What a wonderful little B&B, very centrally located to most Tuscan sites. Mario, the owner and father, is a pure delight. ALways smiling and helpful with regional info. He makes the most delicious cakes for breakfast as well as fresh fruit and his homemade jams. His son Carlo is the chef in the attached Osteria and his wife, Manuela, is a waitress. The food was amazing, reasonbly priced and at the end of the day the place became a small party as the inn's guests ate dinner and shared their days experiences. After ordering the house wine, Manuela showed us where the wine barrel was so we could help ourself. The rooms are spacious and filled with antiques. We stayed in the Junior Suite that has an attached bathroom that is bigger than some bedrooms in Italy!! The family dog, Merenda, lounges around all day and is happy to get a belly rub. There is a lovely pool that we didn't use due to the time of the year. We drove to Lucignano, Cortona, Montepulciano and Montalcino easily from Foiano. You truly will be treated like family here- and what a great family they ALL are. Grazie!!
- Also Known As:
- Villa La Lodola Italy/Foiano Della Chiana, Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Lodola is an old farmhouse dating back to 1700, restored with attention to detail and period furnishings from the owners Mario and Beatrice. The Villa Lodola, over the years, from a private house has been transformed into a charming B & B, opening to guests five en-suite bedrooms: Basic, Classic I, V Classic, Junior Suites and Suites. Spacious and welcoming, each one has its own personality, so the stay at Villa Lodola will never be the same.The Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the Val di Chiana, with view over the gentle rolling hills, a private horizon that guests can enjoy from the garden of the villa. The B&B is charming with a beautiful swimming pool, a restaurant where the chef prepares delicious Tuscan dishes and private parking. ... more less
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