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Podere Palazzo Illica

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Via Del Canale Numero 5, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy
Podere Palazzo Illica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenwich, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for our third year for the Vernasca Hill climb. Plenty of room for our tow car and trailer and a really lovely welcome from Señora Maria. She is unfailingly welcoming, friendly and a delight. I can not recommend this lovely place enough, from the spacious rooms, the views and walks and most of all the family themselves. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I found it by chance for work and eliged it as residence for every time I'm in the area. The family running it is great at making you feel always welcome. Great hospitality, qonderful place and a smooth management make Podere Illica the perfect place to enjoy Piacentine hospitality at its best! Thank you Prof, Gisella and Silvano! Mario

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Mario, thank you for having enjoyed our hospitality. The Podere is easily connected to the highway and is located in the middle of a landscape full of history and sites to visit. We hope to see you soon again as our guest. Greeting from all the staff! Silvano Locardi More 

Carver, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We just departed Podere Palazzo Illica and I could not leave Italy without writing a review. This Agriturismo was booked online with no idea really of what we would find for accommodations. MAGNIFICO! The location and the room and breakfast were great. But, only to be surpassed by the helpful and warm staff- particularly Maria and her son, Silvano. Maria... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Jeane, don' t worry that there it will always be a room available for you, whenever you want return! We were very glad and proud to have hosted you, and that you have been well like home: the 'power' of my mom is the engine that keeps alive the Podere and thinks she turns 70 this year! I really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A great location, with lovly natural surroundings. Marica, Silvano and Gisella will treat you like their own. The rooms are spatious and cozy and if you take a look around the establishment you will find a beutiful library, home for diverse cultural workshops, and very many symbols of the deep culture this family shares. Lets not forget farm animals!

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Melanie, thank you so much for your helpful advise: we are pleased to note that from Greece, a wonderful country, you are able to appreciate our countryside, our gastronomy and our staff attitude. We hope that you will return for your next holiday! Regards Silvano Locardi More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Three years ago my husband and I enjoyed a short stay at Palazzo Podere Illica. This year six members of our family enjoyed Maria's hospitality for two weeks. She speaks German and French and is under instruction to improve her English! It felt like coming home. With her fabulous children Giselle and Silvano to help her, Maria makes all her... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, Duani family is at home at Podere Illica: we hope that your staying by us was pleasure and comfortable! You are firends, and ever welcome! we keep in touch till next trip in Italy! Silvano Locardi More 

culemborg
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For the second time we decided to stay a night in Illica. Great!!! Gabriella is a wonderful hostess. She has a wonderful place as well ... the room, the care, the breakfast, the quality of life (art, fruit, landscape, a palazzo, the details ...). For ever in our heart. Italy at the top.

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Guest, your excellent feedback is our greatest satisfaction. We hope that you want return for the thirth time. Best Regards Silvano Locardi More 

Nova Lima, MG
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60 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Quiet setting, beautiful restored house, very comfortable. The owner, retired Parma professor Maria D'Agostini, was an absolutely great host who tried to please us all the time. She is a scholar who has a big library and frequently hosts cultural workshops (there was a classic guitar workshop going on during our stay), but most importantly we felt really welcome. While... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank's so much for your appreciating words: You felt like home, we are happy! Great Regards by all staff Silvano Locardi More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Maria was sweet and affable despite the minor communication challenges, with funny moments. The grounds and buildings are well maintained with stabled horses and other animals. In the courtyard were several caged beautiful peacocks that put on a beautiful show. We stayed one night, in a new very spacious room with high ceilings with a 2nd... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Steve, we hope that you would have your second Holiday at Podere: our guests are our friands like you and your wanderful family. Kind Regards Silvano Locardi More 

Greenwich, UK
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We repeated our stay for this year's Silver Flag. Sylvano greeted us like friends and we had another lovely stay. A new foal for one of the horses, goslings for the geese, and we saw the arrangements for a lovely wedding. Once again, we had wonderful time and the close proximity to Arquato made the Hill Climbing days less stressful.... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Mann, we hope that you will return next year for your third staying at Podere Illica: your beautiful auto is ever wellcome like you and your husband! Have a nice summer Silvano Loacrdi More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Maria Enrica, the sweet little owner, has done a fantastic job restoring this country villa to its past glory. She inherited this semi-abandoned villa at the base of the magical foothills northwest of Parma 30 years ago. Since then she has painstakingly unearthed a beautiful gentle men's country villa with ties back to Verdi who was born not too far... More 

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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review

Dear Tyler, many thank's to you and your wife. Our family has now new friends in Texas! Maria Enrica, Gisella and Silvano More 

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