- Nestled in the Fiesole hills, this former medieval monastery is one of Florence’s most gorgeous hotels and combines Renaissance atmosphere with 21st-century comforts to perfectly capture the romance of Florence.
- Recognised as one of the country’s finest small boutique hotels. Stroll in the Italian gardens, bursting with lemon trees and fragrant roses, and savour superb Tuscan cuisine on the alfresco loggia as if in a private home.
- Illustrious guests of the hotel have included Julia Roberts, Vivienne Westwood, The Prince of Wales and John F. Kennedy.
- A 15th-century national monument, Belmond Villa San Michele is a work of art in itself and is as inspiring as the city’s greatest cathedrals and galleries. Frescoes and ancient carvings decorate its rooms, while its formal Italian gardens are a delightful retreat.
- Sit on a private terrace surrounded by woodland, birdsong and the cypress-studded Chianti hills. And yet the treasures of Florence are close at hand on the daily complimentary shuttle bus.
- Our facade, attributed to Michelangelo, is hugged by lush woodland and terraced gardens. Take a dip in the pool and gaze across Florence and the Chianti hills. In 1506 Leonardo da Vinci first demonstrated his flying machine from Montececeri Park, a short journey from our front door.
- Offering the ultimate foodie vacation – our Chef teaches “hands-on” lessons, which means you will be preparing, tasting and cooking alongside him. Our culinary school in Italy has established a worldwide reputation for excellence.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Combine your passion for art and nature with an exclusive tour of Tuscany’s art parks. At Enzo Pazzagli gleaming metallic sculptures surround the grounds, including a mighty winged Pegasus. You enter the realm of the surreal at Giardino dei Suoni (Garden of Sounds) where sculpture and music combine to create a feast for the senses. Discover how the landscape of Tuscany still inspires artists today.
Travel through time and walk in the footsteps of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Trekking through Monte Ceceri park, you’ll reach the top of the very same hill where Leonardo tested his flying machine in 1506. It was here that humans first took flight according to Zoroastro Da Peretola, a legendary pupil of Leonardo’s. Gaze across the wooded valley and spot Il Duomo in the distance the views are truly inspiring.
Master the ancient art of fresco painting with the guidance of local artisans. Take your class at the hotel, or step through the doors of a family-run workshop in the heart of Florence. You’ll have the chance to bring the Renaissance back to life with historic techniques and materials. Your handiwork can be shipped home, so you can own your very own Florentine fresco.
You may also choose to have a professional photographer join you, and teach you how to take the perfect pictures from above.
Explore the twists and turns of historic Florence to discover little-known boutiques and workshops. Visit a celebrated glass shop, savour sumptuous local delicacies or even pick up a pair of tailor-made shoes.
Head to a picturesque farm hidden in the stunning Chianti hills for this family-friendly treat. Meet the animals, and learn how quality cashmere is crafted. Top the day off with a tasting of the local Chianti wine.
For Hop into an Ape Calessino, the three-wheeled electric car that was so emblematic of Italy in the 50s and 60s. Discover the city’s best boutiques in this classic vehicle, and access the most famous sights of central Florence that are usually out of bounds to motorists.
Uncover hidden gems on our lively walking tour, suitable for the whole family. Follow your guide, listen to the clues and be the first to solve the riddle and find the treasure.
Let expert rafters guide you down the San Niccolo weir, under the Ponte Vecchio, as you admire the urban sights. Or, for the ultimate thrill, join a full-day excursion to the Sieve River for a heart-racing ride through the rapids.
Anticipate the ultimate foodie vacations at Belmond Villa San Michele. Our Chef teaches “hands-on” lessons, which means you will be preparing, tasting and cooking alongside him. Small classes ensure that each student enjoys individual attention. In just a short time, our culinary school in Italy has established a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Nestled in the Fiesole Hills, this former medieval monastery perfectly captures the romance in Florence. Blending 15th-century artistry with the region’s ethereal beauty, Belmond Villa San Michele is as inspiring as the city’s greatest cathedrals and galleries. Our facade, attributed to Michelangelo, is hugged by lush woodland and terraced gardens. Step outside and gaze down across Florence and to the Chianti hills beyond. A 15th-century national monument, Belmond Villa San Michele is a work of art in itself. Frescoes and ancient carvings decorate its rooms, while its formal Italian gardens are a delightful retreat. Sit on a private terrace surrounded by woodland, birdsong and the cypress-studded Chianti hills. Superb Tuscan cuisine and fine wines are served on a beautiful alfresco loggia.
And yet the treasures of Florence are close at hand. Experience all the elegance of Italy’s great history and culture, while enjoying the ambience of a private home. The spirit of the Renaissance sings in every detail of this exquisite hotel. For Tuscany accommodation with breathtaking views over Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele can’t be beaten. From sumptuous Double Rooms to indulgent Suites, all our spaces are uniquely crafted with total relaxation in mind. Panoramic views, picture-perfect architecture and punchy local produce: our dining options showcase the best of the region. Break bread on the vine-covered terrace of La Loggia or step into verdant gardens for a sundowner. Where menus sing with seasonal flair, Belmond Villa San Michele boasts some of the best restaurants in Florence.
The hotel’s 46 guestrooms and suites—including the private 3-bedroom Limonaia Villa—have a fittingly serene feel with antique furnishings and old master paintings. The spirit of the Renaissance sings in every detail of this exquisite hotel. For Tuscany accommodation with breathtaking views over Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele can’t be beaten. From sumptuous Double Rooms to indulgent Suites, all our spaces are uniquely crafted with total relaxation in mind.
Double Rooms - Classic / Superior / Deluxe
Experience the most indulgent accommodation Tuscany has to offer. Double Rooms are uniquely decorated in neutral shades accented with warm pastels. Custom-made furniture, parchment lampshades and elegant upholstery perfectly complement the sumptuous atmosphere of one of the best hotels in Italy.
Classic Rooms: Each room has been beautifully restored with original touches. Be inspired as you gaze out onto the intimate cloister or across to the soaring cypress trees. From 24 sqm.
Superior Rooms: Located in the original part of the building, theses rooms overlook the courtyard or the countryside. Each has a large marble bathroom and separate shower.
Deluxe Rooms: Exquisitely appointed, Double Deluxe Rooms offer idyllic views. Bathrooms feature Carrara marble double vanities and walk-in showers.
Junior Suites - Superior / Deluxe / Executive
Tuscany is yours to explore from Belmond Villa San Michele, one of the best places to stay in Italy. Our Junior Suites are beautifully decorated throughout, with a generous space in which to relax. Each has a private terrace. From 35 sqm.
Superior Jr Suite: Each charming suite leads out onto a garden and paved terrace. Royal yellow Carrara marble lines the generous bathrooms, with include decadent double vanities.
Deluxe Jr Suite: With stunning views of the old monastery, Deluxe Junior Suites are accessed through a wall-to-wall glass door, which expands the living space onto the terrace.
Executive Jr Suite: Savour astonishing views over Florence and the Italian gardens. Spacious bathrooms include a walk-in shower, bathtub and double marble vanities.
Suites - Garden / Donatello / Michelangelo
For those wondering where to stay in Florence, little can compare to the indulgent Suites at Belmond Villa San Michele. With fabulous views over the city, each Suite features a separate living room and unique decorative flourishes. From 60 sqm.
Garden Suite: Located in our lush garden, step out to a private terrace with views over Florence. On request, we can add one or two extra beds in the lounge for children.
Donatello Suite: Once the Prior’s quarters, this suite occupies a whole corner of the monastery featuring spellbinding views. The sunlit sitting room boasts an ornate fireplace.
Michelangelo Suite: Our largest and most romantic suite stretches the length of the hotel’s façade. An open-plan living and sleeping area features a dramatic stone fireplace.
Limonaia Suite & Villa
A historic hideaway, nestled in our Italian gardens – from 80 sqm. Enjoy top-tier luxury with breathtaking views. A heated plunge pool and enchanting waterfall beckons in the leafy private garden. On request, this historic apartment can be converted to become the most glamorous luxury villa Tuscany has to offer. Reservations can be made on request, with a choice of one, two or three bedrooms with king or twin beds.
Panoramic views, picture-perfect architecture and punchy local produce: our dining options showcase the best of the region. Break bread on the vine-covered terrace of La Loggia or step into verdant gardens for a sundowner. Where menus sing with seasonal flair, Belmond Villa San Michele boasts some of the best restaurants in Florence.
La Loggia Restaurant & Wine Cellar
The elegantly rustic La Loggia restaurant inspires the eyes and palate. Sample seasonal Tuscan dishes at sunset. Watch as the skyline transforms from a tapestry of domes and turrets into a soft sea, punctuated by twinkling lights. With its 15th century setting and refined Italian cuisine, few restaurants in the world are as romantic as La Loggia. The picturesque arched terrace perfectly frames Florence stretching off into the distance. Dine alfresco in the sunshine or in one of the historic rooms inside. For private banquets, the Ristorante Antico and Cenacolo rooms will take your breath away.
Savour a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats the beautiful Cloister Bar. Newly refurbished with a glamorously chic Renaissance style, our historic Cloister is at the heart of the hotel. Sit back, relax and indulge as you’re served a range of culinary delights, accompanied by your choice of our finest teas and infusions. The glamorous bar is a perfect sport to relax while sipping delicious cocktails. Ask our internationally acclaimed barmen for a timeless Negroni or a refreshing Chartreuse Swizzle.
Pool Restaurant and Bar
With Florence a breathtaking web below, our hilltop Pool Restaurant and Bar is tempting at any time of day. Take a shaded seat on the terrace for a lazy lunch or toast the day’s adventures with a poolside sundowner.
Step out into our beautiful Italian gardens and savour a cocktail or glass of wine alongside sweeping views of Florence. Relax in our alongside the scent of orange blossom and rose. One of our expert gardeners will show you around. Spot our 300-year old wisteria which, come spring, swathes our lawn-facing facade in purple. Dine deliciously in our gardens with a special Leonard Shared Table menu, one of many ways we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the true Renaissance Man. This unique culinary journey is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codice Atlantico”. Dishes tell the story of Florence’s culture; a city that has always been ahead of its time. They are served on a stand that is inspired by Leonardo’s famous flying machine.
Panoramic heated outdoor pool and gym. Take a dip in our pool perched on the hillside or enjoy an al fresco massage, each while taking in breathtaking views of the Arno Valley.