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Belmond Villa San Michele

Italy, Florence

Boutique
Honeymoon
Good for Couples
Family Suites

  • Relax in a villa-style suite with antique furniture and modernised, Carrara-marble finishes
  • Treat yourself to romantic dinners on a terrace overlooking the scenic Chianti countryside and city of Florence
  • Discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine at the hotel’s cookery school 
  • Explore fantastic gardens enjoy exciting family-friendly activities

Tucked away in the hills of Fiesole on the outskirts of Tuscany’s capital, Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele invites guests to discover what happens when the enticing spirit of modern luxury meets the inspiring soul of the Renaissance. This five star boutique hotel is steeped in history, as a former 15th Century monastery which attributes its gorgeous façade to Michelangelo. While restored with absolute attention to detail, the Villa’s lush gardens, lemon grove surroundings and panoramic views of the city skyline, still capture the old-world charm of Italy.

Take the 15 minute shuttle service into Florence and spend the day exploring its treasures before returning to the hotel terrace for exceptional local cuisine. This hilltop setting, combined with attentive service, is an ideal choice for celebrating special occasions in true Florentine fashion.

Information: Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–11 years.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

The Pool Restaurant


Make your way to the hilltop swimming pool for morning coffee or a lazy lunch of wood-fired pizzas, all in the company of exquisite Italian gardens and panoramic views.

Open: 12:30 - 16:00 and 19:30 - 21:30 Saturday - Monday from June to September.

Drinks are served by the pool and on the terrace where shaded areas and sun loungers are available.

The Loggia Restaurant


Inspired by the freshest seasonal ingredients, the best of Tuscan cuisine is further refined at La Loggia with its terrace’s elegant monastery arches that showcase Florence's breathtaking surroundings.

Open: 07:30 - 10:30, 13:00 - 14:30 and 19:30 - 22:30.

The dress code is smart casual, with shoes and long trousers required for gentlemen in the evenings. Breakfast is a full American breakfast consisting of a buffet and à la carte menu. A children’s menu is also available.

The Loggia and Small Cloister Bars

Indulge in hot and cold drinks and snacks at the Cloister Bar before taking a stroll to the Garden Bar for al fresco sundowners. Live piano music plays from 7pm.

Open: 10:00 - 01:00.

The Pool Bar

When it comes to relaxation, few things compare to the bliss of enjoying refreshing cocktails and succulent snacks by a hilltop pool that offers spectacular views from its garden terrace.

Open: 10:00 - 19:00.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The Belmond Villa San Michele’s heated, open air swimming pool is situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens as an invitation to bask in the serenity of the surrounding Arno Valley and city of Florence.

Clean towels are provided.

Families

Kid's Concierge

From cooking classes and picnics to Welcome amenities that include toys and T-shirts, the hotel’s experienced staff ensure younger guests feel at home with endless entertainment and a delicious children's menu.

Professional babysitting and laundry services, as well as painting classes and circus school, can be arranged at an additional charge.

Spa & Wellness

Gym

If you need workout motivation, the hotel’s well-equipped gym should do the trick. Open-air pilates and yoga classes are also available and are held in the garden amidst fragrant lemon trees and rose bushes. If you want to develop your own fitness plan, personal training sessions may be arranged.

Spa Services

While the enchanting views of Florence are sure to ease you into a state of ultimate relaxation, enjoy Swedish or couple’s massages in an open-air gazebo filled with natural fragrance.

Activities & Entertainment

Cooking School


The Belmond Villa San Michele’s world-renowned Cookery School invites adults and children to an exciting, hands-on exploration of freshly prepared Italian cuisine during themed classes, which are hosted by Executive Chef Attilio di Fabrizio.

Restrictions: The Young Chefs Academy is available on request from June to August for children aged 6-14 years. The Cookery School is closed in August. Bookings are essential.

Hiking Tours

The Fiesole hills and Chianti region are ideal for guests who seek to immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds Florence. Take some of the area’s most scenic trails with guided tours.

Bike Rides

Take an adventure that honours the quiet nature of Tuscany, and pedal along the various scenic bike routes between Fiesole and Florence with a personal guide.

Wine Tasting

As you learn more about regional wine making, the tastes of the hotel’s Tuscan wines will take your palate on a journey. The intimate cellar is also ideal for romantic dinners.

Art Workshop

Set your inner artist free with inspiration drawn directly from nature. This eco-friendly workshop with artist Roberto Ghezzi challenges you to be creative with paper, a brush and natural elements.

About the location

If Florence is the heartbeat of Tuscany, the surrounding hills of Fiesole are its lungs. A breath of fresh countryside air, this Renaissance town is a 15 minute drive from the bustling city, and offers hilltop accommodation perfect for honeymoon retreats and family getaways.

Your experience of the region’s naturally intimate atmosphere is complemented by romantic boat trips along the Arno River with the famous Ponte Vecchio, and the mysterious ancient Roman amphitheatre. The Bardini Museum, Chianti Sculpture Park and Golf Club Ugolino are also worth a visit. For thrill-seekers, hot air balloon and helicopter rides may be arranged. And you will also find Florence’s only wisteria to bloom twice a year at Belmond Villa San Michele – it’s 400 years old.

Transfer time

Belmond Villa San Michele is 20 minutes from Florence Airport.

Classic Room

Max 2 adults

Double Classic Rooms have been restored to retain the original touches, featuring views over the cloister or cypress trees.

24m²

Double Single Use

Max 1 adult

Double Rooms for Single Use are available.

24m²

Double Superior Room

Max 3 adults

Double Superior Rooms are located in the main part of the building and measure 24m² with views of the countryside or courtyard. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and include air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

24m²

Double Deluxe Room

Max 2 adults

Junior Suites Deluxe measure 35m² and fantastic views of the old monastery building and the Italian gardens, and feature a furnished terrace area. Rooms have a king-size bed or twin beds, air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

35m²

Junior Suite Superior

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites Superior measure 35m² and feature a furnished terrace leading to the gardens. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and include air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

35m²

Junior Suite Deluxe

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites Superior measure 35m² and feature a furnished terrace leading to the gardens. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and include air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

35m²

Junior Suite Executive

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites Executive measure 35m² and have beautiful views of Florence or the Italian gardens and feature a furnished terrace area. These rooms benefit from large bathrooms with a walk-in shower and bathtub. Other facilities include a king-size bed or twin beds, air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

35m²

Suite

Max 2 adults, 2 children

Suites Florence View (Donatello and Michelangelo) are located within the main building of the hotel, measure 60m² and have a bedroom area with a king-size bed or twin beds plus a separate lounge area. Rooms benefit from air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathtub, separate shower, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

Garden Suite

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Garden Suites Florence View measure 60m², are located within the gardens with a beautiful terraces overlooking Florence. The rooms benefit from a separate spacious living area plus a bedroom with a king-size bed or twin beds. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathtub, separate shower, bathrobe and slippers, and luxury toiletries.

60m²

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.

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Out of the fray in cool hills above Florence!
JGPowers, Dallas, Texas
Tripadvisor review Nov 23 2018
We are huge Belmond fans, so always glad to try one of their properties. This hotel sits high in the hills above Florence. A regular hotel shuttle runs you in and out of town. Perfect arrangement for...
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Absolutely outstanding place to stay
Dana O,
Tripadvisor review Oct 03 2018
The hotel was extremely clean and the staff provided exceptional service. What you see in pictures are exactly what you see when you???re here. The views from the hotel are like out of a magazine. The...
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