An Incomparable Experience Not To Be Missed

Left on TripAdvisor Feb 12, 2017 for a stay in May 2016
What an incredible stay is was in Belforti Torre, and what a pleasure it was to have the opportunity to meet the personable and gregarious Luca and his endearing wife and children. The views from the Torre to Volterra, Isola Elba and the undulating Tuscan countryside as well as the experience of staying in such a renovated and comfortable historical edifice cannot be replicated. Furthermore, Luca, who guided our car up to his Torre, and his family raise chickens and fruits and vegetables on the grounds. Si, the steps up the Torre are challenging, but if you are seeking the ultimate castle experience, look no further, eureka, you have found it!

Left on Airbnb on Jul 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Out stay at the tower was everything Chris and I hoped for and more. Incredible building, awesome location and even better host!


Left on Airbnb on Jul 18, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Ce lieu est exceptionnel ! Nous nous sommes pourtant très vite sentis “chez nous” grace à l’accueil très chaleureux de Luca, Emilia et leurs fils. Luca est venu nous chercher sur la place de Montecatini pour nous aider à monter la voiture jusqu’au sommet du village. Avec sa femme, ils ont partagé avec nous leurs bonnes adresses de la région. Nous avons aussi appris beaucoup sur la permaculture pratiquée par la famille entre les oliviers. Trois couples peuvent dormir confortablement, chacun à son étage avec sa salle de bain creusée dans les murs de la tour. Les fenêtres laissent rentrer le soleil pourtant les murs épais protègent de la chaleur estivale. Le mobilier est sobre, les lits sont bons. Les vues depuis les étages et la terrasse sont uniques. Nous recommandons chaudement cette adresse! Merci Luca et Emilia!


Una torre e 5 amici

Left on Homeawy on Jun 2, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Nell’intraprendere la ricerca per goderci qualche giorno insieme in toscana, ci siamo imbattuti in questa meravigliosa torre. Arrivati siamo rimasti ancora più stupiti ed estasiati da questo posto incantevole!I proprietari Luca ed Emilia ci hanno fatto sentire come a casa nostra e ci hanno permesso di vivere dei giorni che sono stati unici e rimarranno nei nostri ricordi. Luogo unico e fornito di tutto la Torre dei Belforti è adatto a tutti: famiglie coppie e amici. Se volete stare in una torre questo è il luogo che fa per voi!!!


Left on Airbnb on May 24, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent four nights at the Tower. Before hand Luca was very quick to answer all our questions over email and gave us numbers of him, his wife Emilia and the home number in case there were any questions. We hired a small car which was very good for the narrow streets in the village but luca came to meet us in the square and helped us drive up the first time (it’s very steep!) which was lovely of him. When we arrived the Tower was just incredible! Luca gave us a full tour, helped with the bags and then invited us in to his home for a quick drink with his family. The Tower itself is out of this world and has the most amazing views (plus with all the stairs to the roof it helps you work off all the delicious food available locally!). Luca and Emilia were always on hand if we had any questions and gave us some great advice about where to go to eat and have a walk (with lots of easy directions to the local’s places). The Tower is very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need and the bed is extremely comfy! The wifi is super fast too. The views from the top are out of this world and a great place to watch the sunset. The garden is beautiful and we spent many hours sitting in the sunshine, listening to the hens and the idyllic countryside. Couldn’t recommend the Tower highly enough – we will definitely be coming back. Thank you Luca and Emilia!


Amazing Tower! Amazing Setting!

Left on TripAdvisor on Mar 28, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
This is a truly amazing tower in an equally amazing setting–and with a wonderful host. If you’ve ever dreamed of being the king of your own castle, lord of all you can see, this is your chance. The tower sits at the top of a steep hill, above the enchanting village of Montecatini Val de Cecina. Every floor has astounding views of the town and countryside, with Volterra visible across the valley. The roof terrace is simply jaw-dropping. Each room is great, with stone walls and vaulted ceilings. The village is a picture-perfect Tuscan hilltop town. There is a very good restaurant and two shops for basics in town, with another very good restaurant a few minutes drive away. We were the only Americans around, and almost the only tourists. The host, Luca, was wonderful. From leaving us wine and breads to giving us a detailed tour of the tower and grounds to answering all of our questions, Luca did everything a great host could to make us feel welcome. When issues arose Luca was quick to drop everything to solve them. Since this a very tall tower, with each room separated by a long and enclosed staircase, it is perfect for parties seeking privacy from one another. It may be a challenge for families with young children or people who have trouble with stairs. I hope to return to the tower someday soon!

Unique and fascinating

Left on TripAdvisor on Sep 28, 2015 for a stay in Aug 2015
We stayed at la Torre multiple times. The place and the experience was always unique. This is real Tuscany, far from more beaten, and crowded, regions, and yet you still get a swimming pool, wifi and all the perks…… in a medio-eval tower. You have a large garden at your disposal with beautiful views. The place is close enough to beaches and historical towns to visit one a day trip and you can start hikes right from your door. The owner and his wife are a delightful young couple always available and helpful. I could not recommend this place more to whomever wants to experience a genuine Italian experience

A splendidly unique and special place to stay

Left on TripAdvisor on Aug 15, 2015 for a stay in Jul 2015
What more can you say? We had a superb week in this special place with our two children, aged 7 and 9. We all loved it! Well equipped with everything you need, and with the fantastic owner, Luca, next door you only have to ask for anything else. We began to feel like part of his extended Family and we’ll definitely keep in touch and hopefully shall return one day. The tower is visible from well over 10Km away and sits in the skyline even when viewing from Volterra, which is well worth a visit or two. Montecatini Val di Cecina is small hill-top town, with all that involves: steep hills and plenty of steps necessitate a slow pace of life. Locally there are two good restaurants, a bakery and small shop plus a bank. We counted 94 steps from pool to top floor bedroom (plus another 12 to the roof top terrace) so you’ll be fitter when you leave than when you arrived. Naturally, not recommended for those not able to walk up stairs. We feel privileged to have stayed.

Super special quirky place to stay – what a treat! Stunning views….

Left on TripAdvisor on Jul 31, 2015 for a stay in Jul 2015
Our week at Belforti has been a privilege: we’ll be back! Quirky; incredible views from all 5 floors of this 11th century tower and grounds; and the roof views are unrivalled for anyone who appreciates stunning Tuscan views and / or stargazing. Our children (aged 7 & 9) have loved feeding the chickens; swimming in the pool; lounging in the hammocks; playing kids’ tennis; and chatting to Luca, the utterly charming owner, and his family – although that was through choice rather than not being afforded the privacy we enjoyed throughout our stay. This tower is not for the faint-hearted though, as the main entrance is on the 1st floor up an external staircase; kitchen on the 2nd floor; and bedrooms on 1st, 3rd and 4th, all accessed via narrow internal staircases. We have absolutely LOVED this holiday and felt so privileged to have stayed in this utterly unique property, which will stay etched in our memories forever. Thank you Luca & Belforti!

A beautiful medieval tower which features Italian art and design but all mod cons.

Left on TripAdvisor on Jun 28, 2015 for a stay in Jun 2015
We stayed here for two weeks this June with two teenagers. Despite the heat , the tower stays nice and cool – no need for air con. The boys enjoyed dipping in the pool and we appreciated the olive grove and gardens and fresh cherries! A beautiful setting with great views from the top of the tower. Luca and his family were very welcoming and people in the village were very friendly. The local restaurants offer a good variety of food and are reasonably priced . It is worth doing some of the local walking tours to find out more about the interesting history of this area