Belmond Villa San Michele
(5 Star Luxury 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
- Have a walk in the Italian Gardens surrounded by nature with views of Florence.
- 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 Belmond 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 15th 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 Belmond Villa San Michele's world-famous cooking school!
The business of pleasure
Taking pride of place in the hotel's panoramic gardens, Belmond Villa San Michele's spectacular swimming pool is the perfect place in which to while away the hottest hours of the day.
Let our Smile Club supervisors entertain your little ones. Relax knowing that they are receiving expert supervision while at play. Children at Belmond Villa San Michele are special guests welcomed by a dedicated Kids' Concierge.
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)
Belmond Villa San Michele amenities
Restaurants and Bars
- La Loggia Restaurant
- La Loggia Bar
- The Pool Restaurant and Bar
- Cloister Var
- Cookery School
- Panoramic swimming pool
- Italian Gardens
- Cookery School
- Kids Club
- Kids Concierge
- Complimentary shuttle service to the center of Florence
- Exclusive excursions and activities organized by the hotel Concierge
- Fitness center
- In-room massage
- The Cenacolo Room
- Air conditioning
- Mini bar
- Cable TV Sat
- Modem jack
- CD and DVD player
- Movies selection
- Internet Wi-fi
- Safe deposit box
- Baby Sitting