Our stay at the Frances Lodge was the highlight of our three weeks in Italy. Franca and Franco gave us a warm welcome the very first moment we arrived by taxi. We truly appreciated all the little gifts from the welcoming basket of fruit in our room to the parting gifts. During our five night stay, our family enjoyed many conversations with our hosts on the beautiful patio overlooking the city of Siena. The breakfasts each morning were much more than we expected, especially the homemade croissants, jams, yogurt, and honey plus the perfectly cooked eggs. The advise and driving directions for our day trips, restaurants and tours were extremely helpful. We felt like part of the family. We hope to return to Tuscany and look forward to spending time at the Frances' Lodge.
- Also Known As:
- Frances` Hotel
- Frances` Hotel Siena
- 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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