The deep green of Senese countryside, the sweet harmony of nature as soundtrack, the perfume of flowers and lemons: these are the elements of a romantic and mild set, where the Relais Frances’ Lodge rises, just outside the walls of Siena.
The history of this country dwelling began in 1729: ever since the villa belongs to the same family, which created a small Heaven’s corner on a hilltop where to welcome the travelers that are looking for relax.
Relais Frances Lodge show to its guests the wonderful garden that surrounds the villa, designed by the talented architect Agostino Fantastici, who in 1853 completed his work on this hortus conclusus, where you can see an aviary with travertine columns, the fish pond that provides water for the fountain and the Lemon House that enhances the villa with its lofty fragrance.
The available rooms are six, each one has a dominant color, elegant wooden furniture and is well-equipped with the following services: private bathroom, satellite Tv, hair-dryer, minibar (fruit juices and mineral water are included in the standard rate), kettle for coffee, tea and infusion, and a basket with fresh fruits.
Each room gives to the guests an exclusive experience, thanks to the striking decorations and the panoramic view on the beautiful Siena.
At Frances’ Lodge the hospitality includes a tasty breakfast, served at the garden or the Lemon House, a triumph of genuine flavors: croissants, homemade jams, fresh fruit juices and, by request, pancakes and French toasts.
Besides the classic continental breakfast here you can taste the organic products like the extravirgin olive oil, Vin Santo or Limoncello, delicacies reserved for Relais guests.
The villa offers a swimming pool, outside in the garden, for a dive into the lush nature, a sheet of water surrounded by olive groves, the gazebos for your picnic dinners at sunset, two terraces with a view on the hills and the chaise longue where to have a break, tasting a nice glass of wine feeling the charm of this peaceful corner, a few meters far from the center of Siena.
By request the owners provide for additional services like laundry, car and scooters rental, guided tours booking. Plan your own holiday will be easier with the help of the owners, great connoisseurs of Tuscany and kind advisors about tours to Florence, horseback rides through the woods, tennis and golf courts where to practice, hot-air balloon flights for the bravest tourists.
Frances’ Lodge is an ideal destination to explore Tuscan countryside and discover the Senese traditions at the same time, a place where kindness and beauty can’t be separated.