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Casale on the Tuscan hills

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 39
  • 18 Bedrooms
  • 16 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, Italian

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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21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Boca Raton, Fl
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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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 :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply perfect - amazing venue, location & service

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Casale for a week in August 2016 to celebrate our wedding with family and friends. The venue is quite simply amazing, every one of our guests (and of course us) were super impressed with the accommodation, location and service throughout our stay.

The villas are such a high standard set in amazing gardens with breath taking views from every aspect of the property. As we were a large party the venue allowed fantastic communal space to socialise together with family and friends, but importantly for us, allowed our guests to have their own space (each house has its own kitchen etc.)

The swimming pools are clean and well maintained and provide the perfect spot to relax or enjoy a game of water volley ball - so much fun. Our party was mixed with many young children and older adults - the venue is perfectly suited for all to have an amazing time. The children had the time of their lives in the pool and gardens while others enjoyed relaxing and taking in the stunning 360 degree views.

Gabriele is amazing and nothing is too much trouble for him, he was always contactable and more than happy to help. The service provided by Gabriele definitely added to the enjoyment of our stay - from a smooth check in of 40 people, to organising taxi transfers for our guests (often at last minute) and shopping services.

We arranged the pizza party x2 during our stay (again Gabriele sorted this last minute for us at the end of our stay) and highly recommend it. Wonderful food and drinks in a relaxed, stress free environment. This was perfect for our first and last night - all guess thoroughly enjoyed the experience with exceptionally high service as always.

Finally, it was the most perfect location to celebrate a special event. For us this was our wedding day. The venue was magical with many of our guests commenting that they felt like they "were in a movie". I must take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to Gabriele for his continued support and guidance during the planning of our wedding. He made, what for many is a very stressful process, straightforward and could not have been more helpful. Our day was perfect in every single way and much of the hard work was thanks to Gabriele behind the scenes.

The Casale really is a magical venue with exceptional service and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We will most definitely be back - as I think will many of our guests.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gabriele for everything; rental of your house, your kindness, your hospitality, your pizzas( did

you notice the amount of pizzas...;-) ) I will certainly recommend Casale di Pasquinelli for everyone who

wants to have a wonderful vacation with friends and family. The pictures on the website can not show the

true beauty of the house and surroundings, you have to be there!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely incredible-the entire experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely incredible-the entire experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa airport at 31 Miles Nearest Train : Lucca at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Capannori at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : at 26 Miles 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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
medium season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,360
for 3 nights
£10,174
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,496
for 3 nights
£8,156
 
 
medium
18 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,360
for 3 nights
£10,174
 
 
high season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£8,829
for 3 nights
From
£2,943
£11,015
 
 
highest season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£11,856
for 7 nights
£11,856
 
 
high season
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£8,829
for 3 nights
From
£2,943
£11,015
 
 
medium season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,360
for 3 nights
£10,174
 
 
low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,496
for 3 nights
£8,156
 
 
medium
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
£1,017
 

Additional pricing information

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast

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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 13 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 14 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 15 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 16 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, VILLA MARGHERITA
  • Bathroom 17 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, VILLA MARGHERITA
  • Bathroom 18 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, VILLA MARGHERITA
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 10 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 11 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 12 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 39
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 13 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 14 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 15 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 16 - 1 Large Double Bed, VILLA MARGHERITA
  • Bedroom 17 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds (VILLA MARGHERITA)
  • Bedroom 18 - 1 Single Bed, VILLA MARGHERITA
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 8 - bunk bed
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 11 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • Bedroom 12 - 1 Large Double Bed, it can be split into twin beds
  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 35 deck chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • AIR CONDITION IS AVAILABLE IN VILLA MARGHERITA IN EACH ROOM. IN THE MAIN CASALE IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THE BEDROOMS

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