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Wonderful apartments in Tuscany close to 5 Terre

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10 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
25 guests
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Palazzo del Duca is an historical mansion in the northern part of Tuscany (Lunigiana area) just a few miles from the famous 5 Terre coast in Liguria region. The area where Palazzo del Duca is located is still undiscovered. It is a region gem-set between mountains and sea and it is perfect for both lovers of skiing and of sea. The family run Palazzo del Duca, an ancient palace of the 17th century belonged to the Este Family, is located in the heart of a lovely small 12th century village surrounded by woods of chestnuts and by the most untouched nature of Italy where the tranquillity and the silence reign. Nestled in a landscape rich in historic and artistic value unknown to mass tourism, you can enjoy activities in close contact with nature. Lunigiana is a land still untouched and waitin...Palazzo del Duca is an historical mansion in the northern part of Tuscany (Lunigiana area) just a few miles from the famous 5 Terre coast in Liguria region. The area where Palazzo del Duca is located is still undiscovered. It is a region gem-set between mountains and sea and it is perfect for both lovers of skiing and of sea. The family run Palazzo del Duca, an ancient palace of the 17th century belonged to the Este Family, is located in the heart of a lovely small 12th century village surrounded by woods of chestnuts and by the most untouched nature of Italy where the tranquillity and the silence reign. Nestled in a landscape rich in historic and artistic value unknown to mass tourism, you can enjoy activities in close contact with nature. Lunigiana is a land still untouched and waiting to be discovered from the natural point of view. It offers the tourists a generally mild climate, a gentle and relaxing environment with hills covered with lush green forests and fish-filled streams with clear waters The palace has its original features, like spacious living areas and terracotta floors, local sandstone portals and doors and stunning vaults. It also boasts a wonderful ancient staircase and in a bedroom there is even a fireplace, a 'must' for all the ancient Lords of the 1700. It is divided into 5 lovely rental apartments for a total of approximately 500sq.m. In paticular the first floor has a dining/living room that can comfortably guests the whole group together. Its predominant features are the history you can breathe and the size of the spaces. It also has an internal garden of approx. 800 square meters where a 4x8 in ground swimming pool has been recently built. The garden is fenced (very safe for children) and full of flowers like lavender, herbs and roses. Being located in a little village, it gives the opportunity to be not secluded and enjoy the walking distance bar, restaurant, butcher, sheep cheese and honey producer. Every day you can enjoy fresh local bread delivered by the baker. Once a week in specific days come vendors with food, fresh fruit and vegetables and also fresh, high quality fish. At walking distance there is a river with stream water where you can swim. Palazzo del Duca can meet different needs: for solo travellers, for honey moon holidaymakers, for families with children and especially for groups of various kinds. It is ideal for a 20 persons group although it can guest up to a maximum of 25 people. Palazzo del Duca: ideal starting point for excursions and hikes: the choice is yours to make: explore the hills (on foot if you like) and valleys of Lunigiana, or drive half an hour to the coast at Lerici and Portovenere - the gateway to the Cinque Terre - or the marble quarries at Carrara. Also a few minutes away there are the Appenine lakes and the Passo del Lagastrello, or drive down the coast to Viareggio, Pisa and Lucca in an hour or so. In the winter you can ski in the close Prato Spilla (1350 meters) just 20 minutes far away by car. Palazzo del Duca is a great venue for celebrating special events like Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary etc. We also offer cooking classes, wine tasting and wine tour to 5 Terre More
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About the Owner
Mifra S
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
Interaction with guests
At the check-in either my self or my partner will be more than happy to welcome you, show you the castle and how everything works. We are also happy to share with you all the information about the area. During the week, we come by to check that everything is well with you.
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

The perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture of Italy! Charming apartments located in an old Tuscan villa! Also includes access to an on-site private pool!

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank NancyJ1567
Reviewed November 27, 2019

We weren't sure what to expect but were all pleased with the accomodations and the area. We explored a lot! We discovered some treasures that will not be forgotten. It was easy to get into larger towns and to Cinque Terre nearby. I was just...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank cljohnston5775
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Date of stay: June 2011
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

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Date of stay: July 2011
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
The area is jem-set between mountains and sea. In the same time you can reach the high altitude of the Tuscan-emilian Appeninens and the beautiful sea coast of Liguria such as 5terre, Gulf of Poets, Portovenere and Tuscany with Versilia coast. It is a strategic location to visit both North and Central Italy. The area is rich of wild nature, woods of chestnuts and oaks, rivers, lakes, streams where you can swim, medieval villages, churches. During the summer you can assist to different festivals in the surrounding villages. You can stop at one of the many restaurants that use local and healthy food. An experience that you can not miss!
Getting around
The closest train station is in Aulla (about 15 km from the property); although it is a small train station, it is well connected with the main touristic atttractions, so it is very easy to reach 5Terre area or cities of art like Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Parma. Once you are at the train station, you can get a cab and arrive easily to Palazzo del Duca.
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