The extravagant former palace of Il Salviatino rises opulently from the rolling Tuscan hills – its home for half a millennium – providing an authentic fairytale setting for an ultra-indulgent vacation. Step inside the hand-restored villa to find lovingly chosen artwork and elaborate décor crafted by Tuscan artisans, and a welcome that is second to none. The five-star Il Salviatino forges a unique take on dining, whether by the infinity pool or looking out across the fabled Tuscan countryside.
- Winner of the Touring Club’s Camere d’autore in 2017
- Order sumptuous Tuscan dishes in a truly picturesque setting of your choice
- Choose from 44 opulent guestrooms and remarkable countryside villas
- Take the complimentary shuttle to Florence, a 15-minute drive away
- Boost your well being with deluxe face and body treatments at the luxury spa
- Sink into a plush sun lounger by the infinity pool for tremendous views of Florence
- Discover the ancient secrets of delectable Tuscan cuisine at the hotel’s culinary school
Over the centuries, wealthy owners have extravagantly furnished and frescoed the villa, transforming it into the fairytale palace you see today. Adorned with marble fireplaces, gilded ornamentation, and the finest Italian leathers, simply waking in your guestroom or wandering through the villa is an unforgettable experience.
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High ceilings, marble fireplaces, and ancient mosaics await you in your one of 44 richly decorated guestrooms. Select a nightcap from your in-room bar before slipping between handmade Tuscan linens, then wake refreshed to a rejuvenating rain shower. At Il Salviatino, ornate artisanal décor and arresting artwork combine with cutting-edge Handy Smartphone technology for cordless light and climate control. Il Salviatino also presents princely countryside villa suites with private garden rooms and sunken baths – the lap of true luxury for literally soaking in the breathtaking views of Florence.
All guestrooms have fresh orchids and a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. After an indulgent start, either venture into the city of Florence, a 15-minute drive in the hotel shuttle bus, or unwind with world-class pampering at the spa as you envision the idyllic setting you would like for lunch or dinner.
Il Salviatino offers a remarkably unique dining experience that embraces the former palace’s most picturesque locations. La Cucina serves delectable Tuscan cuisine wherever you choose to eat. Dine with breathtaking views of Florence on La Terrazza, take your meal inside the palace to feast in ostentatious surroundings, or choose a romantic meal in the floral greenhouse.
La Cucina – What was once the estate’s historic orchard is now a carefully tended kitchen garden, ensuring the fresh fruit, vegetables, and aromatic herbs that feature in La Cucina’s menu are of the highest quality. The kitchen couples seasonal ingredients with cuts of piglet, lamb, beef, and mackerel to conjure exquisite Tuscan dishes.
In the summer months, laze on plush sun loungers by the hotel’s large infinity pool overlooking the Tuscan hills. At the deluxe spa, select from facial and body treatments performed by therapists who specialize in anti-aging and aromatherapy. If you are inspired by La Cucina’s exquisite menu, book a place on the hotel’s culinary classes to discover the age-old secrets of Tuscan cooking.
Florence is a treasure trove of renaissance architecture and art. Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s iconic David sculpture before wandering over to the Uffizi Gallery, where Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and da Vinci’s Annunciation hang. Visit Florence Cathedral – a major attraction recognized by its terracotta-tiled dome and bell tower engineered by 13th-century architect Giotto, or take some air in the Boboli Gardens to immerse yourself in renaissance artworks.
Il Salviatino’s rolling 12-acre estate in the Fiesole hills is in the small community of Maiano, a 15-minute drive from the center of Florence. A visit to the renowned ancient city will reward you with a glimpse of Michelangelo’s legendary artwork, including his iconic sculpture of David. There are also the 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio and Florence Cathedral, and seemingly endless museums, galleries, and ornate plazas.
Florence Airport, Peretola is 6 mi / 10 km away, and Pisa International Airport is 60 mi / 96 km from the hotel.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station is 3 mi / 5 km away, but you can reach the smaller Le Cure station in seven minutes by car.
Il Salviatino provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from Florence.
The Villa Il Salviatino bus stop is just four minutes’ walk from the hotel.