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Smithtown, New York
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Italy- is awesome and so was our trip to Sienna- especially staying with Frances and Franco-they were great hosts to us-totally knowledgeable on everything Italy. What can I say about the Lodge except the pictures do not do it justice, the place is beautiful, comforatable and has a home feel. The rooms spacious and the double shower was great. Perfect...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear the fisher, thank you so much for your very positive review: I hope this is inspiring many future travelers! Franco and I are really happy you have such nice memories about your visit in Tuscany and hope to have you again with us soon.

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This was our last stop on our honeymoon and it was a great ending. Frances Lodge is located about one mile from the city center of Siena, which I thought was perfect. It was a short taxi ride and about 10 Euro each way. The rooms where very clean and Francis and Franco made you feel so welcomed. They were...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, it is a real pleasure to read your review! Franco and I are delighted you have such nice memories of your stay with us, and hope to have you again with us for one of your next Anniversaries!

Westchester, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Frances Lodge is a little piece of heaven. The property is amazing, the food is abundant and the hosts are family by the time you leave. We stayed 5 nights and used it as our home base. Franco & Frances are full of knowledge and ideas for day trips and take the time to give you maps and directions. Don't...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Lucia, We are delighted to read of what a wonderful stay you had and that you enjoyed all our facilities. Thank you for your nice memories and we do hope to have the opportunity to have you again as our guests

Philippines
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This treasure is a fantastic base in Tuscany. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and charming while having the rustic touch of Italy! The bathrooms are spacious and clean. This is not a hotel so dont expect complete toiletries. They just have body soap / shampoo. The bed is soft and the linens/ towels are very clean and fresh smelling....

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear mrs Lilliann7, I would like to say a big ”Thank you” for your very positive comment on Trip advisor. It is very important for us, and Franco and I are always grateful with our guests when they take the time to do it. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope your review inspire next...

denver, co
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Our hosts, Frances and Franco, were wonderful. They happily answered all our questions and arranged many tours for us. The rooms were very unique and the setting was unbelievable. We loved it so much we stayed an extra day. Highly recommend

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear leeanmdo, thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comment on the site following your recent stay with us: we are delighted to hear that we made your stay special and hope to have you and your friends again with us.

New Lebanon, Ohio
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This vacation was the culmination of many years of dreaming and planning. Our intention was to spend a week in the Tuscany area in a place that would serve as a home base from which we would take daily excursions. An easy drive to all the hill towns as well as the bigger cities of Florence and Siena, we could...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Jennie S, I am so happy you have enjoyed your stay with us ! Hopefully your review is useful for future guests! Thank you so much: we are waiting for your next trip in Tuscany, for suggesting many other wonderful itineraries in this beautiful Region.

atlanta
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We already miss our hosts Frances and Franco! Not only the perfect establishment with gorgeous scenery , immaculate rooms and wonderful staff, but smiles that never wore out no matter how many questions we asked. Their patience and attention to details made for a most perfect stay. We miss their smiles that greeted us every morning, picnics like no other...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Telleratl, I really hope you come back soon and come with me for shopping! Every season "our favorite Jewelery" will have a new collection and new colors! Thank you to have take the time to post your comment on the Internet: it is very important for us that our guests share their opinion. Franco and I are waiting for...

Reviewed 7 October 2014

When we pulled in to Frances' Lodge the beauty took our breath away. Franco and Franca were the perfect hosts, waiting to greet us, show us the property and offering us a delicious dinner for our first night in Sienna. Dinner was served in the gazebo so we could watch the sun set as we dined on a traditional Tuscan...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Micki P, we are delighted you have appreciated so much your stay with us. Thank you very much to take the time to post your review: hopefully it is useful for next travelers ! I would love to spend time in the garden talking about our flowers with gardeners! Hope to have you again with us soon

Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Absolutely beautiful experience staying at the Frances' Lodge. Franca and Franco are amazing hosts willing to help in any way to make your stay the best. From the delicious breakfast served every day to the comfortable rooms and incredible directions helping us navigate Tuscany, the whole stay was such a pleasure. I do believe we got spoiled and I'm missing...

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Dear Liza, thank you so much for your delicious review. Even Franco and I miss your smiling, cheerful party! We felt to be part of your group ( especially we girls!), ready to go shopping together !! Next time, I will come with you

Topeka
Reviewed 28 September 2014

A must stay for anyone thinking about visiting in and around Siena! Frances and Franco are the absolute best hosts! Not sure what you want to do for a day in Tuscany? No worries, either Frances or Franco will have your day planned by the time breakfast is over. Want to stay in and relax? There is no place like...

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Dear Rob H, We are so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us: Franco and I want to send you our heartfelt and huge thank you very much for your words. Your review will be for sure useful for other travelers ! Hope to have you again with us

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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 

Additional Information about Frances' Lodge Relais

Address: Strada di Val di Pugna 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Price Range: $192 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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