Torre di Bellosguardo


Only ten minutes from Florence, find this heart-stoppingly beautiful place. The entrance hall is glorious, bedrooms are magnificent


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


Imposing, mellow buildings, exquisite gardens fashioned by a friend of Dante, and magical views of Florence: it is breathtaking in its beauty and ancient dignity. The entrance hall is impressive, glorious, with a frescoed ceiling and an ocean of floor; the view reaches through a vast splendid sun room to streams with stepping stones, lily ponds and hothouses of exotics. A water feature meanders along a stone terrace, a twisted wisteria shades the walkway to the potager, donkeys, goats, ponies graze, and cats doze. Amble round the lovely, flower-filled garden, find secret paths and hidden corners, pause by the pool for stunning views of the city. Each bedroom is different with its own character, most can be reached by lift but the tower suite, with windows on all sides demands a climb. They defy modern convention and are magnificent in their simplicity, the furniture richly authentic and antique, the views sublime. With luck you’ll meet Signor Franchetti whose manners and English are impeccable, and Coco Bello, his charismatic pink parrot. All this, and Florence a ten-minute cab ride down the hill.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast (included in winter only), €20. Restaurant 2km.


Nightly price
from €160
Extra beds €50 per room per night.
1 Single
From €160
7 Suites for 2
From €400
8 Doubles
From €300


Charming, elegant, very professional, perfect spoken English, beautifully presented - and that was just Signor Franchetti, the present-day inheritor of this amazing Florentine villa, originating in the 13th century. To share his very special home is a treat - and the view from the beautifully cared-for gardens, over the whole of Florence, will never be forgotten. Very relaxed, very attentive and eager-to-please staff, magnificent rooms, extraordinary spaces (the old Ballroom, the vast covered terrace . . ), everything a very special experience. Thank you, Signor Franchetti!


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