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“Our Fairy Tale Wedding!!!!”
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18 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 39
Capannori, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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jodibloom...
Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Fairy Tale Wedding!!!!”
Reviewed July 4, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
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We would give the Casale and Gabriele six stars if it were an option! Every aspect of the stay was amazing, the authentic Tuscan property, the view, the catered breakfasts, the home made pizzas, the wine tour and bus Gabriele arranged...I could go on and on! My husband and I got married at the Casale, it was like a fairy tale!!! We stayed four days with 34 of our wedding guests, Gabriele introduced us to the chef, caterers, decorators, photographers, translated, organized and executed the entire event wonderfully. I am allergic to gluten and eggs and we had other guests with allergies, Gabriele, the caterers and chef accommodated all of us with beautiful alternatives. It truly couldn't have been a more pleasurable experience for us and all of our guests. We felt perfectly at home, comfortable and taken care of. The swimming pools and hot tub were wonderful, we appreciated having laundry and the fact that all guests had large rooms with privacy all while being on the same property. It was perfect. Thank you Gabriele!!!

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Liked best: Everything was absolutely incredible, we couldn't have asked for anything more or better!!!!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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ripcordzz
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Villa In Italy - We've Returned Year After Year”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in September 2014

I'm so,overdue in writing this review... This is one of our favorite destinations hands down. We've stayed at the Burj Al Arab, overwater bungalows in the Maldives, Ritz Carltons, etc., but Casale de Pasquinelli is one place we keep coming back to over and over again. Whether it's just the two of us, our famil, or a large group of 30+, we've never had anything other than an amazing stay here. Gabriele and his staff go out of their way to make your stay perfect. I can't say enough good,things about this villa. Look no further. Bonus - ask Gabriele about the breakfast and dinner options. They make some fantastic meals with most if not all ingredients from their land!

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Liked best: Pick just one? Impossible.
Liked least: That we have to leave each time
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SStanley...
Wimborne, Dorset, England
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow what an amazing place for a wedding!”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Thank you so much Gabriele for helping to give our son Mark & Emma their dream Italian wedding! Friends and family enjoyed 4 fantastic days celebrating in these wonderful surroundings and none of us wanted to leave! This stunning Casale is set high up in the Tuscan hills above Lucca with beautiful gardens and breathtaking scenery. Nothing was too much trouble and Gabriele's excellent organisational skills made sure it was the perfect wedding for them. From the beautifully arranged wedding ceremony in the picturesque historic Lucca Town Hall to the fantastic wedding buffet served in the shade of the Olive Grove to the beautiful sounds of a string quartet, the lovely wedding meal served in the gardens, plentiful breakfasts overlooking Lucca to the fun Pizza evening, it was all perfect! For a wonderful wedding party with many magical memories, we cannot recommend it highly enough!

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Liked best: Everything was even better than expected!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kaitlin D
1 review
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“A classic Italian casale and the perfect wedding week!!”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Where to begin our review, as this was truly the trip of a lifetime! When my fiancé proposed, we decided we’d like our wedding to be a bit of an adventure! We wanted to find a villa large enough to hold 30 of our closest friends and family, and in a location where the group could spend a few nights exploring the area leading up to our wedding!

That is exactly what we found with Casale de’ Pasquinelli! We first reached out to Gabriele with a request for more information because of the location (Tuscany, about 20 minutes outside of Lucca), the size of the villa, and because of the excellent reviews he had already received. The reviews were particularly important to us because we were planning this while living in the United States!

Beginning with the first email, Gabriele was excellent. He answered all of our questions, explained prices, gave recommendations, etc., and everything was spot-on. In terms of the actual wedding day, Gabriele had excellent recommendations for everything from the flowers to hair & makeup, to the catering, and it was more than we could have ever dreamed of! The food was perfect, the flowers were beautiful—everything was stunning. We wanted a Catholic ceremony, too, and while people who are not residents of Lucca cannot get married in the church in Lucca, Gabriele found a Catholic church and priest willing to marry us just a few towns away and 100% coordinated all of the paperwork, etc., as well as transportation to/from the church for guests the day of the wedding! He even went with us to meet the priest a few days before the wedding!

Gabriele coordinated our rehearsal dinner, transportation for the activities we had planned, and was at the casale each day making sure that we had everything we needed. We enjoyed breakfast each morning in the gazebo, and had 2 dinners at the casale—the pizza dinner (highly recommended!), and a dinner on our last night. Everything was delicious!

I cannot say enough great things about Gabriele and the casale. The wedding was everything we had dreamed of, and the 5 nights we spent at the casale with our closest friends and family was the best vacation we’ve had! We would highly recommend a stay at the Casale—whether it’s for a family vacation, a large family get together, a wedding, or just friends travelling on holiday!

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Liked best: The casale maintained it's Italian charm, but was comfortable and modern at the same time. Gabriele was an excellent host / coordinator.
Liked least: Nothing-- it was an excellent holiday!
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Ish15
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I am not usually one to write reviews but I felt I had to write one for Casale de Pasquinelli as we had such a fantastic stay. I got married there in August 2015 and rented out all of the houses for our family and friends to stay for a week. The owner Gabriele helped us with all of the preparations prior to the wedding, helping us with décor, food, entertainment and anything else that popped up along the way. During our stay Gabriele was fantastic, he did a fantastic job of co-ordinating the wedding and was always at hand to help us with anything we required, during the rest of our stay. Nothing was too much, and we knew that we could put our trust in him.

Tha Casale is set in the most beautiful surroundings up in the Tuscan hills, the gardens are very well kept and the views are spectacular. The houses have a lovely rustic charm and are clean and have all of the amenities that one would require. Our guests who stayed with us had an amazing stay and upon seeing the Casale the other guests at our wedding wished that they were staying with us too!

Thank you so much Gabriele!

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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michelleg...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We rented the villa for our wedding, bringing a large group of family and friends with us! We had the most amazing week, as did our guests. The villa is in a great location with stunning views and the accommodation was fantastic. Gabriele, the owner was brilliant! He was always on hand to help and offer advice on the area. The pizza night was brilliant and excellent value as were the breakfasts. Our wedding day was the most fantastic day, it was everything we had hoped for and more, we cannot begin to explain how grateful we are to Gabriele and his team for all their hard work in the organisation and planning, he made everything so much easier and stress free for us. We cannot recommend Casale de Pasquinelli highly enough, we can guarantee you will not be disappointed if you chose this as a holiday location or a wedding venue.

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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:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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tomurfer
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great combination of properties for a large group”
Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were a group of 20 adults and children from the UK and we hired all 5 houses for 8 nights for a joint family holiday. We could have accommodated an additional 15 people in the houses quite easily.

The description and pictures of the Casale are accurate, and probably do not really do it justice. It is in a great location, an easy drive from Lucca, and the views are stunning and it is so quiet.

The owner Gabriele is a delight and he is hands on and very helpful. We had a lot of e-mail communication before we arrived, and he was very clear regarding what was to be provided. He organised our group transport from and to Pisa Airport, and also food shopping to our exact requirements to be waiting for us when we arrived. He also printed our Daily Telegraph crossword for us every day !

He also responded very positively to any suggestions we made.

We took advantage of his service of a Pizza Party on the first and last nights and an organised group breakfast for 4 mornings. All of these were excellent. We also used the Pizza Oven ourselves on one night.

The Casale is fantastic, and it is quite hard to find anything to compare it with as it has the rare benefit of 5 substantial and discrete houses, allowing a group to also have the benefit of individual privacy.

The only two things to be sure you are OK with, (which are both clear from the description) are that at least one member of your party should have a car, and the site is quite steep in parts, with many steps.

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Liked best: The spacious properties
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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