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2 steps from the Middle Ages in the ancient town of Ližnjan magnificent apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

110 sqm, 2 bedrooms, large living room with kitchen, two bathrooms and garden

Castle Lisignano stands on a site of Roman origin, near here was fought the battle of Trebbia with Hannibal and the Carthaginians. Not far from Milan, it is a perfect place to escape from everyday life and live the past.

Alessandra recently renovated this beautiful space, set in an old barn with a barn a few meters from the castle. The apartment has two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room with two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, and can comfortably accommodate 5 people. You also have access to the gardens and an outdoor park.

Alessandra and her staff guarantee perfect Italian hospitality and will be available for check-in and check-out.

On request it can be supplied a customized cleaning service at an additional cost. It smoking permitted.

It is worth then to discover the Piacentino through its cuisine, excellent wines and typical dishes, cooked with local products as well as its valleys: discover the beauty of Val Nure, Val Trebbia, Val Tidone, Val D'Arda mix simplicity and authenticity, all just 10-15 minutes from home.

The area can be easily visited by car, where guests requiring such Alessandra can arrange transportation with trusted people on site.

Two words about the village and the castle: built in the thirteenth century on the ruins of an ancient Roman agricultural settlement, Castle Lisignano is a good example of the process, from the end of the Renaissance, has seen the transformation of the feudal castles fortress-like in country residences for noble families.

The construction is similar to an isolated fortress, surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge. During the late seventeenth century, the castle interiors have been changed for the life of the new nobility. The renovation, designed by Ferdinando Galli, also known as Bibbiena (Bologna), are found on the east side of the courtyard, covered with frescoes and architectural elements that open onto an arched courtyard, while in the south there is a small grove natural whose centerpiece is a large statue of Hercules killing the lion.

More Details

alessandra del boca
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Gazzola in Province of Piacenza

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 bedrooms, quiet, spacious and comfortable.
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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(6 traveller reviews)

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2 steps from the Middle Ages in the ancient town of Ližnjan magnificent apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were overjoyed when we arrived to see the lovely accommodations and the beautiful setting...The property and apartment were pristine.

It is situated in a very quiet bucolic area but the towns and villages

are nearby with lovely restaurants, churches and shops.

After a day out exploring, it was wonderful coming "home"

to such a welcoming place.

The owner, Alessandra, is everything you would expect in a person

who owned such an exceptional property... warm, friendly and helpful.

We would definitely recommend the farms of Lisignano to friends and would like to return ourselves.

David and Carol, Pa. USA

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful and peaceful stay in Lisignano

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful stay in Lisignano. The house was a same as we saw before on the picture. Full furnished and in a very good condition. The countryside was amazing, we have visited different castles, churches and small towns. We have enjoyed to drink a cappucino in the morning in the local bars in Agazzona. And we have also shopped in Fidenza and Serravalle Scrivia.

In the evening we made a small tour through Lisignano and we have spoken with the local people.

Alessandra has showed us the castle and talked with a lot of love about herbplace of birth and the very friendly people from Emalia.

Alessandra, thanks a lot and we hope to see you again one of the next years because we have to visit still different small towns.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you benny it was such a joy to have you all. people in lisignano miss you!
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Castano Primo


  • 5 of 5

Appartamento spazioso e decisamente grazioso come l'ambiente che lo circonda.

Assolutamente da provare per una vacanza rilassante lontano da qualsiasi stress.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per noi e una grande soddisfazione perche' abbiamo lavorato due anni per rendere questo spazio antico accogliente e riposante!
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Très bel appartement, région superbe

  • 5 of 5

Séjour parfait, la propriétaire est très gentille et a tout fait pour nous accueillir chaleureusement.

L'appartement est une grange réhabilitée, les volumes sont très agréables et en parfait état.

Autour, le calme et la douceur de la campagne italienne.

Merci pour ce séjour vraiment spécial.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull week in Italy

  • 5 of 5

The surrounding countryside is phenomenal but you remain close enough to Piacenza (bout 20min by car). There are loads of little towns to visit and plenty of small restaurants.

The studio itself is more then fully equipped, double beds in both rooms 2 bathrooms and a large living area/kitchen. It had just been renovated, so no wear and tear, nice and clean. Only thing that was missing was a small fan, just to cool us down in the warm Italian summer evenings as well as some screens to keep out the bugs in the evening. But that had more to do with the time of year.

Upon arrival the host was very welcoming and made us right at home.

She made us a small note with the usual (Wifi password, closest convenience store), but also recommended certain restaurants nearby. We looked in on most of em (specially the ones she had marked as Super) and we were convinced by the Italian style of dining. On her recommendation we also went to visit multiple castles nearby (be sure to check first for opening hours, as they are not always accurate on internet sites), especially the one in Rivalta (owned by a friend of the host) is worth checking out. There are small brochures and tours possible in some of the castles, but again check in advance, as it is most of the times quite the drive and to be standing at a closed gate is not your perfect holiday.

The host also helped with setting up a meeting with a local bio wine producer (great wines from luretta) and even restaurant reservations upon request.

To summarize, we had a wonderful stay of a week in this large studio and we would surely recommend it to everybody we (don't) know.

There is to much to see, not enough time to see it, but boy you will be very happy to have done it. We hope to go back some day to finish the rest of our wish to do/visit/eat list.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it is always a great joy for me to meet new guests and to share with them the wealth and generosity of my land and people. I also like to learn from each guests new ways to make my house pleasant and comfortable. I have already solved the little problems they mentioned. A fan is there and screens: it never has been necessary as the house is so cool, but this according to the statistics has been and still is the hottest summer ever!
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Jederzeit gerne wieder...

  • 5 of 5

Ich habe hier mit meinem Mann und unserem Hund eine wunderbare Woche verbracht. Alessandra hat uns herzlichst begrüßt und in ihr wunderschönes Haus geführt.

Die Wohnung ist komplett renoviert – alle Einrichtungsgegenstände sind neu und funktionieren einwandfrei. Die Küche lädt zum Kochen ein und alle Elektrogeräte sind intakt. Die Badezimmer sind phantastisch.

Die Wohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet – wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Eine schöne Sitzgelegenheit draußen ist ebenfalls vorhanden. Für ein leckeres Glas Wein am Abend oder das Frühstück am Morgen. Es ist eine ruhige Gegend mit wenigen sehr freundlichen Nachbarn.

Die Wohnung verfügt nicht über eine Klimaanlage. Trotzdem war es immer kühl. Die dicken Außenmauern halten die Wärme ab, ebenso die Isolierung und doppelten Fenster. Es gibt weiterhin noch Läden an Türen und Fenster. Die Internetverbindung funktioniert hervorragend.

In den Betten haben wir wunderbar geschlafen. Die Matratzen sind neu und sehr bequem. Es ist keine laute Straße in der Nähe – Nachtruhe garantiert.

Man ist in wenigen Minuten in Agazzano. Hier gibt es kleine Läden zum Einkaufen (Supermarkt, Tabakladen, Bäckerei, Metzgerei, Eisdiele…). Und viele schöne Lokale mit phantastischem Essen.

Alessandra ist eine warmherzige spritzige Person und hat uns tolle Tipps gegeben für Besichtigungen und das leibliche Wohl. Vertrauen Sie ihr und probieren Sie die Empfehlungen aus. Wir haben jeden Abend köstlich gespeist. Wir kommen gerne wieder zurück und sagen ein von Herzen kommendes Mille Grazie an Alessandra für die schöne Zeit…

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had so much fun with elke and tilo and their dog. we had a great time and shared the joys of my land. I believe we became friends and this is for me a great honor. They promised to come back and I hope to them soon.
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Nearest Airport
94 Kilometres
Milano Linate
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8.6 Kilometres
Croara (Gazzola)
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
autostrada A1 e autostrada A21
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Colli Piacentini are in the territory of the province of Piacenza and are crossed by four valleys with a great history.

In fact, the region is literally dotted with castles and medieval villages. The cultivation of the vine in the Colli Piacentini has a long tradition and the production of excellent wine is one of the most important features of this area. The great wines here are Gutturnio, Bonarda, Barbera with variations between the sparkling and still, between the bitter and the sweet, and a row of white, among which it is worth mentioning Ortrugo, dry Malvasia The Trebbianino, even among these there are many shades, colors and scents. The wine is associated with a very original cuisine based on local tradition and perfectly integrated with the great food culture of Emilia. The most popular dishes are the classic Piacenza ravioli with ricotta and spinach, those of pumpkin, the "pisarei and beans" first farmer-based bread dumplings and beans, "anolini" a variant of tortellini be consumed preferably in broth meat, many other types of pasta and then the second, from the classic "cup roasted" the guinea fowl, to the duck and boiled. without forgetting that this is the area of ​​the good meats of the north, especially the salami, coppa, bacon, culaccia, wonderful especially when accompanied by the famous "Fried dumplings". The climate is mild and warm weather you can reach the Trebbia by car along the beautiful valley to Bobbio to bathe in the natural pools of the river, between the loops most beautiful, in the town of San Salvatore and along the whole stretch up to Marsaglia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Gazzola, Emilia Romagna

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Al pernottamento di un'unica notte durante la settimana si applica la tariffa weekend di 130euro.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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