Torre di Bellosguardo

Florence
Hotel


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

Bedroom

16 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast (included in winter only), €20. Restaurant 2km.

Pricing

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

Reviews

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!

Michael

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Location

The neighbourhood