Rooms & Suites: 45
Formerly a 15th-century Franciscan monastery, the Villa San Michele is surrounded by its own gardens and woodland on the Fiesole hills.
The present aspect of the building, with its facade attributed to Michelangelo and the imposing lateral Loggia looking towards Florence, dates from the year 1600, when the monastery was enlarged and completely renovated at the expense of Giovanni di Bartolomeo Davanzati. The Michelangelo Suite is inundated by daylight from sunrise to sunset. This suite stretches the whole length of the facade of the Villa San Michele. Once the monastery library, it became Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's headquarters in Florence. Today the huge, canopied, king-size bed and the exquisite decorations remain fit for an emperor.
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On-site - Leisure and sport facilities include an open-air 82ft heated swimming pool with spectacular views of Florence from late Spring to early Autumn. A Gym is available in the Hotel, and massage is possible on request. Nearby - Tennis and horse riding can be booked at the Cascine. The 18 hole Ugolino Golf Course is easily reachable in the Chianti hills, 45 minutes from hotel.
The city of Florence offers a rich choice of museums and art galleries that house some of the most famous pieces of art in the world. The centre of the Town with its historical points of interest and its beautiful boutiques is easily reachable with the Hotel scheduled shuttle bus. Daily visits can be arranged to Chianti, the Medici Villas, San Gimignano, Siena and the breathtaking Tuscan countryside.
Florence-Peretola International Airport (FLR)
10 km / 15 minutes
May through October
Villa San Michele is located 10 kms. from Florence "Peretola" airport and 90 kms. from Pisa Int'l Airport It is a 15 minute drive from the Florence Rail Station of Santa Maria Novella. Access by car is possible via motorway A1, exit: Firenze Sud (8 km).