The Most Beautiful View from Villa San Michele

I am staying at Villa San Michele, an Orient-Express hotel, in Fiesole, a swanky suburb high above Florence in the hills just 10-15 minutes away by car. I've had zero free time, but okay, the time has been spent doing everything from cooking classes that inspired me to be a better home cook to touring great fashion museums Gucci & Ferragamo, to dinners that run late...and later...

Here is just a sneak peek at this incredible hotel. This is the view of Florence from the restaurant - a covered patio area that is used when it's warmer. You can see the Duomo in the distance on the right. Imagine having prosecco as the sun sets here. Perfetto!