We’ve been staying at the Villa San Michele in Fiesole, a 600 year old former Renaissance Monastery designed by Michelangelo and where Leonardo Da Vinci first tested his flying machine – for 20 years now.  We’ve visited almost every year to enjoy the sensational Tuscan woodlands and gardens and to reconnect with our old friends there – Paulo, Adriano and Silvestro who are all maturing superbly – just like the Villa’s wine cellar.


Overlooking Florence, San Michele has been tastefully – and quietly – upgraded during Covid.  Check it out on: Villa San Michele.  A great way to enjoy the bustle of Florence and then relax in the tranquil beauty of San Michele – a 30 minute shuttle – and a world – apart.



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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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