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“Delightful best budget option in the area” 4 of 5 stars
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Via Canale 5, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Castell'Arquato
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“Delightful best budget option in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We only stayed one night at Palazzo Illica and were impressed with the large gates on arrival, the gardens, the grounds and the view of Castell'Arquato. Plus Signora Maria Enrica is a chatty warm and helpful hostess running this property that has been in her family for four generations, it was originally the residence of the opera lyricist Illica (who wrote for Giuseppe Verdi). The horses and foals were friendly and we loved the guard dog Wolf. Breakfast is adequate served in the breakfast room adorned with mirrors and other antiques. There are plans for a small gym and restaurant and we were kindly shown the massive book collection housed in a special library room. Signora Maria also gave us indications for dining options in town and we had a good meal at Trattoria al Ponte. Castell'Arquato is a lovely destination which history lovers should not miss.

Room Tip: There are four newer compact rooms, but still very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Guests,
we are so happy that your Holiday at Podere was soddisfied and gratfull!

See you to next Holiday in Italy.

Kind regards

Silvano Locardi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Our hostess Maria was amazing. She was helpful, knowledgeable and generous with her time and information. The room was large, clean and sunny with a view towards the grapevines and olive grove. The cat and the dogs were friendly, the breakfast generous. We were free to wander the grounds and enjoy the scenery. Only a 2km walk or drive from Castell'Arquato, which can be seen from the front of the property. Restaurants of San Lorenzo located around the corner, or easy access to local villages for food and entertainment. We would highly recommend Podere Illica to anyone who wishes to experience the best of Emiglia Romagna. The owner Maria speaks German and French fluently, having taught at a local university. She enjoys meeting people of other nationalities. Great value for money, and a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silvano L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Podere Palazzo Illica, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Victoria,
many thank's to you and your family to had at Podere your Holiday.

We hope that your coming back.

Kind regards

Silvano Locardi
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Castell'Arquato
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Podere Palazzo Illica Italy/Emilia-Romagna

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