Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence

​Nestled in the Fiesole hills, this former medieval monastery perfectly captures the romance of Florence. Villa San Michele’s majestic monuments and restful Italian gardens make it the perfect private luxury retreat from the bustle of the main city.

Nestled in the Fiesole hills, this former medieval monastery perfectly captures the romance of Florence. Villa San Michele’s majestic monuments and restful Italian gardens make it the perfect private luxury retreat from the bustle of the main city.

Dating from the 15th century, the Villa's facade is attributed to Michelangelo. Inside the ethereal beauty and solitude of a Renaissance building has been perfectly preserved amongst the sophisticated décor and well-chosen furnishings. Buildings such as the Villa San Michele are as much a part of Italy's culture as the country's greatest cathedrals and galleries.

Stylishly appointed rooms boast an abundance of walnut and cherry custom-made furniture, complemented with soothing cream and warm pastel colours. Handmade parchment lampshades, curtains of the finest cotton and elegant upholstery work beautifully with carefully restored, original features to complete an effect that is redolent with the history of the villa.

At onsite La Loggia, the menu both respects and reinterprets Tuscan gastronomy. Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino's dishes feature daring modern twists and unique ingredient combinations. The result? A one-of-a-kind flavour experience sure to satisfy gourmand and gourmets alike.

Children can enjoy the Kids Club open from June to August with pizza demonstrations as well as the cooking school and picnics in the enchanted forest. For adult travellers, there are plethora of unforgettable experiences to enjoy, from romantic garden picnics to guided walking tours through art parks and nearby landscapes, art classes and even a city exploration in an Ape Calessino, the three-wheeled electric car that was so emblematic of Italy in the 1950s and 60s.

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