Medieval courtyard, garden and shared pool.
- Ideal location within the village of Vicopisano within walking distance to the village square, shops, bars and restaurants.
- Centrally located midway between Florence, Pisa, and Lucca.
- Concierge service.
- Pre-arrival information package designed to help you plan and improve your stay.
- Comprehensive guide for the area and property
- Property managers Marie and Lorenzo are very nearby for help, advice and can arrange memorable experiences such as cooking lessons, wine tasting, truffle hunting, etc.
BEDROOM 1 – This charming master bedroom has a large romantic four-poster bed, an antique wardrobe, antique dressers, and a wooden trunk and looks out on the courtyard.
BEDROOM 2 – This bedroom has a large wooden bunk bed and a large wardrobe and overlooks the courtyard.
LIVING AND LOUNGING SPACE
The living area and kitchen form one open space with exposed stone walls, chestnut ceiling beams, and hand-baked terracotta tiles. The living area has a large Tuscan table and the large leather sofa opens out into a king-size sofa bed. There is a 65″ cable and satellite TV. The space retains the original manger and has period furnishings, an ancient bathtub, a marble console table, an ancient yoke, and antique tools decorate the walls.
This large bathroom has a large shower, toilet, bidet, and a sink which is set into an antique sewing machine table.
KITCHEN AND THE LOGGIA
The traditional rustic Tuscan kitchen consists of a sink set into a large countertop, induction hob, fridge, and dishwasher set into the built-in kitchen. You will find a microwave, kettle, toaster, and everything required to prepare a delicious Tuscan dinner.
GROUNDS, POOL, AND OUTSIDE AREAS
The Medieval resort has a private courtyard garden and pool area. These areas are shared only with the other residents of the resort of which there are 5 apartments. Appartemento Lorenzo is the only apartment with a private patio. Each apartment has a dedicated sunlounger, sun umbrellas and a USB/cell phone charging point, and Wifi. There is also a pretty patio area with tables and chairs for the other apartments and a communal kitchen where cooking experiences can be organised. The grounds outside the resort form a Medieval court where light entertainment such as musical concert nights is planned for the summer. Please contact us for more details of the program.
ACCESS AND PARKING
Appartamento Lorenzo is situated at pool level. Entrance to the apartment is via the garden gates or through the main fortress entrance where thee is a small staircase. Free parking is available at the edge of the historic/pedestrianized area just a short 5 minute walk away. Parking is available in the streets or in one of two car parks which are approximately a 5 to 10 minute walk away.
Arrival & Departure
|RATES (€)||Per Night||Per Week|
Rates: For 2 people (2023)
Low Season: 01 October – 30 April
High Season: 15 April – 22nd April (Easter)/ 01 May – 30 September/ 24
Includes bed linen and towels.
Additional guest rate per person per night after 2 guests €30
Final cleaning €60
Pet fee €10 per pet per stay
Refundable Damage Deposit: €350 (must be paid in cash upon arrival)
Minimum stay * 3 nights
*Closed for winter from 15th October until 31st March
*Bookings/open from April 1st to October 15th
*Pets are welcome but they are not allowed at the pool area