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Belmond Villa San Michele - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    The Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole is well known as one of the most exquisite hotels in Italy, and is in a superb position in the hills overlooking Florence.

    The journey and how you get there


    Shuttle service to the centre of Florence.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for the Belmond Villa San Michele Fiesole are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room
    From £2290 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole is a very special residence in glorious countryside overlooking Florence.

    Hotel description

    In the hills above Florence is the beautiful Belmond Villa San Michele, built in the 15th Century as a monastery with a façade designed by Michelangelo. Surrounded by cypress and olive trees and a flowering terraced garden, the hotel enjoys magnificently tranquil views over the city of Florence and the Arno valley. In its careful transformation, Villa San Michele has kept many of the monastery’s original features, including the chapel which now houses the reception area and the cloister adjoining the Cenacolo which is now the restaurant containing a marvellous fresco of the Last Supper dating back to 1602. The entire ambience is one of outstanding quality and serenity. A special feature of Villa San Michele is the Loggia where you can enjoy a drink and dine on warm evenings. The restaurant with terrace service is superb both for the food and the views over the Arno Valley. The bedrooms have all been decorated in a style that is comfortable and relaxing and yet in keeping with the historical importance of the building. There is an open-air panoramic heated swimming pool and the terraced gardens provide vistas of the Arno valley below. The shuttle service operated by the Villa San Michele means you can reach the Piazza della Repubblica in about 15 minutes. The Belmond Villa San Michele is well known as one of the most exquisite hotels in Italy.


    Fiesole, near Florence, Tuscany

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    01 April to 03 November

    Distance from airport

    About 30 minutes from Florence by car

    Closest airport

    Florence, Pisa or Bologna.

    Room types

    Belmond Villa San Michele offers 46 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone, radio and mini-bar.
    Classic Double or Twin
    Superior Double or Twin
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Superior Junior Suite
    Deluxe Junior Suite
    Executive Junior Suite
    Garden Suite (on request)
    Donatello Suite (on request)
    Michelangelo Suite (on request)
    Limonaia Suite with one or two bedrooms (on request)
    Limonaia Villa (on request)

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Open-air heated panoramic swimming pool (April to October), Terraced gardens, Fitness room, Babysitting, Parking, Cookery school, Complimentary shuttle service to centre of Florence.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Florence - with its architectural and artistic treasures, Fiesole - Etruscan ruins, Siena - within easy reach for a day, Chianti country - starts about 15 minutes drive south of Florence with its vineyards and hill-top villages.

    Sports nearby

    Golf, Walking, Tennis.


    Children are welcome at the hotel. Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge on a B&B basis when sharing a room with 2 adults.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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