I'm Julia Kostina, your luxury
travel consultant, Renshaw Travel & Cruise Concepts.
As a Bellini Club member, we have a special
relationship with Orient-Express which is greatly
advantageous for our clients. This exquisite status is recognized and
rewarded in a number of ways:
A US$500 gift voucher per booking will be
presented on our behalf to each customer who purchases an
Orient-Express experience worth a minimum of US$5,000
We offer complimentary upgrade based on availability at
time of check-in.
Bellini Club amenity program: when booking
with our agency, you can enjoy a special treatment upon arrival at
Orient-Express properties including VIP courtesies in your room
You can also enjoy a complimentary high-speed Internet
access with any room type booking
When you stay in Orient-Express, a welcome
letter from the hotel's General Manager
recognizing you and your travel agent is presented to you upon
Michelangelo designedVilla San Michele as a 15th-century Franciscan monastery on Fiesole Hill above Florence. The "Last Supper" fresco survives in what is now the Cenacolo Bar, under the diligent care of its present owners, Orient-Express Hotels. Hidden in this privileged sanctuary, guests find themselves surrounded by park and woods, terraced gardens and pool, loggia and spacious rooms; but it's just minutes to the wealth that awaits in Florentine art museums, galleries and historic sites in the city below.
We celebrated our recent anniversary at Villa San Michele, a 15th-century monastery nestled among cypress and olive trees, part of the Orient-Express Hotels, Trains Cruises collection and a feast for the eyes. A couple suites here are built info the hillside, each perfectly appointed with a private patio for sunning and enjoying evening cocktails. Our favorite dining spot was the Loggia Terrace restaurant, overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley (inside, check out "The Last Supper" fresco on the ceiling). My husband hiked the on-property nature trails while I enjoyed a dip in the heated swimming pool.
Formerly a 15th Century Franciscan Monastery, the Villa San Michele is surrounded by its own gardens and woodland with magnificent views over Florence and the Arno Valley. The bedrooms and suites are simple, peaceful and elegant while the Renaissance splendor of Florence is a mere 10 minutes away by car. Situated 50 miles from Pisa International Airport and 6 miles from Florence Peretola Domestic Airport. Complimentary shuttle service provided to and from Florence city center. 22 double rooms,11 junior suites & 4 suites. The Loggia Terrace Restaurant provides a unique dining venue - overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. The indoor dining room is used in cooler weather. 82-feet heated pool with spectacular views of Florence is open late Spring to early Autumn. The 18-hole Ugolino Gold Course in the Chianti Valley is 45 minutes from hotel. Horseback riding available 5 miles from hotel.
The Villa San Michele graced the cover of Travel & Leisure magazine in October '99.
Number of Rooms: 37
Children's Programs: No
Private Club/Floor: No
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Full American breakfast daily in restaurant or via room service already included in rates
One 100 USD resort credit per room, per stay (The 100 USD resort credit will be redeemable in any hotel service (food and beverage, transfers, cooking school, laundry/dry cleaning etc.) but it will not be possible to use it as a further discount off the Virtuoso room rates)
Complimentary broadband internet access
Fresh flowers and fruit in room upon arrival
* Best of the Best, 2016 guide to the World's Best Hotel Experiences. E-mail me today for your complimentary copy presented by Renshaw Travel & Cruise Concepts