Franco and Frances provided incredible hospitality. This property is absolutely stunning. Franco grew up here and you can see the love that he and Frances put into it. The breakfasts in the garden were extraordinary - outstanding food, gracious hospitality, beautiful surroundings. It was like a dream come true. The gardens are lovingly tended - lemon trees, roses, jasmine.
Phil and I delighted in finding our own private spot - two lounge chairs overlooking the town of Siena, just beyond the pool, enjoying a bottle of wine after a swim, watching the sun go down, reviewing the highlights of our day and anticipating our dinner plans for the evening.
We stayed in the Moroccan minisuite June 3-6. This room has two levels with the bedroom on the second level.
We chose not to rent a car and used taxis and the bus / walking to get back and forth to Siena. This was the only downside of the location but it was well worth the views and the total experience that Frances and Franco deliver.
We loved Frances' lemon marmalade.
If you are visiting Siena, plan ahead and book a room at Frances' Lodge. We loved our experience there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Frances’ Lodge is a loverly restored country guest home set on a hill across from Siena. Its unbelievable view looks out over the old walled city from the top of a beautiful hilltop. It is here that, since the start of the 18th century, noble families of Siena kept their “villa”—the country house where they summered from May to November, to get away from the heat of the city and to watch over the harvests from their farm holdings; and here the Owners restored the 1853' largest "Limonaia" overlooking the Historical Garden, as part of a fascinating, rich of History, wonderful Estate, belonging to the same Family since quite 3 centuries.The commanding position of the house with its 360-degree panoramic views, the closeness to the city(only 1.8 km.—little more than a mile—as the crow flies), the silence and peace of being in the open countryside just outside the city walls... all of these features await you as soon as you pass through the gates, enter the lovely driveway, and behold the incredible view of Siena’s skyline amid vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves. You’ll be revived by sounds that busier parts of the world have forgotten: birds chirping, cicadas singing in summer, the wind blowing through the trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Frances` Hotel Siena