The Hotel

Where Renaissance spirit meets modern indulgence

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 with a selection of 42 breathtaking rooms and suites. 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.

Discover The Legend

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Villa San Michele

Our Hillside Sanctuary

Enjoy the best of both worlds at Villa San Michele, with sumptuous privacy within Florence’s countryside while remaining a stone’s throw of the vibrant city. Hop on our courtesy shuttle to arrive in the centre within fifteen minutes, or stroll through scenic Fiesole, with its olive groves and shaded woodland.

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Every step brings a new discovery


La Loggia

Masterful Menus

From daring dishes to tempting tasting menus, enjoy an exquisite feast. Sensational views are framed by the monastery’s arches.

Ristorante San Michele

Captivating Gastronomy

Experience lunch like never before. Go back to the source with each bite of this deliciously twisted Tuscan gastronomy. 

Bar San Michele

Sip and Savour

Indulge in masterfully prepared cocktails overlooking Florence or in the cosy embrace of the small cloister.

San Michele Grill

Delicious Bites

Take a seat by the glimmering pool and enjoy a selection of classic Italian dishes. Views of Florence stretch out below.

Fitness Centre

Stay Active

Our panoramic gym offers state-of-the-art equipment, free weights and cardio machines to help you maintain your fitness regimen.

Swimming Pool

An Alfresco Oasis

Set on a grassy plateau above the gardens, our shining pool is the best place to unwind with stunning views across the Arno Valley.

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Centuries of History

Seen across the still pool waters, guests relax on loungers beneath pretty fringed parasols, absorbing the spectacular views.

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.

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Salus Regina Wellness Suite

Unwind in peerless Renaissance style at Salus Regina. This intimate suite is the perfect place to relax.

Choose from a selection of massages and wellness treatments, offered by experts. Upon request you can also arrange yoga sessions, as well as make-up and hairdressing services.

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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.

If you prefer to workout in your room or outdoors, all our guests enjoy access to virtual coaching on the MyWellness App by Technogym. You can also request the Technogym training kit at reception.


See more of Europe with Belmond

Journey between Castello di Casole near Siena and Villa San Michele for the ultimate Tuscan adventure. Or, depart from or arrive in Florence on the most famous train in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.