Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Ideal for a romantic break!
Ideal for a Family break !
In the “Fairytale” room, the house of fairies, positioned in the Villa’s tower, you will find the colour of the forest, a few deers, warm lights, milk churns, the famous Snowwhite’s mirror and a romantic canopy bath. The room offers a panoramic view of the valley and with a bit of luck you might also see some fairies!As soon as you come in you will immediately understand why we called it “Fairytail”.
In the “Enchantment” room, the house of elves, positioned on the ground floor of the Villa, you will find the colour of the earth, wood and stones which will give you the feeling of warmth, family and roots. Warm and low lights around the Motessorian’s bed, a funny cow and a pillow made of hay will make your children happy. This suite room is very relaxing and comfortable because it has a beautiful panoramic view of the garden, and with a bit of luck you might spot some elves!
There is a lot of magic in our home, both inside and outside. Lanzo is an ancient town that was established before the Middle Age, for this reason we have available books about the famous “Devil’s bridge”, witches and other creatures belonging to the Forest surrounding Lanzo. In the atmosphere of the valley, our home and garden combined together have something magical about them, which we have reflected in the names of our rooms.
My children are here with me to help and assist you, they also love to keep you company, if you like. Our adorable dog and our friendly cat might also join you for a quick hello, but only if you want them to. The wooden fireplace will be lit during the cold months, warm and low lights will surround the Villa all year around!
Who are we? We are a family of four: my husband Stefano (35 years old), myself Charline (32 years old) and our 2 children, Gioele who is 4 years old and Léonie who is 1 year old. Stefano is an engineer and I am an ex emergency care nurse who finally achieved her dream of owning her own B&B. We take great pleasure in helping you discover, visit and fall in love with our town and region! So many niceties and surprises to make you “unplug” are awaiting you here with us! “La Francesina” is a little corner of paradise, hidden in one of the most beautiful Medieval towns of Piedmont!
Our story begins on the 15th May 2019, when we decided to buy this abandoned Villa which was left unhabited for 5 years… We immediately fell in love with this historical and elegant Villa with a breathtaking view!
Our original plan was to buy an allotment and build a prefabricated wooden home there, we love the authentic and noble look of wood.. It was by pure luck that we found the Villa and its location and graceful look immediately sparked our curiosity! As soon as we stepped into the garden we were amazed by its beauty and originality! The peculiar bordeaux colour, the liberty style murals on the walls, the tower which reminded us so much of the Sleeping Beauty Fairytale and last but not least the stunning view of the surrounding valley completely bewitched us. All this harmonious ensemble has woken in us a feeling of admiration and we fell utterly in love…
However, this house was the opposite of our original plan of having a ready-built house with keys in hands within a short amount of time. But we were so enchanted by the beauty of the Villa that the renovation works didn't discourage us, to mention a few of the issues we faced: no car access available, all interiors to be rebuilt maintaining the original materials, 80% of the Villa to be completely renovated….basically we were going to have a massive building site!
The amount of work needed had previously discouraged other buyers, maybe we just had that little bit of craziness needed to undertake the challenge. We started this project with courage and enthusiasm together with my husband's talent and my everflowing creativity and that’s how the Villa had its second chance . We are calling it “our masterpiece” and it fills us with pride and joy.
After months of hard work and days of planning and after having broken it down brick by brick to rebuild it in the best possible way…La Francesina was completed and was finally ready. La Francesina is both our main home and our beloved B&B, where you will discover two rooms with individual decorations, the marvelous breakfasts and our well looked after and colourful garden, and if you wish, you can also cuddle our adorable pets!
You are more than welcome to come and meet us , relax and let us pamper you and to let us help you experience the magical atmosphere of this place nestled between the mountains above the clouds. It is our pleasure to show you the different available activities and experiences you can find here…There is something for everyone!
Hospitality, We are available for any enquiries , room service: change of sheets and towels, toiletries, breakfast, safe, luggage storage, babysitter, dog sitter service… and more!
Welcome gifts and little gestures of kindness that will fill your stay with happiness!
We are very happy to show you the different local amenities: sport activities, shopping areas, unusual experiences, wellness treatments for adults, children or with animals.
If you are planning a special stay (e.g.: wedding proposal, birthday etc..) don't hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
In our pretty breakfast room you will find handmade gifts and high quality, locally made honey for sale!
We will happily welcome your pet (if it doesn’t eat our beloved chihuahua!)
Seasonal services available on advance booking
Ayurvedic massage, Tibetan bells, Reiki treatment and more….directly in your room!
During your stay you can take part in creative workshops organized by local professionals.
Local artists organize creative experiences for our visitors.
Natural workshop with Montessorian activities organized by qualified teachers.
Sport activities such as: pilates, yoga, fitness….directly in the Villa’s garden guided by professional in their field.
Photographic services for business or for special events (wedding, pregnancy, new born, photographic books…) in our fairytale location.
with anexpert guide through stunning landscapes
or on ice with an expert alpine guide
on your own, a short walkable distance from the Villa
directly from our neighbour the beekeeper
in a special house in the town
in a famous historical pizzeria 10 mins by car from the Villa
a restaurant in an old mill in the neighbouring town
a local green initiative, unique in our national territory!
in Ala di stura
in San Maurizio
in Venaria Reale
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