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Belmond’s Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy

Belmond’s Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy

SET IN THE HILLS ABOVE FLORENCE WITH ENCHANTING VIEWS OVER THE CITY, BELMOND VILLA SAN MICHELE IS A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF, ANCIENT FRESCOS, CUTTING-EDGE STREET ART AND A FAÇADE ATTRIBUTED TO MICHELANGELO. Housed in a 15th-century monastery with lush Italian gardens, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the city of the Medicis. Board our complimentary shuttle, which runs regularly until 22.00 each day, to be in the heart of Florence in just 15 minutes. Our Concierge will be delighted to arrange street art tours in Florence and Chianti as well as tailor-made activities in Tuscany. Or stay at the hotel and glean the secrets of Italian cuisine at our renowned Cookery School. In the evening, dine in our achingly romantic La Loggia Restaurant with breathtaking views across Florence and the surrounding hills.

Blending 14th-century artistry with the region’s ethereal beauty, 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.

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.


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.


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.

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