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
After several hundred years of mixed fortunes, Nidi di Belforte
has regained its original charm thanks to a painstakingly carried
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.
At Belforte, we have named our 'Nidi' ('nests') after different
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
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
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.
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.
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.