Villa San Michele


Tuscany – it is a region that has always stimulated the romantic at heart. It has sparked inspiration for poetry and provided the most tongue-tantalising delicacies.


The Villa San Michele lies right at the heart of this romantic region. Set atop a hill, it is flanked by lush forest and blossoming gardens that diffuse the fragrance of oleander, roses and citrus trees.


It is quite understandable, why this location was originally chosen. Constructed as a monastery in the 15th century, the setting read more » provided peace and quiet at a distance from the tumultuous secular affairs.


Today, the Villa San Michele serves as a luxurious retreat, far from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Incidentally, the elegant design is attributed to the celebrated Michelangelo Buonarotti, who left his signature all over Florence. Consequently, it is protected as a national heritage.


The age-old history and the skilled minds and hands involved in the former monastery’s construction become apparent in many details. Mediaeval frescos decorate the interior. INSOSOL is proud to be able to offer you this exceptional hotel in the Florence mountains.


The superb gourmet cuisine focuses on the celebrated Tuscan specialities. The home-made pasta deserves extra mention! And on a warm day, dine in fine style on the terrace with a view of the city below.


No less than three bars serve cocktails mixed to perfection and light snacks. Settle down for a fine wine and a chat – all part of the Mediterranean ambience that gracefully sets the mood at the Villa San Michele.


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The Villa San Michele offers the discerning guest a choice of forty six elegantly furnished and tastefully decorated rooms and suites. In keeping with the traditional Tuscan style, the dominating architectural read more » elements are terracotta and Pietra serena.


Five suites, twenty junior suites and twenty one double rooms feature all the comforts of a contemporary luxury hotel, yet the refined grace of the days of old. On a hot day, the air-conditioning quickly chills your home away from home with a refreshing breeze. And on a cold day, the heating system keeps you warm and snug.


Satellite TV provides entertainment at the touch of a button and the mini bar is well stocked with cold beverages and light snacks. Help yourself to a drink and enjoy the romantic panorama of the surrounding mountains, forests and well kept gardens that most of the double rooms offer.


Lodged at one of the Junior Suites, you enjoy the additional luxury of a terrace or even a private garden. Of course, your privacy is well protected at all times.


Rest your eyes on the sun-kissed Florence roofs and the picturesque Arno Valley if you are lodged at one of the suites. All of the rooms located above the Loggia boast this magnificent panorama.


The sophisticated accommodation at the Villa San Michele naturally includes a delightful gourmet breakfast. At your request, you are upgraded to half or full board. Admittedly, the refined comforts and culinary finesse carry a corresponding price tag.


However, in return you may look forward to a sensational stay that will leave a lasting memory. The Villa San Michele’s friendly and professional team welcomes you to one of Tuscany’s most picturesque landscapes – coupled with the finest luxuries!


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Beautiful Florence on the majestic Arno River: the undisputed queen of all Renaissance cities! Florence is Tuscany’s capital but, moreover, it is a cultural hub that has been nicked-named the Italian read more » Athens for its romantic flair and rich cultural history.


Pack plenty of time to explore this unique Tuscan city. Most convenient: the Villa San Michele offers a shuttle bus that runs back and forth between the hotel and the Piazza della Repubblica at regular intervals.


However, you are in no way limited to Florence. With some extra time and stamina, you can easily visit Siena, San Gimignano or Pisa on a day trip. Returning to the Villa San Michele tired but happy, there is also quite a lot to look forward to.


Take a stab at Italian magic and master the skills and subtlety of the fine Italian cuisine. The hotel’s dedicated chefs regularly offer gourmet cooking classes. Afterwards, why not cool off with a splash in the pool, eyes resting on the breathtaking panorama.


Those that would like to balance the side-effects of the tempting cuisine may visit the small but superbly equipped gym. Afterwards, caring and skilled hands rub the tension from your muscles with a professional massage.


Alternatively, rent a mountain bike and explore the breathtakingly beautiful region on two wheels. Of course, you may also tie up your hiking boots or saddle a well-trained horse for four-legged transport.


For a new perspective altogether, soar high above the scenery in a hot-air balloon or choose to cruise around leisurely in an authentic old-timer. The region has a lot to offer: pick up a racket for a tennis match or improve your handicap on the greens. Welcome to Tuscany!


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