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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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi!
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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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

With appreciation,

Pepper

4. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

wi-fi
clean rooms
quiet
personal attention
knowledgable staff

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