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18 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 39
Capannori, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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clairegri...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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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.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sari R
1 review
“A wonderful place!”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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!

Travelling group: Large Group
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jodibloom...
Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
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“Our Fairy Tale Wedding!!!!”
Reviewed 4 July 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!!!!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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ripcordzz
Denver, Colorado
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best Villa In Italy - We've Returned Year After Year”
Reviewed 4 July 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
Travelling 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 8 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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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!
Travelling 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 30 May 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!
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Ish15
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed 6 October 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!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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