There are places full of history and poetry...
This impressive ancient palace of the 17th century, also known as Palazzo del Duca, set on the historic main borgo of Tavernelle, was a summer residence of the Podestΰ and Este Family (Duke of Parma).
Palazzo del Duca is the ideal place for a peaceful and relaxing stay and an 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.
Accommodation Summary : Freshly restored, 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. A SWIMMING POOL allows you to lay around in the large garden.