We were part of the party in the Horvath-Frazer wedding. There were enough of us that we had the entire villa to ourselves. The grounds are immaculate and surrounded by a huge olive orchard. The view over the Luca valley is stunning. The outdoor veranda offered a great place for breakfast and we partied there every night (including the wedding reception). The villa rooms were very clean and comfortable, and our end of the villa had a large room where we gathered to have lunch. We had a pizza night where Gabrielle and crew prepared pizzas of our choice in his outdoor stone oven. Gabrielle was a perfect host looking after every detail with utmost care. John Frazer
Ourselves and 30 friends stayed at Pasquinelli in June of this year for our wedding. Gabriele and his team provided us with the most memorable week - and day - of our lives and we cannot recommend this venue highly enough to anybody looking for either a relaxing holiday or a spectacular place to get married.
Despite the weather playing games with us Gabriele and the Wedding & Co. team staged the most magical of days - their flexibility and professionalism was outstanding and I doubt could have been matched by anybody else anywhere in the world!
Planning a wedding from 3,000 miles away should have been stressful but Gabriele and his team made it easy and totally enjoyable. All our our guests were completely blown away by the beauty and charm of Pasquinelli and I know many of them will return to visit the Casale again.
If you are looking for a stunning location for your wedding, please look no further. Put your trust in Gabriele and he will give you a day and a holiday you will never forget.
My perfect week in Tuscany would be spent in a rustic farmhouse decorated with old-world charm yet updated with the necessary creature comforts. This farmhouse would have jasmine-scented gardens surrounding an inviting swimming pool, afford beautiful vistas of Lucca and the foothills of the Garfagnana, and have an attentive host available nearby (not hovering but there if needed) to ensure that my stay was met with perfection.
This dream of perfection became reality when I experienced all of this while gathering with friends and family for the wedding of my niece and her partner a few weeks ago. Gabriele and staff attended to every detail, were open and welcoming to all of us, and met our awe regarding the beautiful setting as if they, too, were seeing it for the first time.
If you’re considering a location for your wedding, family reunion, or any type of gathering, you would do well to choose the Casale…it’s elegant, intimate yet informal enough to make you feel you’re at home in Tuscany.
We were guests at this villa for the wedding of friends! The villa is in a lovely setting outside of Lucca. We were about 20 couples, and there were large rooms with bathrooms for each couple. The breakfasts were wonderful as was the meal on wedding day. The outdoor spaces were great for star gazing, swimming, walking, dancing, etc. The owner was very nice. I would recommend this villa without reservation.
Tucked away in the hills, but very easy (once you get used to driving in Italy) to get in to the town of Lucca. The town has charm, history, great restaurants, walking tours, wonderful shoppes etc. Back at the villa, it is kick back time , and I found it tempting not to leave! The grounds are gourgeous and perfectly kept up. One can walk through or dine in an olive grove.frangrant blooms abound.Big pristine pools for swimming, verandas, views galore. The rooms are large and well appointed. Kitchens are well stocked with utensils and table settings-including plenty of wine glasses. In short, this place was beyond expectation and the pictures cannot do it justice. The owner is a great guy-and he makes his own olive oil and honey!
Stop and Listen. If you are planning on visiting Lucca with a large or small group, look no further for a place to stay. This is it!
I don't even know where to start with the explaining this amazing place and experience. We reserved the Casale for a week in May to host our friends, family, and wedding. It was beyond what we could have ever dreamed it would be.
Let me start with the Casale. Upon our arrival, we just kept saying how the pictures did not do this place justice. We were blown away with beauty and warmth from the second we stepped on the property. The Villas are well appointed with every need accounted for from the rooms to the kitchens and common spaces. The grounds are so pristine. We went in May when the flowers were in bloom, the bees were buzzing and, my favorite, the Cuckoo birds were talking. The sunrise and sunset over the valley were simply stunning. People could not stop looking out over the vista. Honestly, every corner you turn on the property is just so beautiful.
Gabriele is incredible. He was attentive and responsive since the day we reached out asking for information on the location. For over 9 months, long distance, he helped us organize our wedding, the stay and all things associated with a pleasurable experience for our friends and family. Gabriele goes out of his way to ensure a memorable guest experience. He even organized a hairdresser for my wedding.
Pizza night was a blast. Our guests were so excited, they stood and watched the pizzas being made. They ate most of them before they were able to be served to everyone on the gazebo. We ate, drank and enjoyed everyone's company over the amazing vista and sunset. Some folks can't stop saying how that was the best pizza ever. Wow.
Everyone, even some local family members, would not stop talking about the incredible wedding. Outside of the setting, Gabriele helped us work with Wedding & Co to deliver the most memorable experience. The company provided our meal, lighting, and flowers. The food was one of the best meals we had in all of Italy and Switzerland. It for sure lands in the top 10 in my life. The flowers and candle light made the magical.
In summary, people were asking us throughout and after whether we were planning a 5-year reunion because they had such a fantastic time. We dreamt of going to Italy and having a wedding with our friends and family but we could have never dreamt of this special time and place.
We loved this place!! We stayed a week in September, and it was spectacular! We were a guest of our friends who hosted a beautiful wedding at Casale de Pasquinelli.
On every level, the wedding was perfect. The setting was magnificent and the food was delicious. The website shows a few photos of how picturesque ours and other events can be. It was absolutely the most memorable wedding we have ever attended.
Another great part of staying at Casale de Pasquinelli was how we spent our days. We’d start our day in the morning by taking walks around the beautiful property and its surroundings. We’d return to the villa and prepare our breakfast in our Tuscan kitchen from the local foods we’d pick up along our travels. Shortly after that, we’d get in our car and visit places like La Cinque Terre, Lucca, Pisa, Sienna, San Gimignano, to name a few. After an incredible day of sightseeing, we’d all meet up at the Casale, and spend the evening laughing with our friends in the large living room, eating cheese, pastries and drinking vino from the region.
Casale di Pasquinelli is owned and operated by Gabriele. He’s a phenomenal guy! He works very hard at accommodating everyone, making sure his guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves. When you meet him, you see that he lives “La Dolce Vita”.
As a recommendation, if you’re hosting a wedding with friends and family, and they are staying at the villa, if the option is available, I would seriously encourage your guests to participate in a luncheon the next day at the vineyard down the road. It was the perfect way to chill out after a festive night. We walked to the vineyard, and then we sat around a beautiful Tuscan table with friends and family, sipping their delicious wine, and enjoying a home cooked Italian lunch. It felt like something out of a Bon Appetite magazine story!
Sunny & Danny, Florida USA
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