are places full of history and poetry…
This impressive 17th century palazzo - the Palazzo del Duca, set
on the historic main borgo of Tavernelle, was a summer
the Este Family
The palazzo has its
original features, spacious living areas and terracotta
floors, local sandstone portals and doors and
stunning vaulting. It also boasts a wonderful ancient staircase.
Palazzo del Duca consists of 5 beautiful
apartments and 2 double bedrooms. Each apartment is independent
from each other with its own kitchen and heating. Each bedroom
of Palazzo del Duca has its own bathroom.
TEMPLARI - 90 mq – 2+2 pers. – ground floor
Each apartment has its own charming style. For example the
Templari apartment on the ground floor retains some of the
original kitchen facilities while Luni apartment is reminiscent
of a New York loft apartment.
The apartments can be rented together allowing the stay of 8 –
12- 18 persons. Also an ideal location for weddings, family
meetings and events. In fact the whole palace,
on three floors, may be rented to a party of up to
The palace has an access to an internal private partially paved garden which provides a peaceful area for relaxing, dining and cooling-off on summer evenings.
There is a lovely new swimming pool (8m x 4m )
Due to the high altitude and thick walls of the palazzo air conditioning is never necessary.
MALASPINA - 110 mq – 4+2 pers. – 1st floor
SPINO FIORITO - 110 mq – 5 pers. – 2nd floor
LUNI - 90 mq – 2+2 pers. - loft
BALCONE - 45 mq – 2 pers.
Floor area: 45 mq
garden of the palazzo, you can enter this lovely
This picturesque apartment (approx. 45 sqm)
is a perfect “get away from it all” for a couple
searching for privacy and relaxation. By mean of
iron winding staircase you can reach the
romantic attic with double bed.
The kitchen/dining room is equipped with fridge,
small refrigerator, oven and cooker. Bathroom
with basin, WC, shower stall and bidet.
for al fresco dining.
Floor area: 90 mq
On the second floor of the palace, it develops
on two levels. On the first one there is the
brand new kitchen with American
style fridge. On the second level you find the
living and sleeping area. In the living area a
flaming red sofa bed, making a good colour
contrast with the oak parquet floor. From the
living area a hallway brings you to the large
bathroom and to the double bedroom and to the
children bedroom. Again here you find the
parquet floor. The loft is bright thanks to
four skylights, 2 in the living area, 1 in the
bathroom, 1 in the double bedroom.
Luni apartment is suitable for 3 to 5 people.
Both from the skylights and from the 2 windows
in the dining/kitchen room you have a wonderful
view of the surrounding mountains.
Floor area: 110 mq
On the second floor, you have access to
this accommodation through a
On the right a glass door opens
onto a large living/dining room with two windows
that make it very bright. Two comfortable
armchairs and a couch with an ancient book case
supplied with several books in English, provide
an ideal reading area.
Back to the hallway, on your left, there are
some some steps down to
one of the 2
large double bedrooms with en-suite
bathroom with shower.
Back to the hallway: another
on your left
leads to some steps down and you
are in the second large double bedroom with
en-suite bathroom with shower.
At the end of the hallway a door opens onto the
large brand new well equipped kitchen with
electric oven, cooker, fridge,
dishwasher, table and chairs.
In the kitchen there is the third complete
On the same floor an
additional separated double bedroom with
en-suite large bathroom can be added on request,
making Spino Fiorito apartment
for 4-6 people.
Floor area: 110 mq
This apartment is the most elegant of the whole
On the first floor, the apartment consists of
wonderful large living/dining room (40sqm) with
double sofa bed. The two windows of the living
area have the view on the internal courtyard and
the pool. At guest’s disposal are 2 large
double bedrooms, 2 complete Shower/WC and a
Freshly restored and elegantly furnished, this
apartment makes you feel like the lord or lady of the
In the master bedroom with 2 windows, an
impressive four-poster bed and an open fire
place make the atmosphere magic.
On the same floor an additional double
en-suite bathroom can be added on
request, making Malaspina apartment suitable
for 6-8 people
For those who want to have a special
Floor area: 90 mq
the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the ancient door
of the palace is like jumping back in time: On your left you find one of the two entrances
of “I Templari”. Just
through the old sandstone portal
of this door there is one of the several signs
showing this building has a
medieval history, with, three knight templar
This door has access to a small hall with
complete large shower/WC and right ahead onto
the double bedroom.
The second entrance leads you into the living
room that boasts an ancient open fireplace and a
local sandstone stove.
You enter into the country-style
kitchen. In the corner there
is an old wood
for oven-baked pizzas well as the well
equipped kitchen with electric oven, cooker, basin and dishwasher.
There is also an ancient local sandstone basin
that still works. This part of the house was the
original kitchen of the whole Palazzo.
From the kitchen, through an open arch you have
access into another room that
is the walk-in closet of the
with a chair-bed
it can be
used as children's' bedroom. The apartment has vaulted ceilings
giving a good atmosphere.
On request: An additional large bedroom is located on the
opposite side of the entrance. This bedroom (35 sqm)
en-suite bathroom has its own entrance
from the medieval borgo through two main doors,
ancient wooden door and a wrought
iron door with glass panels to provide safety
while allowing maximum light to come in.
See plans of the apartments