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18 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 39
Capannori, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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RDC747
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Casale di Pasquinelli is paradise”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Gabriele, the owner, has created the most wonderful property in the hills above Lucca. The property is stunning, beautifully appointed and maintained, and so well run. As we were driving further and further up into the hills behind Lucca wondering whether we had taken a wrong turn, passing through small towns on very narrow roads we came across the most stunning view and then realised we had arrived at the property! What a treat, and actually only 25 mins drive from Lucca. We spent a fabulous week here and can't wait to return.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing. It was wonderful.
Traveling group: Young Children
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SophiePip...
Pleasanton, California, United States
1 review
“Our guests CRIED when they left! It was AMAZING!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I can’t write enough wonderful things about Casale de Pasquinelli and Gabriele. We rented the entire property (and another up the hill) site unseen for a week with 47 of our closest family and friends as we celebrated our wedding week.

When I reserved the Casale- I did it solely based on reviews from other visitors and online pictures. We are from the San Francisco Bay Area in California and didn’t have the luxury of a quick ancillary visit to make sure the atmosphere was perfect- but from all the reviews we knew it was exactly what we wanted. We were tasked with coordinating a vacation for everyone- while Gabriele was tasked with planning our wedding; he did a wonderful job! The vendors he recommended for me were all top quality, professional, trustworthy and provided a stellar experience for us.

Gabriele helped plan every single detail of my wedding (including the off-site ceremony in the Lucca Town Hall). Every single day was magical and every detail was taken care of. He helped set up group tours, transportation, catered food events, and even took care of some shopping for us to stock our kitchen.

The Casale is authentic and rustic Italy, with many modern ammenties. It is very clean, spacious and unique. Although slightly rural, which I’ve learned is normal there… It created a calmness and serenity that our guest reveled in. Although Gabriele is magical about coordinating transportation to and from the villa, it is highly recommended that you have a car or two on site for “quick” store runs… or heading to dinner.

Every single guest LOVED the Casale. It was the perfect setting for everyone to have a group vacation AND a version of their own personal vacation. So many wonderful places on the property to venture off and have your own time. People were in tears when they had to leave…. Casale de Pasquinelli was HOME to our guests. Gabriele made us feel like personal visitors into his very own home. My husband and I are committed to going back and staying at the Casale as our home base for our continued Italy travels. Gabriele is a very kind man that we trust implicitly. He constantly made sure things we perfect for us. If there was a little glitch- as you’d expect might happen when traveling with a group of 50- he always went above and beyond to correct and make it perfect.

One SUGGESTION- whether you rent out one apartment or the entire Casale- I would pay Gabriele to stock the kitchen with some basic kitchen items for your arrival (and your stay)…antipasti items, coffee, WINE, jam, bread, eggs, juice, water…. We did this and it was a nice convenience. We gave him a budget to do a store run and he made sure it was taken care of. This made for a nice, social time when our guests were just relaxing in our Casale…we had some appetizers available to offer.

Our stay could not have been any better! Thank you Gabriele!

Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Rick T
1 review
“Glorious week at Casale de' Pasquinelli”
Reviewed November 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I'm 63 years old and have never been moved to write a review about anything, until now. About 28 family and friends accompanied us for my daughter's wedding to Casale de' Pasquinelli in early October, 2014. The experience was absolutely magical. I can't say enough about Gabriele and the breathtaking facilities. Gabriele speaks perfect English and was happy to offer assistance regarding transportation and anything else we would approach him about. The breakfasts were fantastic. Everyone associated with the Casale was super accommodating and made this very special moment even more so. The only negative was the fact that we had to eventually leave. The Casale, Lucca, and the entire surrounding area were beautiful. It's even better than the photos at the website. It rained a few days but I barely noticed! It just seemed to add to the charm of the place and the experience. I continue to look at my photos and visit the website in an effort to try to re-live just a moment of the absolutely marvelous time I had. Our entire group feels the way I do. Thank you Gabriele for the time of our lives. The memory of the walks in the surrounding hills with my 4 yr. old grandson will remain with us always.

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Liked best: The view of Tuscany from my bedroom window.
Liked least: Nothing. I liked everything
Traveling group: Large Group
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JJP757
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wow!! The perfect place and a perfect wedding. We love this place!!!”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Wow Wow Wow!!! In short we cannot fault anything about Casale de’ Pasquinelli, especially the owner of the casale Gabriele, who is one of the nicest people you could meet and who went beyond his call of duty to ensure both our stay and our wedding day was absolutely perfect!!! My now husband, and I stayed at Casale de’ Pasquinelli for three nights in September 2014. We booked the entire casale and stayed here with our family and close friends. We married in Lucca town hall but had our wedding reception back at the beautiful casale. Firstly the views are STUNNING, I don’t think you could pick a more beautiful setting. The quality of the accommodation, kitted out in traditional Tuscan style, is second to none and it is clear from the moment you arrive that a tremendous amount of love, care and attention has been given to restoring this beautiful venue. There are fabulous views from all of the bedrooms and there is ample living and dining areas both inside and out. The gardens and pool areas are impeccably kept and the hot tub is a fantastic added bonus. Organising a wedding in Italy, while living in Scotland, would not have been possible for us without the help of Gabriele who is welcoming, friendly and incredibly efficient. Gabriele organised all of the paperwork for our civil ceremony and advised us on all aspects of our wedding from recommending a fantastic caterer to putting us in contact with the most AMAZING photographer. Nothing was too much of an ask and we will be forever grateful to him for all the hard work he put in to ensure our day was seamless (even in the face of some very challenging weather !). We wouldn’t have changed anything about our wedding day, everything was perfect and all of our guests are still raving about it now. Whether you are considering this venue for a holiday or for your own wedding you will not be disappointed. We hoped to return for our first anniversary in 2015 but unfortunately it has already been booked. We are so glad we found this place, we will definitely be back!! Karen and Jonathan, Scotland.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Carol B
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“fantastic wedding venue”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Booked for our daughters wedding on 19 September 2014. Absolutely fabulous accommodation with wonderful views. Staff couldn't do enough. Only wished we could have stayed longer. Cannot recommend this property highly enough. Thank you Gabrielli.

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SEH08
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Truly beautiful”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We booked the Casale for a wedding, the party consisted of 32 adults and 5 children,
I don't know where to start, this place is truly amazing, a must see.
I would consider myself a widely travelled person coming from a career in travel and can honestly say that there was no where else in the world I would have chosen to get married,

The houses are remarkable and kept to a impeccable standard with everything you could possibly need. They were also private so each family had there own space as well. They were well designed, spacious, comfortable and nearly every single person has an en suite,
the grounds are beautiful and the views are some of the best I have ever seen, everybody who came was really overwhelmed and absolutely adored the whole place,

The swimming pools were so clean and filled with adults and children during the daytime having such a great time,
The pizza night was brilliant and everybody certainly had copious amounts of food, breakfast was a huge feast and a lovely way to start the day, I would definitely recommend

Saying all this the best part has to be the owner gabriele who would move heaven and earth to make sure everything is exactly as you want it to be, it's been such a pleasure dealing with him and just so easy, not once did I feel stressed about the wedding as everything was taken care of, even things I hadn't even though of, all the details of the wedding and decisions are tailor made and unique designed around you, Nothing is too much trouble
he goes well beyond his job on many occasions to exceed expectations and I would consider him as a very good friend, he really is somebody who really cares and wants the absolute best for you and your guests,

Traveling group: Large Group
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Andrea A
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exceeded All Expectations”
Reviewed September 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

There are numerous reasons why we fell in love with Casale de' Pasquinelli. First, the property itself surpassed our expectations. Secondly, the owner and property manager provided hands on service from making local sightseeing recommendations, to navigating the Farmacia (what we would consider as a Quick Clinic) when a bit of first-aid was required, to finding a chef who prepared us a scrumptious meal, by introducing us to locals and local events, to pointing out where to find cheap yet good wine, etc. . . . . We loved the property and the service so much, we are plotting a return visit in the Fall of 2015.

Pros:
Excellent location. Besides visiting numerous nearby villages and the city of Lucca, we were a short car ride from Pisa and fantastic Mediterranean beaches, a short train ride from Florence, and near enough to make a Portofino day trip. Being in the hills, the mornings and evenings were cool, providing a welcome relief from the hot Tuscan sun and location offered fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. The number of nearby wineries, producing excellent wines, was a bonus.

Cons:
Nothing is perfect (though the property came close) and the only minor (very minor) issues were that the beds were a bit uncomfortable and for a USA citizen, operating a European washing machine was a bit of a mystery. No one lost undue sleep, and we did manage to do our laundry, so no worries--nor any complaints--on our side.

How to get there . . . .
While we had typed directions, and more than a few GPS devices, finding the property, especially after dark, was a challenge. What saved the day for the after dark party was to enter the property name (not the address, but the name) into Google Maps.

What we would do different next time. . . .
Stay longer. One week was simply not enough for this delightful property and the surrounding countryside.

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Liked best: Excellent location and excellent customer service.
Liked least: The mattresses.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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