Belmond Villa San Michele

Florence, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019 & 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American Buffet breakfast daily already included in rates
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, valid in hotel restaurant for either lunch or dinner, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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PROPERTY SIZE: 45 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Zen
Landmarks Local Immersion Seclusion

Belmond Villa San Michele

Address:
Via Doccia 4
Fiesole
Florence, 50014
Italy
Nearest Airport:
Peretola (FLR)
6 mi / 9 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Pool


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers

About Us

It’s rare, especially in a city as magnetic as Florence, for a hotel to be a destination in itself. Yet marrying Renaissance splendour with contemporary luxury, this former medieval monastery captures the imagination.

Nestled on the verdant Fiesole hills, Belmond Villa San Michele echoes Florence as a whole. Blending 14th century artistic flair with the region’s ethereal beauty, the hotel is as inspiring as the city’s greatest cathedrals and galleries. Our facade, attributed to Michelangelo, is hugged by lush woodland and terraced gardens. From here, visitors enjoy an unparalleled panorama over Florence and the Chianti hills beyond.

Little wonder then that Hollywood elite and British royalty have flocked to us. Julia Roberts, Vivienne Westwood, The Prince of Wales and John F. Kennedy rank among our illustrious former guests. Indeed, Fiesole itself has historically drawn the richest and brightest Florentines. The Medicis built their villas here, and Renaissance artist and Dominican friar Fra Angelico took his vows among these hills. In 1506 Leonardo da Vinci first demonstrated his flying machine from Montececeri Park, a short journey from our front door.

It was about this time that a community of Franciscan monks first laid the foundations for what would later become Belmond Villa San Michele. Today, within its warren of rooms and corridors, vaulted ceilings and worn terracotta floors count among its charming original features. 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 villa's former monastic residents may have been surprised to see our Carrara marble bathrooms and modern luxuries, however.

Step outside and relax in our Italian gardens, tinged with 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. 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.

Should you wish to get creative, Belmond Villa San Michele offers a range of activities. Unleash your inner chef at our world-renowned cooking school with executive chef Attilio Di Fabrizio. Alternatively, shake things up at our head barman’s cocktail masterclass.

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. Few restaurants and, indeed, few destinations in the world can match this for romantic bliss.

Best of the Best

With a facade 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 15 minutes away by courtesy shuttle. Swim in the gorgeous pool, the highest in Florence, or take a cooking class at the acclaimed Cookery School. Most guestrooms boast stunning views and a private terrace or gardens. No day is complete without a meal at La Loggia Restaurant, one of the city's finest dining establishments. Little guests can enjoy fun activities suggested by the dedicated Kids’ Concierge.

Hotel Tip

For the utmost of privacy, choose the Limonaia Villa, the former orangerie of the convent, located in a secluded corner of the lush Italian gardens.

Sustainability

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Location

Address
Via Doccia 4
Fiesole
Florence, 50014
Italy
Nearest Airport
Peretola (FLR), 6 Miles / 9 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Double Classic

Located in the monastery building, Double Classic rooms are furnished with walnut or cherry custom-made furniture and each features a king-size bed and a bathroom with bathtub. Views are over the internal cloister with its trellises of trailing flowers. No connecting rooms. Maximum occupancy 2 people.

Upgrade: Double Room Superior

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Double Superior

Also located in the monastery building, these rooms overlook the courtyard or the countryside and feature either a king-size or twin beds. Handmade parchment lampshades, plush carpets and custom-made furniture create a restful ambience. Each room has a marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. One room can be connected with a junior suite. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

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Double Deluxe

Double Deluxe rooms boast breathtaking views of Florence or the Italian Gardens. Located in the monastery building, they feature king-size or twin beds, bathrooms with Carrara marble double vanities, separate toilets, walk-in showers or bathtub. Three rooms can be connected with a suite. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Junior Suite Superior

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  • Garden View
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Junior Suite Superior

Private, secluded gardens and views over the Arno Valley distinguish these junior suites. The lawn garden and paved terrace are comfortably equipped with armchairs, elbow-rest chairs and a slate-covered table. Located in the Italian gardens and in the monastery building, the suites feature a king-size or twin beds and bathrooms with Carrara marble, cotto flooring, double vanities, walk-in shower and separate bathtub. Two rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

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Junior Suite Deluxe

Set in the gardens, surrounded by flowers and enjoying views of the Villa building, these suites feature a private terrace with sunbeds, chairs and a table. Access is through a wall-to-wall glass door. King-size or twin beds are available and the bathroom has both a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. Six rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Junior Suite Executive

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Junior Suite Executive

Also in the Italian Gardens, these generous suites enjoy an intimate terrace furnished with sunbeds, chairs and a table boasting astonishing views over Florence. Bathrooms offer a walk-in shower, separate bathtub and double marble vanities. A king-size or twin beds are available. Eight rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Suite Main Building

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Suite Main Building

Donatello Suite: Once the Prior’s quarters, the Donatello Suite occupies a whole corner of the monastery, with windows overlooking the Italian gardens, Florence and the Arno Valley. The sitting room features a fireplace of exquisite craftsmanship and leads into the bedroom, where there is a king-size bed (twin beds are also available). A 16th-century sideboard is available for guests’ clothes. The marble bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower. On request, the suite can be connected with a Double Deluxe room. Maximum occupancy: 4 people (extra beds can be added).

Michelangelo Suite: This magnificent suite extends the entire length of the monastery’s façade. Originally the monks’ library, it later served as Napoleon Bonaparte’s Florentine headquarters. Today the canopied king-size bed (twin beds are also available), opulent decor and expansive fireplace remain fit for an emperor. Sleeping and sitting areas are open-plan and the windows frame stunning views of Florence and the Arno Valley. The bathroom features a generous bathtub and separate shower. Upon request, the suite can be connected with a Double Deluxe room or with two Double Classic rooms creating a private apartment. Maximum occupancy: 4 people (extra beds can be added).

Upgrade: Suite Garden with Terrace

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  • Garden View
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Garden Suite

Tucked away in an intimate corner of the Italian gardens, these spacious suites boast their own private gardens complete with fantastic views over Florence. Each offers a separate living room, a bedroom with king-size or twin beds and a marble bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub. Maximum occupancy: 4 people (extra beds can be added).

Upgrade: Suite Limonaia

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Limonaia Suite and Villa

Located in the former orangerie in the Italian gardens, the 65 sq m (213 sq ft) Limonaia Suite enjoys an intimate location with views over Florence and the surrounding hills. It has a private garden with a heated, stone plunge pool. The panoramic bedroom is equipped with king-size or twin beds and the marble bathroom has both a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. This suite can be connected on request to a Garden Suite, linked by a staircase, complete with spacious bathrooms and wardrobes. These in turn are connected to a third suite through the garden, which creates a one-of-a-kind private villa. This is ideal for families, groups of friends or for special occasions, such as weddings or exclusive parties. In total the Limonaia Villa comprises three bedrooms with king-size or twin beds, three living rooms, three bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower plus a courtesy bathroom and a private plunge pool in the top-floor garden. Maximum occupancy: 6 people (extra beds can be added).

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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Landmarks, Local Immersion, Seclusion
Vibe Zen
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 45
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early arrivals and late departures on requests.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Deposits are dependant on type of booking.

Cancellation Policy

DOUBLE ROOMS, SUPERIOR AND DELUXE JUNIOR SUITES

During the entire season, cancellation requests need to be received 3 days prior to the arrival date by 12.00 pm CET. In case late cancellations, a penalty of 1 night plus tax for every 3 confirmed nights will be charged.

Early departure fee: 100% of the value of the remaining nights.

No-show penalty: 100% of the value of the entire booking.

EXECUTIVE JUNIOR SUITES AND SUITES

During the entire season, cancellation requests need to be received 7 days prior to the arrival date by 12.00 pm CET. In case of late cancellations, a penalty of 1 night plus tax for every 3 confirmed nights will be charged.

Early departure fee: 100% of the value of the remaining nights.

No-show penalty: 100% of the value of the entire booking.
Accepted Forms of Payment

Please note Belmond Villa San Michele accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Credit card
  • Bank transfers
  • Cash (only up to the value of 999 Euro)

Terms & Conditions

SEASONAL CLOSURE: Early November to early April. Check with hotel for exact dates.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019 & 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American Buffet breakfast daily already included in rates
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, valid in hotel restaurant for either lunch or dinner, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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One of the best in the world

By: TB


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

Amazing. Such a beautiful place with a very engaged staff. Food, services and accommodation were the best we have ever stayed on any trip.
Travel Advisor:  Blaire Kochar

Villa

By: Penny Schaffler


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

This Belmond property is beyond compare !
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kelly
Not Recommended

Savant

By: Savant


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Beautiful but no elevators. Hard on those of us with knee problems. Had to upgrade to Garden Suite +400 Euros

Beautiful Bellmond

By: Oliver


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

Fabulous- everything was perfect. Extremely accommodating and helpful staff, lovely and comfortable room with a fantastic view. Food was excellent in the dining room and room service was quick and delicious!
Travel Advisor:  Georgia Schley Ritchie

Beautiful Hotel

By: Charles


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019

Set in an old monastery overlooking Florence, the Villa San Michele is the perfect place to spend time relaxing in the most luxurious way. All of the spaces are expertly curated and the service is fantastic in every way from the front desk to the chefs. A very special place indeed.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Kenneally