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Tavernelle the last village before crossing into the region of Parma from Tuscany this small mountain village prides itself with very grand buildings not usually found in such a modest rural hamlet (as it initially comes across)…
The recently renovated Palazzo del Duca is one of the grandest properties in the village with original period features at their best: terra cotta floors, flagstone terraces, stone fireplaces, barrel and cross vault ceilings, a very noble stone staircase leads you to the upper floor apartments where one of the spacious living rooms can accommodate 25 people around one table. On exploring the village, you can find stone porticos with interesting inscriptions from times past, the Nobile Famiglia Malaspina coats of arms, 6m fireplaces, and a vaulted stable 15x8m, the medieval backstreet called the borgo is a great place to simply sit and admire rural life pass by! Overflowing flowerbeds adorn the 800 sq.m. internal garden where an in-ground 4x8m swimming pool offers much needed summer refreshment, and mountain ridge views. Why not try river swimming just 10 mins walk from your front door…A real must if you like basking or jumping from rocks in the summer sun, an experience that could be your holiday highlight!
Set in 13c medieval village with an interesting local history Tavernelle is on the historic road of the Via del Sale 15c, which connects the cities of Modena and Parma to the Sea, the last village before crossing the Pass of the Lagastrello where lies the breath-taking Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Landscape. To keep in mind are the cities of Modena and Parma, even for Italians, ultimate “Foodie” destinations, the regional boarder is just 10k up the pass! A delight for nature lovers too, located in two nature riserve parks: Il Parco dei Cento Laghi and Il Parco dell’ Appennino Tosco Emiliano.
Consisting of 5 apartments and 1 double bedroom. Each apartment is independent from each other with its own kitchen and heating. Each bedroom of Palazzo del Duca has its own bathroom. The building is of recent renovation and has been carefully restored to its former glory. Bookings for individual apartments are considered when available.
The possibility for large groups of friends or family gatherings that this property offers is not easily found on the holiday rental market. Whilst providing you with tasteful Tuscan settings the Palazzo also offers private spaces and individual living room areas for each apartment. For children and adults, it is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The house hosts are more than pleased to prepare you fantastic local feasts and enlighten you on local fine wines as well as detailed tasting of Tuscany’s finest vino’s.
the village provides a fantastic local family-run restaurant, pizzeria and farm shop, run by the Sheppard’s wife where you can by local wines, cheeses, eggs, honey and seasonal veg even Porcini mushrooms in the season are on offer! All local produce is cooked in the local restaurant, and from the forest to the plate many delicacies such as wild boar, dear and homemade wild herb filled pasta can be found on the menu. The village hosts a Festa della Patata on the first weekend in September where gnocchi, torte and other creative potato ideas are to behold. The local bar and restaurant are extremely family orientated and summer nights involve gangs of local and not so local kids of all ages playing in the field behind the open-air dining room and running around the circular dance floor in the garden with views of the mountain ridge in the distance. An inspirational environment for children whom can experience the freedom to play in the streets of a time past a joy to sit back watch during your Apperitivo in the bar of enjoying your evening meal al fresco….in true stile medeterraneo this goes on to the early hours of the morning. Day trips to the coast are a must, the infamous Tuscano and Ligure coastal destinations are both under an hours reach. A fantastic base for coastal day visits to the Cinque Terre or to the fashionable Golfo dei Poeti or even the exclusive Forte dei Marmi without paying the expensive prices of these tourist trafficked destinations, the village is a safe haven under many aspects. The motorway exists and train station(15K) connect easily with the cultural cities of Florence(165K), (Lucca 89K), Pisa (91K), (Genoa 117), Parma(120K), Bologna(210K) and Milan(222K).
If any staff was needed during stay all requests are considered.