Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Wedding Party: See the Beautiful Italian Villa They Stayed in

    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond/Splash News

    If we could describe Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding (and everything leading up to it) in one word, "lavish" would definitely come to mind.

    Which makes it no surprise that the gorgeous villa Kimye's friends and family stayed at while in Florence before the nuptials is absolutely breathtaking!

    E! News confirmed that the wedding party stayed at the Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, a small town in the province of Florence. According to the venue's website, the Villa San Michele was a monastery in the 15th century, and "today it is one of Europe's most fascinating hotels. A renaissance Villa, with a façade attributed to Michelangelo and boasting the most perfect view over Florence."

    It has 46 rooms, all different amongst themselves but with the common feature of antique furniture and a focus on comfort and pampering the guest for the duration of their exclusive stay.

    The villa also offers stunning views of Florence and beautiful gardens, including‎ terraced gardens and fragrant lemon trees and rose bushes. It's been described by high-profile guests as one of Europe's most fascinating hotels.

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    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond

    "I saw Kris and Kendall Jenner. They seemed expectant, upbeat and enthusiastic," a source, who saw the E! stars at the villa prior to the ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere, tells us.

    "They were standing outside waiting to leave and looking at a stunning panoramic view of Florence. They were happy and excited and you can tell they couldn't wait to go."

    The eyewitness continued to tell us that the group was outside in the courtyard, some chatting excitedly amongst themselves and others basking in the sun and soaking in the stunning view, waiting for the black cars and grey and black vans to come and take them off to their next destination.

    Source added that the San Michele group had to in fact leave earlier than originally planned because of a three-hour interruption to all road access around the area due to a marathon that was p‎assing through.

    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond

    And while there's no arguing that the exterior of the villa is a vision to remember, it seems that there was a room inside that was also quite a sight to see.

    "The room was invaded by the clothes and shoes, a triumph of elegance and luxury," designer Giuseppe Zanotti, who had created ivory satin heels for the bride, told a local Italian newspaper of a suite at the San Michele that was entirely dedicated to clothing options for the main event.

    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond

    The famous family had to part ways with villa today, as they jetted from Florence back to Paris.

    As the Kim's loved ones made their way to the airport, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner took a moment to say their goodbyes to the romantic city via Instagram.

    "goodbye," read Kylie's literal post alongside a photo of her in casual, non-wedding clothing enjoying the sweeping panorama of Florence—arrivederci, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore!—one last time before takeoff.

    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond
    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond
    Villa San Michele, Florence Courtesy Belmond

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