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Franco's Friendly Villa

Via del Santa 236, 55020 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
Franco's Friendly Villa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had such a wonderful time staying at Franco's Friendly Villa! Everything about it was so serene and comfortable. It was simply an incredible place to stay, in such a gorgeous little town. I cannot wait to return someday!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Franco was so welcoming and would go to absolutely any length to make sure we had everything we wanted or needed! What a great guy! Thank you so much, Franco. We checked in at late notice and had a great stay there. 10/10 recommend!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

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.... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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 &... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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... More 

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