Lovely country house on olive terraced hill 20 minutes outside of Pisa or attractive apartment in historical centre of Pisa home swap
We have two homes available for a possible exchange. Our hill house is spacious (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) with its own olive terraced hillside and pine wood, 20 minutes from Pisa and Pisa Airport (with connections to 50 cities in Europe and North Africa), 30 minutes from Lucca, and one hour from Florence.
The kitchen opens onto a terracotta tiled patio again with views overlooking the valley, perfect for summer meals outside.
There are wonderful walks all around the house and amongst the surrounding olive groves. The whole valley forms part of a protected nature reserve.
The nearest hamlet, Castelmaggiore, which is a 5 minute walk from the house, down our rather steep bumpy drive, has a small food shop. Nearest small town: Calci.
There are three restaurants within walking distance (between 10-35 minutes on foot) and at least another 10 within a 5 km radius.
The house provides a great base for visiting Pisa (20 mins), Lucca (30), Florence (60), Siena (90), Volterra (90), San Gimignano (90) and the Cinque Terre (90 mins by train from Pisa). The nearest seaside is 30 km away in Marina di Vecchiano.
The three- bedroom apartment in the historical centre of Pisa is on the top floor of an old building, with views of the Leaning Tower from the living room. It has 3 bathrooms and is 120 m2. It is surrounded by interesting shops, markets, restaurants, churches and piazzas and a 15 minute walk from the station with fast trains to Lucca and Florence.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed