|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
In a wonderful setting of a medieval mountain village, a recently renewed and tastefully refurbished 17th century palazzo provides the possibility to large families or group of friends to experience a dream holiday in Italy. Here you can decide to spend your time all together while maintaining your own privacy.
The spaces are grand and spectacular: a total of 9 bedrooms, 3 living rooms, 4 well equipped kitchen can comfortable guest up to 26 people.
The 4X8X1,5 pool and a fenced private garden make the palazzo a great and safe place for your children.
Although the palazzo is in the mountains, it can be easily reached by car, by train and by bus.
All outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, etc. are possible in the area. The very close distance to the sea meets the needs of the sea lover as well. We offer periodically creative workshops painting, sculpturing, thai chi. All the year though you can book cooking and wine courses as well as Italian lessons.
A real Italian holiday!
Vielen Dank fuer dieses traumhaften Urlaub! Hier ist wirchlich alles moeglich: Strand, Berge, Staedte, Essen, Wandern, Plantschen...wir kommen wieder!
The word I use to describe the time my family, friends and I spent at the palazzo is magical. Francesco and Mirella are amazing. The palazzo is wonderful and worked perfectly for our group of 18 people. If you are lucky enough to spend time here, I highly recommend that you make arrangements for dinner at the palazzo. Food is amazing and atmosphere is perfect.There are lots of options for day trips and driving in the area is not difficult. My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer. I keep telling people that I have “visited” many places but I feel that I “lived” in Italy.
We stayed for one week, we were a group of 3 families. The children loved the pool and the village (especially the gnocchi at the pub on the corner, they went every day for a plate!)
Mirella and Francesco were so warm and welcoming to us and very helpful for day trip advice.
Our favourite day was the day we walked to Apella and took in the view and the food!
We also had two very special meals prepared by Mirella and they were incredible. Initially we had only requested one meal, but this soon changed to two once we had tasted her wonderful creations!
On the technical side, the property was clean and well maintained. The ground floor Templari apartment was a little dark and damp - but we understood that it is from the 13th century so it was to be expected.
We truly enjoyed our time at the Palazzo and would like to return someday. we have already recommended it to our friends and families.
We are students and teachers attached to an art school.
We are sculptors.
We want to know what it is to work the legendary marble from Carrara.
Therefore, early in the morning we left our city on the river. Two vans, seventeen enthusiastic passengers and driving hundreds of kilometers ahead.
Palazzo Del Duca, Licciana Nardi, Tuscany, Italy.
Much later than planned, we arrived at our destination.
The surrounding mountains were swallowed by the night. It was non-Italian cold.
The welcome by Mirella and Francesco was warm and cordial. Their table was, despite the late hour, generous and plentiful. Tuscan food, plentiful wine. Generous and homemade.
The tour of the Palazzo and the stories of its history were enlightening and contagious.
This was the night.
The next morning the sky was clear blue. In the distance gleamed the snowy peaks of the Apennines in the morning.
Licciana Nardi is old. Medieval. The village, once a city, embraces the old road that runs from the Ligurian Sea to Parma. Once went along here caravans loaded with salt for the preparation of the, still delicious, Parma ham.
The village, the region, the fortress towers on mountain slopes, forests ... they whisper the story of centuries and centuries.
At the corner of the Strada Provinciale and Via Rondo is “Il Capriolo”. Bar and restaurant. This is the place where, in the morning, standing at the bar as an Italian, you can drink your cappuccino. In the evening you enjoy an aperitivo dolce o ammaro, and, could it be different, where the pizza tastes like it should taste.
The highway is not far. Some winding roads at Aula, and Tuscany is waiting to be explored. Art and culture within reach. Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, La Spezia .... And, remember, the marble quarries of Carrara. Just visit the underground marble cathedrals carved in white marble mountains
We have worked, visited and enjoyed. We have been amazed by the large herds of black sheep that blocked the road perfectly, but who delivered also the milk for the delicious ricotta and pecorino. We swam in the Ligurian Sea.
Always with the prospect of returning to the paradise on Via Borgo. To re-enter the enclosed garden and the generosity of Il Palazzo Del Duca. The comfort, the joint cooking sessions and dinners. The feeling of "Dolce Far Niente" beeing in full activity. The kindness and involvement of Mirella and Francesco.
The prospect remains. Soon we will come back from our city by the river!
The Palazzo del Duca in Tavernelle exceeded my expectations. It was the perfect site for the gathering of old friends. Mirella and Francesco were wonderful hosts and Mirella prepared wonderful meals on our first and last day there. Private transportation is necessary to see the local sites, but driving in the area was not difficult. And the location lent itself to several well known locations for day trips. The bar/restaurant down the street was a hidden treasure."
Mirella was the consummate host! The villa was beautiful with private apartments and baths. There was room for our large group to dine together. The kitchens are well appointed and everything was clean and well maintained. Mirella prepared dinner for us twice during our stay. Those meals were among the very best I have ever eaten. Actually the bruschetta and the port dish were the best ever!! The town is isolated but beautiful. It is well located for visiting small medieval towns, Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Lucca.
The property is located in an area called Lunigiana, one of the most beautiful and ancient area of Tuscany, rich in castles, medieval villages and untouched countryside. While you can visit the most important attractions in Tuscany, like Pisa, Lucca, Florence etc. it is a perfect starting point to visit the North of Italy and important cities like Parma, Modena, Genova, Cinque Terre and all the Ligurian and Tuscan Riviera. Not to forget the natural attractions like the white marble of Carrara, and Natural parks like Tosco-Emilian Appennines, 100 lakes park and Alpi Apuane.
Other Activities: painting, sculpturing, cooking, wine tasting, tai chi
|Refundable damage deposit||$534|