La Lucertola

Pugnano, Pisa
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€150 - €300
per night
€1050 - €2100
per week

Two peaceful olive grove farmhouses, hours of hiking along CAI trails, each offering a shared pool with incredible views, Pisa and Lucca only 20 minutes away


2 places


Each sleep 4

Children welcome

€150 - €300 per night

€1050 - €2100 per week

The Experience

The drive up is exciting and fun, the views when you get here stupendous: a panorama that reaches to the Leaning Tower and to the Mediterranean on the horizon. Sitting on the southern slopes of Monti Pisani are a group of farm buildings immaculately restored, served by spring water and powered by solar panels. Musicians Luisa and Colin live on site, love people, love the place, and take care of everything. The two, independent, farmhouses stand side by side (ideal for friends), with living spaces on the ground floor, bedrooms up, and a big wide stone terrace at the front with curtained-off pergolas. There’s a terraced olive grove for exploratory romps – or naps in the shade – and a decked and fenced infinity pool with an outdoor shower. All you hear are the birds and the wind. As for the farmhouses: they’re functional, spotless, family-friendly and furnished in traditional style, with fireplaces for winter stays, repro art on the walls, and toys. You get a restaurant at the bottom of the hill, a food shop a six-minute drive, jazz in Lucca, guided rafting on the Serchio, and the Parco di Pinocchio in Collodi – child heaven.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €150
Weekly price
from €1050
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
2 Houses for 4
From €1506 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurant 1km.


Luisa and Colin are very friendly and helpful. Always responsive and very informative. We were in good hands from the start. The place has a beautiful view and a lovely location - close to both the charming city of Lucca and the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We enjoyed our stay with two small babies and the place is definitely recommendable for families looking for an extraordinary location for their next holiday in Tuscany. We highly recommend this place!

Emil, Copenhagen

This is a great place to unwind as long as you don't mind the occasional sound of church bells and donkeys! Nestled on a hillside just between the charming grittiness of Pisa and the elegance of Lucca, this is a perfect spot to be based but a car is necessary. The house was spotless, the coolness of the swimming pool provided a welcome break from the heat and the views were amazing at every time of day. The hosts themselves made us very welcome indeed, as did the cats! I would thoroughly recommend this for families, friends, and couples and I hope to return again soon.

Pam, Edinburgh

A magical flower-filled setting with fabulous views from the bedroom windows, terrace and swimming pool, and a warm and generous host. This is the first Airbnb accommodation we have stayed in where the fridge contained a welcoming bottle of Prosecco and orange juice. The house itself is compact but well-designed and had everything we needed for two couples and a toddler. And there were plenty of places to visit within a 30 minute drive. We just wished we'd been able to stay longer than four days.

Gillian, UK

We had a lovely stay at Luisa and Collin's – thank you for your hospitality. The property and pool are magically beautiful with a view of Pisa. The whole family will bring us nice memories from your holiday!

Sofie, Sweden

Wonderful stay! Beautiful view, spacious and clean house including a private pool. Luisa and Colin are extremely hospitable. In short, a wonderful stay!

Elsie, Holland

We had a fantastic stay, the house is set in a stunning location with all the amenities you need. View is stunning, the pool is great, perfect for kids! Luisa and Colin were wonderful hosts, very friendly and responsive and with great recommendations for things to do and places to see.

Paddy, Northland, New Zeland

Wonderful holiday in the Tuscan hills. Luisa and Colin are perfect hosts. Kind, generous and informative. Luisa offered to purchase groceries as we arrived on a Sunday and this was so welcome. The pool is glorious and the views magnificent. The drive up is not for the faint hearted but you get use to it. A perfect, quiet and tranquil place for a break.

Kate, Oxford

This is truly an amazing spot. You can't ask for a better view every morning you get up. And when you are having lunch or dinner at the terrace. The house has plenty of space and all the things you need. The supermarket is within a short driving distance. Don't forget to use the wood fired pizza oven. Luisa and Colin are fantastic hosts. And you can always ask for advice on where to go. Luisa also helped us out with some basic shopping. So, we had something to start with since we were arriving late. We loved the place and will definitely recommend this place and will book it ourselves again.

Thomas, Germany

Great place and hospitality from Luisa. We enjoyed our weekend getaway! She was quick to respond to our questions and meet our needs. It was kid friendly, the pool was nice, and making pizzas in the oven was fun! The place is comforting with amazing views! Be aware it's not direct or easy access to the lovely home, however it's well worth it.

Rabeia, Germany

Great place with a great view and very friendly hosts. I highly recommend booking with Luisa and Colin.

Jan, Holland

Luisa and Colin were excellent and friendly hosts. The house offers a fantastic view over Pisa to the sea. The house is very spacious and we had enough room with 5 people. We enjoyed the daily breakfast on the terrace in the sunshine. We only used the pool once. In October it would be perfect if the pool was heated. The driveway to the house is steep and winding. We were grateful that we could use the rental car for this. But after a few days we also got used to the adventurous way up. Hope to see you again. Thanks for all!

Christian, Switzerland

If you want to be in an amazing place do not miss to stay at Luisa's place "La Lucertola" . The route is a bit challenging to drive but you get use the second time. The place is peaceful place, perfect to disconnect, get in contact with the nature, enjoy wonderful views of Tuscany and Pisa and most important get great memories while swimming in the pool, having a relax meal in the garden, doing bbq or cooking pizza with the family! The house is big, comfortable and clean. We were traveling with a baby and we had all we needed to feel at home! Thank you Luisa and Colin!

Diana, Switzerland

Luisa is a host like no other. She becomes quickly a friend where you're happy about when she passes your window in the morning. You can ask her everything and that's the same for Collin, her partner. You will definitely enjoy your stay here and many more things as the view. Don't hesitate to book here, it's worth it!

Jordy, Belgium

We had a lovely time at La Lucertola. The house is very nice, the view is amazing. Very close to Pisa and Lucca. Luisa and Colin are very kind and hospitable. We would love to come back again!!

Karlien, Holland

La Lucertola is a piece of heaven in Tuscany! A very beautiful and clean house, equipped with everything you need. The view is simply indescribably beautiful. Luisa and Colin are such lovely host. Cities like Pisa, Lucca or Florence are easy to reach and the sea is not far away. We will definitely come back.

Dannique, Holland

Luisa and Collin are very kind and welcoming hosts. The location is great, its near Pisa and Lucca and little less than 1.5 hours to Firenze. The drive up to the house is a bit of a challenge but we managed it and it becomes easier with each attempt. Besides, the view from your porch or from the pool over the region is worth all the trouble. The house is well equipped and when properly ventilated at night, together with the provided fans, I had fine nights of sleep. There is a large pool, you have your own porch and everything is very well maintained.

Agnita, Holland

We really enjoyed our stay at Luisa! She and Colin have done a great job making it homely AND special! We really liked the space and how it was decorated. The fresh pears, tomatoes, basil, and rosemary were a nice bonus. The wood-fired pizza oven was really great and the pool with a shower from the olive tree - wow - fantastic! Next to that everything was spotlessly clean and it was very handy that detergent and the like were available. A lovely place And we will certainly recommend to friends !

Anders, Denmark

A luxury experience in the hidden gem 'la lucertola' Wonderful view and Tuscany style home! Great pizza oven and very nice host! We enjoyed every second! Everything was perfect.

Friederike, Germany

My friends and I based ourselves here for a weekend to travel around Tuscany and it really exceeded our expectations. Stunning views of the area, a great pool and outdoor wood fire pizza oven. Luisa was an amazing host who really goes out of her way for you. Highly recommended!

John, London

We very enjoyed our 2 weeks stay at La Lucertola guest house. The view and surroundings are just perfect if you want to switch off for a while. The pool is great and the house is simple but tastefully decorated. Luisa and Colin were great hosts. They were on the site but gave their guests a lot of space to be by themselves. Lots of great food delis locally. The only flaw is the drive up - but it is totally worth the effort for the amazing view. We had restaurant at home organised by the hosts which was delicious. Do try their olive oil!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Colin Pilkington

  • Unique and stunning views of The Leaning Tower of Pisa.. Panoramic and inspiring views over our lovingly tended olive grove, forest, fields, villages, Pisa in the midground, the Mediterranean Sea in the distance - spectacular. Great hillside walks on site.
  • The natural spring water salt swimming pool is set in a truly amazing location with views to infinity over valley field Pisa and Med. The pool zone also boasts a unique shower which pours out water from the trunk of an ancient olive tree - simply fabulous.
  • Our own organic olive oil for sale - unbeatably good ! on your very own home made pizzas using an original wood fired pizza oven. Try our allotment for toms, peppers,salad and herbs to create your perfect pizza. Peaches, pears, figs and cherries in season.
  • From right outside your door enjoy some of the best walking trails imaginable. Truly great walking on hand, offering views over Pisa, Lucca, The Mediterranean. Enjoy walking through wonderful chestnut stands, pine forest and olive groves - inspiring!
  • Restaurant At Home: We have great friends who are excellent chefs and offer a bespoke service - they come to you and prepare a real Tuscan banquet in the wood fired oven - fish, meat or vegetarian - it's a winner ! Also load up on some Tuscan cooking tips!
  • Great activities for all ! rafting on the nearby rivers, cycling trails - bike hire from nearby Lucca, paragliding right over our hills, great beaches - wonderful snorkelling not far away, fishing - sea or river, Lucca wine tours, chefs at home - just ask!