I cannot say enough wonderful things about Frances and Franco's place. They were the perfect hosts of this 6 bedroom working villa. The gardens, pool and views were awesome. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in one of their gazebos. We stayed in the LEMON ROOM and loved it. Spacious, views and refrigerator. Breakfast was more than we could eat. They greet their guests and tour the place upon arrival. Excellent with touring information. We rented a car for 2 days for other hill top towns (expensive), but worth it and Franco helped us with a map. Somewhat downside is the 1 mile walk to catch a bus to Siena, or eat at the nearby restaurant (it's a beautiful walk, but uphill on the way back). Bella!
- 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