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Belmond Villa San Michele

Italy, Florence

The Belmond Villa San Michele sits among lemon-grove-lined hills looking straight across to Florence's famous skyline. Housed in a restored 15th-century monastery, it's a luxury hotel with a Renaissance soul. The location on the city's outskirts means you get a countryside stay with Florence an easy (and free) 15-minute shuttle away.

Head to the beautiful gardens after a day of sightseeing, before dinner under the arches on the terrace (hands down, the best views on the property). Menus are filled with local specialities, and for any foodies, there's a well-respected cooking school for learning a few Tuscan techniques. Rooms feature original touches and elegant marble bathrooms, with the best boasting private terraces that lead out into the gardens.

 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.
The hotel has 45 rooms. 

 

 

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on the hotel price for holidays between 27 April - 07 June 2018 and 13 August - 30 September 2018 booked at least 60 days prior to departure.

Hotel credit

Guests staying in Junior Suites and Suites between 29 March - 27 October 2018 will receive €100 resort credit per room per stay to be used in bars, restaurants, spa and boutique.

Room upgrade

Guests staying in Junior Suite Superior or Junior Suite Deluxe between 29 March -07 June 2018 and 13 August - 27 October 2018 will receive a complimentary upgrade to the next available room category.

Free nights

Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 nights for holidays between 27 April - 07 June 2018 and 13 August - 30 September 2018 (excluding stays in the Garden Suite).

Please note not all offers are combinable.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

The Pool Restaurant


Open 12.30pm - 4pm
Located by the hilltop swimming pool, this restaurant serves light lunches and snacks. Enjoy the wonderful views over Florence and relax in the cool calm surroundings. With shaded areas and sun loungers, drinks are served by the pool and on the terrace. 
During the months of June to September guests can enjoy a picturesque informal dinner served from 7.30pm - 9.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Loggia Restaurant


Open for 7.30am - 10.30am, 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Located in the monastery building with fantastic views over Florence, this elegant restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine along with a children's menu. In late spring and summer The Loggia (Terrace) is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or dinner in the warm sunshine while in early spring and autumn the magnificent inside rooms Chiostro (Cloister) and Cenacolo provide a historic location to enjoy sumptuous dishes.
Breakfast is a full American breakfast consisting of a buffet and hot dishes ordered à la carte. Dress code is smart casual. Gentlemen are required to wear shoes and long trousers in the evening. 

The Loggia and Small Cloister Bars

Open 10am - 1am
Located beside the Loggia Restaurant, these bars serve snacks from 11.30am - 7.30pm and a late supper menu from 11.30pm - 1am. Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink with live piano music from 7pm.

The Pool Bar

Open 10am - 7pm
Situated beside the panoramic swimming pool with stunning views from the gardens terraces, the Pool Bar serves refreshing cocktails, ice-cold drinks and snacks.

About the location
Florence (Firenze) is the birthplace of the Renaissance – a Tuscan city steeped in world-famous artwork, grand architecture and a trendsetting food scene.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (or Duomo, as it’s known) has dominated the skyline since the 15th century. It’s the fourth biggest cathedral in Europe – and the first stop on most people’s trip to Florence. From here, meandering cobbled lanes lead to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, the Romanesque town hall.

A trip to Florence wouldn’t be complete without a whirl around the Uffizi Gallery. It houses the world's largest collection of Renaissance masterpieces, including Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Be sure to end at least one day watching the sunset from Ponte Vecchio before sampling some locally sourced antipasti – think mellow cheeses, cured ham and handmade pane sciocco bread.

The countryside unfolds from the Florence city limits. Tour vineyards and villages or hop on a train to another Tuscan city like Pisa or Siena.
Transfer time

20 minutes from Florence airport.

1 hour 20 minutes from Pisa airport.

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Gorgeous
Charles_Hopkinson-W, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Nov 05 2017
We stayed here in October, Villa San Michele having long been on our bucket list, and we were not disappointed. The hotel has the supreme elegance that is typical of Belmond hotels, but here the...
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Monestary high above the city
davebart2509, Saint Louis, Missouri
Tripadvisor review Oct 16 2017
Spectacular views, outstanding food and a unique setting make this the perfect refuge from the tourist frenzy that is Firenze. Tuscany at its best in an elegant environment where the cares of the...
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