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The Tower from the garden
The Tower and the olive grove
The Tower from the garden, the swimming pool
Canopy bed at the first floor
Top bedroom
The kitchen
Fireplace in the living room
Top bedroom
The beds in the living room
Fireplace in the living room
The terrace
Entrance at the Tower
Steps
Top bedroom
The living room
The kitchen
Living room with optional bed
The kitchen
The kitchen
View from the kitchen window
The kitchen
Our naturally colored eggs
Top bedroom
One of the bathrooms, every floor has one
Steps to the terrace
Access to the terrace
The terrace
View from the terrace
View from the terrace
The Terrace, southeast corner
The Tower from below
The swimming pool in the middle of the olive grove
Sunflowers and the Tower
Simon the rooster LeBon
Synergic vegetable garden
New generations
Pumpkins on the pond
Free chickens
Olive trees
Last Christmas...
Sunset at the Tower
West side
The Tower from the village
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montecatini Val di Cecina, Province of Pisa, Tuscany

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Birch253
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 14 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

What an amazing and unique experience staying in Belforti Tower was. We loved it. Luca and Elenia are great hosts and helped with all our enquiries. They also recommended great things to do and a lovely restaurant, where we had our best meal. The steps are hard work, so not for anybody with mobility issues but well worth it if you can do them for the stunning views from the top. We found it hard to leave the Tower and go out but there are some lovely places to visit locally. The drive up is challenging and it is a good job Luca meets you and takes you up the first time you do it. He also gives you a tour of the Tower and gardens on arrival, which is really helpful. Would recommend a stay here if you want to experience something completely different and have a taste of real Tuscany. We loved it and hope we can visit again.

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Management Response
28 Jul 2018
Thank you Emma, we loved having you here and won't forget it. Your review is the best prize for us!
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Bearbybir...
Deep In The Heart of Texas
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An Incomparable Experience Not To Be Missed”
Reviewed 13 February 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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thank you Robert, your words make us happy!
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dma1250
Barcelona, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Tower! Amazing Setting!”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 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!

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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Thank you Dan, we hope to have you again at the Tower!
Luca & family
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Davide Z
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“Unique and fascinating”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in August 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

Travelling group: Young Children
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Chooks13
London
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A splendidly unique and special place to stay”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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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.

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