Vespa Tour Tuscany

Tuscany by Vespa

Experience the sights on board Italy's favourite mode of transport, the Vespa.

Travel along picturesque country roads and ancient bridges, exploring Tuscany's medieval villages and Romanesque churches.

Vivoli Ice Cream Tour

Gelateria

The world-famous Vivoli ice cream parlour has been creating its delicious “gelato” masterpieces in Florence since 1930. Exclusively for guests of Belmond Villa San Michele, Vivoli opens the doors for an unforgettable experience in ice cream making, including the opportunity to meet the family and a mouth-watering ice cream tasting session.

Rafting Tour Florence

Rafting in Florence

Let expert rafters guide you down the San Niccolo weir under the Ponte Vecchio as you take in the urban sights. 

Or, if you're up for a bit more excitement, join a full-day excursion to the Sieve River for a heart-racing ride through the rapids.

Carrara Excursions

Carrara Marble Quarries

Michelangelo, Bernini, Canova and Rodin all sourced the marble for their masterpieces in Carrara.

Explore the quarries in a 4x4 off-road vehicle. Visit Cave Michelangelo for spectacular ocean views, and stop to sample “lardo di Colonnata”, a local delicacy.

Florece Museums

Vasari Corridor

Your private guide will escort you to the Uffizi Gallery, where he will unlock the door to one of the most amazing features of Florence, the Vasari Corridor. 

The corridor, lined with works of art, stretches over the famous Ponte Vecchio and boasts spectacular views of the river and the Church of Santa Felicita.

Making Chocolate in Italy

Chocolate Making

A dream trip for chocoholics, visit the workshop at Andrea Bianchini’s Bottega del Cioccolato and learn the delicious art of chocolate making. 

While you are there, enjoy a two-hour course taken by master chocolatier Bianchini. Famous for his unusual flavour combinations, you are guaranteed some unique taste sensations.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Get a taste of the true Tuscan countryside on a wine-tasting day trip to a rustic Chianti farmhouse. 

Surrounded by vineyards and cypress trees, set off on an outing to Azienda Vinicola Capannelle, recognised by connoisseurs for the exceptional quality of its wines and olive oil, and its innovative growing and blending techniques.

Tennis in Tuscany

Tennis in Tuscany

Florence boasts a number of high-quality tennis courts. 

Circolo Tennis del Firenze is a short drive from the hotel and has 10 courts, six of which have evening floodlighting and four are indoors. Hire rackets and balls on the day. 5km from Belmond Villa San Michele, Tennis Fiesole has five courts, three of which are floodlit.

Golf in Tuscany

Golf

Golfers are spoiled for choice. There are two 18-hole courses near the hotel, set deep in the lush Tuscan countryside, and a third in Montecatini. All have a clubhouse with restaurant, and you can hire carts and clubs.

Green fees start at €70 per person.