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Gorgeous village house with amazing pool area - the perfect Italian escape!

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Bagnone, Province of Massa Carrara, Tuscany
Al Palazz is a stylish, spacious, architect-restored villa at the heart of a tiny centuries-old village. The private heated pool (open June to September) and poolside dining terrace are set in an acre of landscaped gardens which look across the valley to a medieval castle and the hills beyond. It’s fabulously relaxing, with glorious panoramic views. A small farm restaurant is close by.

The villa has a traditional Tuscan kitchen, plus dining area and snug on the first floor; an enormous beamed sitting room with Wifi and heavenly views, and two large double bedrooms & bathrooms, on second floor. Prices listed are for up to four guests in the villa, which is perfect for a small family group, two pairs of friends, or a get-away for two. For five or six guests we include the ground floor cantina apartment (never let separately) which offe...
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Listing #HL7018406
About the Owner
Jane and David W
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
Interaction with guests
We provide three house books, updated each season, which cover: House & Garden, Out & About, and How to Eat Like a Local. Guests tell us they find these very helpful. We are also on hand by phone, email, WhatsApp during your stay, to help you with bookings, queries or issues - our aim is to be there for you, in the background, if you need us, so that you have the best holiday possible at Al Palazz. We have a local team of suppliers who we can call in if necessary, but this is very rarely needed as we have a great maintenance programme for the house, garden and pool area. We are knowledgeable and experienced hosts and we are keen to help you enjoy Al Palazz, Bagnone and Lunigiana just as much as we do.
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Al Palazz surprised us pleasantly in many ways! The house is as nice as shown on the pictures, beautifully situated next to the church on a tiny village square above the bigger village Bagnone. Everywhere flowering geraniums and roses, vegetables and fresh herbs, thanks to...More

Thank Roos M
Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Thank you so much for your warm appreciation of everything Al Palazz has to offer for a truly memorable Italian holiday. You love all the same things about it that we do. Come back another year!

Reviewed October 9, 2017

The cities of Italy are beautiful and full of history, but for a true taste of Italian life, I highly recommend this charming villa. Nestled on the side of a hill in a picturesque village, this clean, attractive villa offered two spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, and...More

Thank southernNHKayaker
Management response:Responded October 10, 2017

Delighted you had a great time - we'd love to have you back one day! There is plenty locally to explore in a second week, and the cantina offers a third bedroom/bathroom/sitting room should you need it. Thank you for taking such good care of...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We travelled as a family of 4 with 2 daughters aged 18 and 21 The villa is wonderful and beautifully restored with all amenities needed. The views are spectacular. We particularly enjoyed the lovely pool area with the outside marble kitchen and seating areas, The...More

Thank 807lulu
Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Al Palazz and thank you for taking such great care of everything. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the fresh produce (this year's innovation)! We hope you'll come back again one day.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
At no point may the number of guests on site exceed the maximum number permitted (six). Note: The property has stone floors and staircases and the garden has unfenced drops...
    3 Full baths
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
    2 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: $382 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Bagnone is in the Apennine National Park, just 20 minutes from the A15. It’s a pretty little town with bars, restaurants, all shops, doctor, pharmacy, post office, banks, play park. Al Palazz is in a tiny hamlet just outside –a 4-minute drive or a 20-minute walk away. The farmhouse across the square offers traditional lunches and dinners and you won't get close to eating with the locals than this! For countryside lovers there are crystal-clear streams and waterfalls for paddling, dam-building and swimming locally, and lovely hill walks. The picturesque Cinque Terre, tiny villages can easily be reached by train or boat. Big city sight-seeing is easy from Al Palazz: Pisa, Lucca, Parma are 75 minutes’ away, Genoa 90 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Wherever you go, we can signpost you to thi... more
Getting around
A small rental car is perfect for getting around the local area and visiting its charming hill towns and seaside villages. The motorway network is just 25 minutes away if you want to travel further afield, or there are good local train services from Villafranca-Bagnone, Aulla and Pontremoli.

You can choose to spend a week at Al Palazz, walk and swim locally, and shop on foot in Bagnone (20 minutes down the hill); but most guests do prefer to have a car so that they can easily explore further afield.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 62.1 mi
Railway: Villafranca-Bagnone: 3.7 mi
Ferry: La Spezia: 24.9 mi
Pisa is the closest airport; Genoa, Parma, Florence, Milan are all also in easy reach.

Our nearest station is Villafranca-Bagnone (15mins) or Aulla or Pontremoli (both 25 minutes) which will give you easy reach to the Cinque Terre, Florence, Parma, Genoa, or further afield in Italy. Many guests twin a relaxing week at Al Palazz with a visit to one or two great Italian cities.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.9 mi.
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