Guest Reviews


Below are guest reviews of Casa La Pace. We appreciate all feedback regarding Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast, the service we offer, Ghivizzano and the Serchio Valley, and our guests' overall impression of their visit.




TripAdvisor Reviews



"Will never go to Italy again without staying at Casa La Pace!”

Lindsey S., Orlando, FL

"We are already anticipating our next trip to Casa La Pace."

Deborah W, Little Rock, Arkansas

“A jewel in Northwest Tuscany”

Traveltoeat107, Huntersville, North Carolina

"My husband and I stayed at Casa La Pace in May 2012 for several days on our honeymoon. It was absolutely wonderful, the best place we stayed during our trip! Rusty and Pepper, the owners, were extremely helpful in providing advice to help us get to where we wanted to go, as well as maps and information about the area. They were very attentive and made sure we were able to see what we came to see, and pointed out areas not on our list that they thought would be of interest to us. They were just very wonderful people!"

Ottomagoo, Portage, Wisconsin

"We stayed at Casa La Pace for 4 nights last June; this was one of the highlights of our trip. Rusty and Pepper are amazing hosts and they make you feel at home. Everything was just perfect, from the room to breakfast, to the amazing views of Ghivizzano...hope to go back one day!"

W.E., Dubai


"My wife and I had a lovely week in Tuscany staying at Casa La Pace. It is a great base for exploring surrounding rural Tuscany plus the cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence, all readily accessible by car or train."

Paul D., Cheltenham, England


"It is a great opportunity for discovering the Garfagnana area in Tuscany. We hope to come back. This Bed and breakfast is a good value and deserves to be known. The area is rich of towns to be visited, and walks to do. For those who just like to relax, it is great. "

Alice27178, Bordeaux, France

"It was like living in a farytale!! Casa La Pace is as magical as the village of Ghivizzano. Every window holds an enchanting scene including a breathtaking view of the castle! Easy access by train and a short distance from the train station. Rusty and Pepper were the most gracious hosts going well beyond our expectations.  "

preacherkaren, Phoenix, Arizona


"This was my 1st time to Tuscany, and nestled in this beautiful mountainous village is Casa La Pace!  I was so pleased with this B&B, it's accomodations, and it's location that I plan to visit again, in the autumn season. "

atlas31, Little Rock, Arkansas

"There isn't enough words to describe the beauty of the land, people, place and the most gracious hosts Rusty and Pepper. In this lovely B&B, everyday you are greeted by beautiful sunshine, fresh baked goods, fresh fruits, kindest smiles, good conversation, amazing mountain views...."

Meltemaktas, Chicago, Illinois

"Our stay at Casa La Pace was perfect. Truly. The location was heavenly and the owners are a blessing. From the very beginning, they began to lay the groundwork for our perfect Tuscan getaway."

Lorelailii, Phoenix, Arizona

" Stay at Casa la Pace for the warmest welcome, the highest quality of service, and a whirlwind of great experiences. Rusty and Pepper are the friendliest and most welcoming proprietors I've ever come across in all my travels. They were genuinely excited for us to arrive, and they planned several possible day trips for us to do during our stay (all of which we did, and loved). "

Clamsler, Nancy, France

" Casa La Pace...Home of Peace, from the very moment you walk through the doors you know you are home. There is a peace that this place brings. And the views out of every window are postcard perfect. The owners Rusty and Pepper are amazing, and so knowledgeable of the area and neighboring cities. You cannot possibly spend any time with them and not come away knowing you are now family. The flowers, the food, the view, and the people of Ghivizzano truly do bring peace to your soul. And I have no doubt one trip there won’t be enough…we are already working on plans for our next adventure, and it will include Ghivizzano again. "

We_R. Ready_2_Travel, Little Rock, Arkansas

" Rusty and Pepper are the most gracious, warm and thoughtful hosts you will ever have. If you plan on traveling to Italy you must stop in and stay at Casa la Pace bed and breakfast in Ghivizzano. "

OpaZiggy, Little Rock, Arkansas

" My Fiance' swept me off my feet and took me to Italy shortly after we got engaged. We stayed in this lovely, quaint Bed and Breakfast, Casa La Pace in Ghivizzano, Italy for a week. It was glorious and the views from our 3rd Floor bedroom was amazing. The food and service was excellent and exactly what I wished for on our vacation. Quite mornings, glorious views, wonderful site seeing trips and the smell of the sweet country flowers. The owners of Casa La Pace, took personal interest in our vacation, and provided us with train schedules, places to visit, hot spots for shopping, perfect picturesque photo shots and visits to the local bakery and gelato shops in the sweet town of Ghivizzano. I think about our trip all the time and cannot wait to go back and visit. My bags are always packed! "

Bellaimee, Delray Beach, Florida

" Although we have previously traveled to Italy, this was the best trip we have had. Both Rusty and Pepper were incredible hosts. Our room had an awesome view of the village. The village where the bed and breakfast is located is a beautiful village full of the friendliest Italians, pastry shops, and bar where we would get our gelatos every night. Our hosts went out of the way to meet every single need we had. We have already made our reservations to return to this incredible home. I would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. Thank you Rusty and Pepper for this wonderful experience. See you soon. "

Opatt, Stuart, Florida

" Casa La Pace is like a home away from home. Rusty and Pepper make you feel very welcome and are so helpful. It is convenient to the train station and is surrounded by beautiful views. I had a wonderful stay. "

ArkySteph, Bryant, Arkansas

" We have travelled to Italy before and always had great experiences but our time spent at Casa la Pace was marvelous beyond our expectations. Our hosts Rusty & Pepper were gracious, extremely knowledgeable of the region & very entertaining. Casa la Pace is very accessible by train which is an advantage if you do not rent a car. We plan to return very soon. "

FlymomMa, Boston, Massachusetts

" Having been to Italy a number of times, our stay in Ghivizzano proved to be much more than expected. From Casa la Pace, we walked down to the local pastry shop to get fresh breakfast delicacies. We stopped and visited with the local baker, the local produce shop owner, the local grocer -- and became friends with them all, despite the language barrier. The hosts at Casa la Pace were fantastic -- although Americans, they were our interpreters. Our room was fantastic with a postcard view (we took 30+ shots just out our bedroom window!) Although very old & authentic, the entire facility has been redone with comfort, taste, and a fantastic touch of warmth. We are already planning our return trip for this fall. "

Shayfree, Little Rock, Arkansas


" Prepare to be awestruck! Your hosts, Rusty and Pepper, do all they can to make your stay spectacular. They are very knowledgeable of the area. They picked (for us to visit) several locations from the well-known to the off-the-beaten path. I woke in the morning to a view of the mountains that was totally breathtaking. The views from the patio are remarkable. My room was clean and comfortable ... in fact I enjoyed some of the best sleep I had in years. Breakfasts were ready before I was up. Their food was fresh, tasty, local, well-prepared and attractively presented. It was a beautiful, active and restful respite ... the perfect end to my first ever trip to Italy. I will go back to Italy ... and I will go back to Casa la Pace! "

Chrisco1000, Atlanta, Georgia



Facebook Reviews


" We enjoyed every facet of Casa La Pace and can't wait to return!!! " ... David George Gordonj

"This is a moment where I wish there was a "love" button click as opposed to just a "like". ... Chad Rodgers

" I just came back from my first trip to Italy. If you are looking to get outside of the big cities than Ghivizzano is the place. The hosts are a lot of fun and full of knowledge regarding the Tuscany region. If you don't have a good time here (at Casa La Pace) it's your own fault. " ... Pat O'Brien

" My mother & I spent just over two fabulous weeks at Casa La Pace. Ghivizzano is very easy to get to by train as well as larger cities such as Lucca, Florence, & Pisa. Our hosts were true gentlemen that never left us wanting " ... Juli Jarrard Brandenberger

" We just returned from Casa La Pace and it was wonderful! The Garfagnana's beauty is indescribable. The villages, the people, the 'real' feel of Italy is all around and within minutes Casa La Pace & Ghivizzano feels like home. We're already talking about 'next time'. " ... Steve and Sharon Freeman

" 5 stars!!! " ... Stephanie Wheetley




Emailed Reviews


"Dear Casa La Pace: You made our vacation special. We can't thank you enough. Your place is so beautiful. We were both impressed with how well you know the area and your generosity in helping us plan our trip, get train tickets and your advice on places to go and things to do were fantastic. You made us feel like family--even calling our next destination to make sure we had made it safely. Thank you. We will return again next year because one week was just not enough. Again, thank you both for your kindness ---


"Dear Owners of Casa La Pace; We are boarding our plane to go back home now. Thank you both for everything. We could not have asked for a better vacation. We will return."


"To Rusty and Pepper: I had such a wonderful and relaxing time at Casa La Pace. It was great exploring all the villages. Breakfast was always delicious and plentiful. I enjoyed going to all the nearby restuarants. Thank you for being such gracious and friendly hosts. It made my trip lovely and unforgettable. I will return." ---


"Dear Casa La Pace: Wow! Fantastic vacation. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you." ---


"Dear Pepper and Rusty, Your Casa La Pace is truly a piece of heaaven on earth! I could not believe the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers and stunning views of the castle!!!. You have restored your home beautifully and the two of you are now by far my friends for life!! I cannot wait to return!!" ---



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