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Letizia, Pilar

Casal Sant Elena

Very good 9.3 / 10 (1 review)
Via delle Spianate, snc - Altopascio (LU) - Area: countryside | Map

Casal Sant Elena

Bed & Breakfast



for some rooms
Casal Sant’ Elena is a former farmhouse that was completely renovated in 2009 and is operating today as a small family-owned bed and breakfast. This small countryside hotel with a private seasonal pool is situated in the Tuscan village Spianate – Altopascio in the province of Lucca. We are near the main tourist attractions of Lucca, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Vinci, Montecarlo, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, and Le Cinque Terre.. This makes our small family hotel the perfect place to plan your visit and daily excursions throughout Tuscany.

We are about 2 Km from the centre of Altopascio and from the A11 highway exit; close to the city, but at the same time in the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside. Our small family hotel is located on 7 acres in the wonderful Tuscan countryside and is ideal for couples, friends, and larger families. This small family-run hotel features 12 rooms, a front desk open from 8 am to 8. 30 pm, a restaurant that serves a daily free continental breakfast, a large garden with a seasonal outdoor pool and deckchairs, 220 cm umbrella-shades and a large private parking.

We also try to promote as much as possible serving local and organic food in our family restaurant (open only during high season and high occupancy, primarly july and august) preferably using ingridients from our homegrown garden or through local producers in the area.

Choose between the 3 comfortable room types; the twin bed and king-size double rooms for single or double occupancy and the 2-bedroom family room that hosts up to 5 people, ideal for larger families with 2-3 children. Connecting rooms are available too.

If you are not traveling around and doing sightseeing in the Tuscany region, you surely will enjoy and relax in our garden and pool area cooling off in the outdoor hotel pool accompanied with a glass of local Chianti wine.

The venue is also ideal for banquets and weddings in Tuscany (catering service on request).

Our family and staff speak Italian and English and will be at your entire disposal to make your stay with us a memorable experience.

Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 7 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the booking

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM- If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
No municipal tax will be charged
Fresh towels every 5 days
Fresh sheets every 5 days
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €15.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €15.00
Rooms are cleaned every 2 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 11:30 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €20.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms


Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
- pets of medium-small size for short periods by prior agreement with the host
- Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy, kept on a leash, with pet passport, pets may not sleep on beds, pets may not be left alone at the facility, pets should be with owners at all times, pets are not allowed in communal spaces
- Garden, bowl
- A one-time additional cost of 25 € for final cleaning

from 75 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
Pets of medium-small size for short periods by prior agreement with the host
Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy; kept on a leash; with pet passport; pets may not sleep on beds; pets may not be left alone at the facility; pets should be with owners at all times; pets are not allowed in communal spaces
Garden, bowl available
A one-time additional cost of 25 € for final cleaning
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Disabled Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Historic House
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Home Restaurant
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near cycle paths
  • Stables
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • German speaker
  • Spanish speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Laundry
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 10
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 10

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hydromassage
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Presents
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Metropolitan area
  • Historic centre
  • Shopping area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Spa
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
Italian style Breakfast with croissants butter and jam orange juice yogurt cereals.
Home Restaurant
The Home Restaurant Service is available only during peak season (july and august) and depending on number of minimum reservations.

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Area countryside
Only 25 kilometers away from Casale and you will get to Lucca, another small yet wonderful medieval city, with its monuments, the characteristic Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, and its typical and elegant cafes that will take you to a dream atmosphere.

Via Francigena
The ‘ Via Francigena’ or ‘ Francigena Way’ is an ancient pilgrims way from north-western Europe to Rome. It is a group of trails and paths that together constituted a road system toward the city of Rome.

The particular Francigeno route most known today is the one indicated in A. D. 990 in the highly detailed travel diary of 97 legs of the journey written by Bishop Sigeric who traveled from Canterbury to Rome to be received at the papal throne.

From Casal Sant’Elena there are two sceneric legs that are worth the walk. From Lucca to Altopascio (19 km) and from Altopascio to San Miniato (29km).

Only 9 kilometers from Casal Sant’elena away you arrive at his magnificent medieval town founded by Charles the IV.

Pisa is only 35 km or thirty-five minutes away from the Casale. It’s a world-famous city for its timeless Leaning Tower of Pisa and for the Square of Miracles (Piazza Dei Miracoli) where the leaning tower is situated, along with the Baptistery and the Cathedral.

Only 60 kilometers from the Casale you can immerse yourself in the magic of Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

San Gimignano
At 70 km drive you reach the picturesque village and UNESCO World Heritage Site San Gimignano, with its village located almost entirely in its thirteenth-century walls. In addition to being a town full of history, it is called Medieval Manhattan for the number of towers in it (even today there are sixteen of the seventy two original towers). San Gimignano is still famous for being the home of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, white wine and much appreciated for its olive oil. Another point of interest for fans of video games, San Gimignano appears in environments of Assassin’s Creed II, in which many of its monuments are featured.

29 km East from Casale. Pistoia is a town of the Roman age, with very interesting monuments and buildings to visit. The city of enchanted stone, wide streets, and beautiful churches were named the Italian Capital of Culture in 2017. In Pistoia, you discover plenty of churches, museums, palaces, and monuments. Enjoy a drink in one of the many bars that are located at the characteristic Piazza della Sala. The city celebrates every year in July the Pistoia Blues Festival with acts from internationally renowned artists and bands like Samantha Fish, Simple Minds, and many more.

68 kilometers from our hotel. Volterra, famous for its alabaster and its Etruscan past, magnificently preserves its charm. In addition to the historical center of Etruscan origin, you can visit the Roman ruins and medieval buildings. In recent years an event of medieval inspiration called AD 1398, taking place on the second and third Sunday of August, attracts tons of people because the little town seems to plunge back into the Middle Ages.

Piaggio Museum Pontedera
24 km from Casale. Are you also crazy about the Italian Vespas ? Combine a day trip to Pisa and stop on the way just before arriving or on the way back at the Piaggio Museum. On the premises of the former industrial Pontedera complex you will encounter an entire collection of the Piaggio. Take a journey back in time to relive these iconic and famous Italian scooters.

Il Mare
Marina di Pisa, Castiglioncello, and the Versilia are just some of the main towns on the coast of Tuscany. Marina and Tirrenia in recent years have constantly received national recognition for its clean waters and shore, but also Castiglioncello or the white sandy beaches in Vada. If you want to combine the charm of Italy in years 50/60 and the sea you can drop in Versilia: Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Viareggio, places where it is easy to encounter some VIPs while enjoying a drink or stroll at dusk along alleys lined with famous boutiques.

Montecatini Terme
At 15 kilometers driving distance from the hotel. Tuscany is an area with a high concentration of thermal spas. Not far from the Casale you can enjoy a day of wellness and relaxation in some of the most renowned national spas: Montecatini Terme, San Giuliano Terme, and Casciana Terme. You only need to choose your favorite spot and enjoy one of the beauty treatments or spa massages, sauna and mud baths.

Parco Di Collodi – Pinocchio Park
The Park of Pinocchio in Collodi is a famous park located at 16 km from our place. There you can immerse yourself in the timeless story of Pinocchio and relive the moments of the tale with your children. A timeless journey into one of the most beautiful fairy tales known throughout the world, written by Carlo Lorenzini (alias Collodi). In addition to the park, you can also visit the Garden of Garzoni and the Butterfly House.

100 kilometer drive south of Casal Sant’ Elena. Visit the city of Siena, which is known for its enormous historical, artistic and landscape heritage and also for the famous Palio, which takes place every year on the 2nd of July and 16th of August. An event attended by several historical city districts competing for final victory. Besides being very nice to experience, it is a very ancient and strong tradition for the Sienese people. Since 1995, the historic center of Siena has become UNESCO’s world heritage.
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Overall Rating 9.3 / 10
1 review
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Tutto molto bene, peccato per la stagione (la piscina piena credo sia un tocco finale perfetto a questa struttura). Se torniamo in zona sicuramente torneremo! Cristina Rapisarda.
stayed from 10/31/2022 to 11/02/2022