We stayed 2 nights with Franca and Franco, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, at this lodge just outside of Siena, with a lovely view of the city across the valley. The lodge (once upon a time the barn and limonaia for the family farm) is "elegant with touches of rustic," which befits the lodge and the heritage of this well-situated location with spacious views. The hosts are happy to provide helpful and knowledgeable guidance for getting around the area, and with pictures of their various travel destinations throughout as part of the decorative motif, you can also delve into interesing conversations about other locations too. The sumptuous and delicious breakfast, featuring local jams, yogurts, etc., was a delightful start to our days in Siena. We look forward to returning to Siena, and to Frances' Lodge!
- 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