My Room at Villa San Michele Above Florence

THE VIEW outside my roomMy room deserves its own post. After I wrote this for Forbes on the luxury adventures that Villa San Michele organizes, from the cooking school to truffle hunting and fresco painting classes, I started drooling over all my Villa San Michele pictures again. When I walked outside my room, I had the spectacular view above of Florence and the Tuscan hills before me, as well as the terraced gardens and flowers that Villa San Michele is known for. My room itself, one of the junior suites, was like a Tuscan flat without a kitchen, but with a desk, dresser, couch, giant bathroom, and table for two where I had tea each evening after dinner. I loved the entrance to the room, with a private balcony in front to enjoy the view. Doesn't the door just look like there's something magical beyond it? I used my heavy, real key to push open the weight of the door - and to push it open in the early morning to see the sun roll out over Florence.

Entrance to room Table for two with my gorgeous key

Other view from my balcony