Belmond Villa San Michele

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Belmond Villa San Michele is an incredible place. Once a Renaissance monastery, this breath-taking hotel offers a unique blend of Renaissance history and luxurious contemporary living. Located high up in the Fiesole hills, we’ll never get bored of the astonishing Florence and Arno Valley vistas that each terrace overlooks.

 The façade (front of the building) is attributed to Michelangelo, surrounded by verdant woodland and terraced gardens that look down over the city. Every terrace and Italian garden adorned with lemon trees, fragrant herbs and blooming rose bushes adds to the undeniably romantic vibe this hotel embodies. There is also a beautiful heated pool for you to relax and enjoy, and a 400-year old wisteria that is well worth a visit – it’s the only one in Florence to bloom twice a year.

The rooms and suites are just as grand as the architecture, with gorgeous furnishings harking back to the 17th century. The Double Rooms are wonderful, but we thoroughly recommend opting for a suite if you can – they all offer a splendid private terrace or garden with unsurpassable views.

The hotel is steeped in Renaissance history, so it’ll come as no surprise that art is a big focus here. Each year they work with local artists and create works of art that feature around the hotel and its grounds. You can also enjoy laidback afternoons with cooking classes, cocktail classes and olive oil and wine tasting.

The cuisine here is unsurprisingly divine, serving sensational Tuscan cuisine alongside idyllic open-air terraces and panoramic vistas. Venture to La Loggia for a contemporary twist of local favourites, or opt for a delicious afternoon tea at the colourful Cloister Bar.

This small boutique hotel truly packs a punch when it comes to glamour, luxurious and first-class service.

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This stunning hilltop hotel is tucked away in the Fiesole hills, offering some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Florence and Arno Valley. The location helps to embody the hotel’s secluded vibe. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to the city centre, which takes approximately 15-minutes.

  • Approximately a 20-minute transfer from Florence Airport

There are 45 rooms and suites altogether, all including:

  • WiFi
  • King size or two twin beds
  • TV with DVD player
  • Writing desk
  • Marble bathroom

Choose from:

  • Double Classic Rooms – Lovely rooms with stylish furnishings and views of the internal cloister (covered walkway) adorned with pretty flowers.
  • Double Superior Rooms – Classy rooms with handmade furnishings and views of the courtyard or countryside.
  • Double Deluxe Rooms – Gorgeous rooms with views of Florence or the Italian gardens. Three of these rooms can be connected with a suite, ideal for families.
  • Superior Junior Suites – Stunning suites with a living area and a private terrace or garden with outdoor furnishings. The bathrooms also include a separate bathtub and walk-in shower.
  • Deluxe Junior Suites – Located in the lush gardens, these suites feature a living area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out onto a private terrace with sunbeds.
  • Executive Junior Suites – Expansive suites featuring a large living space with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out onto a gorgeous furnished terrace with views over Florence.
  • Garden Suites – Located in the picturesque gardens, these large suites have a spacious living area and a private terrace with views of Florence.
  • Donatello Suite – An elegant suite located in what was once the Prior’s quarters, featuring a living room and views over Arno Valley. This suite can connect with a Double Room.
  • Michelangelo Suite – A huge suite that stretches the length of the hotel’s façade. This was one Napoleon’s headquarters and features an open-plan living and bedroom area with a stone fireplace. This suite can connect with a Double Room.
  • Leonardo Suite – An extravagant suite that faces the hill where da Vince tested his flying machine, featuring two bathrooms, a sitting room and extra beds added on request. This suite can connect with a Double Room.
  • Limonaia Suite and Villa – The most luxurious suite boasts a secluded location in the old orangerie, featuring a private garden with a plunge pool and waterfall, plus a marble bathroom and a panoramic bedroom. On request, you can turn this suite into a villa be connected it to a second/and or third suite in the garden.

  • La Loggia – A stunning restaurant serving authentic, world-class Tuscan cuisine. Enjoy unique combinations created by the exclusive chef Alessandro Cozzolino, including charcoal bell pepper risotto and amberjack ceviche, all the while enjoying spectacular views from the open-air terrace. Open 1pm-2.30pm, and 7pm-10pm.
  • Cloister Bar – We love this colourful bar with its mix of bright furnishings and lush plants. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail and snacks served all day. You can also enjoy an elegant afternoon tea here between 4pm and 6pm. Open 10am-1am.
  • Leonardo’s Table – Enjoy a special menu inspired by Leonardo da Vinci underneath a pergola adorned with flora.
  • Garden Bar – A gorgeous garden area decorated with lemon trees, herbs and rose bushes and offering delightful cocktails, wines and live piano music. Open 2pm-10pm. Piano music starts at 7pm.
  • Pool Restaurant & Bar – Right by the scenic pool, this lovely restaurant has shaded areas for you to enjoy a laidback lunch or a pre-dinner drink. Lunch available 12.30pm-4pm.

  • Heated open-air pool
  • Gym with state-of-the-art equipment and city views, plus personal training, yoga and bike rides
  • Cookery school
  • Cultural tours
  • Complimentary shuttle to the city centre
  • Wine tasting available on request (Monday-Friday 5.30pm-6.30pm)
  • Olive oil tasting available on request (Monday-Friday)
  • Cocktail classes available on request (Monday-Friday 3pm-4pm)

The Salus Regina Wellness Suite is a beautiful spa boasting soothing massages and treatments in outdoor cabanas, plus beauty services and yoga sessions.

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