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Piacenza, Italy

June 2023

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Revel in the historical charm and natural elegance at Villa Gavazzini, a beautifully updated 15th-century estate located within a short distance of Milan and Piacenza.

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Villa Gavazzini is a divine property located in Gropparello, Italy featuring a rich history dating back to the 15th century. Originally built as the main defense tower of Gropparello’s castle, the villa has since been fully refurbished by Italian architects to combine its historical beauty with a touch of contemporary comfort and style. The convenient location is one of most attractive characteristics, as it is surrounded by lush scenery and conveniently situated just a short distance from both Milan and Piacenza. This makes it an ideal destination for those looking to explore the beauty and culture of northern Italy while still enjoying the tranquility of the countryside.

With a total of 800sqm of indoor space, the property is spacious and can comfortably accommodate small and large groups alike. The villa is composed of eight bedrooms, one tower suite, and a multifunctional common area that is designed to host small events. Outside, the villa boasts a beautiful terrace and a private garden of over 2,000sqm, which includes a lounge area, a patio, and a small organic garden. This makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the surrounding area, or to enjoy a leisurely meal with family and friends.

This exquisite property combines the best of historical and contemporary Italian design, while the convenient location, spacious accommodations, and beautiful outdoor areas, provide the perfect setting for anyone looking to experience the true beauty and culture of northern Italy.

SARIANO DI GROPPARELLO, ITALY. Located within the municipality of Gropparello, Sariano is a charming little hamlet nestled in the rolling hills of the province of Piacenza, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque architecture, including a number of historic churches and palaces. Some of the most notable landmarks are the Castle of Sariano and the Castle of Gropparello, which date back centuries and offer stunning views of the surrounding hills. The Castle of Gropparello is also home to the Museum of the Middle Ages, which features a fascinating collection of artifacts and exhibits that provide insight into the daily life and culture of the people who lived in the region during that time period. Several other historic landmarks and cultural attractions are scattered throughout, including the town’s central square, Piazza Garibaldi, which is a lively hub of activity featuring various cafes, restaurants, and shops, and the local church, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, which is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture featuring breathtaking frescoes and paintings.

Gropparello is also known for its culinary traditions, which focus on the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and time-honored recipes. The town is particularly famous for its salami and cured meats, which are produced using traditional methods and served in many of the local restaurants and delis. Other popular dishes include handmade pasta, roasted meats, and a variety of cheeses, which are often paired with the region’s excellent wines. For outdoor enthusiasts, Gropparello offers a range of activities, including hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. The surrounding hills are dotted with trails and paths that offer panoramic views of the landscape, as well as opportunities to explore the local flora and fauna. And for those who prefer a more leisurely pace, the town’s tranquil atmosphere and scenic surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and contemplation.

PROVINCE OF PIACENZA, ITALY. The province of Piacenza sits in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, bordering Lombardy to the north and Liguria to the west. The province is named after its capital city, Piacenza, which is a historic city that dates back to Roman times. The Roman military outpost, known as Placentia, was strategically located near the Po River, and served as a key transportation route for goods and soldiers traveling between Rome and northern Italy. Eventually, the city grew in importance as a center of trade and commerce, with a bustling market and thriving economy.

Today, one of the main attractions in the province of Piacenza is the Val Trebbia, a beautiful valley that is dotted with medieval castles, historic towns, and natural wonders. The valley is made up of several quaint villages, such as Bobbio and Castell’Arquato, which offer visitors a glimpse into the region’s rich history and culture. The valley is also a popular destination for outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and swimming. For the history buff, there are a number of impressive medieval and Renaissance buildings, including the Palazzo Farnese, which now houses a museum, and the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Other notable attractions include the Roman ruins of Veleia, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, and the Castello di Rivalta.

As with many Italian regions, the cuisine does not disappoint, Piacenza is particularly famous for its cured meats, such as salami and pancetta, as well as cheese like Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. Additional popular dishes include handmade pasta, risotto, and a variety of roasted and grilled meats, which are often paired with local wines and are sure to please even the most particular foodie. Visitors and locals can explore the ancient Roman ruins, medieval architecture, modern cultural offerings, and all the vibrant city has to offer. The unique and authentic setting paired with the incredible landscapes and architecture serves as the foundation for this Italian paradise.

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