The Belforti Tower is a unique 14th century country house at the top of Montecatini Val di Cecina, in the heart of Tuscany. Few kilometers away from the city of Volterra, the tower offers incredible views and enchanting atmospheres for marvellous vacations. Thought to be a temple of beauty, inside it's a gallery of italian modern design in a medieval context, outside it has a marvellous garden of cypress alleys and olive trees.
The Belforti Tower is a country house and we rent it out as a whole, so it's not possible to rent a single room. It's made up of five floors and a terrace and can host 4-6 people. It has two comfortable and large double bedrooms with king size beds and a beautiful livingroom with a double bed shielded by a separè. For babies under 3 years there is a crib, and for older kids there is an extra bed.
Every floor has it's own bathroom with the shower. The kitchen is large, fully equipped with the latest generation of electrical induction cooking stoves. In the living room there is big, stone fireplace.
Every floor has wireless internet connection, the kitchen has a television. For the music, there's a mini hi-fi with cd and Ipod/Iphone docking station and, in the living room, a record player with an enormous collection of classical long play records.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Montecatini is a small village with medieval origins located in the centre of the Tuscan region, situated very close to the antique Etruscan town of Volterra. The beaches are a 35 minute drive away and the most important cities of artistic interest are a one hour drive away (Siena, Pisa, Florenze, Lucca).
Montecatini is a perfect place to relax, enjoy the beauty, eat marvellous food and drink good wines. But there are many possibilities also for a more active kind of vacation.
During limpid and crisp days, from the higher windows of theTower, you can see a small patch of sea and the Isle of Elba. The closest beach, known as Cecina, is a 35 minute drive away. The coast here is quite vast and it possible to find fully equipped beaches towards the North; Marina di Cecina, Gorette and Mazzanta. While moving south from these areas you can find long stretches of sandy beaches, without the usual European style facilities but with great pinewood areas located opposite the water.
Volterra, which is 15 km from Montecatini, is a very magical place: its elevation, allows a panoramic view in all directions, the yellow, soft earth, the shells imbedded in the road, a memory from its being a seabed, the splendid piazza, are only a few of the things to see during your visit to this sleepy jewel.
Montecatini is surrounded by many beautiful forest areas perfect for taking long walks, for exploring and for mushroom and asparagus picking. From Montecatini's piazza, you can walk towards the Monte alla Croce ( Mount to the Cross), which dominates the town.
You can find all you may need at Montecatini; a baker who makes some of the most famous bread and focaccia( white pizza bread) of the area, a clothes shop which attracts buyers from all over Tuscany for its high quality and low pricing policies, two coffee bars and a hardware store. All of these places are located in the central piazza, where you will also find at reasonable prices, a good quality restaurant and pizzeria. Not too far away from the mine area you can find two other restaurants. We highly recommend two exceptionally good restaurants “Il Frantoio” at Montescudaio, the “Trattoria Albana” of Mazzolla and the “Le Giunche” inn, between Casino di Terra and Casale Marittimo.