VILLA SAN MICHELE
A 15th century former monastery in gardens overlooking Florence
Tel: +39 01 852 67803
US Toll Free: +1 800 237 1236
A 15th-century national monument, Villa San Michele is a work of art in itself. Frescoes and ancient carvings decorate its rooms, while its formal Italian gardens are a delightful retreat. Sit on a private terrace surrounded by woodland, birdsong and the cypress-studded Chianti hills. Superb Tuscan cuisine and fine wines are served on a beautiful alfresco loggia. And yet the treasures of Florence are close at hand. Experience all the elegance of Italy's great history and culture, while enjoying the ambience of a private home.
At a glance
LOCATION Set in its own terraced gardens, 14 minutes from the city centre and 10km from Florence airport.
ACCOMMODATION 46 suites and bedrooms.
DINING Loggia restaurant with terrace. Cloister and Cenacolo dining rooms. Pool restaurant and bar.
FEATURES The cookery school. Heated open-air panoramic pool. Gym. 2 banqueting rooms. Cultural and gastronomic programmes with tours of the Chianti countryside. Terraced Italian gardens. Courtesy shuttle to the centre of Florence.
GENERAL MANAGER Mr Marco Novella
Meet Your Hosts
General Manager Marco Novella introduces the personalities of Villa San Michele
A Book by the Pool
Leonardo on Flight: Domenico Laurenza
Leonardo first investigated aeronautics in and around Fiesole (as noted on a stele at nearby Montececeri hill). Discover his fascinating theories linking art and engineering, in this beautifully-illustrated book - in the place where they 'took flight'. Buy with Amazon >
Under the Tuscan Sun: Frances Mayes
This exuberant story of restoring a Tuscan villa overflows with the pleasures of Italian life. The author conjures up all the aspects of Italy that foreigners relish: the warmth, the food, the gentle pace of life, the culture, the landscapes - and the local people with whom she interacts. Buy with Amazon >