Villa San Michele

Modern luxury meets Renaissance splendour

Nestled in the Fiesole hills, this former medieval monastery perfectly captures the romance of Florence

Blending 14th-century artistry 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. Step outside and gaze down across Florence and to the Chianti hills beyond. Today, Belmond 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.


Different. Better. Special.

Staying with us turns a trip to Florence into an unforgettably unique escape. Regular courtesy shuttle bus into Florence. Here are just some of the features that make us stand out from the crowd.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy magnificent views across the Arno Valley and Florence from the panoramic heated swimming pool. Situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens, reached by a winding path, it’s the perfect spot to daydream. A pool snack bar serves tasty lunches and snacks to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

Pool measurements: Length – 25m, Width – from 5m, Depth – from 1.4 – 2.2m


Once nurtured by Franciscan monks, the immaculate 15th-century gardens at Belmond Villa San Michele include a large wooded park and terraced lawns. Relax on a lounger, sip a cocktail among the fragrant flowers, or take a tour with our knowledgeable gardeners.


Find a new sense of wellbeing just heartbeats away from historic Florence. Indulge with a choice of massage in our open-air gazebo. Options range from classic Swedish and Shiatsu to Couples’ Massages or Mum-To-Be treatments. Our panoramic gym offers state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights and cardio machines, plus stunning views down to Florence. Personal training, yoga and pilates can also be arranged. Or choose to stay healthy while exploring with guided hikes or scenic bike rides through the Fiesole hills.