The Experience

Villa San Michele

Formerly a 15th Century Franciscan Monastery, Belmond Villa San Michele is surrounded by its own gardens and woodland with magnificent views over Florence and the Arno Valley. The 45 guestrooms, including 25 junior suites and suites are peaceful and elegantly decorated, located in the monastery building or nestled amid the beautiful terraced gardens. The Renaissance splendour of Florence is a mere 10 minutes away with the courtesy shuttle. La Loggia Restaurant provides a unique dining venue – overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley, with an indoor dining room used in cooler weather. Pool Snack Bar & Restaurant for light lunches. The 82-feet heated pool has spectacular views of Florence. The 18-hole Ugolino Golf Course in the Chianti Valley is 45 minutes from hotel.

Guests can learn the secrets of the Italian cuisine at the renowned Cookery School, with courses ranging from traditional dishes such as pasta, to cooking for singles or children.

For all the little ones is available a dedicated Kids’ Club located in a secluded corner of the Italian Gardens. Moreover the Kids’ Concierge will be glad to suggest a range of fun activities to live Florence to the fullest with the whole family.

The hotel is 83 km (52 miles) from Pisa International Airport (PSA) and 10 km (6 miles) from Florence Peretola Domestic Airport (FLR). Complimentary shuttle service provided to and from Florence city centre.

Terms & Conditions

2014 Seasonal Closure Dates: closed from January 01 to April 2 and from October 29 to December 31.

No renovation plans are scheduled to take place during the hotel’s opening period. As every year, the hotel will undergo renovations, light refurbishments and further improvements to its facilities during the closure period in the winter.

With a façade designed by Michelangelo, Belmond Villa San Michele is one of the world’s most romantic hotels. Surrounded by a wooded park and gardens, its hilltop location affords dramatic views of the city, only 14 minutes away by courtesy shuttle. Swim in the gorgeous pool, the highest in Florence, or take a cooking class at the acclaimed School of Cookery, which offers courses for children as well. Each guestroom and suite is unique, bright and fresh with stunning views; half of the accommodations have private terraces or gardens. No day is complete without a meal at La Loggia Restaurant, the city’s finest dining establishment.
In the Know
The trail off the entrance leads to an overlook where you’ll find a plaque reading, “This site is where Leonardo da Vinci tested his flying machine.”Distance from Florence Airport (FLR): 8 mi/13 km Guests Receive:

  • Full American Buffet breakfast daily
    • already included in rates
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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