The villa is set in a tiny hillside village, just outside the medieval Tuscan town of Bagnone, with wooded walks, rock pools, a well-rated small restaurant, and church bells that chime Ave Maria at dinnertime. Guests describe the villa as “spacious”, “comfortable”, “lovingly restored”. They highlight the well-equipped kitchen, the spectacular views, the extra amenities –free wifi, books, maps, DVDs, games, fresh herbs and salads, private parking.
The secluded 11x4m solar-heated salt-water pool is warm from June to September, with sun loungers, fully-equipped changing and shower-rooms, and a covered terrace with outdoor kitchen and dining facilities including sink fridge, tableware, large Weber gas BBQ, and table tennis. The pool is set in extensive landscaped gardens with views over wooded valleys to Bagnone castle and the mountains beyond, with many different spots to relax comfortably in sunshine or shade.
Guests say they often spend whole days (and evenings – there’s gentle outdoor lighting) just lazing in the gardens and the pool, maybe with a wander down to Bagnone for a coffee or some shopping. Guests also say the villa makes an excellent base for sightseeing: the Cinque Terre and Italian Riviera are under an hour away, and Lucca, Pisa, Florence Parma, Genoa are all easy days out by train or car.
We provide extensiveHouse Books on the property, the area, local highlights and specialties. This a wonderful area for food and drink, with many great places to eat - including Al Vecchio Podere, the delightful traditional farm restaurant across the square. We are always on hand, via email, phone or WhatsApp, to help with advice and bookings if needed.
The villa is priced for families or couples (up to four people) with two double bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms, two sitting rooms, and a traditional Tuscan kitchen and dining room. The inter-connected ground-floor apartment, with kitchen, sitting/dining area, bedroom and bathroom, can be added for up to two more guests. The extra space, privacy and facilities are particularly appreciated by multi-generation families holidaying together.
We’ve rented the villa to 75 families for over 125 weeks, both direct and through online booking sites. We're new to HomeAway, but have multiple 5* reviews on another site! You can find all our reviews (from which we've taken captions for the photos on this site) on our own website - simply search for Al Palazz Bagnone to learn more about holidaying here.
We’re always happy to answer questions: we want guests to have a wonderful time staying here. For us, Al Palazz is a relaxing rural retreat that offers a real taste of Italian life. If that is what you’re looking for, please do be our guests.