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Podere Palazzo Illica

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Via Canale 5, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy
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Podere Palazzo Illica
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Castell'Arquato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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culemborg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hamme, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

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

denver29
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We found this place by accident as we were going to Parma Region for a food tour. First, the region is really beatiful. Lots of rolling farm land and cute towns. The nearby town of Castell 'Arquato is VERY close and could walk to if desired. The town is so cute and we had great meals and perfect experience. Very... More

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

Thank you so much for all! Kind regards Silvano and Illica team More

Pirbright, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We wanted to visit Piacenza and Parma and found Podere Illica by chance. They couldn't have been more welcoming; the setting is lovely; and a very reasonable price. Near to the Podere is Castell'Arquato - which we hadn't heard about and is splendid. Piacenza hasn't that much to offer. Parma - the old city - is very beautiful - and... More

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

Dar John, many thank's to you and your family. Maria ENrica and I, are very happy that your Holiday by us was relaxing and usefull to improve your Lyric knowledge! Kind regards Silvano Locardi More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and i spent three nights at the Podere Illica, near Castell'Arquato last week. Our hostess, Maria Erica, was a star - the villa is charming, our room was super clean, sunny and supremely comfortable. The formal garden is lovely, with the first hills of the Appenines to the back and the plain in front. She is a woman... More

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

Dear Guests, we are very happy to have hosted you: people so polite, kind and funny as you, are the real pleasure of our job! See you soon Silvano Locardi More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Spent a night here and it was supreme. Lovely old villa placed a 5 minutes drive from an extremely charming town called Caste d'Arquato. The owners were extremely helpful, giving us a little tour of the place, and explaining the history of the establishment. The room was spacious and adorned with painting and other little perks like hand made wax... More

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

Dear Mike, we are glad that you've enjoyed our hospitality. Podere Illica is a complex ancient, restored to offer hospitality to couples nice like yours. A warm greeting Silvano Locardi More

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had two visits on the route to Toscany, and on the way back home. The first time was warm and friendly, the second like old friends. Beautiful rooms, fine people and a great breakfast. What else does a traveller need?

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

Dear Guest, thanks for your kind words of appreciation! A warm greeting, Silvano Locardi More

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Additional Information about Podere Palazzo Illica

Address: Via Canale 5, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Piacenza > Castell'Arquato
Also Known As:
Podere Palazzo Illica Italy/Emilia-Romagna

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