Like a fortress, the small medieval town of Diano Castello towers over the Ligurian landscape, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Those who feel transported to a bygone era while strolling through the small alleyways will travel back in time while staying at Palazzo Fabiny, as the history of the old patrician house goes back almost 400 years. As a stately testimony to the economic and cultural prosperity of the region and part of the original city walls, it reveals to its guests not only an unobstructed view of the azure sea, but also numerous historical details.
After 30 years of abandonment, the former merchant’s house was kissed awake by its new owners, the existing substance was thoroughly renovated and transformed into five holiday apartments. From three-room to one-room units, families and friends alike will find different options for their stay. What all the apartments have in common is their historic charm, sea view included.
In almost every room you will find old stone floors, renovated wooden doors, impressions of centuries-old brickwork and antique furniture – complemented by modern pieces and all the comforts of today. From a new bathroom to a kitchen to air conditioning that also heats in winter. All units have either a balcony or a terrace, as well as access to the communal pool and sauna. Those who want to go exploring – whether on foot, by bike or by car – should definitely start right in the labyrinth of alleys in Diano Castello.
What to do
Hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, surfing and sailing - the sea and the small town of Diano Marina are only 7 minutes away by car and 15 minutes by bike. In the pretty town of Diano Castello, it is worth visiting the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta with its well-preserved frescoes, the church of San Nicolo and the old water cistern or the small theatre.
Why we like this house
A place of calm retreat with historical flair and a great base camp for exploring the area
This house is great for
For all lovers of Italy who want to discover nature as well as culture.
E-charging station for e-bikes in the garage, for cars nearby, solar system for hot water, rainwater cisterns for garden irrigation and the pool.
|Region||IT – Italy, Liguria, Diano Castello|
|Scenery||In the historic centre with sea view|
|Number of guests||5 apartments of different sizes (1x 4, 2x 2-4 guests, 2x 2 guests)|
|Design||Martin Focks, focks-architekten.de, Steinach|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-4 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Hiking, Pool, Sauna, Sea, Urban, Wine|
|Same Partners||Che Bella Vista, Alte Scheune Loddin, Schwedenrot|
|Same Architects||Che Bella Vista, Alte Scheune Loddin, Schwedenrot|
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