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Restored X1V palace in village location with private pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, sleeping 10 +2

Palazzo Pasquini is a restored X1V C palace with wondrous views. The house is substantial, with enormous entrance/dining room with arched doorways, high beamed ceilings, exposed stonework & traditional flooring. There is a large traditional Tuscan kitchen, leading to the garden & dining terrace with the most fantastic views over the rooftops of the village, with the valley & mountains beyond.

The garden has various nooks & crannies for quiet reflection & a private pool with Jacuzzi style Roman steps (12Mx4M). There are 3 double bedrooms, 1 with adjoining sitting rooms, twin rooms - 1 which connects with a double. There are 2 shower rooms & 1 bathroom.

There is also a further living/dining room & a 'breakfast' style room with arched doorway leading through to part of the garden. There are little places to explore all round the house, delightful for hide & seek! The house oozes character & is a complete one off - a real feel of history with many antiques, & original features.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Lorraine - we returned to Canada earlier this week after a wonderful vacation. Our stay in Treppignana was so enjoyable that we are already planning a return trip! The weather, hospitality, the food, the wine and the local scenery were beyond our expectations. We especially enjoyed meeting Dario, Luciana, Eleanora and Lorenzo - also Beryl and Martin. Martin's walking maps are very helpful. We did not make the walk to Barga this trip but hope to do so the next time.

Our first night meal prepared by Luciana really hit the spot after the long drive from Nice. Many of us are hoping to try to replicate the soup and the ricotta tart. The second night meal was more than excellent - even the grappa!

The wine bar in Castelnuovo is a real treat - what wonderful people. And of course, we met Claudio and had a couple of meals with him and Clementine. Thank you for all the suggestions in the information package.

We spent the last half of our holiday in Provence at a friend's home. It was very nice but the weather was not. I guess we should have followed Martin's advice and stayed in Italy. Please pass on our thank you's to everyone.

I am still getting caught up with things here but will forward a couple of photos later on. Thanks again.
Apr 2010
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Fosciandora Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with adjoining living area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 doubles (one having its own suite area with sofa bed) 2 twins Cot available on request
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Daily cleaning available at extra cost. Cot and high chair available on request. English speaker available to assist throughout holiday. All utilities included with the exception of heating which is payable locally. Pool is 12M (including Roman steps area at each end with spa) x 4M Internet access is via owners property.


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Restored X1V palace in village location with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Acharacle, Scotland

Palazzo Pasquini

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing place! It has everything you could want and the owners are lovely.

There were 12 of us age 2 - 72 and we all loved every minute of our stay. The house was beautiful, clean and very well equipped. Don't be put off by the road up, it is more than worth it and gives you the chance to experience real Tuscany.

The restaurant at the foot of the hill provided excellent food and incredible value for money and service (too much wine too!)

Really central location for visiting the area and perfect to come home to in the evening to watch the sunset!

We will definitely go back and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting this area.

Thanks again for a perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
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Beautiful house in a peaceful location with spect

  • 5 of 5

Dario was extremely helpful and assisted with any requirements immediately. House is wonderful, spacious and was a perfect size for the 9 of us who stayed there. Spectacular views and location. Outside terrace is brilliant for sharing lunch and evening meals. Welcome dip in the pool to cool off from Italian weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Fantastic to hear you found location spectacular and that your group enjoyed your stay. Lorraine at
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  • 5 of 5

We just loved the place. Amazing wiev. The pool and the garden is bigger than you see on the picture. We called it "our castle". It was as if we lived in the middleage. It was perfect for us with grown up children. We were 12 adults and had a lot of space. A lot of stairs. Very quiet and you need a car!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I have stayed there too and called it my own castle! It is good to hear that the place was perfect for you. Lorraine at
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What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to put into words just how special this place is. The beauty of the village and the mountains is incredible and the friendliness of the people here is wonderful. Dario and Lorraine were wonderful hosts and they went out of their way to make us feel at home and helped us with anything we needed including a visit to the doctor in the village for my sick mother in law. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and we certainly plan to visit again soon. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit this review and we are glad that you found this location as special as we think it is! It is such a unique experience, and those views are just amazing. Dario sends his best wishes and would love to see you all again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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A bit of paradise at the top of a Tuscan mountain

  • 5 of 5

Palazzo Paquini was what we had hoped for and more. The 'house' was wonderful, full of character and so roomy. Views, pool and garden were super. Everything was beautifully clean. The owner, Dario, and his daughter, who spoke excellent English, made us very welcome and Dario's help to make our own pizzas cooked in the outdoor pizza oven was great for all of us ( aged from 5 to 72). The adults also agreed that his wine was the best we had enjoyed during the time we were there. Excellent.

I must also add that Lorraine made the booking details very easy and quickly responded to any queries. Great holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are glad you found this house great for an extended family group. This really is a special place... Great to hear you enjoyed making pizza in the pizza oven! Dario and Eleonora send their best wishes. Lorraine at
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Lovely house with magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families traveling with "children" aged 12-22 and our first impression was absolutely stunning. After driving the last 10 minutes from the lower valley on a narrow, winding road the village of Treppignana appears. The house is lovely and the view magnificent. Mr. Pasquini made us feel really welcome and presented us with a gift; a bottle of wine from his own winyard. The house is big with 3 bathrooms and is very well equipped. Wi-fi is excellent in the wi-fi room but we also used our cellphone-network that was ok. Pool was excellent and we soon discovered that the temperature in Treppignana was much more plesent than down in the valley below. Usually around 28celsius. Mr Pasquini was the sweetest host and he even helped us make pizza in the old stoe-owen outside. We will always remember! Ps: If you must watch TV there is a cosy Irish football-pub in Barga 20 minutes away. But we recommend just setteling for the view!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We agree that the views here are stunning and possibly unbeatable, and that the location is just so unique. As you say it is usually a beautiful temperature, although the garden is bathed in sun until late, so, the best of both worlds! We have passed on your comments to Dario and he sends his best wishes and hopes to see you another time! Best wishes, Lorraine at
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Car: necessary

The property is situated in the tiny ancient village of Treppignana high in the hills overlooking the Garfagnana Valley. The population of this well kept and friendly village is only 30 , & cars are not permitted beyond the main Square, which ensures peace and quiet, and safe exploring for children. The views from the village are amazing at every turn due to its high position, and from the bell tower there are 360 degrees views of the entire area - wonderful! A walkers/trekkers paradise, there are various walks straight from the village, and the mountain peaks are all climbable by foot.

All this peace and yet only a 15 minute drive from the market town of Castelnuovo and 20 minutes or so from the medieval town of Barga both with their various bars and restaurants. The nearest shop/bar is a 5 minute drive away and there is a restaurant within 10 minutes. Pisa 1 hr 20 mins; Lucca 1 hr; Florence 1hr 45 mins; mediaeval villages everywhere; National Parks 30 mins.

Step back in time!


Rates & Availability

Fosciandora Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 7 2017 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 5 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment will be taken in sterling or euros via bank transfer (free) or paypal (3% surcharge)
Please note rates for Easter, Christmas and New Year are €1400 per week and include heating.

Initial , weekly (for 2 week booking) and final clean are included.
All utilities are included in price.
Cot and highchair provided free of charge on request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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