The Bellosguardo hill, just outside Florence, has preserved unchanged the tranquillity and architecture of the days of Dante and the Medici. Even today, antique villas surrounded by parks and gardens immortalized in literature (Bellosguardo was the home of Guido Cavalcanti, Galileo Galilei and Ugo Foscolo, to name a few) give guests the rare privilege of unique views over Florence.
Our hotel is the proud and austere guardian of lovingly tended gardens and flowerbeds, orchards and vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. More than a classic 4-star hotel, Torre di Bellosguardo is an authentic example of a Florentine historic residence, far from the noise of the city yet very close to the heart of Florence (which is easily reached by car in 10 minutes).
Torre di Bellosguardo makes for a special hotel stay whilst experiencing Florence in a quiet, understated and comfortable retreat after a day spent visiting the Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Baptistery, San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels or shopping in the exclusive Via de' Tornabuoni and Via de' Calzaiuoli (all places just 10 minutes from the Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo by car). It is the ideal place to start wandering through the artisan's workshops and antique dealers of the Oltrarno, in the less-touristy, more authentic Florence between Piazza del Carmine and Piazza Santo Spirito, just 5 minutes from the hotel.