Il Palazzo Pasquini
Private pool - Sleeping 10 + 2 (3 bathrooms)
Palazzo Pasquini is a restored X1V C palace standing in a prime position in the tiny village of Treppignana, with its population of less than 30.
The views from the garden and all around the village are
wondrous and eating on the terrace is a real treat.
The property is substantial, with enormous rooms, high beamed ceilings, arched doorways, exposed stonework traditional flooring and lots of nooks and crannies.
This house oozes characther and is a complete one off - a real feel of history with many antiques, original features - an adventure, and wonderful for hide and seek!
The garden is also a one off, with a small reading area, a further shaded area with stone table and seats, a large terrace for eating al fresco, and a sunbathing and pool area with views over the rooftops.
Whilst this is a village property the garden is totally private since the houses situated to the side as seen in the photo cannot actually overlook the garden (we have checked!) and in any event they are uninhabited and used just for the odd weekend in the summer by their italian owners. Due to position of house there are views over rooftops..
The streets of this tiny village are far too narrow for cars, and is therefore a peaceful retreat, and good for children. The villagers are very friendly and if you are resident for any of their numerous 'village evenings' will invite you to join them to eat, drink and maybe dance in the square.
The ground floor consists of one very large entrance/dining area
with arched doorways, leading to the enormous tuscan style kitchen
with large table, equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven,
hob, microwave, indoor bbq. The kitchen leads to garden via utility
room with washing machine.
Garden with various nooks and crannies and little sitting
Large terrace with views over roof tops and valley with mountains beyond
Swimming pool (12m - including roman steps and jacuzzi area at each end x 4m).
The first floor has 3 double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.
One of the double bedrooms has an adjoining sitting rooms, and the third is interconnected with the twin room (although there are separate entrances)
There are 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom.
Also on this floor is a further dining room/ 'breakfast' style room with arched doorway leading through to part of the garden.
Also on the first floor is a comfortable living room with sofas, cd player, and a wood burning stove.
There are little places to explore all round the house
A little about the area
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 medieaval 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!
Cooker and Hob
Iron and Ironing Board
Cooking Utensils and Cutlery
Bed Linen is provided
Places of Interest
|Start Date||Weekly Rate (€)||Minimum Stay||Arrival Day|
|31 Mar 2022||1,545||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|02 Jul 2022||2,065||7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights||Saturday|
|03 Sep 2022||1,545||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|30 Mar 2023||1,545||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|01 Jul 2023||2,065||7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights||Saturday|
|02 Sep 2023||1,545||4+ Nights||Flexible|
Rental & Booking Information
- Pool Private
Local Amenities Nearby
A fantastic house that is very large. The pictures do not do the house justice. There is a nice patio with barbecue and pizza oven. The kitchen is absolutely stunning with a large fireplace. We were there in April so it was not every night we could sit outside, but the kitchen made it still very nice evenings. The house is old and charming with lots of angles and corners. You have to think about clearing stairs well because there are a lot of stairs. The beds are good and everything is very clean. You must have a car because it is driving distance to both shop and restaurant. For us, this was not a problem as we prioritized the mountains and nature. We cooked the dinners in the pizza oven or on the grill. There are nice walks right outside the door. The owner is very nice and helpful. He does not speak English but it is no problem because you can have sms contact with the daughter who speaks good English. We really recommend this accommodation.
We spent fantastic time at Palazzo Pasquini. You can enjoy beautiful view from the garden, have some rest by the swimming pool or have some indoor activities like billiards or table tennis. There are a lot interesting places ro visit: Lucca, Barga or Pisa. We recommend a walk to Barga or Lupinaia. The house is well equipped and comfortable. However the driveway is very narrow and winding. You definitely need a car there. The nearest supermarket is in Castelnuovo, but it's better go to Conad in Gallicano. Best regards, Katarzyna
Date of arrival - 30 June 2021
The other reviews are accurate - the surrounding area is beautiful, the house is large, the pool is as big as it looks on the photo, check-in was easy, and the village is quaint. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend this house for larger groups! We were 9 adults (of which three couples) and fit comfortably in the house .
Arrival 21st August 2021
The house is high in the mountains with a fantastic view. It's a big, sprawling, old house. Nine people between 9 and 72 years of age had enough space and could comfortably spread out over the house. We had a lot of fun at the pool and while eating on the terrace. Everything is there to keep young people busy. Billiards, darts, table tennis, films and wifi in the TV room. Our children were very happy. The stay is certainly less relaxed with smaller children, as you always have to keep an eye on them. The stairs are uneven and steep and there is always a step to climb. As some have already written, the way up is quite adventurous but never really posed a problem. But I didn't want to take it several times a day. We took to heart the tips of the landlord with regard to shopping, cooking class with Rita, the journey not via the mountains (but via Parma) and had a successful holiday. A fault in the dishwasher was sweetened with a basket of vegetables! Thanks Dario!
Arrival 14th August 2021