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Biography of Luigi Illica

Biography of Luigi Illica
(1857 - 1919)

Casa Illica

Boutique Art Hotel in a medieval village

This gem, hidden in the medieval village of Castell'Arquato offers all the comforts of a 5-star hotel in the tranquility of an exclusive residence: a nineteenth-century villa where Luigi Illica, the librettist of Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni was born in 1857.

Inside the villa of modern design, furnishings and nineteenth century objects make the atmosphere cozy and unique. To evoke the great operas and enhance the multicultered atmosphere of the house, the rooms are decorated with a common thread uniting them in an impalpable, superb Japanese obi - the belt of the kimono - with gold embroidery on silk.

Walls are decorated with outstanding works of emerging artists, according to the concept of Boutique Art Hotel. Casa Illica organizes temporary exhibitions presenting the guests with creative excellence in the area.

Following the best tradition of the hospitality, Casa Illica prompts and guides guests to the range of cultural experiences, music, food and wine, designed according to their wishes.

The Villa

The 400 square meter house and surrounding garden overlook the hills of Piacenza.

The ground floor - 2 double rooms and 1 single room with a large and bright living room. The view stretches as far as the eye of the valley.

Upstairs the first floor - 2 suites and a veranda which provides a panoramic view to almost of the surrounding hills and the Po valley between Piacenza and Parma.

Guests are offered a fully equipped designer kitchen on each floor.
Each level is independent and guests can enjoy access to a communal garden and outdoor Jacuzzi throughout the year.