Villa Rook, Barbaricina, bénéficie d'une situation idéale, car elle permet de séjourner dans un lieu d'une grande valeur historique et naturaliste, près de Pise. En outre, il permet un accès rapide aux endroits les plus connus de la côte toscane. Une autre caractéristique importante est sa proximité de lieux culturels les plus importants et artistiques de Pise: la Place des Miracles avec la célèbre Tour de Pise, la cathédrale et le baptistère est d'environ 3 km de la villa, soit 8 minutes en voiture. Et encore à portée de main en quelques minutes, l'aéroport international Galileo Galilei ainsi que la station de chemin de fer permettant d'atteindre Florence et Lucca rapidement même pour les excursions d'une journée. A quelques kilomètres et vous êtes au bord de la mer: Marina di Pisa, avec son nouveau port, Tirrenia, la côte de la Versilia, Torre del Lago, et de la plage exclusive de Forte dei Marmi. Barbaricina est très proche du parc naturel le plus large de la Toscane, à savoir le Parc Massaciuccoli Migliarino San Rossore étendant sur des milliersd'hectares entre les provinces de Pise et Lucca. Le parc - visitable à pied, à vélo, et à cheval - abrite l'hippodrome de San Rossore, très célèbre pour l'âge d'or des courses de chevaux italien. Les haras de Barbaricina - connus comme «le pays des chevaux" - ont produit pur-sang légendaires. "Andreina", le célèbre vainqueur de la première galop derby italien en 1884, est sorti des haras Rook, tout comme "Goldoni", le vainqueur du derby 1896. Le prestigieux Tour Grand Prix Thomas et la rue principale de Barbaricina sont nommés d'après le haras fondateur. La villa avec vue sur le jardin porte le haras devise «Que avantage glissement", tiré de l'un des poèmes de Shakespeare.
Historique et naturaliste Villa entre Pise centre et la Mer
- anglais, français, espagnol, italien
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 17 nov. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 7 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Lovely big house for people to relax in and enjoy!
We were 14 adults staying in the house.
All the rooms are spacious and you don’t feel over crowded.
We did a lot of catering at home and it was easy to do and we enjoyed the big table in the kitchen.
Eva arranged a beautiful Italian Meze for a minimal cost on our arrival which was absolutely delicious, so I can really recommend you do that!
It was a bit cool to use the pool but it will be perfect in the hot summer months.
We walked into Pisa which was easy and no worrying about parking.
It’s close to the airport and train station as well.
It’s a good house to relax in.
Thank you again Eva
it is always a gledness when someone
shares the same feeling that you have for your own house.
That's whay it has been a pleasure having you at Villa Rook
Great location and wonderful villa, full of history.
We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at Villa Rook, but some areas would need to be addressed if I was to consider re-booking. Firstly all mattresses and bedding need replacing. Beds very uncomfortable. All bedding and pillows old and worn. Outside seating area backs onto a waterway of stinking stagnant water, attracting mosquitoes, and therefore rendering that area pretty un- usable. Sounds very negative, but if only these things were sorted I would happily go back.
thank you for your advices.
As much I am concerned, I fell rarely comfortable in a bed were I am not used to sleep. However, we are checking each bedroom and we will change each item which needs to.
Regarding the water way, it doesn’t belong to the property so that we have already written to the City hall. Anyhow, in the meantime, we will provide on our own to make cleaning service against mosquitoes.
I am glad to know that, despite the inconveniences, you fully enjoyed your stay at Villa Rook and I hope you will be again my guest in the near future.
Great Summer Holidays with 7 children
We spent great summer holidays in Villa Rook from August 04 to 18 (4 adults and 7 children). The pool was the absolute highlight. All was clean and perfectly serviced by Pamela and her parents. The ambiance of the house was authentic and especially for the children like a little castle. Palm trees, oleanders and pines completed the romantic garden. Only the drain behind the house sometimes smelt very foul, and the traffic nearby the house often was very noisy.
All in all we enjoyed our time in Villa Rook.
S. and P. from Munich, Germany
property poorly maintained, pictures deceiving
We have rented through VRBO 4-5 times and this was the first time we were disappointed. The rental had ripped draperies and broken furniture. Pictured areas, we had hoped to use, were completely uninviting. A drainage ditch running behind the home filled the building and back of property with a foul odor. We had to keep all doors and windows closed at the back of the house to try to reduce the odor. At night mosquitoes filled the house causing all to be bitten repeatedly while they tried to sleep. Mosquito netting should be provided as there are no window screens . Bedroom off the kitchen was dank and musty. The pool was clean and usable. the kitchen was large and adequate.and the bathrooms were good. Sheets and towels need to be upgraded. Fortunately my family are not complainers and are all good travelers, we put up with the problems , spent as little time in the house as possible and enjoyed day trips into the surrounding area. Would not recommend this rental.
We had an enchanted family reunion
Despite our late arrival Eva was there to welcome us with a nice bottle of local vin santo and cantucci (tpical cookies). She nicely guided us through the house, telling interesting stories about it, and gave us useful tips on the area. We immediately felt very comfortable. During our three days there the weather hasn't been too good so it was with extreme pleasure that, after intensive cultural visits and some beautiful rambles in the countryside (and some great shopping in town by the way), we would return home. Staying indoor, enjoying the company, in the cosy atmosphere of a charming house was a real treat and definitely made our stay!
We are planning to go back end of next summer, to savor again the pleasure of the "dolce far niente" in a kind of James Ivory setting. And next time we shall also take advantage of the swimming pool and the horse riding facilities. We really apreciated to be in a place where the time seems to have stopped a century ago, it was indeed a regenerating break from the usual routine and quite a discovery for our teenagers.
We have already expressed our contentment to our hostess but once more wont do any harm, therefore thank you Eva for preserving and sharing this little piece of Italian history.
Perfect family vacation in Tuscany
This was my first time booking with HomeAway and it will not be my last! I was very happy with the accommodations here and found the surroundings gorgeous. The house was exactly as describe on your site and the hostess was extremely supportive and available to assist us with any questions or needs we had. The house was clean and tidy, full of original antiques and everything was very authentic, quaint and charming. All major appliances in perfect working order. Garden very well kept. What a great experience we had, I have absolutely only good memories of our stay. Thank you!
Vous aurez la chance de manger et boire toscane de délicieux repas, visite cave et producteurs de pétrole entre Pise et Florence aswell comme la côte de délicieux dîners de poissons
Booking Notes: 20% drop down payment on booking, final payment on arrival day Changeover Day: Check out Saturday at 10 am. Checkin Saturday from 14 pm to eveninig. If after 20 pm, please give as a call Notes on prices: Included in the price is: electricity, water, kitchen gas, bed linen, bath and pool towels (changed weekly), car parking, private use of the pool, use of the washing-machine, WiFi-Internet Extra is: final cleaning EUR 15 per person