Exterior: Hotel Villa San Michele Hotel Villa San Michele  5 stars
Via Doccia 4
50014 Fiesole

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(Reviews: 2)

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Located on a hillside near the village of Fiesole Villa San Michele offers a splendid location of solitude yet proximate to the treasures and beauty of Florence. Villa San Michele offers many wonderful views of Florence and the Arno valley. Only 8 kilometres from Florence the villa offers daily transportation to and from central Florence via shuttle bus. Villa san Michele is located only 10kilometers from Florence airport. Villa san Michele is a former 15th century Franciscan monastery with a facade designed by Michelangelo. This unique property offer 46rooms and suites and has been designated a monument by the Italian national trust.

The villa offers a true renaissance experience complete with antique furnishings/upscale dining with views of the Arno valley in the loggia restaurant/ outdoor pool open seasonally/ meeting and banquet rooms/ business services/ exercise room/ bar and lounge. Services include concierge/ room service/ laundry and dry cleaning/ massage/ multilingual staff and secretarial services. Many of the guestrooms and suites offer views of Florence and the Arno valley/ marble bath and private terraces. All of the accommodations offer colour satellite TV/ air conditioning/ in room movies/mini bar/ hair dryer/ and towel warmer/ plus all of the charm unique to a 15th century former monastery.

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Hotel Facilities

  • Check-in: 1400
  • Check-out: 1200
  • Continental breakfast
  • Interior room entrance
  • Fitness facility
  • In house dining
  • In house bar
  • Handicap accessible
  • Pets allowed
  • Data ports
  • Meeting rooms
  • Dry cleaning
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Room service
  • Hair dryer
  • Car rent desk
  • Family rooms

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    Airport Transfers
    Florence Airport (FLR) offers domestic and international flights and is 10 kilometres from the Villa San Michele.

    Pisa International Airport (PSA) is 90 kilometres from the Villa San Michele and provides a wide range of international connections.

    Bologna Airport (BLQ) provides a range of domestic and international flights and is 115 Kms

    Railway Station
    Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

    Limousine Transfers
    The Hotel is pleased to arrange a private car and english speaking driver to meet you, or return you to either airport or railway station. To arrange this service, please email the hotel for prices and details.

    Courtesy Shuttle Bus
    A courtesy scheduled shuttle bus operates between the hotel and La Repubblica Square in front of "La Rinascente" department store in Florence's historic and shopping centre.
    Please take note that the capacity of our shuttle bus is for a maximum of 8 pax.

    Arriving by car
    From Rome follow the Autostrada A1 and follow the Florence Exit marked Firenze Sud. Follow the signs for VialiDi Circonvallazione and then signs for Fiesole. As you ascend the gill towards Fiesole Villa San Michele is on the right hand side of the road.

    If you are arriving with your own car at the Villa San Michele, please proceed to the main entrance of the hotel where our concierge will park your car for you. There is no charge for parking.

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    Nearby Attractions

    Accademy Gallery/Accademia 7.5 Km
    Archaeological Museum 7.5 Km
    Boboli Garden 8.5 Km
    Casa Buonarroti 7.5 Km
    Casa Dante Alighieri 7 Km
    Fiesole Roman Amphitheatre 1 Km
    Giotto Bell Tower 7.5 Km
    Medici Chapel 7 Km
    Palazzo Medici Riccardi 7 Km
    Palazzo Pitti 8.5 Km
    Palazzo Vecchio 8 Km
    Ponte Vecchio 7.5 Km
    S.maria Novella Cloister 8 Km
    San Marco Museum 7.5 Km
    Uffizi Gallery 8 Km
    Villa Medici Castello 10 Km

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    Traveler Reviews

    Votes:20, Traveler Consensus:
    Paradise - a hidden gem
    by Nick Alexander (06 August 2007)
    Traveler rating: 5 stars

    I went to Villa San Michele for a long weekend with my girlfriend to celebrate an anniversary. The entire experience was stunning... about as good as it gets.

    The hotel is a converted renaissance monastery situated in a corner of hillside overlooking Florence - the location and views are amazing. You are surrounded by peace and quiet - waking up to the twittering of birds in the forest - but have Florence down below in the valley of the Arno River.

    Outside the main building, the gardens rise up in terraces to a heated pool and outdoor restaurant up at the top. Our junior suite was built into the hillside below the pool, and was brilliant - really could not be better.

    If the weather is warm you dine outside on a terrace overlooking Florence - if you want romantic, you got it. Food and wine both fantastic, and service impeccable - these guys make anyone, no matter how old or young or well dressed, feel like they are at home.

    It's not cheap, but it has to be one of the best hotel experiences in the world.

    Top tip: Stay more than one night

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    Votes:12, Traveler Consensus:
    up my standard
    by melissa (04 October 2007)
    Traveler rating: 5 stars

    when i first got there i thought it was going to be boring but it was the best time of my life ... read more »

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