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I Nidi di Belforte: Loc. Corella, 37- 50062 Dicomano Firenze
telefono e fax: 055 8385163 - cellulare:339 7111932 - sito:

Vista piscina Nidi di Belforte
Nidi di Belforte is a rural hamlet dating back from the Middle Ages, when a watch tower stood guard to the Belforte Valley and the lands of the Guidi Counts of Battifolle and Poppi, one of the most powerful medieval dinasties in Tuscany, whose members often played prominent roles in the Florentine political feuds between the 12th and 13th centuries.

Holiday farm
After several hundred years of mixed fortunes, Nidi di Belforte has regained its original charm thanks to a painstakingly carried out restoration.

The old farmers' lodgings have been converted into 9 comfortable units, fully restored and furnished with a distinct, typical Tuscan flair. Each unit has its own separate entrance and small private garden, a kitchen area, a small fireplace, independent heating and satellite TV. Enrico, Nara and their daughter Irene personally welcome their guests and will be delighted to help you spend a pleasant holiday at their 'Nidi'.

Shared facilities include private parking, ping pong, table football, a comfortable reading room and a billiard room in the house basement, as well as a panoramic outdoor swimming pool (14x7 metres) for refreshing dives on hot summer days.

By arrangement we provide tastings of our own farm produce and delicious Tuscan and vegetarian meals.

Holiday units
At Belforte, we have named our 'Nidi' ('nests') after different birds:

Balestruccio (house martin) - 55 sq mt, sleeps 2+2, bathroom for disabled access
Usignolo (nightingale) - 61 sq mt, sleeps 2+2
Capinera (blackcap) - 64 sq mt, sleeps 2+2
Pettirosso (robin) - 60 sq mt, sleeps 4
Cinciallegra (great tit) - 65 sq mt, sleeps 4+1
Cardellino (goldfinch) - 85 sq mt, sleeps 6
Nibbio (red kite) - 80 sq mt , sleeps 6
Poiana (buzzard) - 108 sq mt, sleeps 6+2, 2 bathrooms

The largest unit, Casa Irene (Irene's house, named after our daughter) is 120 sq mt, sleeps 6+2, has 2 bathrooms and is located 50 metres from the main building
Where we are
The Nidi di Belforte farmhouse is located 40 km (about 45 minutes' drive) from Florence, 80 km (about 1 hour's drive) from Siena and 90 km (about 1 hour's drive) from Bologna.

We are in the municipality of Dicomano, deep in the green of the hills rising to the northeast of Florence on the border between the Mugello valley, where the Medici dynasty originated, and the Florentine Mountains, renowned for its Rufina and Pomino Chianti wines.

Located in an extraordinarily scenic position at the heart of a natural reserve where roe deer, wild boar and red deer live and thrive undisturbed, our tourist accommodation facilities are part of a 200 hectare farm specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil, saffron and excellent chestnuts.

Nearby attractions
Belforte is the perfect base to visit Florence and tour the Mugello valley, but its location also makes it suitable to reach the Casentino forests, Falterona and Campigna national park, the Vallombrosa abbey and Camaldoli hermitage, the Guidi castle at Poppi, the Masaccio Museum by the church of St. Peter's at Cascia and the itinerary of the Chianti Rufina and Pomino Wine Trail.

Fashion victims on the other hand should not miss a shopping spree to the the factory outlet stores of 'The Mall' at Reggello and hoard up designer brands (Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Loro Piana and more) at hugely discounted prices. A short drive from Belforte, guests will also find a riding stable and a tennis court for challenging friends to a match.

Our rates
Weekly rent is € 310.00 to 925.00 per unit.
The price includes electricity, cooker gas, linen, water.
Extras: final cleaning (charged at € 12 per person) and heating gas (charged at € 3.50 per cubic metre).

Credit/debit card payments are welcome.