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Franco's Friendly Villa

Via del Santa 236, 55020 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were in Tuscany traveling North on the old road though the mountains...not the super highway so we could see the scenery and small towns when we discovered this Pensione about 45-55 min North of Lucca on our way towards Castlenuovo G. Frankos was clean as they come and run by Franko and his wife to 5 star standards. We... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was one of our best vacations ever. The management of Franco's Friendly Villa went out of their way to make this a most pleasant experience. The atmosphere is warm and friendly as the name implies. The staff constantly is working to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are impeccably clean. The breakfast selection was delicious and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

To use Franco's Friendly Villa as your base while visiting Tuscany is an experience that you will never forget!! Conveniently located about 20 minutes from Lucca, this renovated 100-year old villa has all of the modern amenities that you desire. All of the bedrooms and suites are generous and comfortable and have their own bathrooms. Franco Marchetti, the operator is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We agree with the lyrics to the song, "(I've had) The Time of My Life," as we can honestly say, we've had the time of our lives, and we owe it all to Franco, Ruth and the staff at Franco's Friendly Villa. By far, this was the best vacation we've ever had. There are many reasons why, but we will... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Buongiorno! Way beyond our expectations! Spending 11 days @ Franco's Friendly Villa was truly an experience of a lifetime! 5+ with the service of our new friend Franco making it a 10+ who took exceptional care of us and went beyond making us feel a part of Diecimo.....Spectacular panoramic views, gorgeous town with its very own market and florist! Perfect... More 

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Irvington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The trip of a lifetime. The villa was a five star, the service was easily a 10 star. Franco went out of his way to insure a wonderful trip, Ruth was our resident historian and Franco Italiano was the daily source of great breakfasts, ultra clean facilities and an overall great host!

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richmond, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We spent 11 days at Franco's Friendly Villa, an appropriate name, to say the least.. The area is spectacular. The villa is the perfect place to stay. Franco is extremely accommodating and cooks a full breakfast every morning. Two hot dishes, fresh fruits, cereal, pastries, breads, yogurt, fresh preserves, orange juices and your choice of coffees. The villa is spotless,... More 

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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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