Located on the outskirts of Florence, the Torre di Bellosguardo hotel is an old 16th-century house built by Guido Cavalcanti, a close friend of Dante, immersed in a cypress park. Inside refined halls and original frescoes, rooms of different types for furnishing and style and seven suites for greater comfort.
Torre di Bellosguardo History
The Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo stands on a hill overlooking Florence, in a panoramic position that many say have "the best view" on the jewel of the Renaissance. Surrounded by the green Tuscan hills, the historic residence has an older nucleus, consisting of the tower, dating back to the XIII and built by Guido Cavalcanti where, according to a legend, one day he would have sworn his friend Dante Alighieri to live forever.
But that elegant fourteenth-century tower that still stands proud today between maritime pines and cypress avenues, only ten minutes from the city center, was also inhabited by other illustrious figures from the past. In 1512 it belonged to the noble Medici family, who confiscated it from Cavalcanti's heirs, but who, after only a few years, forced to flee, had to surrender it to the Michelozzi who called you to embellish it, among others, the painter Bernardino Poccetti and the sculptor Pietro Francavilla. The new owners kept it until the early twentieth century, when, in 1913, it became a possession of the baroness Marianna Hornstein who, ahead of its time, transformed it into an elegant hotel-house, making Torre di Bellosguardo a cenacle of nobles and writers of all Europe.
Among alternate events, such as the momentary transformation into American boarding school, finally it was inherited by Giovanni Amerigo Franchetti who, with his wife Michela, restored the house to maison hotel Ten years of rigorous restoration have brought to light frescoes and original architectures, creating a set of rare suggestion. Sixteen rooms, all furnished with precious antiques and bathrooms with refined decorations. Unique and simply dreamy suite 14, on the top floor of the tower: its four large windows offer a view of three hundred and sixty degrees of the Tuscan capital and the surrounding valleys.
Adjacent to the hotel there is an apartment, ideal solution for family stays, away from the bustle of the city, but a few minutes drive from the center. In the park there is a swimming pool, from which a path branches off between flower gardens and flowerbeds leading to Borgo San Frediano and the Lungarno.