Set within more than 11 and a half acres of rolling Tuscan gardens is the palatial 15th century villa Il Salviatino, capturing an elegant 21st century take on its aristocratic past where frescoes, rich handcrafted leathers and works of art sit alongside the most sophisticated technologies. The villa has an enviable location surveying the ethereal beauty of the Florence skyline. Only seven kilometres from the city yet nestled on the Tuscan slopes of Fiesole, it ideally offers guests the best of two exquisite destinations it truly is An alluring retreat awaiting its guests.
Il Salviatino offers 45 rooms and suites all individually designed to incorporate the preservation of original and unique features, including 19th century frescoes, huge marble fireplaces and ancient mosaics. These precious finds work with carefully considered antique and modern pieces promoting the finest Italian craftsmanship. The villa’s amenities also resonate with the beauty of Tuscan living from handcrafted linens to heady, luxurious bathroom treats.
A selection of suites offer mezzanine floors, optimizing the dramatic high ceilings of the main house, and in the terraced gardens, hillside suites offer private conservatories and sunken baths with quintessential Tuscan views
The villa’s restored library offers a comforting place of relaxation from day through to night. Original floor to ceiling wood panelling, a secret door, a selection of inspiring literature and a collection of fine liqueurs await guests. Additional public areas take the shape of informal snugs, creating a home from home experience.
The ambience carrys through to the gardens, from the beautifully wild park land to the historic Italian garden, which has been meticulously restored to its original form under the supervision of the city’s ministry of culture. Guests can enjoy the cover of hundreds of protected trees, intricate networks of ancient pathways, centuries old mosaics and elegant glass houses.
Tucked away in the terraced gardens is a first class day spa – Spa Il Salviatino – which offers an extensive menu of ‘multi-sensorial’ treatments using exquisite natural ingredients developed specially by Florentine cosmetologist Dr. Vranjes.
In a region renowned for good food, Il Salviatino’s restaurant – overseen by The Salviatino Collection’s Exec Chef, Carmine Caló – offers a unique gastro-experience serving up an exquisite menu exploring the roots of Tuscan cuisine and provenance of local ingredients. At Il Salviatino guests can enjoy authentic Florentine gastronomy in multiple locations throughout the hotel and grounds.
This stunning and perfectly hand restored 15th century villa is a truly magical place, warm, stylish and nostalgic, offering discerning and culturally curious guests the ultimate hotel experience. The perfect way to enjoy and be a part of both Florence and Tuscany that cannot be imitated. The glamorous and luxurious setting will ensure a simply unforgettable stay fom beginning to end.
For further information visit www.salviatino.com and to book call +39 055 90411