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

Solar heated pool with spectacular terrace dining area above and showers and changing rooms below.
15 reviews
Solar heated pool with spectacular terrace dining area above and showers and changing rooms below.
Poolside dining is easy, with a well-equipped, lit kitchen bar, fridge and BBQ …
Al Palazz sits at the heart of a tiny hamlet (bells ring only twice a day).
Geraniums line the villa’s entrances; the garden gate is just around the corner.
Lots of relaxing seating in an acre of spectacular private south-facing landscaped gardens.
Enjoy the fabulous view with a bottle of local wine.
It’s easy to spend whole days and evenings on the terrace by the pool.
The pool (11 x 4m) is solar-heated with a cover, and the pool area can be lit at night.
Relax until the sun goes down and the stars come out!
The kitchen is traditional Tuscan style and fully equipped for cooking.
The dining room and snug provide a cool retreat on hot days …
… and there’s always time for a drink on the kitchen terrace.
Large windows in the big beamed sitting room offer spectacular views.
The master bedroom with wall hangings also looks over the valley.
All bathrooms have 4-piece suites and the master bathroom has a whirlpool bath.
Beds are king-size and comfortable - the second bedroom looks over the square.
In the ground floor cantina apartment contemporary design complements 14C walls.
Take the rose arch path to arrive at the pool, which sits in the sun all day.
There’s also a path down to the pool area from our private car park.
There are lots of enchanting small towns to explore and many good place to eat.
Florence, Pisa, Parma and Genoa are easy day visits with many sights to see …
… and the Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre villages are just 45 minutes away.
Your first glimpse of Al Palazz, nestling in tranquil hills 1km above Bagnone.
Al Palazz – pretty as a picture!
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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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About the Owner, Jane and David W
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
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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Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 for a stay in September 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 sitting areas. The view from the 2nd floor sitting area is spectacular and offers lovely...

Management response:

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 Al Palazz!


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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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 gardens are lovely with fresh fruit and vegetables. The restaurant across the square was a...

Management response:

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.


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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The most relaxing holiday I have possibly ever had! I stayed here in July with my husband, 2 daughters, aged 5 and 8, and my parents in the adjoining flat and had the most wonderful family holiday. The house is set in a small hamlet of villages at the top of a hill. The second floor of the property, as...

Management response:

So pleased you had a relaxing holiday! You're right, the outdoor living in summer is wonderful, and adding the separate ground-floor apartment is great for gathering larger family groups in one place. We hope you'll come again!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • 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 Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • 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 Crib
    1 King
    2 Super Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
GBP 1,500
30 Sep 2017 -
1 Jun 2018
Autumn 2017/Spring 2018
7 nights
GBP 1,050
2 Jun 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
Mid Season (Pool Open)
7 nights
GBP 1,450
7 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High Season (Pool Open)
7 nights
GBP 1,850
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$529 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
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: 100.0 km
Railway: Villafranca-Bagnone: 6.0 km
Ferry: La Spezia: 40.0 km
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: 40.0 km.
Nearby cities
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