On top of a hill on the picturesque outskirts of Florence, the Belmond Villa San Michele is situated in a fifteenth century monastery once occupied by Franciscan monks. As one of Italy’s most exclusive hotels, it offers supreme comfort through its luxurious rooms and the stunning view across Florence.
Guests can choose from a range of spacious double rooms, junior suites with some extra space or proper suites that come with a separate living room. Top of the range is the Limonaia suite and villa. Here, up to six people can enjoy stylish Italian comfort in utmost privacy. The villa has three bedrooms in total, a small kitchenette and a private swimming pool.
During the day, guests can stroll through the Italian gardens or relax in the massage gazebo. However, in addition to all the luxury and the impeccable service, it is the magnificent view across Florence that is perhaps the most enjoyable. Having a glass of great Italian wine or simply enjoying the sun, it does not take much to fade away in this beautiful scenery.
To cater for the hungry, the Belmond Villa San Michele also houses the La Loggia Restaurant. This fine dining restaurant is one of the best in town and offers all the delicacies Tuscany has to offer.
Spending a few days in Villa San Michele does not come cheap but it is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious ways to discover all the beauty Italy has to offer.
Images courtesy of Belmond Villa San Michele
Written by Sebastiaan