Torre di Bellosguardo
Why We Love It
- A unique 4-star hotel in a Tuscan villa once home to astronomer Galileo Galilei, writer and revolutionary Ugo Foscolo, and poet Guido Cavalcanti, a friend of Dante, with breathtaking views of Florence
- Florence city centre is within a 10-minute drive, & the hotel is within walking distance of the artisan quarter of Oltarno
- The pet-friendly rooms have antique furniture & original frescoes, some with 4-poster beds, & there is also a large, separate apartment
- The hotel has a large outdoor pool, an organic farm, orchards, gardens & farm animals, & offers cooking classes
Map & Directions
From Florence Airport, take one of three buses for a 17-minute journey to the city centre; the best is the ATAF, which leaves every half-hour, and costs approximately 2€-6€ ($3-$10). From there, it's a 28-minute walk, or a 5-minute taxi journey, costing 7€-8€ ($11-$13). Alternatively, take a train from Firenze Rifredi to Firenze SMN station; from there, it's five minutes by taxi. The drive from the airport takes 9-15 minutes via the Viadotto Indiano and SS67, with a taxi costing 16€-18€ ($25-$28). Parking is free.