Torre di Bellosguardo

Via Roti Michelozzi 2, Florence, Tuscany, 50124, Italy

Bellosguardo means "beautiful view," and given the view of Florence you get here, the name is fitting. The hotel, perched atop a hill minutes from the viale, is reached via a narrow road dotted with olive trees. Dante's friend Guido Calvacanti supposedly chose this serene spot for his country villa, but little remains from the early 14th century. The reception area, a former ballroom, has soaring ceilings with frescoes by Francavilla (1553–1615). Guest rooms, all with high ceilings, are simple and have heavy wooden furniture. Proprietor Signor Franchetti keeps a small menagerie on the grounds (including donkeys, rabbits, and chickens), and maintains a beautiful, peaceful garden, which guests have access to.

PROS

  • great for escaping heat of the city in summer
  • a villa experience with the city just minutes away
  • some rooms can accommodate three and four people

CONS

  • a car is a necessity
  • breakfast is not included during high season

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical, Views, Pet Friendly, Family
Intimate
Countryside
Clubby Atmosphere

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 055-2298145

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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