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La Locanda di San Francesco

Via San Francesco 47, 85040 Viggianello Italy
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#2 of 7 Speciality lodging in Viggianello
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Nel tipico borgo di Viggianello, All’interno del meraviglioso Parco Nazionale del Pollino a 550 slm è situata La Locanda di San Francesco classificato tre stelle. Antico palazzo ottocentesco, restaurato con gran rispetto dell’architettura, ha conservato l’atmosfera magica di un luogo dove il tempo si è fermato.La Locanda è per gli amanti della natura e della quiete e per chi predilige un’atmosfera più vicina al cuore di un paese antico.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian and 1 more
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TAB wrote a review Sep. 2019
My husband and I just spent 5 nights here and it was wonderful. We were here 2 years ago for 3 days and knew then that we wanted to return for longer. As soon as we arrived it felt like home. We stayed in the superior room which is spacious and comfortable and has spectacular views from 3 windows! The included breakfast is excellent - everything is fresh and delicious and there is a good selection. There are scrambled eggs on the buffet but they will also make you an omelette to order. The fruit and pastries are very good and the tomatoes are wonderful. The quiche was delicious.The one small criticism is the bacon is a bit undercooked for my liking much like elsewhere we have found in Italy. Benedetta is fantastic. She was in touch with us before we arrived to arrange a taxi at the train station. She had wonderful recommendations and was happy to make reservations for us. We tried 2 of the restaurants she recommended and were very pleased. She also recommended and arranged a wine tasting for us which we thoroughly enjoyed. The b&b is above and attached to a lovely wine bar and bistro which we highly recommend (see separate review). We were really sad to leave..but consoled ourselves by beginning to plan a third visit next year. This is a very special place.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bettina H wrote a review Sep. 2012
Genoa, Italy
We came here all wet and tired after a long bicycle trip. The staff was really friendly, gave us easily a room and a place for our bicycles and everything could rest. The rooms were enough big to have some clothes washing (as it was raining all day). And the beds were very comfortable (not to soft). The dinner, where we had to sign in, was great, a little to much. Asking for a vegetarian menu was no problem. During the dinner we had the jukebox in our ears, but as we were to tired it was quite ok.
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Greg G wrote a review Jul. 2012
Bozeman, Montana
Very quiet town and a wonderful hotel. Great cycling and hiking in the middle of Pollino Park. Vincenzo the owner took special care of us. Food is delicious.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with family
woodsider79 wrote a review Nov. 2010
Gloucestershire, England
We stayed here 2 nights in late October as a base for a day's hiking in the Pollino. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a terrace overlooking the main part of the village. Style is typical of a mountain hotel - simple decor with lots of wood. We had booked half board and dinner was ample and tasty. For breakfast there were lots of sweet things (filled croissants, preserves etc.) but no fresh bread, only packeted 'everlasting toast'. The locanda is situated in a narrow dead -end lane at the top of the village, so there's no traffic noise at night, and we could park outside. We were unable to find detailed hiking maps but there was one mounted on the wall in reception. We asked on arrival if they had one we could borrow or buy to take with us next day, but in the morning a different member of staff told us there were none left. We managed without, though it would have been useful! See link for where we walked; http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187771-i3248-k3913896-l29484436-Hiking_in_Pollino_National_Park-Basilicata.html
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Date of stay: October 2010
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$72 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyBasilicataProvince of PotenzaViggianello
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Locanda di San Francesco
Which popular attractions are close to La Locanda di San Francesco?
Nearby attractions include Pollino UNESCO Global Geopark (3.2 km), Ecomuseo Sandro Berardone (5.2 km), and Museo Naturalistico e Paleontologico (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Locanda di San Francesco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at La Locanda di San Francesco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Locanda di San Francesco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Locanda di San Francesco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Agriturismo Masseria Campolerose Restaurant, Crescente Antonio, and Masseria Senise.
Is La Locanda di San Francesco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Viggianello.
Are pets allowed at La Locanda di San Francesco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Locanda di San Francesco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Croatian, and Slovenian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Locanda di San Francesco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle (9.7 km) and Faro Votivo (12.2 km).
Does La Locanda di San Francesco have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is La Locanda di San Francesco accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.