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Perched on the Fiesole hills overlooking Florence, Il Salviatino is a magnificently renovated boutique hotel with a history as rich and colourful as the beautiful frescoes adorning the walls. The villa was originally constructed in the 14th-century on the site of a former Roman fortress, and was added to over the subsequent centuries by a series of aristocratic Tuscan families. Restored to its former glory, the décor is resplendently decked out in frescoes from both the Renaissance-era and the 19th-century.
The villa is surrounded by twelve and a half acres of beautiful, private park, creating a feeling of seclusion and tranquility. The inviting swimming pool is perfect for a refreshing dip during the summer months, and if you want to indulge yourself the hotel has a wonderful wellness spa. With spectacular views of Florence, this hotel is perfect for those that want to a bit of peace and quiet, while remaining close enough to enjoy the city’s extraordinary culture.
There are few things in life that are better than simple yet brilliantly executed Italian cooking, and the hotel’s restaurant, La Cucina, proves this perfectly. Created with fresh local produce, the meals blend fine dining with hearty Tuscan flavours. For a truly unforgettable experience, dine by candlelight al fresco, with the hotel’s park stretching out towards Florence’s twinkling lights.
Bedrooms are elegantly appointed in a quintessential Italian style. A sophisticated palette and contemporary furnishings complement the characterful original details from the hotel’s long history, from stone fireplaces to fragments of fresco. Many of the rooms have wonderful views over the Tuscan countryside or the hotel’s flourishing gardens. The priciest suite is truly indulgent, with a spacious living room lit by a skylight, and views of the Duomo from the rooftop Jacuzzi.
The extensive private parkland surrounding the villa is incredibly picturesque, with plant-clad wooden arches providing shade, perfect for sitting under with a good book. The garden hosts a weekly ‘Il Giardino Del Gusto’ event in the summer months, featuring live music, champagne and cocktails. The seasonal two-tiered swimming pool is an enchanting spot for a bit of sunbathing, and there’s nothing better than a refreshing splash after a day spent exploring the city. The hotel’s spa is located in a peaceful corner of the park, and offers a range of treatments and massages to fully pamper yourself with, using products from some of Florence’s most exclusive perfume houses.
In the colder months, snuggle on one of the sumptuous sofas in the library, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and read one of the thick, leather-bound tomes beneath the soft glow of the ornate candelabras.
It’s just a short drive to the centre of Florence from the hotel’s position high in the hills above, so you’ll have the opportunity to explore the charming streets and magnificent churches of the historic heart. For a true Tuscan experience in the countryside surrounding Florence, take part in one of the truffle-hunting expeditions organised by Il Salviatino during the truffle season.