Are you ready to be whisked away to paradise this summer?
Travel with me to explore the incredible Villa San Michele, a luxury boutique hotel former 15th century Franciscan monastery located just minutes off city of Florence, Italy.
This is where Michelangelo’s facade and panoramic breath taking views from hilltop across Florence will take your breath away! The Villa San Michele hit 500 years old birthday celebration this year. They had me at hello as soon as I entered the gates.
There are endless reasons why this hotel is going to be on the top of your list for places to stay in Florence. Tucked away on a hillside, this is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The old world ambiance combined with expansive views of the city of Florence is truly a unique and special experience. The hotel is decorated with antique Italian art that really immerses you in the Italian history and culture. It offers a choice of spacious rooms, suites and villas to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The staff truly cares about you and will do everything they can to make your stay the best it can possibly be.
If you are like me big connoisseur of cuisine you can learn how to master your cooking from the best local chefs. In a short time through their culinary school you too can create first class delicious meal. I signed up for 3 hours of hands on cooking class.
The aromas of finest fresh Italian ingredients and personal attention from the executive chef Attilio Di Fabrizio and you too feel like a cooking pro for a day. He will help you to discover the best Italian and Tuscan cuisine can offer with step by step lessons on preparing main dishes and desserts. Then you will have an introduction to food and wine paring and eat lunch at Loggia Restaurant. Make sure to check out the restaurant, even if you are not participating in a cooking class. If cooking isn’t your forte, you can take a gourmet tour offered by the hotel, tasting your way through Tuscany trying specialties made with truffles and Tuscan wines.
Another highlight of staying at the Villa San Michele is the ability to dine at Loggia Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Florence, just a step away from your hotel room. The quality of the food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. If you are looking to taste authentic Italian and Tuscan food, this is the place for you. The restaurant has spectacular views over the city rooftops of Florence, engaging you in the true culture of Italy. There are also three other restaurants and bars right in the hotel where you can wine and dine anytime!
If you’d rather see the sights, you could take private rowing lessons on the Arno River, floating down the waterway, seeing the city from a different perspective. Or embark on a treasure hunt to find hidden gems at some of Florence’s most famous sights, including the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and the Michelangelo sculpture of David. They even have a heated pool and a massage gazebo to relax those muscles at the end of the day. Villa San Michele will help you to enjoy your vacation no matter what you want to do!
If you are looking for a place to hold a party, or business conference in Florence, Villa San Michele would be the perfect venue. For the ultimate party – take over the whole hotel for a night your guests will never forget. Your business conference will become a classy night out when you host it in the elegant Loggia Restaurant. You can even have an intimate wedding ceremony in the quiet and lush Italian Garden. It doesn’t matter if you go on business, or just for pleasure, you will leave Villa San Michele feeling rejuvenated and ready to head back to everyday life.
So what are you waiting for? Get on a plane and get to Villa San Michele as fast as you can! I guarantee that this will be a trip you will remember for a lifetime!
Have you ever stayed at the Villa San Michele? I want to hear all of your comments and questions about this amazing resort!
Check out their website here to book your visit: http://www.villasanmichele.com/web/ovil/villa_san_michele.jsp