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.)
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.