About this listing
Welcome in this comfortable and characteristic open space, 1 block from the middle bridge - in the very heart of Pisa! Perfect for travelers, 10 minutes walking from the train station. Enjoy a beautiful view, a cosy square next door and 4G wifi.
The studio apartment is located on the third floor (without elevator) of an ancient tower house. The open space (40 sqm) offers a double loft bed 140x200cm and a double sofa bed 140x200cm, a basic kitchenette, a table for 4 persons, a desk, a bathroom, a washing machine and 4G wireless internet.
In the kitchenette guests can use a stove for 4 pans, a small fridge and a water boiler.
There are a washing machine and a hair dryer.
If it gets hot you can turn on a fan and an anti-mosquito device.
4G wireless internet connection is provided.
Guests will find maps, guides and books in English about Pisa, Tuscany and Tuscan cooking.
In the kitchenette there are salt, sugar, espresso coffee, Nescafe and tea bags. For breakfast there is a bakery "Pane Amore e Fantasia" nearby in the street and a nice café "Antico Café Toti" right in front.
Interaction with Guests
Generally I personally welcome guests at the apartment. I talk Italian, English, German, Spanish and basic French.
Do not hesitate to ask me for any information!
Via San Martino is a street of ancient noble houses with an authentic local atmosphere. It is located parallel to the river Arno and perpendicular to the main street Corso Italia which leads to the train station.
In Via San Martino you find various cafés, bakerys and eating places visited by the locals. Twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday morning there is a small farmer's market.
Next door you find the pictoresque little square Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, also called "Piazza La Pera": here you can have lunch or a drink and enjoy night life.
In 2 minutes by feet you reach the main bridge crossing the river Arno and the other main street Borgo Stretto leading in direction of the leaning tower and the cathedral. On the left hand of Borgo Stretto there is another night life area in Piazza delle Vettovaglie where weekdays you can also find a small farmer's market.
In 10 minutes walking you reach the train station Pisa Centrale.
In between on the right hand in Piazza Sant'Antonio you find the bus terminal e.g. if you want to go to the closest beach in Marina di Pisa. From the airport to the apartment you can take a taxi for maximum 10-12€ or otherwise take a bus. If you rent a car you can not park in Via San Martino because it's only accesible for residents; you should park on Lungarno Galileo Galileo besides the river Arno (paying a parking fee from Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm) or a bit more far away for free on Lungarno Guadolongo.
Other Things to Note
For longer stays recommended day trips by train are to Lucca, Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Livorno and Viareggio.
No smoking and no pets please.
Before check-out please empty the fridge, wash your dishes and bring your rubbish away.
Please help me to save energy and keep prices low by switching off the water boiler in the bathroom after using hot water and switching off the lights before leaving the apartment.
Angela hat uns direkt nette und persönliche Nachrichten geschrieben. Sie hat uns leider nicht persönlich zum Check-In begrüßen können, sie hat aber dafür gesorgt, dass eine sehr nette Freundin von ihr da war, die uns herzlich empfangen hat und uns alles erklärt hat. Noch dazu war sie immer erreichbar und hat schnell auf Fragen geantwortet (in sehr gutem deutsch) und sich auch nach unserem wohlbefinden erkundigt. Sie hat sich sehr viel Mühe mit ihren eigenen Empfehlungen für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Restaurants in Pisa gemacht und auch Reiseführer und Stadtpläne mit Anmerkungen bereit gestellt.
Die Wohnung ist wirklich sehr zentral gelegen und für zwei Personen definitiv groß genug und gemütlich und außerdem sehr gut ausgestattet. Alles wesentliche (Bahnhof, Supermarkt...) ist gut zu erreichen und direkt um die Ecke gibt es sehr gute, von Angela empfohlene, Restaurants.
Es war alles so, wie wir es uns vergestellt haben und wir sind sehr zufrieden mit unserem Urlaub in Pisa.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay. We did not meet Angela in person as she out of the country, but we were warmly welcomed on the phone by Angela and obtained the keys and friendly and useful advice from a friend nearby.
The apartment is in an excellent location in an interesting neighbourhood in the heart of the city. The apartment is as advertised. It is small but comfortable.
Pisa is very interesting. Apart from the deservedly famous Torre Pendente, Duomo and Baptistry, there are other great museums and churches, beautiful, quiet and uncrowded, with wonderful medieval art.
We had a very nice stay in Angela's apartment. It was easy to get into the apartment and in a great location, just off the main street and around the corner from a charming piazza with lots of great restaurants. Angela was great with communication and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay!
I received excellent communication from Angela, who provided details of how to get to the apartment etc. I was met at the entrance where we were shown how to use everything and could also ask any questions. There were a selection of guides and maps showing local amenities, and the apartment itself was spacious and clean, and in an excellent position for arriving by train/air and for using as a base for exploring the city. Thank you, Angela!
Trato excepcional. La casa maravillosa para una familia con dos niños. La ubicación es perfecta, cerca de todo. El barrio tiene de todo. Los anfitriones, a pesar de dejarnos mucha información impresa, estaban disponibles y nos ayudaron en todo lo que necesitamos. Un verdadero placer. Muy recomendable.
Mi è piaciuto tutto. L’appartamento molto carino, pulitissimo e dotato di tutto, Ottima posizione per visitare Pisa ed essendo vicino alla stazione (circa 6/7 minuti a piedi) anche i dintorni. La signora Angela Maria è stata molto disponibile. Il mio giudizio è più che buono
Really easy to contact the whole time. Both Angela and Elena were really welcoming including a welcome present of fresh fruit and water from Angela's spring which was a really nice touch. The location was perfect, right in the middle of town so close to all the bars and restaurants - be prepared it can be loud (what do you expect for the town centre), and just a 10 minute walk from the tower. Angela gave us some recommendations too which were spot on. The apartment was really practical and had everything we needed.
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About the Host, Angela Maria
Ciao! I'm an architect, a mother of 2 kids and love arts, antiques, vintage, music, cinema, outdoor life, good food and wine - so probably Tuscany is the right place for me! I live in the countryside on the hills near Pisa.
I enjoy hosting people from all over the world and helping them to discover Pisa, Tuscany and the Tuscan way of life. With every guest I learn something new. I would be happy to host you!