Florence, Italy

Torre di Bellosguardo

Travelzoo Staff

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, three buses make the 17-minute journey to the city centre; the best is the ATAF, which leaves every half-hour, and costs 2€-6€ ($3-$7). From there, it's a 5-minute taxi journey, costing 7€-8€ ($8-$9). A train from Firenze Rifredi to Firenze SMN station costs 1,50€-2€ ($2-$3). The drive from the airport takes 9-15 minutes via the Viadotto Indiano and SS67, with a taxi costing 16€-18€ ($18-$20). Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set on top of a cypress-lined hill with breathtaking views over Florence, the 4-star Torre di Bellosguardo hotel occupies a 13th-century villa with an illustrious past (astronomer Galileo Galilei, writer and revolutionary Ugo Foscolo, and poet Guido Cavalcanti, a friend of Dante, all lived here; it was also home to Florentine aristocrats). The building is a well-preserved example of Mediaeval and Renaissance architecture, including its striking central tower. The interior is filled with antique furniture, stone-carved fireplaces and original frescoes and sculpture. The surrounding grounds feature cypresses, orchards, olive groves, gardens and a small organic farm with donkeys, a pony, ducks and hens.

Most of Florence's major attractions -- including the world-class Uffizi Gallery, the Boboli Gardens, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, the River Arno, Piazza del Signoria and the Palazzo Pitti -- are within a 33-minute walk from the hotel (or an 8-minute drive, £5-£7 by taxi). The artisan district of Oltrarno is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.

Featuring Florentine décor, antiques and original frescoes, each of the 16 spacious, individually decorated rooms includes free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a mini bar and 24-hour room service; some rooms have 4-poster beds. There's a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room with a fireplace and a large private terrace. Pets are welcome.

The hotel includes a lounge, a bar and a large outdoor pool. A breakfast buffet (for a fee) is served on an outdoor terrace, with light lunches served by the pool in summer. Cooking classes are offered. 



  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Checkout: Standard checkout time: 1pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-out time is 1pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 20 for adults and EUR 20 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 50.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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