Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel

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Modern luxury meets Renaissance splendour.

  • 10 km from Florence Airport
  • 45 rooms and suites
  • Cookery School
  • Cultural Tours and Events
  • Gym
  • Open Air heated pool
  • Pool Restaurant and Bars
  • Ristorante La Loggia

Villa San Michele is nestled on a hilltop amid lush trees and terraced gardens, enjoying unparalleled vistas of Florence.

Dating from the 15th century, the Villa’s facade is attributed to Michelangelo. Step inside and experience the beauty of a Renaissance monastery enriched with a modern street art collection.

Guests can stroll through the Italian gardens, bursting with lemon trees and fragrant roses. Hone their culinary skills in the expert Cookery School, or savour superb Tuscan cuisine on the alfresco loggia.

Surrounded by lush trees and terraced gardens with views down to Florence, our location is hard to beat. Step inside and experience the beauty of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy’s culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries.

Today, Villa San Michele is 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.

For a full Tuscan experience we suggest to combine a stay at Villa San Michele with one at Castello di Casole, a Belmond Hotel, Tuscany, a 10th-century estate located in the deepest countryside. Take advantage of this package to make the best of both properties!


The spirit of the Renaissance sings in every detail of this exquisite hotel. For Tuscany accommodation with breathtaking views over Florence, 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.

All accommodation includes:

  • Complimentary internet
  • Minibar
  • Fresh flowers
  • Coffee and tea facilities in suites
  • Courtesy bathroom lines by Bvlgari and Marvis
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Daily newspapers
  • 24-hour room service

Rooms (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.

Junior Suite (Superior, Deluxe, Executive)

Tuscany is yours to explore from Villa San Michele, one of the best places to stay in Italy. Our Junior Suites are beautifully decorated throughout, with generous relaxation space and a private terrace or garden.

Suites (Garden, Donatello, Michelangelo)

For those wondering where to stay in Florence, little can compare to the indulgent Suites at Villa San Michele. With fabulous views over the city, each Suite features a separate living room and unique decorative flourishes.

Limonaia Suites & Villa

The Limonaia suite is tastefully decorated in a Tuscan Renaissance style. The historic rooms are located in a former 17th-century orangery.

Stretch out with even more space in a two-bedroom suite. Each contains panoramic views over Florence.

On request, this historic apartment can become the most glamorous luxury villa Tuscany has to offer. The private garden boasts its own heated plunge pool made from stone.


With the freshest produce in the finest location, dining with us is the perfect way to appreciate the true magic behind Italian cuisine.

Whether you’re sampling local wild boar, savoring our smoked rabbit lasagnetta or sipping Tuscan wine, gastronomes are spoilt for choice with our varied and unique culinary options. From the 15th-century arches of Ristorante La Loggia to our avant-garde take on beloved dishes, both tradition and modernity inform our gastronomy. It doesn’t hurt that our hotel overlooks Florence’s most coveted view—the panoramic vista is as stunning as any painting hanging in the Uffizi gallery.

Ristorante La Loggia

At La Loggia, the menu both respects and reinterprets Tuscan gastronomy. Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino’s dishes feature daring modern twists and unique ingredient combinations. The result? A one-of-a-kind flavour sensation that takes you both back in time and hurtling into the future.

Perched high in the Florence hills, our magical setting also has its fair share of history. A former monastery and now one of the most scenic restaurants in Florence, we’re proud of the stories that live on here.

Cloister Bar

This glamorous, fully-refurbished bar is the perfect spot to relax while sipping delicious signature cocktails. Ask our internationally acclaimed barmen for a timeless Negroni, or a refreshing Chartreuse Swizzle.

Set in the hotel’s historic Cloister, the bar’s design balances tradition, soft contours, leather, brass and marble with flashes of modern sophistication like the leopard-print cushions adorning gold-highlighted sofas.

The Pool Restaurant & Bar

Tempting lunches and light snacks served by the stunning hilltop pool

Garden Bar

Cocktails and snacks served in the Italian gardens with a view over Florence


Cookery School

Anticipate the ultimate foodie vacations at 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.

Salus Regine Wellness Suite

Unwind in peerless Renaissance style at Salus Regina. This intimate suite is the perfect place to relax.

Choose from a selection of massages and wellness treatments, offered by experts. Upon request you can also arrange yoga sessions, as well as make-up and hairdressing services.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy magnificent views across the Arno Valley and Florence from the panoramic heated swimming pool.

Situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens, reached by a winding path, it’s the perfect spot to daydream. A pool snack bar serves tasty lunches and snacks to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

If you’re not a guest of the hotel you can still enjoy our pool facilities. Both hotel guests and visitors can also rent private cabanas to enhance their poolside experience


Once nurtured by Franciscan monks, the immaculate 15th-century gardens at Villa San Michele include a large wooded park and terraced lawns. Here you’ll find our 400-year-old wisteria, the only one in Florence to bloom twice a year.

Relax on a lounger, sip a cocktail among the fragrant flowers, or take a tour with our knowledgeable gardeners.


Our panoramic gym offers state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights and cardio machines, plus stunning views down to Florence.

Personal training, yoga and pilates can also be arranged. Or choose to stay healthy while exploring with guided hikes or scenic bike rides through the Fiesole hills.


Garden Dinner In Florence

Head to our lover’s corner to enjoy enchanting views over Florence. In this lofty romantic perch, we’ll serve you and your companion a specially created menu with wine pairings.

On the table you’ll find a map of the city below—a guide to the heart of Florence and all its tales of romance through the ages. Florence is famed for its romantic history. This stunning city is where the poet Dante met his beloved Beatrice, who inspired his poetry as well as his political passions. Let us help you write your own love story with all the words you’ve always wanted to say.

The Art Parks of Tuscany

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.

Greet the Day with Leonardo

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.

Fresco Classes

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.

Cashmere in the Chianti Hills

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.





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