Belmond Villa San Michele

Location: Florence and Tuscany | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

The sweetheart of Exsus, you can’t help but fall head over heels for Belmond Villa San Michele. Radiating romance, this former monastery has stunning terraced gardens brimming with roses and lemon trees, a 15th-century facade allegedly designed by Michelangelo and breathtaking views across Florence and the Arno Valley - Belmond Villa San Michele melts our hearts every time.
Perfect forLovers of all that is Italian.
In the knowFor the ultimate in Italian decadence, the Limonaia suite, in the convent's former orangery in the hotel's gardens, has its own stone plunge pool and waterfall as well as spectacular views.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Honeymoon
  • Food & Wine
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Belmond Villa San Michele has a spectacular hilltop location with magnificent views of Florence below, which is only a 15-minute drive away (reachable via the hotel's complimentary shuttle service).

Rooms at Belmond Villa San Michele

The luxurious rooms and suites, in the historic monastery and nestled in the gardens, are each unique, and come with king-sized beds, elegant antiques, spacious Carrara marble bathrooms and terraces with panoramic views.

Food & Drink

During the day, have a leisurely al fresco Tuscan lunch, such as Florentine steak or lemon-scented risotto, on the scenic arched terrace of the La Loggia restaurant, overlooking Florence and the Tuscan hills, or linger over a tasty wood-fired pizza and refreshing cocktails by the pool. You can also enjoy a gourmet picnic in a secluded spot in the gardens. In the evening, head to the bar for drinks, serenaded by a pianist. There's also a traditional Italian trattoria in the wine cellar, serving up hearty mamma-style cuisine.  

After sampling the cuisine, you may want to try your hand at Italian cooking: the world-renowned cookery school offers a variety of courses to suit every budding chef, while wine aficionados will love the Tuscan wine tastings in the cellar.


Relax by the pool and soak up the sun and the panoramic views, and pamper yourself in the fantastic spa - enjoy a massage in an open-air gazebo or in the comfort of your room. 

Activities at Belmond Villa San Michele

Head to Florence on the complimentary shuttle: this beautiful city, teeming with stunning architecture, history, art and fashion, begs to be explored. After some sightseeing, have a drink on one of the pretty piazzas.

Optional tours for guests include visits to Chianti Sculpture Park and to a farm in the Chianti hills to meet the animals and learn about how cashmere is made - this one is ideal for families, and children will also love learning how to make ice cream at the celebrated Vivoli ice cream parlour in Florence.  

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Hotel location

Belmond Villa San Michele is a 30-minute drive from Florence Airport.

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