If it occur you’ll be in the South-West part of Florence you can visit Bellosguardo. You can join some of the most beautiful sights of the oldest part of the town from here. Almost unknown to the tourists, it offers many enchanting views.
From Bellosguardo square, walking onto Roti Michelozzi street you can reach Villa dell’Ombrellino. The origins of the Villa date back 1372. For over 400 years the Villa was inhabited by Segni family, but in 1815 the property passed to the Countess Teresa Spinelli Albizi whom had it totally restored. The Countess provided also the construction of an iron parasol, chinese umbrella-shaped, on the large garden terrace overlooking Florence panorama, that gave the name to the Villa as it is known today.
The Villa hosted many famous people such as Giuseppe Garibaldi, Ugo Foscolo, Mario Alberto, Henry James, Florence Nightingale and Galileo Galilei, who has been living here between 1617 and 1631 and wrote the “Dialogue concerning the systems”.
Also a famous poem of the famopus italian poet Foscolo is set in Bellosguardo villa, so as another masterpiece by the poet Montale, who has been staying here for a period.