Just fifteen minutes by courtesy shuttle service to central Florence yet a world away from its teeming bustle, this splendidly grand Belmond hotel commands captivating city views from its hillside setting in Fiesole. The colonnaded façade was designed by none other than Michelangelo, elegant rooms and suites are individually styled, many retaining original features. Garden Suites lie within the lush grounds, while for added luxury the Limonaia Suite is located in the convent’s former orangerie and features its own private heated plunge pool and natural water spring. Dine alfresco to the accompaniment of more wonderful vistas in La Loggia. An open air heated swimming pool provides a quiet spot to relax. The renowned Buono Buonissimo! Cookery School offers courses specialising in Italian dishes, with small classes ensuring devoted personal attention.
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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for Italy is generally between the months of October to April, high season is from June to September except in the cities where high season tends to be spring and autumn. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
The renowned Buono Buonissimo! Cookery School at Villa San Michele offers courses specialising in Italian dishes - all lessons are 'hands-on' and guests can expect to work, play and taste in the company of the region's finest chefs.
Italy is a year round destination especially for city breaks, with a largely temperate climate with regional variations. Summers are hot especially from Rome southwards, whilst spring and autumn are mild. Winter in the south is warmer and drier than in the northern and central areas which can be much colder with snow fall in the mountainous regions.
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