We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Via Borgo 77, 54016, Licciana Nardi Italy
Booking.com
eDreams
Priceline
StayForLong
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (64)
Room & Suite (31)
Dining (10)

About

#3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Licciana Nardi
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
Are you looking for an off beaten path Italian vacation, a mix of Italian rural life, contact with nature, relax and tranquillity? Palazzo del Duca offers all of that in the magic atmosphere of a 17th century old palazzo situated in the heart of a lovely tiny medieval village surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tuscan-emilian Appennines National Park. A paradise for lovers of all activities in close contact with nature: trekking, hiking, fishing, horse riding, canoeing etc. Etc. At very close distance there are the 100 Lakes Park and Alpi Apuane Park. We are in Tuscany, but very close to other 2 regions, Liguria and Emilia Romagna. The area is gem-set between mountains and sea. In 30 minutes driving you can go skiing in the winter or you can go visiting one of the most beutiful coasts of Italy, 5 Terre (Unesco Site), Portovenere and Gulf of Poets
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Internet
Show more
Room features
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
66Reviews0Q+A5Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 51
  • 13
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
Doug M wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
I cannot speak highly enough of Palazzo del Duca! We first visited the Palazzo in 2016 with a large group, and returned recently with our immediate family for another week. Both visits were completely enjoyable. Mirella (the GM) is a wonderful and gracious host; the rooms are spacious and relaxing; the building is well updated to preserve its history and provide modern conveniences; the grounds and pool are beautiful, quiet and peaceful. The place is an oasis in the Italian mountains with ready access to hiking, small Italian town ambiance, great local food, fine Italian wine (especially that from Mirella's husband Francesco), and day trips to Cinque Terra, northern Tuscany, Milan, Florence, and many other local towns. We were so happy to show our daughters the place we enjoyed so much on our first visit. 5 stars all around!! Doug M
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
M.B. wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
A large group of us stayed for a week, celebrating some special birthdays, and we all fell in love with Tavernelle, and our gracious host at the Palazzo del Duca, Mirella. She was so gracious, welcoming, friendly and is a wonderful cook--she served a delicious dinner for 25 of us one of our first nights there. We so enjoyed the historical and charming setting of the Palazzo, lounging by the pool in the afternoon and evenings, walking over to the local bar/restaurant/community gathering place and being so well located for short day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Porto Venere, and Cinque Terre.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Nick64-from-NYC wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions
Our extended family of 15 people (3 generations!) had the most wonderful week in this glorious palazzo in Tavernelle, Tuscany. The memories we shared will bring us joy for a lifetime. Thank you to owner/managers Mirella, Francesco and especially their adorable daughter Elana! - for the hospitality, the delicious food, and for being so gracious to our family. The space was comfortable, spacious, warm and inviting. The pool was glorious - and so necessary on those hot summer days! - and the garden with its glorious flowers and trees was an oasis. We loved taking day trips to surrounding mountain villages, hiking in the woods, swimming in the creek, and night-time strolls down the enchanted alleys of this ancient village, down to the fields lighted only by fireflies. Truly a magical vacation.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Grant R wrote a review Oct 2018
Waterloo, Canada6 contributions
Our visit to Palazzo del Duca was certainly a highlight of our trip to Italy. We were thrown back in time by the lovely medieval town of Tavernelle and the Palazzo itself is a gem of a place. The space in our apartment was large and beautiful and though it had the look of a bygone era, it had everything we needed to be relaxed and comfortable. The town was quiet, quaint and friendly. We loved our time there. Mirella was a kind, considerate and most hospitable host. She was easy to talk to and shared lots of good ideas for day trips in the area. We had a cooking lesson with her that was fun and instructive... and fed us well for two meals. We would be delighted to return to the Lunigiana area and the Palazzo del Duca especially. The Palazzo is one of those extraordinary places that will always have a place in our hearts.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mire75, Proprietario at Palazzo del Duca
Responded Oct 10, 2018
It was a real pleasure hosting your friends and you. I am very delighted about your lovely words about your experience. I was really happy to be your cook/teacher for the day. I hope you will enjoy redoing the dishes for your family at home. Thank you for choosing Palazzo del Duca for your holiday in Italy and I look forward to your next visit.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
maria c wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution
The location is beautiful, peaceful and charming. The rooms were generous in size,clean and the beds comfortable. Mirella, the host was wonderful. She was very attentive, friendly and caring. The dinner prepared for us by Luciana was exquisite. Would happily return
Read more
Date of stay: September 2018
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mire75, Proprietario at Palazzo del Duca
Responded Oct 10, 2018
Thank you very much for your beautiful words. I truly loved to host the wedding, it was a great party with a great couple, relatives and friends. I will be more than happy to have you again as our guests.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
j s wrote a review Jul 2018
35 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed at the Palazzo del Duca in July 2018 for a cookery and wine trip. I can't recommend it highly enough. The palazzo is beautiful and full of history. Mirella and Francesco are great teachers and with their little daughter Elena make a lovely, welcoming and friendly family. I travelled alone but was well cared for and the wine and cookery classes were fun, interesting and exceptional value. I was lucky enough to stay in the Depandance apartment which has its own terrace. Very comfy bed but steep stairs/ladder to bedroom so make sure you're fully awake if you get up in the night The surroundings are beautiful and having a car meant I could venture out and see the mountains and villages around. I even found the driving easy which came as a surprise and I found myself way up in the mountains without a soul in sight. The Wi-Fi is fine but only available in a certain spot due to the thickness of the palazzo walls! The local bar/ restaurant also has free WiFi though so if you're desperate for technology that's also an option over a cappuccino! Alternatively just chill and relax by the pool among the flowers.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2018
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Depends on party size. Rooms all high standard. Lovely and quiet and very comfortable .
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mire75, Proprietario at Palazzo del Duca
Responded Jul 19, 2018
We are very delighted you enjoyed the stay at Palazzo del Duca and courses we offer. It was a real pleasure for both of us to spend time to teach you what we know about food and wine and to transmit you these passions we have. We hope you will be coming back in the future for new interesting recipes to learn or just for a visit. All the best in the meantime. Greetings and kisses by Elena :-)
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
agakurkowska wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We just had our wedding reception in Palazzo Del Duca, it was the most amazing time we have ever ever had!! Mirella and Francesco were so friendly and accommodating, they made our stay so fantastic. Mirella is a great host she helped us not only organize wedding for 40 people but she also have cooked our wedding meal which was totally amazing! I cannot express how much I appreciate their help in organizing transport from the airport and to Portovenere church and all tips and advises!! Many of our guests say they will return as they fall in love with Palazzo and medieval style of Tavernelle. We cannot say enough about Mirella and Francesco and their wonderful castle, Palazzo del Duca. They have created such a delightful, friendly, and warm environment that none of us wanted to leave. The rooms are so beautiful, furniture stunning what give this amazing touch to finish of medieval style Palazzo! Thank you so much Mirella, Francesco ( and of course beautiful Elena:) ) for being so amazing. We will see you in couple of months :) Best Aga and Raf xxx
Read more
Date of stay: May 2018
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mire75, Proprietario at Palazzo del Duca
Responded Jun 4, 2018
Dear Aga&Raf, thank you for your beautiful comment. Francesco and I are so delighted that you loved every minute of your stay and all the arrangements behind your wedding. You are such a great couple; it was such a pleasure to host your wedding party, to know your families and we have been so excited to see you so happy. We can't thank you enough for choosing Palazzo del Duca for your wedding. We wish you all the best for your life! We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Mirella&Francesco xxx Baci e abbracci
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
M6192FUmaureenb wrote a review Dec 2017
1 contribution
“Magical” is the word I use to describe the time my family, friends and I spent at the palazzo. Francesco and Mirella are amazing. The palazzo is wonderful and worked perfectly for our group of 18 people. If you are lucky enough to spend time here, I highly recommend that you make arrangements for dinner at the palazzo. Food is amazing and atmosphere is perfect. (Think dinner on the patio under the stars!). There are lots of options for day trips and driving in the area is not difficult. My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer. I keep telling people that I have “visited” many places but, because of the unique atmosphere at the palazzo, I feel that I “lived” in Italy and I hope to visit again some day.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Teri H wrote a review Nov 2017
9 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
When you stay at Palazzo del Duca — You do not feel like you are staying in an apartment.. you feel like you have been transported to the 13th century and welcomed home. Mirella with her darling baby Elena is more than a host, with her warm and welcome spirit and helpful nature, she will help you plan a wonderful vacation. The cooking classes she offers are not to be missed. Who knew it was so easy to make homemade pasta. Mirella's good friend Pat Case, an American, is also very helpful in planning tours. She has been everywhere in Tuscany! We did not meet Mirella’s husband, Francesco because he was in the Chianti region picking grapes for his own wine label. We drank some his wine and it is wonderful. There is a case of wine in the hallway for purchase on the honor system… at 8 Euro’s a bottle, we purchased a few bottles.. The 5 apartments are all well appointed, spacious, clean and comfortable. Mirella gave us a tour of each of them. The historical 15th century borgo is a very cool setting. The local restaurant and bar, Il Capriolo, has the best coffee you will find in Italy and the food is terrific. This tiny village is in a beautiful setting about 30 minutes from the autostrada. Away from it all but near enough to visit many great spots ... Pisa, Lucca and Cinque Terra is a MUST. There are good hiking trails and nearby tiny medieval villages that are wonderful to explore. It is a very unique experience. I highly recommend a visit.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2017
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
jocheung wrote a review Sep 2017
London, United Kingdom74 contributions39 helpful votes
Tavernelle is a quite village with easy access to the mountains and the coast and we managed day trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the Cinque Terre. The palazzo easily housed 17 of us with beds to spare, over 4 apartments all with bathrroms and kitchens. There is also an adjoining flat. The beds are comfy and kitchens pretty well equipped, the pool is cool and welcoming. The whole place is full of character. Mirella and Francesco and baby Elena pop in frequently and are full of helpful sugestions regarding excursions, places to eat, things to do and will book things for you if your Italian is as bad as ours! They also cooked us a meal one night for a family birthday, served outside; a fantastic event!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2017
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$76 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of Massa CarraraLicciana Nardi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

PALAZZO DEL DUCA - Prices & Villa Reviews (Italy/Licciana Nardi)

Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo del Duca
Which popular attractions are close to Palazzo del Duca?
Nearby attractions include Borgo Medievale di Apella (1.2 miles), Castello di Castiglione del Terziere (4.1 miles), and Caffe Marconi Baretto (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palazzo del Duca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness center, and free parking.
Is parking available at Palazzo del Duca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palazzo del Duca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante La Torre - Agriturismo Montagna Verde, Ristorante Locanda La Lina, and Locanda del Deglio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palazzo del Duca?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Palazzo del Duca?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palazzo del Duca?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Palazzo del Duca?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Il Giardino della Luna (4.0 miles) and Arco Di Poggio Fiorentino (3.1 miles).