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.
How to reach us
If you are arriving in Florence by plane, from Florence's Amerigo Vespucci Airport, we recommend that you take a taxi (about a 25 minute trip to the hotel) or the "Vola in bus" shuttle to Santa Maria Novella train station.
From here, a 10-minute taxi ride brings you to the Torre di Bellosguardo (the hotel is at Via Roti Michelozzi, number 2).
However, if you are arriving at Pisa's Galileo Galilei Airport, we recommend that you take the Terravision bus or the train to Florence and proceed as above from Santa Maria Novella train station.
If you're arriving by train, from Santa Maria Novella station of Florence, we recommend that you take a taxi, which will bring you to the Torre di Bellosguardo in 10 minutes (the hotel is at Via Roti Michelozzi, number 2).
If coming by car, the closest exit from the tollway to the Torre di Bellosguardo is Firenze Impruneta. From the tollbooth, follow the signs for Firenze centro/Porta Romana.
When you come to Piazzale Porta Romana, take a left on Via Ugo Foscolo and climb to the top of the hill. Turn right on Via Piana and continue to Piazza di Bellosguardo, turn right again into Via Roti Michelozzi. You have arrived, the Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo is at number 2.