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Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence

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Italian Cities, Florence

  • Complimentary shuttle service into the centre of Florence
  • Heated outdoor panoramic swimming pool

Located in Fiesole, the Villa San Michele's exquisite setting, surrounded by woodland and affording magnificent views over Florence, is a true delight. You will be greeted by the unique façade of this 15th century monastery, originally designed by the artist Michelangelo and later converted into a charming hotel. The elegant interior of this five star hotel is tastefully decorated with the highest standard of comfort while still maintaining its original features. Guests may dine by candlelight in the elegant Loggia al fresco restaurant, enjoying a breathtaking view of Florence and the Arno Valley. Fiesole is a 25-minute drive from the heart of Florence and the hotel provides a regular courtesy shuttle bus to the city centre.

The hotel has 45 rooms. 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Loggia Restaurant

Included With:Bed & Breakfast

Dress Code: Dress code is smart casual. Gentlemen are required to wear shoes and long trousers in the evening.

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 an historic location to enjoy sumptuous dishes.
Breakfast is a full American breakfast consisting of a buffet and hot dishes ordered à la carte. 

Open between 7.30am - 10.30am, 1pm - 2.45pm and 7.30pm - 10.30pm. 

Pool Restaurant

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.

Open between 12.30pm - 4.00pm for lunch.

Loggia and Small Cloister Bars


Located beside the Loggia Restaurant, these bars serve snacks from 11:30am - 19:30pm and a late supper menu from 11.30pm - 1am. Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink with live piano music from 7pm until midnight.

Open: 10am - 1am.

Garden Bar


Located on the three terraces in the Italian gardens, guests can enjoy a drink whilst listening to live music being played on the piano from 19:00pm.

Opening hours: 14:00 - 22:00

Beach & Pools

Heated Swimming Pool

Open all season (weather permitting).

Spa & Wellness

Gym

Activities & Entertainment

Cookery School


Classes are available to book and pay locally. A young chef's academy is also available for children aged 6 - 14 years during June - August. 

Evening Entertainment


Every evening the hotel will organise for someone to play the piano.

For Families

Children's Welcome Pack

Children's Welcome Kits can be provided and include children's bathrobes and slippers, selection of children's DVDs, activity book, disposable bottles, cots and highchairs. 

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

Free Parking

About the location
Fiesole is one of the more affluent suburbs of Florence, dating back to the 14th century. It sits on the northeast edge of the city, on top of a hill with stunning panoramas of the renaissance city. There is plenty to see with Roman baths and Amphitheatre, Etruscan walls, and beautiful villas. It is only minutes from the centre by car or bus.
Transfer time
No transfers included. To add transfers or book car hire, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
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Double Superior Room

Max 3 Adults

Superior Rooms have recently been renovated to a high standard and are located in the main building featuring a king size or twin beds. Very spacious, they overlook either the courtyard or the countryside. Each room has a large marble bathroom and separate shower. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Size: Average size 30-40m²

a bedroom with a bed and a mirror in a room
Double Deluxe

Max 2 Adults

Deluxe rooms are beautifully decorated with wonderful views and bathrooms featuring fine marble.

Size: 24m²

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Junior Suite Superior

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Superior are spacious and elegant, situated within secluded gardens and featuring patio with garden furniture and views on the Arno Valley.

Size: Average size 50-55m²

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Junior Suite Deluxe

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Deluxe enjoy stunning views of the old monastery building and the immaculate Italian Gardens of the Villa. These suites feature a private terrace equipped with sunbeds, table and chairs. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: Average size 58-65m²

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
Junior Suite Executive

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Executive feature an intimate terrace with breathtaking views of Florence and the Italian Gardens. Bathrooms are incredibly spacious with a walk-in shower, a bathtub and double marble vanities. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: Average size 48-55m²

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Suite Donatello or Michelangelo

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child, 1 Cot

Suites (Donatello and Michelangelo) are located in the main building and are spacious and comfortable, and enjoy a view over Florence.This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 60m² (Donatello) and 70m² (Michelangelo)

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Garden Suite

Max 3 Adults, 1 Cot

Garden Suites offer spacious accommodation located in the gardens, with a private terrace and a fantastic view over Florence. Beautifully appointed and renovated they feature a separate living room where an extra bed can be added for a third or fourth person. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: Average size 50-74m²

Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 4 nights or more completed between 01 August - 26 September 2021.

Not applicable to stays in Suites. 

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298jerome, Bordeaux, France
Tripadvisor review Jul 30 2021
Wonderfull, amazing hotel and area. The view on Florence is fantastic, service is at the top, live music in the garden very nice, Maybe breakfast and dinner must be faster and better...
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Beautiful view, magnificent property, average food
JPSalik, New York City, New York
Tripadvisor review Jul 25 2021
Our last lunch as a family we visited this beautiful villa San Michelle on the hills overlooking Firenze ????Florence????. The property itself is worth the visit, the staff very nice and service...
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