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Casale on the Tuscan hills

Sleeps39
Bedrooms 18
Bathrooms16
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large group venue with 2 swimming-pools to enjoy

Casale de' Pasquinelli is situated amidst the hills that close the northern plain of Lucca, in an area where, thanks to its particularly favourable climate for growing vineyards and olive trees, many farms began to appear as far back as the 1500s, together with numerous important historic villas.

Overlooking the hillslopes with splendid views of the plain of Lucca, only 14 km away, surrounded by a large grove of oak and olive trees and is set inside an estate that not only produces excellent olive oil, but also vegetables, fruit and honey. Recently renovated, the casale has been divided into four very spacious houses Camelia Orchidea Melograno and Ginestra, of various size and all of which are independent. Villa Margherita is the fifth unit and it is located in front of the Casale.

In the restoration work prestigious materials were used with high quality results; the ceilings with wooden ceiling beams and the terracotta floors reflect Tuscan tradition, as do the antique furniture and 'pietra serena' fireplaces, perfectly combined with the equipped kitchens, the Carrara marble bathrooms, some with jacuzzi bathtubs, the style of the décor and the attention which has been given to every last detail, create an elegant, cosy and very comfortable atmosphere.

All the houses have wireless Internet access and a shared laundry room available with washing machine and iron. The outside garden is very well kept and full of flowers, with equipped areas for outdoor dining for each house, a beautiful swimming pool, a wood burning oven for baking bread and pizzas and a barbecue. It is now available a very nice outside area with an heated jacuzzi 6 seats.

Exclusive rental of the Casale for a large group is possible (for a total of 18 bedrooms), also for weddings and conferences: in this case, in addition to enjoying all the spacious living-rooms in the various houses, a large outdoor shared area with tables for dining will be made available as well as the cellar, which can be used as a dining room and an additional kitchen next to the wood burning oven. These facilities allow the entire group to eat and stay all together.

Lots of rooms and sitting areas can be found either outside and inside, those make it the right place to enjoy family and friends and also to have the own personal privacy.

Villa Margherita is a separate building with the own gateway, car park and the own swimming pool (6x12m) it means that if you rent the entire property, you will have 2 swimming pools to enjoy.

In the property you can also find a ping-pong table and 2 swings to entertain your kids!

Possibility to have a civil ceremony on site in case of wedding rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Pasquinelli Gabriele
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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)…a
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Capannori Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 39
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 35 people
Bathrooms:
  • 16 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 14 - toilet
    Bathroom 15 - toilet
    Bathroom 16 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , VILLA MARGHERITA
    Bathroom 17 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , VILLA MARGHERITA
    Bathroom 18 - toilet , shower , VILLA MARGHERITA
Bedrooms:
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - bunk bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 12 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 13 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 14 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds
    Bedroom 15 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 16 - 1 queen , VILLA MARGHERITA
    Bedroom 17 - 1 queen , it can be split into twin beds (VILLA MARGHERITA)
    Bedroom 18 - 1 twin/ single , VILLA MARGHERITA
  • EXTRA BED: sofa bed in the suite for 2 children, sofa bed in a small living room for 1 person, sofa bed in a small studio for 1 person.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 35 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
AIR CONDITION IS AVAILABLE IN VILLA MARGHERITA IN EACH ROOM. IN THE MAIN CASALE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THE BEDROOMS

Reviews

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Casale on the Tuscan hills
average rating of 4.88 based on 33 reviews
5

A Breathtaking Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay Casale De Pasquinelli where Gabriele hosted our dream wedding for 38 friends and family.

The entire week was a truly unforgettable experience from start to finish, Gabriele and his team could not have done more for us and we will be for ever grateful for how special they made our big day.

Everyone is going home with such great memories and we are so pleased we picked this venue. Compared to the UK you get so so much for your money and you are really made to feel like the rich and famous. I couldn't have dreamed of a better week and a such a perfect wedding day.

Wedding day aside, the pizza parties are absolutely amazing and something you must do when you stay here. We had so much fun we ended up having two.

Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay Casale De Pasquinelli where Gabriele hosted our dream wedding for 38 friends and family.

The entire week was a truly unforgettable experience from start to finish, Gabriele and his team could not have done more for us and we will be for ever grateful for how special they made our big day.

Everyone is going home with such great memories and we are so pleased we picked this venue. Compared to the UK you get so so much for your money and you are really made to feel like the rich and famous. I couldn't have dreamed of a better week and a such a perfect wedding day.

Wedding day aside, the pizza parties are absolutely amazing and something you must do when you stay here. We had so much fun we ended up having two.

Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical place! The photos don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to describe this amazing place and the wonderful hospitality of it's owner/manager Gabriele. Our group of 8 families, gathered for a collective 50th birthday celebration, just got back from a week at the Casale, and I don't know how long it will be before the glow wears off. The property is just spectacular and the setting and the views defy description. The rooms/kitchens/sitting areas and the outdoor spaces are large, well maintained and well appointed. Gabriele does such a wonderful job of helping organize things on the front end and is an amazing host during your stay. The area around the property is loaded with wonderful things to do, and Gabriele led us in all the right directions. Lucca, just 25 minutes away, is an amazing Tuscan town, and some of Italy's best beaches are within an hour. Drive in any direction and you will find wonderful restaurants and wineries. I can't say enough, and I highly recommend the Casale especially for large groups. Absolute magic! (And truly, the photos do not do it justice.)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review, it is our best satisfaction to see that you will bring with you such a good memories of your experience in our country and in particular in my venue. I wish to the both of you all the best!
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5

A perfect setting in a perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented Casale de Pasquinelli for a week to celebrate our wedding with our close family and friends in early September. It was absolute perfection! Our guests continuously told me it was the best wedding they had ever been too. I felt as though I was in a dream. I can 100% say without reservation, I owe it to Gabriele. Throughout the whole process Gabriele kept me organized, on track, and most importantly, sane. I sent him countless emails with numerous questions and requests and all were answered quickly and thoroughly. I never thought the wedding planning process could be so easy, especially since I was planning from the US. Additionally, I felt that Gabriele quickly understood the style I wanted just from my pictures and gave excellent suggestions on how to bring my vision to the next level. If ever there was something I wanted changed or added, Gabriele made it possible. The flowers and decor ended up being breathtakingly gorgeous. I could have spent hours looking over the beautiful decor and examining the detailing. My husbands only request for the wedding was to have delicious food and wow did they deliver! I had wedding guests ask for seconds. My husband even said that our wedding menu tasting was his favorite and most delicious meal while in Italy (and we ate A LOT while in Italy - the scale does not lie).

Just as the other reviewers have stated, the property is even more beautiful and charming in person. The sunset was one of the most beautiful and tranquil views I have ever seen. My favorite days were those sitting and lounging with a glass of wine at the villa - I wish we did more of it! Even during our stay, Gabriele was my life saver/ hero. He even came to my hair trial appointment to translate for me! There were many times we needed a last minute driver for our large group and Gabriele quickly organized everything. Whenever my family had requests (and they had a lot), he quickly obliged. I could honestly go on more, but I will refrain myself.

Recommendations:

1. The pizza party was a blast! It was so delicious and they even had a dessert pizza. Need I say more?

2. There is a winery walking distance from the villa called Tenuta di valgiano that is absolutely gorgeous with delicious wine and lunch. It was a wonderful experience!

Thank you Gabriele for everything ! We will be back on our next trip to Italy :)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Pisa airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Capannori
Car: recommended

Lucca is a medieval city, one of the most beautiful in Tuscany. Don’t miss a walk around the ancient preserved city walls, where you’ll enjoy sweeping views over the city’s beautiful palaces and churches. Here the locals stroll, walk their dogs, chat on benches under plane trees and enjoy early evening passeggiate. The town has numerous tempting bars and trattorie, and is great for shopping. There is an outdoor market once a week which is well worth visiting to stock up on fresh produce, and an antiques market once a month.

Horse riding (3kms) and golf (36kms) can both be arranged.

The city is ideally positioned for exploring the best of Tuscany, being close to Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Versilia. Versilia is famous for its beaches and nightlife (discos, clubs and bars). There are fascinating wine routes you can drive from Lucca.

Golf: MONTECATINI GOLF CLUB: 45 minutes drive

VERSILIA GOLF CLUB: 1 hour drive

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SERVICES
BASIC SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR WEEKLY STAY:
• Cleaning service twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
• Change of towels twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday)
• Final cleaning and change of linens and towels in the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen
• Wifi connection
• Use of the laundry complete with washing machine, iron and drying rack
• Hydromassage bathtub
• Concierge
Services not included in the price and available on request
• Heating with gas
• Air conditioning in every bedroom and the living room in Villa Margherita
• Chef for lunch or dinner
• Breakfast service
• Additional cleaning and change of linens
• Cooking classes

WEDDING RECEPTION AND/OR CEREMONY
An additional fee of 1.000 euro is requested.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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