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San Gennaro Castello B&B
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

After having booked 4 nights in Florence but only spending one night there because of the disappointing masses of tourists and traffic (we thought we would avoid that in May)….we headed for the hills northwest of Florence without any plans. We happened to see a sign on the roadside for San Gennaro Castello Bed and Breakfast and decided to take a look. The road wound and wound up and up to the tiny village of San G. where we found the B & B and our hosts, Dario and Marie. Our room was cozy, charming, and comfortable, looking out of shuttered windows and over old tiled roofs to the panorama below. We loved the place. The only improvement we can suggest is a more comfortable mattress. Everything else was lovely. Dario, who has a long history in the hospitality industry, was full of personality…..so helpful…..the perfect host. During our stay, he and Marie served us delicious and fresh multi-course meals and locally-produced wine….whatever we wanted….or suggested good restaurants in the area. They plotted travel routes for us and just did whatever was needed for our wonderful stay. San G. is close to Lucca and not far from the coast or from the Florence area. We would happily visit again, maybe staying in one of the other properties that Dario manages in the area. Our stay at the B & B was our favorite part of a 2-week trip to the Alps and northern Italy……an unexpectedly happy find!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We originally only had one night booked, but immediately wanted to stay longer and Dario was quite accomodating!!! Dario and Marie were so inviting! The personal time they spent with us was totally unexpected and truly amazing! They love their home so much that you can't help but love it too when you leave! The dinner and conversation we had was unmatched to any other Italian expereince I have had, and I have lived here for 3 years! If you miss out on this B&B, I venture to say you are truly missing out on a Tuscan expereince of a lifetime! I have already booked another stay with them for when my Finace comes into town... I can't wait!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We originally booked one night, but almost immediately upon arriving we decided to extend our stay. Dario and Marie were so very nice and hospitable, the food they prepared for us was delicious, and the personal attention they showed us was unmatched by any other place I have stayed! We would love to go back and stay there again. The countryside is postcard-perfect! Loved it!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed with Dario last summer and had such a memorable time! The highlight must have been when they cooked a typically italian dinner for us and another couple on their honeymoon - oh what a night. There were always plenty of insider tips from Dario so you always felt that your trip just would not be the same without him there although he stays in the background so well and entertains at the right times. Loved it and we are in doubt if anywhere else in Italy can match this experience!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

This B&B you really shouldn't miss out! The hosts are very friendly, answer all your questions, give you tips were to go to, and make you instantly feel welcome! We enjoyed every minute and cann't wait to go back one day.
Tip: if you have the chance to have diner at the B&B, do it!! The food is the best for only a small price. A Tuscan experience you will not easily forget! Delicious...:-)

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a wonderful 4 day stay in San Gennaro with Dario & Marie. They are wonderful hosts and make you feel completely at home. They gave us an authentic Tuscan experience with great food, wine, homemade olive oil and great company. The B&B is in a great location with many interesting places to visit nearby.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved our 4 days at San Gennaro with Dario and his family. The location is fantastic and the inn itself is charming and very comfortable. Dario was an instant friend and valuable guide. He helped us plan our side trips in our rental car to visit other out of the way towns and experience the real Tuscany, which is what we wanted. The hospitality of Dario and family made our stay one of the best parts of our two week Italy vacation. I highly recommend this inn to anyone who wants to get a taste of the real Italian countryside.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about San Gennaro Castello B&B

Address: Via di Castello 40, 55010 San Gennaro Collodi, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > San Gennaro Collodi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in San Gennaro Collodi
Price Range: $61 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Gennaro Castello is an intimate bed & breakfast located on Lucca hills olive oil and wine road. The property, an olive mill dated 1600, has been recently renovated and transformed in bed and breakfast. All rooms and suites have en suite bathrooms, wifi internet access, HDTV, frigo bar, hair dryer etc. Its privileged location, Lucca 14km, Pisa 25km, Cinque Terre 60km, Florence 65km, makes it a perfect base to explore the whole Tuscany. ... more   less 
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