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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. 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.

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At a glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 45 rooms and suites
  • DINING Ristorante La Loggia, Ristorante Villa San Michele, pizzeria, pool grill and bar
  • FEATURES Cookery school, panoramic heated open-air pool and gym
  • ACTIVITIES Cultural tours and events
  • EVENTS Meeting and banqueting rooms, including the panoramic Davanzati Room
  • LOCATION 10km from Florence airport, courtesy shuttle to the city centre


Every step brings a new discovery


Ristorante 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 Villa San Michele

Captivating Cuisine

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

Pizzeria Villa San Michele

Simple Pleasures

Our chefs create delicious comfort cuisine like pizza and steak while you watch. Dishes are served beneath the leafy pergola in our Italian gardens.  

Pool Grill Restaurant

Deeply Delicious

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

Cookery School

Tuscan Masters

Take a hands-on class with our Executive Chef and learn how to create some of the most quintessential Tuscan dishes.

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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Emanuele Manfroi
General Manager

We wanted to bring this historic space to life… By creating new and visually different art, we aim to bring renewed beauty and inspiration to the hotel.

Renaissance grandeur meets contemporary drama with street art installations, found across our hotel and gardens. General Manager Emanuele Manfroi and his team aspire to bring new, fresh energy to Villa San Michele with an installation that echoes Florence’s contrast of rich history and cutting-edge modern art.

Street Art

Different. Better. Special.

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

Massimo Listri: The Iconic Images

May to October

Massimo Listri’s captivating architectural photographs are celebrated around the world. Discover why his unique prints of Tuscan palaces and interiors have enchanted so many. Take a stroll around our alfresco exhibition set in Villa San Michele’s beautiful Italian gardens. In partnership with Artology, this exquisite display also includes work by celebrated artists Thomas Mars, Francis Fulton Smith, Thomas Schoenauer and Johannes Weinsheimer.

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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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Belmond Villa San Michele Pool

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.

If you're not a guest of the hotel you can still enjoy our pool facilities. Both hotel guests and visitors can also rent private cabanas to enhance their poolside experience. For more information and to make your reservation contact

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

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Belmond Villa San Michele Gardens


Once nurtured by Franciscan monks, the immaculate 15th-century gardens at Villa San Michele include a large wooded park and terraced lawns. Here you’ll find our 400-year-old wisteria, the only one in Florence to bloom twice a year.

Relax on a lounger, sip a cocktail among the fragrant flowers, or take a tour with our knowledgeable gardeners.

Belmond Villa San Michele Fitness


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.

Please note: a reservation is required prior to use

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Discover Tuscany

Journey between Castello di Casole near Siena and Villa San Michele for the ultimate Tuscan adventure.

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Castello di Casole

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4 nights: Tuscany

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