TWO LOCATIONS: 5321 Lakeside Avenue (804) 264-2994 and 11800 W Broad Street (804) 364-9400


Built in the 1900's by Franco's great-grandfather, Lorenzo Ambrogi, Franco's Friendly Villa is the family home of Franco and Ida Marchetti. After being restored to its lovely turn of the century elegance, the Villa now serves as an authentic Tuscan bed and breakfast set in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, with all the conveniences of a boutique hotel.

Are you interested in experiencing a peaceful stay in one of our six rooms and suites? You'll enjoy a memorable breakfast prepared daily on the premises with fresh local produce, then discover unforgettable destinations just minutes away.

In the valley of the Serchio River, between the cities of Pisa and Florence, Franco's Tuscan Villa offers a relaxing holiday retreat. Surrounded by a mountainous panorama, this quiet Italian town charms visitors with its location off the beaten tourist path and with its traditional way of life. Set out and explore the surrounding areas in search of Italian cuisine, wine, and culture in the cities of Lucca, Pisa, or Florence, all within a hour's drive.

Of course, what we hope you remember most about this bed and breakfast is the attention to its guests. Owners, Franco and Ida Marchetti serve as your personal hosts, with the help from their children, Federico and Francesca.  Enjoy personalized service with suggestions for day trips to the surrounding towns and countryside, and breakfasts "made to order" for those with dietary restrictions.  We guarantee the privacy,freedom, and most of all, the satisfaction of our guests.