There’s something extraordinary about this hotel on the hill.
Belmond Villa San Michele has an allure all of its own. Vaunting singular views over Florence from its hillside just below Fiesole, this luxury hotel lounges in a former monastery. The striking fifteenth-century loggia is home to the restaurant, making it the perfect place to pop a proposal, impress a client or dine alfresco in total relaxation at lunch or dinner.
A must for the summer is a pool day with magnificent views over Florence and the Arno Valley. Perched on a grassy plateau above the gardens, it’s the perfect spot to daydream, while the pool snack bar serves tasty lunches and snacks to keep you refreshed. A day pass costs 70 euro for non-guests and 50 euro for residents of Florence. Reservations required by email to [email protected]
Shine at these moonlit evenings by the pool and enjoy a dip under the night sky to the sounds of a live DJ.
16 July: Chic Beach Style
15 August: Colourful Latin American style
50 euro per person, includes one welcome cocktail, two drinks by the pool and finger food; starts at 8:30 pm
Gather with friends in the Italian garden with a view to savour a selection of traditional Tuscan delicacies, including coccoli (crispy bread treats) and, if you’re lucky, some coccole (cuddles).
July 17 + 31, August 14, September 4 + 18,
20 euro per person, includes a cocktail or a glass of wine/bubbles
Linger over a gastronomic picnic in a choice spot in the gorgeous gardens and watch the sun set over Florence.
July 24, August 7 + 28, September 11 + 25
45 euro per couple, includes gourmet hamper and bubbles or half-bottle of wine.
Via Doccia, 4, Fiesole. Tel. 055 5678200
Reservations required by email to [email protected]