Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel

Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel


    Review by Mila

    Written on 13-12-2023

    Super-luxury hotel just outside Florence with dreamy views and star service

    Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence is one of the most luxurious hotels in Florence, boasting an immense grandeur. This high-end getaway is located in an ancient monastery, just outside the city center, surrounded by breathtaking views and combines contemporary elements with a classic renaissance ambiance.

    As is befitting for any hotel of the widely acclaimed Belmond chain, Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence makes an impeccable impression. Even as you drive up the driveway, you'll be continuously astonished and will want to pinch yourself. You'll see beautifully landscaped gardens and from the hilltop you’ll have a view of Florence and the Chianti.

    The hotel itself is located in a 15th-century monastery. The rich history is evident from the outside. The building is adorned with ornate ornaments and the monastery's facade is even attributed to none other than Michelangelo himself! Also inside, the grandeur of bygone times has left a clear footprint. The vaulted ceilings, the traditional arches, and the terracotta floors from the Renaissance era have all been well preserved.

    In addition to the many original elements you see both inside and outside and the beautiful antique pieces of furniture and accessories adorning each room, you can also count on contemporary comfort here. There is Wi-Fi everywhere, a nice swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols, and every room has a minibar and a Nespresso coffee machine.

    With a minibar and good coffee in your room, you can cocoon wonderfully here. But as you're here, also take time to visit the glamorous cocktail bar, ‘Il Chiostrino’ and order a timeless Negroni, or a refreshing Chartreuse Swizzle. Or settle down in one of the hotel's two top-class restaurants, for a gourmet night out and a dreamy view of the Florence skyline.


    Belmond is one of the most prestigious hotel chains in the world. The collection includes unique hotels, trains, river cruises, and safari lodges in beautiful destinations worldwide. Every Belmond stay is one of a kind, but all have a rich history, recognizable charm, and high-level service!

    Characteristic rooms

    That Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence was a monastery in the Middle Ages can be seen in the rooms, where many original elements have been preserved. Think of the vaulted ceilings, the glass windows and the antique furniture. Yet, you can also find a contemporary touch. For instance, there is a Nespresso machine in every room for making your own coffee, a well-stocked minibar with house soft drinks, and high-end toiletries.

    Legendary cocktails & high-end cuisine

    With the freshest products at the best location, dining at Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence is a true delight. Discover the real magic behind Italian cuisine and join in one of the two top restaurants. In Ristorante La Loggia you will find fine dining of the first order, while in Ristorante Villa San Michele it's all about slow food.


    For art and culture lovers, there is no better place to find than Florence. Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence is located in a beautiful and quiet place, just below the old village of Fiesole. A stone's throw away from the historic heart of the city and 20 minutes from the main highlights.



    Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence is located just outside the center of Florence, in a green and serene location. The hotel is built on top of a hill, giving you a beautiful view of the city.

    Accommodation address

    Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel

    Via Doccia 4 Fiesole,
    50014, Fiesole,

    +39 0185 2353 03Book Now


    The nearest airport is Florence-Peretola, the airport of Florence, which is located approximately 11 km away. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to the accommodation.


    From Amsterdam, it takes approximately 14 and a half hours to drive to Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, in Florence. You can park at the hotel for free.

    Practical information

    Important to know

    Check-in: Available from 15:00

    Check-out: Available until 12:00


    • iconOutdoor pool
    • iconCoffee and tea facilities
    • iconRoomservice
    • iconFree WiFi
    • iconOutdoor swimming pool (heated and open all year round)
    • iconRestaurant
    • iconWedding venue
    • iconSun loungers or beach chairs
    • iconNewspaper(s)
    • iconBar or lounge area

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