Famous as former monastery, the Villa San Michele Hotel is located on a hilltop among trees and terraced gardens, with amazing views of Florence and the Arno Valley below. The place first opened its doors in the 15th century and its Renaissance elegancy and style are perfectly in tune with its surroundings among greatest cathedrals and galleries, the famous Capannelle Vineyard and Farmhouse is just 20 minutes drive from the hotel.
The hotel was newly reopened on November 2010 to offer guests state of the art amenities and facilities. Its territory comprises fully-equipped business center with modern communications and audio-visual presentation equipment, a health club with heated swimming pool with view across the Arno Valley and Florence, small gym and massage service.
The Villa San Michele offers 46 well-decorated rooms, including 25 spacious suites and junior suites, with unique style and antique furnishings. Rooms feature a king or queen bed or twin beds, bar, large bathrooms, air conditioning and heating, and a phone and internet access. Both business and leisure travelers will find their perfect place to stay.
The 16th-century on-site Loggia Restaurant offers a menu of typical Tuscan cuisine of the region which combines new food trends with traditional country food like homemade pasta, mushrooms. The Villa's three bars, the Pool Bar, the Small Cloister Bar and the Loggia Bar, serve classic cocktails, vintage liquors and light snacks.
The hotel is only 8km from Florence and provides a free shuttle bus to and from it daily. The Villa San Michele is just 10km from Florence Airport, 72km away from Pisa International Airport, and 115km away from Bologna Airport. Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.
The staff at the hotel speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish.
Year renovated: 2011.
Number of rooms: 45.
The hotel includes double classic room, with either a king or queen bed or twin beds, bar, double superior, with view either of the courtyard or the countryside, a large marble bathroom and separate shower, double deluxe room, with a breathtaking view of Florence or the Italian Garden, bathrooms feature Carrara marble double vanities, separate toilets, walk-in showers, heated towel racks and magnifying mirror for shaving and make-up, touch control central air conditioning and heating, video and fax/modem facilities with multinational plugs, the chapel, that is a fully restored chapel, with the hotel's most private and secluded room, a true honeymooners' hideaway, the terrace.
The 16th century on-site Loggia Restaurant offers a menu of typical Tuscan cuisine of the region which combines new food trends with traditional country food like homemade pasta, mushrooms. The restaurant comprises the terrace for a relaxing lunch or dinner in the warm sunshine. The magnificent rooms inside, Chiostro and Cenacolo, are unique, historic settings to enjoy sumptuous delicacies and are a good fit in early spring and autumn. For private events, the Ristorante Antico and the Cenacolo rooms offer a truly unbelievable aura.
The Villa's three bars serve classic cocktails, vintage liquors and light snacks. The Loggia bar is a popular guest point for evening cocktails, while enjoying the amazing views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Also a pianist plays from 7pm until midnight during the warmer season. The Small Cloister bar boasts a glass roof and is furnished in antique style being a right place to relax after a busy day. They are open from 10am until 1am, and snacks are served from 11.30am to 7.30pm. A late supper menu is served from 11.30pm to 1am. The Pool bar, beside the panoramic pool, serves cocktails, lunch al fresco or a light snack. It is open from 10am until 7pm, and lunch is served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
The hotel Villa San Michele serves a buffet breakfast for free.
At the hotel Villa San Michele guests are invited to a american breakfast served for free.
The Villa San Michele Hotel comprises fully-equipped business center with modern communications and audio-visual presentation equipment, including overhead projector, easel with flip chart, Kodak carousel projector with screen, supported by professional secretarial back-up. The business space can fit up to 50 delegates inside and 120 outside for your business event. Also business trasvellers will find a phone and internet access in their rooms for a comfortable stay.
The Villa San Michele is made for relaxation: the health club with heated swimming pool above the gardens with view across the Arno Valley and Florence, small gym and massage service are at your disposal. Among the garden umbrellas, a pool snack bar serves tasty lunches and snacks.
For the adventurous, mountain bikes are available for trips to Fiesole or Florence, where cyclists will find excellent cycle lanes and pedestrian areas and horse riding available at the Cascine Park. Extra fee is required. Local golf clubs offer championship-quality courses, there are tennis facilities nearby, or you can hop on a horse and enjoy a scenic trek through the glorious Tuscan countryside.
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