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Franco's Friendly Villa

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Via del Santa 236, 55020 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
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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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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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... More

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london
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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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Dillon, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Our vacation to Italy was made perfect by our stay at Franco" friendly villa . we were very impressed with the accomodations and the surrounding areas of italy. The staff at Franco's was excellent and made our trip so wonderfull as they assisted us with everything we asked for and about. We cannot say enough about Franco and the villa.I... More

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Mullins, South Carolina, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This lovely B&B nestled in the historic village of Diecimo was a an unexpected find and truly one of the finest B&B's ever. Franco Marchetti is the consummate host seeking to provide every guest with the perfect experience. The rooms are large, well appointed, and exceptionally clean with every amenity available. A forty five year veteran of travel, I have... More

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Del Mar, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Beautiful hotel, Great breakfast, great staff. Met the owner who was from the US. Franco was great and was very helpful. He told us the whole history behind the hotel. The rooms were very clean and beautifully decorated. My cousins know Franco and put us up in this hotel so it was very convenient for us to visit them in... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We encouraged to stay here because we would experience the "real" Italy, not the typical tourists' destinations. You can take the train from Diecimo to nearby Lucca, Pisa, Florence, or the hotel management, with notice, can arrange to drive you to your destinations. Make sure to vist the town of Barga, find a vinyard, ask for a recommendation to a... More

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Address: Via del Santa 236, 55020 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Borgo a Mozzano > Diecimo

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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 
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