Accommodation rating: Exceptional
A former monastery, the Villa San Michele is set on a hilltop overlooking the city of Florence. Dating from the 15th century, it is surrounded by trees and terraced gardens and its beautiful facade is attributed to Michelangelo.
A luxury Orient-Express hotel, the Villa San Michele is an ideal place simply to relax or an excellent base from which to explore the many attractions of Florence, located 12 km away. The hotel has 46 rooms, including 25 suites and junior suites, located in the old monastery building and set in the gardens.
The hotel facilities include a panoramic heated swimming pool offering spectacular views across the Arno Valley and Florence and a small gym. The restaurants and bars also offer magnificent views while the menus are based on seasonal products wherever possible, with particular emphasis on the typical Tuscan cuisine of the region. Home made pasta, mushrooms and meat are house specialities.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.