Villa San Michele (5 Star Hotels) Fiesole
Luxury in the hills overlooking Florence
Three reasons why you'll love it here
- Stay in a villa designed by the great Michelangelo
- Sleep in a suite with view of Florence and the river Arno
- Savor the flavor of Tuscany, in the panoramic "La Loggia"
There's only one thing in the world more beautiful than this luxury hotel on the hills above Florence and that's the view!
In the peaceful little town of Fiesole, and only a few minutes away from the city in which the Italian renaissance was born, the 15th century Villa San Michele enjoys breathtaking views of the Tuscan capital, the river Arno and Chianti.
Michelangelo, a monastery and the last supper
A Franciscan monastery until the start of the 19th century, when Napoleon dissolved the monastic orders, the façade of the villa has been attributed to none other than the great Michelangelo.
Whilst much of the original artwork which adorned the monastery is now housed in the various museums of Florence, a number of masterpieces can still be observed within the rooms of the building, including Nicodemo Ferrucci's 17th century fresco of the Last Supper sited in the halls once used as the Monks' refectory.
Suites steeped in history
In this 5 star hotel in Fiesole, what were once somber monks' cells have been transformed into sumptuous bedrooms and suites, furnished with exquisite items of period furniture and equipped with every modern amenity.
Originally the monastery library, later Napoleon's headquarters in Florence; the Michelangelo suite stretches the entire length of the villa's façade, and enjoys stunning views of Florence, the Arno Valley and the rolling hills of Chianti.
The most dramatic suite has to be the Limonaia. Located in the former orangery of the convent, in the hotel's Italian gardens, the suite enjoys a prime location with a breathtaking view over Florence and the surrounding hills
The Donatello Suite, once the Prior's quarters, occupies a whole corner of the monastery, with two windows overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley and two enjoying the peaceful views of the Italian Garden and the wooded park.
Delicious Tuscan cuisine is served in the hotel's 16th century La Loggia restaurant. From late spring to early autumn, meals are served "al fresco" on the arched terrace. Classic cocktails, vintage liquers and light snacks are served in the Loggia, Small Cloister and pool bar.
Want to learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from an award-winning chef? Enroll for one of the entertaining hands-on lessons at Villa San Michele's world-famous cooking school!
The business of pleasure
Taking pride of place in the hotel's panoramic gardens, Villa San Michele's spectacular swimming pool is the perfect place in which to while away the hottest hours of the day.
Eager to explore the renaissance treasures of Florence? The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the center of the city (average journey time14 minutes)
An exclusive location in which to host a high profile business meeting or glamorous social event, the hotel boasts excellent banqueting facilities and a number of elegant function rooms.
Via Doccia, 4 - 50014 Fiesole (Firenze)
Tel. +39 055 5678200
Fax +39 055 567 8250
Villa San Michele amenities
- Swimming pool
- Children’s play area
- Free Wi-fi
- Air Conditioning
- Room service
- Safety deposit box
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Room with private terrace
Food and drink
- Cocktail bar
- Snack bar
- Cooking courses
- Church for weddings
- Reception 24h
- Car park
- Baby sitter
- Kids Club
- Kids Concierge