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Franco's Friendly Villa

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Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Tom and I traveled to Franco's Friendly Villa in 2013 as we honeymooned in Italy. Our experiences and beautiful memories brought us back to celebrate our first anniversary at Franco's Friendly Villa! We fell in love with Franco's Villa, Franco "Italiano", his lovely wife Ada and beautiful mother Ernesta. Our room was perfect, complete with a charming balcony overlooking Tuscany....

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Franco's! The views were absolutely stunning and the rooms were large even by American standards, let alone European! Breakfast was served every morning, even to my strict dietary restrictions, and it was absolutely delicious. Franco drove us to dinner every night and helped us arrange our plans for the next morning....

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Midlothian, Virginia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We spent 5 nights here in August 2014. Franco attended to every personal detail and we had a fantastic stay. Clean rooms and bathrooms, outstanding breakfast each morning, air-conditioning,great location. Everything was wonderful. We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and Franco welcomed us with a bottle of champagne and a special cake! You can't go wrong staying at Franco's Friendly...

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Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Villa is a hidden gem in the charming & special village of Diecimo. Franco is the most generous & kind host/caretaker. We had a great time walking around the village, hopping on the train to visit the sites, and just taking a moment each morning to enjoy the amazing breakfast and special order coffee! The rooms were pristine &...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 21 June 2014

A beautiful villa and wonderfully hospitable hosts! Franco's Villa is located in the charming town of Diecimo, convenient to visiting Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terra, and many other wonderful sights in Tuscany. Franco takes care of every need and request. Beautiful villa, wonderful breakfast, lovely area. A perfect place to stay!

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Franco took great care of us in his beautiful villa in the small town of Diecimo, 20 minutes by trainer car north of the fabulous walled city of Lucca. From picking us up at the train station to arranging a driver to the Cinque Terra and running to get us train tickets to Pisa, Franco made sure that we had...

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 8 October 2013

we cannot say enough about the hospitality that we experienced at Franco's. We were treated like royalty . It didn't make any difference what we needed help with Franco Marchetti was at our beck and call with advise on train schedules, restaurants, and places to visit. Diecimo is the perfect place to make your base when going around Tuscany. The...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The Villa is beautiful with luxurious bathrooms. The bedrooms are spacious, nicely furnished and immaculate. The service was impeccable with the best breakfast served each morning by Franco. The town is charming and the location is close to Pisa, Florence, and many other Tuscany destinations. It's close to train stations, wineries and restaurants. We had an INCREDIBLE vacation and look...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Franco is a true angel and should be wearing a halo. He is kindness itself and the perfect host. There is nothing Franco will not do to ensure your every need is met. He is kindness itself. I cannot believe our luck in finding this B and B where we were treated like royalty. Rooms are immaculate and lovely touches...

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london
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Franco is a charming, friendly, thoughtful and dedicated host. He couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and Franco serves up an incredibly good breakfast. We would definitely recommend him and his wonderful hotel!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franco's Friendly Villa, built in the 1900s, is a family home lovingly restored to its turn of the century elegance and transformed into exquisite bed and breakfast accommodations set in the heart of Tuscany. We offer a peaceful stay in one of our 6 rooms and suites and an excellent breakfast experience, made fresh daily on the premises with local products. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franco's Friendly Villa

Address: Via del Santo 236, 55023 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Borgo a Mozzano > Diecimo
Number of rooms: 6
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“For more room ask for a suite. Full kitchen, dining and sitting area in addition to your bed and bath.”
richardwO2980SZ, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“One of the rooms has a balcony that my friend loved.”
frankiec939, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent. One of the best B&B we have stayed in over 20 years of traveling and staying in B&B's.”
kennethc694, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely with each having its own bath. We stayed in the red room with the balcony.”
barbaramW4248ZL, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Our preference was the "red" room, which had the charming balcony.”
tomandpats, 28 Sep 2014 | Read review
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