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Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence


Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence

Via Doccia 4, , Fiesole, FI, Italy


Insider Tip

From 29 April through 30 September, the Villa San Michele operates a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the Piazza della Republica in Florence's old town center. This shuttle service runs into the evening allowing guests more time to explore and enjoy Florence.

Destination Entry Requirements

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
– U.S. citizens may exit or depart Italy to return to the United States at any time.
– Current travel restrictions on entry into Italy are linked to several factors, including one’s country of departure and purpose of travel.
– Non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (including the United States) is prohibited. Essential travel is allowed and includes students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.
– The Government of Italy periodically updates these restrictions based upon changing conditions, and all travelers should refer to current Italian health decrees when making travel plans.
– English-language guidance on current entry and exit requirements is maintained on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.
– All persons traveling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide their airline or Italian law enforcement officials with a self-declaration form prior to travel.
Is a curfew in place? Yes
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Italian government approved a decree extending the Covid-19 state of emergency until 30 April, 2021, and providing guidance for the period from January 16, 2021 through March 5, 2021. A country-wide curfew will remain in effect during this period from 10:00pm to 5:00am.
Travelers can visit this website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for additional information on Italian government decrees and measures.
During this time, it is also important to remain aware of restrictions in place within your region.
The Italian government has determined that all persons traveling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide their airline or Italian law enforcement officials upon entry into Italy with a Self-Declaration Form prior to travel. Currently, U.S originating flights are not permitted entry. This applies to only essential travel and countries with no restrictions to entry.

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
Travelers departing on COVID-tested international flights between the United States and Italy are not currently subject to quarantine upon arrival in Italy. Please check with your private carriers with respect to availability. All travelers otherwise arriving in Italy from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days unless they are traveling from an exempted country or for a purpose that falls under current exceptions. A list of these countries and exceptional purposes for travel can be found on the following website:

Please check the Italian regulations carefully before attempting to travel.

The form can be found here:

Information can also be found on the US Embassy in Italy Website:

Classic Vacations wants you to have a safe and truly wonderful vacation, so we recommend that you fully educate yourself on the destination and hotel specific changes that have been made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan accordingly before you depart on your vacation.

Closed or Reduced hours of operation may be in place for businesses. Restrictions may be in place on intercity or interstate travel. Further local restrictions may apply. Please check the destinations’ official governmental health ministry website prior to travel for the most up to date information.
Travel Advisory:

COVID-19 TEST MAY BE REQUIRED TO ENTER YOUR DESTINATION. If you want to adjust your travel plans, please call the Classic Vacations Reservation Call Center, the number is 800-221-3949 or your dedicated Classic Preferred number. Failure to have the proper COVID-19 documentation may affect entry into your destination. It is the Traveler’s responsibility to have all the necessary documents, tests, and vaccinations completed prior to departure. Improper required travel documentation is not covered by any Trip Protection Plans. Please continue to monitor all state or local health advisories from your city or state of origin prior to travel. In addition to international entry COVID-19 travel protocols, COVID-19 travel restrictions and protocols may be in place upon return to the United States. Please continue to monitor all COVID-19 Travel information at

Since destination entry requirements vary widely and change frequently, at least 5 business days prior to departure, we recommend that all Travelers:

• Check your destination’s official governmental health ministry website for the latest entry, testing and in-destination self-isolation requirements and complete all pre-travel items and preparation; e.g.

• Check Classic Vacation’s hotel resource and health & safety website for the latest open status, on-site health & safety requirements and service adjustments that have been provided by each property.

On-site service adjustments may include, but are not limited to, food services (room service, buffets), check-in & check-out time, daily linen change, turndown service, on-site amenities (pool, spa, gym), etc.


Panoramic Tuscan views
Nestled on the hill of Fiesole, this former monastery overlooks Florence and the surrounding Arno Valley.
Antique furniture, minibars, internet
Each of the 45 rooms is unique; some rooms have terraces and expansive views; others, fireplaces and custom-made and antique furniture.
Historic Landmark
This well-preserved landmark features 17th-century frescoes, gardens, intimate cloisters, and panoramic views.
Property Location With a stay at Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence in Fiesole, you'll be 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Gallery of the Academy of Florence and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Piazza della Signoria. This 5-star hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Uffizi Gallery and 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 45 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Dining Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, La Loggia, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

Room Info

Room Overview

Many of the guestrooms and suites offer views of Florence and the Arno valley, Jacuzzi bath and private Terraces. Business-friendly rooms are equipped with dial-up Internet access, desks, and direct-dial phones. Family friendly connecting rooms feature a private terrace or garden with dedicated equipment for tots and children. All accommodations offer color satellite TV and pay movies, Air Conditioning, and towel warmer, in addition to all of the charm unique to a 15th century former monastery. Additional comforts are available upon request such as extra towels and bedding, iron & ironing board.



  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Smoking and Non-Smoking
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Towels provided
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • LCD TV
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Bidet
  • Free wired Internet
  • DVD player
  • Desk
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • Bed sheets available - no

Property Amenities

Ideally situated on a Hillside near the village of Fiesole, Villa San Michele offers amazing views of Florence and the Arno Valley. The splendid location offers solitude with convenient proximity to the treasures and beauty of Florence. Villa San Michele offers daily transportation to and from central Florence, only 8 kilometers away, via shuttle bus Formerly a 15th century Franciscan monastery, the Villa San Michele's facade was designed by Michelangelo, this unique property offer 46 rooms and Suites and has been designated a monument by the Italian national trust. The Villa offers a true renaissance experience complete with antique furnishings and upscale dining at the Loggia Restaurant are elevated with captivating views of the Arno Valley. The restaurant also features a children's menu specially created by the chef. The Villa San Michele welcomes children and families and offers many services for families and children including the Smile Club offering supervised activities for children, the Young Chef's Acadamy where children can learn the secrets of Italian cuisine, and a special Kid's Concierge. The following list of amenities are available on-site. Fees may apply.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Fitness facilities
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Steam room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free wired Internet
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • One meeting room
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wedding services
  • In-room accessibility
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Total number of rooms - 45
  • Number of floors - 2


A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Loggia Terrace Restaurant
This restaurant's elegant loggia, its arched portals framed with Roman shades, affords spectacular views of Florence and the surrounding Arno Valley. Traditional Tuscan cuisine is featured, with an emphasis on homemade pasta, mushrooms, and meat In fair weather, guests dine al fresco on the sheltered loggia at tables dressed with creamy linens and fresh flowers; in cooler months, they linger in the glass-roofed Cloister or the Cenacolo room, with its massive fireplace.
Terrace Bar
Piano music plays until midnight at the Terrace Bar, one of the hotel's three cocktail lounges. Drinks are also available at the cocktail bar in the small cloister of the monastery, as well as the pool bar overlooking Florence.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Teatro Romano - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Villa Medici - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Convent of San Domenico - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Coverciano - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Nelson Mandela Forum - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
ObiHall - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Villa Gamberaia - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Piazza Donatello - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Great Synagogue of Florence - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Palazzo Capponi - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Teatro della Pergola - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi

The preferred airport for Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, Florence is Peretola Airport (FLR) - 15 km / 9.3 mi

  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Mountain biking
  • Running track/path
  • Swimming
  • Tennis