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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Located in a quiet village it has a homey feel. It is close to the train station to get you around. We rented a car and there are so many places to visit as one day trips. The owner is friendly and very accommodating to the guests. By the end of the week we felt like we were family. It... More 

Thank Richard W
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 

Thank frankiec939
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 

2 Thank Kenneth C
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 

Thank Jim C
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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 

Thank Richardson0615
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
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 

Thank barbara m
Irvington, Virginia
1 review
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!

Thank tgc6916
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 

Thank krproperty
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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!!

Thank Paul C
2 reviews
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!

Thank Tessa M
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Franco's Friendly Villa

Address: Via del Santo 236, 55023 Diecimo, Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Borgo a Mozzano > Diecimo
Number of rooms: 6
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