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The Belmond Villa San Michele is an architectural masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance with a marvelous façade attributed to Michelangelo. Standing on the hills of Fiesole, it provides a picturesque view over Florence from most of the spots on the property: 200 years old wisteria gardens, the swimming pool, Loggia restaurant and other gardens and terraces on the grounds.

Like all other hotels in the group, Belmond Villa San Michele is a place of luxury and great service quality, situated only 10 km away from the Florence airport, and a 15 minutes’ drive from Florence city center, can host events with up to 120 guests at 9 event spaces, and can accommodate 95+ guests in 42 rooms and suites in the main building and another 3 in a separate villa – making it a perfect wedding and event venue in Tuscany.

The Belmond Villa San Michaele can also be used in combination with Castello di Casole. Imagine a town-and-country getaway, exploring Florence, Siena and the Tuscan countryside and celebrating your love together with your dearest.

  • Entrance to Belmond Villa San Michele
  • Nocturnal view of Belmond Villa San Michele terraces
  • Day view of Belmond Villa San Michele main hotel building and terraces

Photos by Michèle Schiermann

Key Facts

Ideal For
  • elopements with a symbolic ceremony
  • full wedding weekends, with all or some of the events taking place on-site
  • weddings with up to 120 guests, with a leagal or symbolic ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and party, taking place outdoor, or indoor, and up to 120 indoor when exclusively booking the entire property.
  • welcome dinners or after-wedding brunches, birthday parties, baptisms, or any celebration for up to 120 guests, depending on the desired setup and event flow
  • accommodation and getting-ready photos for couples having their wedding at this or another venue
Venue Type and Aesthetics
  • Luxury hotel in a historical building
  • Featuring exquisite architectural and interior design details like the renaissance facade terraces with arches and beautiful refurbished frescoes
  • Combines historical architecture of the 16th century building with modern and luxurious comfort.
  • Usually open from May to October, with variations of opening times from year to year:
    • 2023 May 16 – October 29
    • 2024 April 22 – September 30
    • 2025 June 1 – November 9
  • Considering weather conditions in Tuscany, the best time to have an event at Villa san Michele is between May-October
  • A wheelchair accessible room is available near the Italian Gardens
  • Easy to reach by taxi, or airport transfer service
  • Helicopter transfer from/to Fiesole, followed by a private car transfer to the villa (15 minutes)
  • Courtesy shuttle to Florence
  • legal ceremony either on the grounds, in the Town Hall of Fiesole, or other nearby locations, like the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence
  • symbolic in the gardens or the chapel of the hotel
  • religious ceremonies (Catholic) are possible at the nearby churches in Florence, Fiesole or Maiano
Event Spaces
  • Indoor
    • Davanzati Room and Terrace – 135 sqm – 100
    • Cenacolo Room – 50
    • Loggia Restaurant – 120
    • Chapel – 80
  • Outdoor
    • Roman Garden – 250 sqm – 100
    • Italian Garden – 50 x 4 squares = 200
    • Rose Garden – 70
    • Pool Restaurant – 50
    • Lover’s Corner – 10
  • The main building offers 42 rooms, most with terraces or private gardens affording spellbinding views over Florence. The décor evokes traditional Tuscan style with a charming blend of elegance and comfort
    • 25 suites
    • 17 rooms
  • For maximum seclusion, guests can opt for the Limonaia Villa comprising 3 bedrooms, 3 living rooms, a private garden and a plunge pool. Ideal for small groups and families of up to 11 people.
  • The entire hotel can be also rented exclusively, offering all the flexibility for an event.
  • in-house catering by the Belvedere restaurant
  • dinner menus from approx. 300 €/person including welcome drinks, small bites, 3-course menu and basic drinks during dinner
  • The hotel offers exclusive catering services for events on-site, and at external venues – e.g. champagne reception in front of the Fiesole City Hall after a legal ceremony
  • In-house dining options
    • La Loggia
    • Ristorante San Michele
    • Pool Grill and Bar
Event Timing and Technical Conditions
  • Music and noise limitations – up to 23:00 outside
  • Dancing – allowed in all event rooms
  • Dance floor – not mandatory
  • Smoking indoor – not allowed
  • Real candles – allowed
  • lush Italian gardens with views over Florence
  • outdoor panoramic heated swimming pool
  • fitness center
  • wellness suite
  • courtesy shuttle to Florence

Some of the activities that can be organized at / by the hotel:

  • yoga, meditation sessions
  • afternoon tea
  • wine tasting
  • olive oil tasting
  • mixology lesson
  • tennis – at 5 km / 3 miles from the hotel
  • golf – 18-hole course at Golf Club Ugolino, 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel
Booking Options

Events with up to 40 people can be organized with partial rental:

  • Davanzati Room – 135 sqm – cocktail 40 / banquet 40 / imperial 40
  • Roman Garden – 250 sqm – cocktail 40 / banquet 40 / imperial 40

Minimum room booking requirements

  • For parties with up to 20 guests, the booking of a minimum of 5 rooms is required
  • For parties with up to 30 guests, the booking of a minimum of 10 rooms is required
  • For parties with up to 40 guests, the booking of a minimum of 20 rooms is required

Events with 41-100 guests can be organized only in case of a buyout of the property. Available event spaces in this case:

  • Loggia Restaurant – 120
  • Davanzati Room – 100
  • Cenacolo Room – 50
  • Chapel – 80
  • Italian Garden – 4 squares x 50
  • Roman Garden – 100
  • Rose Garden 70
  • Gardens – 300 sqm – banquet 100 / imperial 100
  • Lover’s Corner – 10
  • Pool Restaurant – 50

Prices may vary depending on the season.

Pricing Structure 2023
  • Rental fee of the entire property – prices upon request
  • The fee is dependent on the selected season
  • Rental costs per event space in case of partial rental
    • Davanzati Room and Terrace – 1220 €
    • Cenacolo Room – 1220 €
    • Chapel – 1220 €
    • Pool Restaurant after 8 pm – 3050 €
    • Italian Garden – 1220 € per square x 4 squares
    • Roman Garden – 1220 €
    • Rose Garden – 1220 €
    • Lover’s Corner – 610 €
  • Wedding F&B average pricing 400-600 € per person
    • Canapes and aperitif – 60-100 €
    • Wedding dinner menu and wine – 250-330 €
    • Kids menu – 55 €
    • Wedding cake / dessert buffet – 25-30 €
    • After-dinner open bar – 90-150 €
Italian Garden - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy

Italian Garden

Ideal for receptions, can be rented per square or completely (4 squares available)

Maximum capacity 50 per square

Photo by courtesy of Belmond

Pool area - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy

Pool Area

Available after 8 pm

Maximum capacity 50

Photo by Tyson Sadlo

Loggia Restaurant - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy

Loggia Restaurant

Maximum capacity 120

Available in exclusivity only with buyout of the villa

Photo by courtesy of Belmond

Chapel - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy


The monastery’s former church.

Can be used for symbolic ceremonies or receptions.

Photo by Michele Schiermann

Cenacolo Room - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy


Maximum capacity 50

Photo by Joee Wong

Lovers' Corner - event space for intimate wedding dinners at Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy

Lovers’ Corner

An intimate corner of the garden, ideal for elopement dinners.

Maximum capacity 10

Photo by Tyson Sadlo

Lobby of hotel Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy


Lounge area, lobby, available for events only in case of buyout

Photo by courtesy of Belmond

Wine cellar - event space of Belmond Villa San Michele Florence Tuscany Italy

Wine Cellar

Available for intimate wine tastings

Photo by Tyson Sadlo

This is a very generic minimum budget recommendation for one wedding day at the Belmond Villa San Michele. The amounts mentioned here are in EURO, including VAT, and can include some or all of the following cost categories. Actual costs will vary depending on quantity and quality of chosen services, equipment, food and drinks, and duration of the event.

  • venue and catering budget including basic furniture, linens, tableware, staff, welcome drinks and canapes, 3-4 course dinner menu, basic beverage package during dinner, basic open bar package, simple wedding cake
  • wedding vendor budget = minimum recommended spend for all other vendor categories: photo, video, entertainment, decoration, stationery, make-up and hair, local wedding day transportation, couple’s accommodation for 2-3 nights, planning, design and coordination)
Elopement for 2

Minimum total wedding budget from 30.000 €

including 2 nights’ accommodation

10 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 90.000

including 2 nights’ accommodation for 10 people in 5 rooms

20 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 110.000 €

including 2 nights’ accommodation for 10 people in 5 rooms

20 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 160.000 €

including 2 nights’ accommodation for 20 people in 10 rooms

40 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 220.000 €

including 2 nights’ accommodation for 40 people in 20 rooms

Florence Peretola Aiport (FLR): 25 minute drive (12 km/7.5 miles)
Santa Maria Novella Train Station: 20 minute drive (8 km/5miles)
Pisa International Airport (PSA): 1 hour & 15 minute drive (87 km/54 miles)
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ): 1 hour & 25 minute drive (110 km/68 miles)
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO): 3 hours & 25 minute drive (310 km/193 miles)

We can’t wait to hear all about your vision and discuss options. We’ll be happy to come up with a custom cost estimation once we know more about you and your wedding. Fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you in no time!


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