Belmond Villa San Michele
5 Star Luxury Hotel – Florence

Via Doccia 50014 Fiesole FI Italy

Overview & highlights

Villa San Michele is nestled on a hilltop amid lush trees and terraced gardens, enjoying unparalleled views of Florence.  Dating from the 15th century, the Villa’s facade is attributed to Michelangelo. Step inside and you experience the ethereal beauty and solitude of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy’s culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries.

From the surviving fresco of the Last Supper to the terraced gardens and pool this hotel is a feast for your eyes.

The attentive Concierge can arrange tours of villas, palaces and even secret gardens or excursions to wineries in the countryside for truly memorable days.

Dining at the Loggia Terrace will be one of the most romantic experiences of your entire trip.


Nestled on a hilltop in Fiesole which is a part of Florence, surrounded by trees and terraced gardens overlooking the city of Florence and the Arno Valley below.

How to reach the hotel

By Air: Florence Airport ‘FLR’ (10 km / 6 miles), 20 minutes drive to the hotel.  Pisa International Airport ‘PSA’ (83 km / 52 miles), 1 hour drive to the hotel.

By Train: Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is only a 15 min drive to the Hotel. There are trains arriving from Milan, Venice, Rome and Naples.

By Car: Motorway A1, exit “Firenze Sud”. Follow the indications for “Fiesole”. Coming through the town “San Domenico”, look out for indications to Villa San Michele.

By Helicopter: Helicopter transfer to Fiesole and private car to Villa San Michele (15 min)

Rooms & Suites

45 Rooms, including 25 Suites and Junior Suites, located in the old monastery building and nestled amid the beautiful gardens, enjoying spectacular views, each with its unique style and antique furnishings.

Double Classic Rooms
Each has been beautifully restored, delight as you look out across to the soaring cypress trees.

Double Superior Rooms
Located in the original part of the building these rooms are spacious and overlook either the courtyard or the countryside. Each has a large marble bathroom and separate shower.

Double Deluxe Rooms
Exquisitely appointed offering an idyllic view over Florence or the Italian garden and wooded park. Bathrooms feature Carrara marble double vanities and walk-in showers.

All Double Rooms Feature

  • King-size or twin beds
  • Marble bathroom
  • Size: from 24 m2 / 258 ft2

Superior Junior Suites
Leading out onto a garden and paved terrace, surrounded by laurel hedges for total privacy. Royal yellow Carrara marble lines the walls of the generous bathrooms, with his and hers armoires and double vanities. Each has a private terrace.

Deluxe Junior Suite
Views of the old monastery and Italian gardens they are spacious and lavishly furnished. Access is through a wall-to-wall glass door, which, when fully open, expands the living space out onto the private terrace.

Executive Junior Suite
Idyllically situated offering astonishing views over Florence and the Italian gardens. Bathrooms are spacious, with a walk-in shower, bathtub, double marble vanities and his and hers armoires. Each has a private terrace.

All Junior Suites Feature

  • King-size or twin beds
  • Cosy sitting area with sofa
  • Size: from 35 m2 / 377 ft2

Garden Suite
Very large suites located in the gardens with private terrace and a fantastic view over Florence. Beautifully appointed and renovated, they offer separate living rooms and have all comforts. One extra bed may be added in the lounge for children sharing the room with their parents.

Donatello Suite
Occupying the whole corner of the monastery, with windows overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley and the peaceful sight of the Italian Garden and park – a pole position still today.

A spacious, sunlit sitting room featuring a corner fireplace of exquisite craftsmanship leads into a large, well-appointed bedroom with king size bed, breakfast table and elbow rest chairs.

Michelangelo Suite
Inundated by daylight from sunrise to sunset, the Michelangelo Suite stretches the whole length of the facade. Once the monastery library, it became Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s headquarters in Florence.

Today the huge, canopied, king-size bed and the exquisite decorations remain fit for an emperor. By far the Villa’s largest and most romantic accommodation, the undivided sleeping and sitting areas stretch behind the whole length of the facade with windows dominating views over Florence, the Arno Valley and the Chianti Hills.

A large fireplace dominates one of the walls, its stone mantelpiece a glory of carved craftsmanship. The bathroom contains a pool-like bathtub and features a separate shower and the finest and softest linen and towels.

All Suites Feature

  • With fabulous views over Florence, each Suite features a separate living room
  • King-size or twin beds
  • Bathrooms with separate bath and shower
  • Spacious living room
  • Size: from 60 m2 / 646 ft2

Limonaia Suite & Villa
The most dramatic suite in the hotel, located in the 17th century ‘Limonaia’, a separate building in the hotels Italian gardens, the suite enjoys a prime location with breathtaking view over Florence and the surrounding hills.

This historic apartment can be connected on request to a second suite, linked by a staircase, complete with enlarged bathrooms and wardrobes. Beautifully decorated in Tuscan Renaissance style, the panoramic rooms enjoy breathtaking views over the city.

The Limonaia suite is also connected to a third suite via the garden creating a kind of “private villa in the Villa”, a unique haven that is ideal for families, groups of friends, or for a special occasion such as a wedding or exclusive party.

PLUS the private garden now has its own heated plunge pool, made from stone, and a small waterfall that blends in perfectly with the leafy surroundings.

Limonaia Suite & Villa Features

  • King-size or twin beds
  • Marble bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Private plunge pool and natural water spring
  • Size: from 80 m2 / 861 ft2

Extra Bed and Maximum Occupancy:
One extra bed can be placed in Junior Suites and Suites only, for a maximum allowed occupancy of 3 persons.

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • 24h Room Service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee & Tea facilities in Suites
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Daily newspaper
  • In room safes
  • Academy Award winning movies
  • Most have private terrace or garden overlooking Florence
  • Complimentary wireless/wired internet
  • Adjustable room lighting (dimmer)
  • Most bathrooms with walk-in showers & bathtub
  • Multi plugs
  • Towel warmer & hairdryer
  • Bathroom scales
  • Marble or Italian tile baths
  • Courtesy line by Bulgari, Penhaligons, Molton Brown
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Laundry service
  • Twice a day house-keeping service

Dine & Drink

The Loggia Restaurant
Panoramic views from the terrace over Florence
Type of food: typical Tuscan cuisine (vegetarian dishes available)
Capacity: 110 people – Dress code: smart casual
Service hours: Breakfast from 7.30am to 10.30am; Lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Dinner from 7.30pm to 10.30pm

La Loggia Bar
Drinks before or after dinner in the ancient loggia or outside in the Italian gardens. Piano music from 7pm until midnight.
Service hours: From 10am to 1pm; Snacks are served from 11.30am to 7.30pm; Late supper menu from 11.30pm to 1am

Pool Restaurant
Location in the hotel: beside the hilltop swimming pool
Type of food: light lunch menu à la carte
Dress code: casual – Service hours: Lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Pool Bar
Location in the hotel: beside the panoramic heated swimming pool with breathtaking views from the upper terrace of the Villa’s gardens
Type of drinks: refreshing cocktails, any other beverages and light snacks
Dress code: casual : Service hours: From 10am to 7pm

Cloister Bar
The bar features a glass roof and is furnished in antique style.
Open: 10am – 1am  / Snacks: 11:30am – 7:30pm 
 / Late dinner: 11:30pm – 1:00am

Leisure Facilities

Complimentary: With a supplement:
  • Shuttle service to Florence’s historic centre
  • Use of the heated outdoor infinity swimming pool equipped with sun beds, sunshades, towels)
  • Use of the gym & fitness facilities
  • Internet point
  • Daily International newspapers
  • Cooking classes at the Hotel’s Cookery School
  • Massage and beauty treatments in guests rooms
  • Wine and olive oil tasting at Capannelle winery
  • Tennis in Fiesole, 5km/3 miles from the hotel
  • Golf (Golf Club Ugolino, 18 holes, 30 minutes by car)

Children’s Facilities

In your Room on arrival

  • Kids bathrobes and slippers, bottle warmers
  • Children’s books with activities and local itineraries
  • Extra bed and Baby cots in Junior Suites and Suites

Available at the Concierge Desk:  Playstation, DVDs, Toys for babies

In the Restaurants:

  • Children’s Menu, Highchairs
  • Children Cookery School with tailored lessons, available on certain dates (with a supplement)
  • Kids’ Club available from May to September.
  • Babysitting service available on request.

General Information

  • Check-in time: From 2 pm
  • Check-out time: Until 12 noon
  • Concierge service: Available 24 hours a day
  • Credit cards: All major credit cards accepted: Visa, Master, American Express, Diners
  • Exchange of foreign currency: Available at Reception Desk
  • Hairdresser: Available in the room (on request)
  • Laundry service and dry cleaning: Available 6 days a week
  • Parking/ Valet Service: Available
  • Chauffeur service: Luxury Sedans bookable through our concierge for private transfers
  • Security service: Available 24 hours a day
  • Excursions / Car and Boat Rental: Bookable through the concierge
  • Personal shopper: Available on request
  • Wheelchair access: On request
  • Private Dining Facilities: Private dining and meeting rooms available
  • City Tax: All our guests are required to pay the Accommodation Tax established by the Fiesole City Council


Rates & Policies

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