Room into a cozy and bright home just 200 metres from the Duomo and near the Lungarno. you can cook and use our big terrace full of (website hidden) is also possible to rent the entire apartment, which can accommodate a total of 6 people.
The room we rent is comfortable and welcoming, and our house is big and bright. We think it is very convenient as a base for exploring the city, in winter is warm and very bright, in summer remains cool and ventilated.
It is an old house and has high ceilings, this makes it airy and relaxing.
The terrace overlooks a large courtyard sheltered from the hustle of the city and is big enough to eat or sunbathe.
At certain times we rent the whole house, which can accomodate 6 guests in total: 2 in a double room, 2 in a big sofa-bed in the living room and 2 in another room.
Guests have access, in addicion to their private room, to a big living room, the fully equipped kitchen, the bathroom and a large terrace where you can rest and eat.
The other rooms are for our private use and will be closed.
Interaction with Guests
Me and my 9 year old son live in the house that we rent, but generally we try not to be at home on days when there are guests.
So the house is only for you ...
Our House is really locaded a very short walk of the Tower, piazza dei cavalieri and the tourist area of the city, but the things we love more are the fruit market located just minutes from home, the ancient Botanical Garden in the same way, the lungarno and especially the ice cream stores.
Downstairs there is the bus stop which takes you directly to the train station, even though the town is small enough to be explored on foot.
We love our house and all our stuff: collections of leaves, pebbles and other nonsense which we consider our treasures... just ask our guests to respect them.
Il soggiorno da Francesca era bellissimo! Avevo la possibilità di conoscerla. Lei è una persona bravissima, molto sensibile e pronta a dare aiuto al bisogno. Delle volte abbiamo mangiato insieme - anche con il suo carissimo figlio Tito. Consiglio a tutti questa bella casa, molto ordinata e pulita. Dappertutto, in ogni luogo si vede decorazione selezionato e bellissimi libri di oceani. Nella stanza c' è per esempio il libro "If you want to see a Whale" di Julie Fogliano.
Tanti saluti e grazie mille per tutto!
francesca was very welcoming, the apartment very, very nice and really just a stone throw away from the tower. just be careful: closeness to the tower comes with a downside if you travel by car: we were fined twice, once for just driving into the centre (about 30€ - it's almost impossible to see the road signs explaining that ur not supposed to go there when you travel at night), and once for parking the car in the centre (about 70€, no indication that ur not supposed to park there at all). so if traveling by car, seems that you'd better park it somewhere quite far away from the centre.
Francesca was an amazing hostess and her home is truly beautiful. Within walking distance to everything in Pisa, Francesca was also very willing to provide advice on activities both in and out of the town. I would highly recommend her as a hostess and her home as a great place to stay.
As soon as I saw pictures of Francesca's house i felt in love: I thought it was amazing! And that's the true! Pics show her house in totally and they don't hide anything. It's a very cosy and artfully home: everywhere Francesca's taste spreads out! You'll stay in a house where you can breath art, literature, music and you feel like a child astonished like in a toys shop.
Francesca is also a wonderful hoster, she's very friendly and kind: she can suggest you where go eating and drinking a beer or a glass of wine. Moreover she has a very lovely cat: Obi will keep company during your stay. He's the cutest cat i've ever seen!
What i can say more? Oh yes, her flat is closed to the Tower and to the downtown: you can forget your car and walk around the city.
I'll recommend it for sure to everybody!
Francesca est ultra sympa et de très bon conseil. Elle nous a trouvé un super restau pisan et nous a même donné des adresses pour la suite de notre voyage. Elle a un appartement magnifique, bien situé et super bien décoré. J'ai attrapé la grippe et elle s'est souciée de mon confort. Merci Francesca pour tout et si d'aventure je reviens à Pise ou si de mes connaissances y vont je les enverai chez toi.
Francesca was very warm and accommodating. Even though we share the same house but we hardly noticed. We enjoyed the given space in her house and felt very safe walking around day or night in the neighborhood.
My wife and I stayed at Francesca’s amazing apartment for five nights in early August 2014. We were using Pisa as a base to explore the area and Francesca’s home was perfect.
The location was close to the Tower, the nice restaurants and bars of the old town and also a walk-able distance to the train stations. Not only was the location great, our room was still very quiet and we had no difficulty sleeping (despite the mosquitoes!).
Francesca met us on our first day, although they were away during our stay. They explained everything about the flat, provided clean towels and even recommended a lovely beach. They also introduced us to their cat (Boppi?), which although he was poorly was fun to be with for the following week.
We especially enjoyed having a glass of wine on the terrace in the evenings and looking at the incredible art work and decorations throughout the home. My favorites were the light switches and the whale theme throughout the home - which I will try and adopt in my own.
Pisa itself is a lovely town, perfectly located to visit the other main Tuscan sites (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano) and also the coast (including the Cinque Terre). It was great buying vegetables at the fruit market, walking to the Piazza del Miracoli to read for an hour, before going to Sottobosco for a refreshing drink and delicious stuzzichini.
This apartment lived up to all of our expectations and I thoroughly recommend it. The only downside was having to leave Boppi and knowing that my own home will never be as lovely as this one.
If you are looking for an incredible and unique apartment in Pisa stay here!
Grazie mille Francesca!