Back to the 14th century

Left on TripAdvisor on Apr 8, 2013 for a stay in Mar 2013

The Torre di Belforti is a very unique and special holiday rental in a less traveled, quiet and beautiful part of Tuscany. The Belforti Tower stands high over an authentic medieval castle complex where real people live a very simple Tuscan lifestyle. You will be transported back to the 14th century and experience of living like a feudal ruler high up in the tower protecting the people below, yet still so much a part of this ancient community. The tower is perfectly restored to original design, very quiet, clean and beautiful. The kitchen and bedrooms are large and private. Each level of the tower is separated by ancient stairways. The bathrooms are lined in a soft dark luxurious stone, and the kitchen is fit with a working fireplace. There is a lookout on the roof for watching the clear Tuscan sky with a spectacular view of the surrounding ‘kingdom’ below. A pleasant olive grove surrounds the tower where you can rest and have quiet conversation. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The people of Montecatini are very welcoming! The piazza restaurant has exceptional Tuscan cuisine where you can sit and converse the night away! The cafe/bar is an easy going place to chat with new friends. We could have stayed here a month making new friends and resting up from sightseeing Italy!! A great stay for writers and dreamers where time is yours forever! The best part of all is Luca, the owner. He is the most graceous and generous person. He will delight your soul. To know Luca is to find the true meaning and spirit of Italy. Come and meet him, and you will know what I mean. Rose Marie Wallbridge