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Belmond Villa San Michele

Florence, Italy

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Belmond Villa San Michele

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Excellent luxury hotel. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

A 15th-century Franciscan monastery has now been transformed into one of Europe's most charming and picturesque hotels. Only a few minutes from the centre of Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is an oasis of peace and unsurpassed beauty, surrounded by its own gardens and woodland on the Fiesole hills. The present aspect of the building, with its facade attributed to Michelangelo and the imposing lateral Loggia looking towards Florence, dates from the year 1600, when the monastery was enlarged and completely renovated at the expense of Giovanni di Bartolomeo Davanzati.

In the 1980's, Orient-Express Hotels, now Belmond , embarked upon a comprehensive restoration of the buildings, this time with the assistance of the Florence Fine Arts Authority. Over the past decade great care and expertise has been engaged to refurbish the entire Villa in a style that provides a luxurious environment while simultaneously maintaining the beauty and heritage of this magnificent building.

There are 46 Guest rooms, most with windows which enjoy views over the Italian garden, the private woodland and hills of Fiesole. The Junior Suites with private garden and terrace, the Chapel, the 'Orangerie' Limonaia Suites and all rooms located above the Loggia enjoy views over the town of Florence and the Arno valley. But the real asset of the Villa San Michele is its service: the dedicated team has created a reputation for which they are very proud. Most of these professionals have been working at the Villa San Michele for many years, creating a unique continuity of service, care and attention to the hotel's family of guests who regularly return to stay. With its idyllic surroundings, delicious Tuscan dining, and spectacular location, The Villa San Michele attracts the most discerning clientele, boasting an incredible list of celebrities that have selected it for a relaxing vacation.

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Capturing all the romance of the Renaissance, the Belmond Villa San Michele boasts interiors steeped in history, lush Italian gardens and unparalleled views of the city and the Chianti hills beyond.

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Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance. Special Signature rate is available. A $100 USD food and beverage credit is included, once per room, per stay (not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full). Fresh flowers and fruit are provided in the room upon arrival. Upgrade to the next room category is subject to availability at time of check-in.

Hotel Address:
  • Belmond Villa San Michele
  • Via Doccia 4, Fiesole
  • Florence, 50014
  • Italy
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Location Summary
Located 5 miles from Florence. The villa's location provides spectacular views of Florence and the Arno Valley.

Directions to Hotel
The Hotel is located 6 miles from Florence airport and 52 miles from Pisa International Airport. It is a 15 minutes drive from the Florence Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella. Access by car is possible via motorway A1, exit: Firenze Sud (5 miles).
Conde Nast Award Winner
Note Bene
The Cookery School of Villa San Michele offers a wide range of gastronomy courses in a fabulous setting. Cookery enthusiasts, be they beginners or more advanced practitioners, will have the unique opportunity of discovering the secrets of the Italian cuisine and of its various ingredients through a series of specialized lessons held by our famous chef. All the courses are hands-on lessons and the “students” will work directly in the kitchens alongside the experts. The number of participants in all courses is deliberately limited to ensure that every student can be attentively supervised for optimum results.
Business Center
Use of Wired business center 24 hours a day.
Banquets & Meetings
Villa San Michele has good facilities for banquets, cocktails, wedding parties and for small, select seminars, supported by a professional secretarial back up. Imagine the elegance and tranquillity of Villa San Michele, an idyllic setting for senior-level meetings, select seminars or small VIP gatherings. The luxurious, yet peaceful, surroundings will ensure the perfect atmosphere for discussion, decision-making or simply relaxation. Villa San Michele may also be reserved for exclusive use.
Fine Dining On Site
The Loggia Restaurant provides one of the most unique venues in Europe, overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. Restaurant and Bar service is also available at the Pool, during summer. Emphasis is placed on the typical Tuscan cuisine of the region. Home made pasta, mushrooms and meat are house specialities. There are three bars: the Loggia Bar with evening piano music, the Small Cloister Bar which is situated in the old monastery, in what once was a cloister, and the Pool Bar located beside the panoramic pool with breathtaking views of the Villa's gardens.
Fitness Center
A compact gym with windows open on a wonderful view of Florence. A personal Trainer is available to guide you through the most scenic trails in the Chianti winelands or in the stunning Parco di Montececeri to keep fit and be enchanted by the magical landscapes at the same time.
High Speed Internet
In-room and public areas Internet access (wireless and cable).
Child Programs
We organise lots of funny and exciting activities for children and families.
Pets Allowed
Small dogs may stay in rooms but may not be brought into public areas.
Pool Outdoor
Open-air 82 foot heated swimming pool. Located on the third terrace, it boasts spectacular views of Florence and the Arno Valley.
Spa Facility
Massage in room available upon request.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Experience Tuscany from a new point of view with a delightful excursion by hot air balloon.
Biking, Mountain
Rentals available at hotel.
Biking Touring
We organize guided bike tour on selected routes through the historic heart of Florence, the renowned Chianti wine area or the former Etruscan/Roman town of Fiesole.
Romantic boat trips on the Arno river can be organized by the concierge. Moreover rowing lessons can be arranged on the Arno River with a private instructor to enable guests to admire the beauty of the city from a different perspective.
Golf-lovers can choose between the 18-holes Ugolino Golf Course, easily reachable in the Chianti hills, 30 minutes drive from the Hotel. Or the Club Golf Poggio de’Medici, 18 holes, located north of Florence at about 50 minutes drive from the hotel.
The whole Florence is a shopper's delight. The concierge is glad to give advice on the more exclusive areas and shops not usually indicated on the tourist guides or to organize a personal shopper to help and advise you during a frantic day of shopping.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Circolo Tennis Firenze 'Alle Cascine': This is the city tennis club in Florence, 20 minutes from the Hotel by car. Located in the Parco delle Cascine, it has 10 courts, with evening floodlighting, of which four are indoors. There is also a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Tennis Fiesole: Only 5 km from the hotel, Tennis Fiesole has 5 courts (with evening floodlighting), of which 2 are indoors.
Recommended Rooms
Limonaia Suite: Unique. The Limonaia Suite is the most dramatic in the hotel. Located in the 17th century 'Limonaia' (the former orangery of the convent), a separate building in the hotel's Italian gardens, the suite enjoys a prime location with a breathtaking view over Florence and the surrounding hills. This historic room can be connected on request to a second suite, linked by a staircase, complete with enlarged bathrooms and wardrobes and to a third suite via the garden, creating a kind of “private villa in the Villa”, a unique haven ideal for families, groups of friends, or for a special occasion such as a wedding or an exclusive party. What’s more, the Limonaia’s private garden has its own heated plunge pool, made from stone, and a small waterfall that blends in perfectly with the leafy surroundings.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours

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