Belmond Villa San Michele

Belmond Villa San Michele has to be one of the most romantic hotels in the world, with beautiful Italian gardens bursting with fragrant roses, set in a 15th century monastery and offering breathtaking views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside.

Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Belmond Villa San Michele
  • This iconic hotel, voted one of the world's most beautiful, has amazing views of Florence and boasts a façade by Michelangelo

  • The hotel's main fine dining restaurant 'The Loggia' offers sublime Italian cooking with exceptional views over Florence

  • The hotel's cookery school has established a reputation for excellence among gourmets all over the world - internationally renowned chefs come to teach here

  • Relax in the hotel's stunning hilltop swimming pool and enjoy a calm oasis from the city center

A 15th century Franciscan monastery with amazing views of Florence and boasting a façade by Michelangelo - there can be no more quintessential Italian experience, especially if you opt for the Michelangelo Suite, the Old Chapel or the new Garden Suites. Belmond Villa San Michele, fully restored by Belmond and voted one of the world's most beautiful, promises a rare experience indeed. And Chianti itself, the Medici Villas, San Gimignano, Siena, the breathtaking Tuscan countryside with its picture-book villages and, of course, the Renaissance splendour of Florence, with its museums, churches, art galleries and designer shopping, are all on your doorstep.

Set amidst the Italian gardens scented with lemon, the luxurious panoramic swimming pool is the perfect place to relax and admire the stunning vistas. The small gym also offers brilliant views. Local golf clubs offer championship-quality courses and there are tennis facilities nearby to learn or improve your skills.

Internationally renowned chefs come to teach the cookery school here, while regular guests of Belmond Villa San Michele have discovered yet another reason to return time and again. These cooking classes have a reputation for excellence amongst gourmet restaurants around the world.

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Book a lesson at the cookery school and you may be taught by an internationally renowned chef! They can even offer lessons for children.

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Situated on a hilltop in Fiesole (part of Florence), surrounded by trees and terraced gardens overlooking the city of Florence and the Arno Valley below.

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