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Newbie. Opening a B&B in Italy. Would love advice.

Travel Forums Introductions Newbie. Opening a B&B in Italy. Would love advice.

1. Posted by pacpepper (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello new friends. I am in the proces of moving and opening a B&B in Italy (Sept). I am looking to meet travellers like myself and get opinions and advice on what they look for in a B&B. I would love to find out what you like about the B&Bs you have stayed at to give us a greater understanding. Your help is greatly appreciated. Here are the peripherals of our place:

Northern Tuscany
Serchio Valley
near Bagni di Lucca and Barga
4 rooms to rent
Overlooks the Valley
Green / Eco-Friendly
Artsy B&B
Breakfast Buffet of local products
Tours available
No Smoking

I look forward to hearing from you

2. Posted by aki.claire (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

That's wonderful! I think B&Bs are such nice ways to get to know travelers minus the crazy large business corporation stuff that hotels have to deal with. (Sadly i've never really been to a real B&B in Europe yet...)

However, i've done a lot of research on them and looked up a bunch for future reference.. and I would definitely want a B&B that is relaxing and very in tune with the culture and homeliness of the area. As if I was your 3rd cousin coming to visit you on holiday. :) Someplace where I can enjoy a family owned recipe and a place flexible with pricing (well depending on how long the stay is). Since B&Bs are supposed to be like a home, I think it should be a bright and colorful place, lively and friendly, which i'm sure you can provide.

I hope to one day visit your B&B! :)
Good luck!

3. Posted by pacpepper (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thank you so much for your input. Your sentiments are strongly appreciated.

With appreciation,


4. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Bed-sit style, which is where you combine an area for dining and the other end os the area for comfy sofas, books etc , with maybe a view out to sea or the hills is welcome.

In Sardinia it was great to eat locally made/grown/caught bread, wine, fish, bliss!

5. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

clean rooms
personal attention
knowledgable staff

You have those covered in a solid manner and you will have it made.