Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence


Italian Cities, Florence

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5 * Bed and Breakfast Historic Onsite Parking Views Fitness Centre

  • 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. 


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


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

Pisa Airport is the main airport for Florence and the transfer time is 90 minutes. Limited flights are available to FLR with a transfer time of 20 mins – please call for more details. 
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
Deluxe Room

Max 2 Adults

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

Size: 24m²

Superior Junior Suite Terrace

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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Deluxe Junior Suite with Garden

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
Premium Junior Suite with Terrace

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

Suite Donatello or Michelangelo - Historical Building

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)

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

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Superlative Oasis

AlexMF1969, Los Angeles, California

Tripadvisor review Jun 12 2024
Villa San Michelle is a truly superlative oasis. Just finished a 3 day stay and regretfully would have loved more. How can any other majestic perch compare. Breathtaking views around every corner...
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An oasis of kindness and civilisation

R H, Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Jun 06 2024
Claire and I have just spent our 40th wedding Anniversary at Villa San Michele. The setting in an ancient monastery with a breathtaking and ever changing panorama of Florence is outstanding. The very...
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