Palazzo Malaspina – Historic Building – Workshop Space

Large Groups - house party - wine tours - medieval setting - rural bliss - ridge views - tuscan charm

Historic Building







Min. Stay


Nightly Costs

From 570€

apartments individually priced

About the property

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 Sheppards 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).



  • Self-catering

House rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Location type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace 
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Internet 
  • Towels Provided 


  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen …
  • Pantry Items …
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator …
  • Hob …
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Dining Area
  • Dining …
  • seating for 12 people


  • 3 Bathrooms,  1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 – Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 – Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 – Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 – Toilet , This is the w.machine/laundry room, with service W.C


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double Bed , En suite shared with bedroom 3. Shower.
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 Double Bed , En suite shared with bedroom 2. Shower.
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom. Bath – Shower. Private Balconies/seating
  • Bedroom 4 – 1 Double Bed , This sleeping area is a Maisonette in the annex – en suite.
  • Bedroom 5 – 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Situated in living area of annex, open space with maisonette
  • All facilities are modern with toilet paper-Soaps and white bathroom towels provided, guests are expected to bring there own pool towels.


  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Stereo


  • Terrace …
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette – serviced
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank

Sport/Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • ski
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • ski lift pass
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking


If any staff was needed during stay all requests are considered.

Property type

  • FarmHouse

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