Nestled in the hills overlooking Florence is Il Salviatino, a luxury resort just 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the famous Tuscan city.
It’s difficult to be closer to downtown Florence, but feel so far away from being in a major city.
The property is a stunning and perfectly hand restored 15th-century villa that lies proudly on the hillside of Fiesole, with inspirational views of Florence and the rolling Tuscan landscape.
On arrival, it’s like being whisked away to a magical place, where hotel staff border on obsession for the perfect service and experience blends with the grandeur of the setting.
It’s a truly unique setting, a way to enjoy and be a part of both Florence and Tuscany that cannot be imitated.
A complimentary shuttle service to downtown Florence offers luxe transport to this splendid city.
Florence is best known for Duomo, the Florence Cathedral, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
This vast Gothic structure stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome.
The exterior is covered in a decorative mix of pink, white and green marble.
Inside is pretty stark and plain, but quite enjoyable on warm summer days since the temperature inside tends to be cooler – the mosaic pavements are certainly its main attraction within.
Nearby is the famous Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, which was the only bridge across the Arno in Florence until 1218.
There have been shops on Ponte Vecchio since the 13th century, a traditional that continues today.
If you want to see Michelangelo’s glorious David, head on over to the Galleria dell’Accademia.
If you explore the museum with a bit more time, the Accademia will offer you much more in the less crowded halls, satisfying any curiosity for botany, music, art symbols and painting techniques.
After a day visiting the sights and sounds of the city, hotel guests can return to the tranquility of the villa thanks to the property’s shuttle bus; alternatively private taxis can be arranged.
Once back on the resort grounds, make sure to spend time at the spa and pool.
The Spa Il Salviatino unites Il Salviatino’s idyllic setting and renowned service with the ancestral knowledge and delicate aroma’s of Dr Vranjes, one of Florence’s most exclusive perfume houses.
Together they have created a scented path in which you will be able to enjoy a vast array of treatments and massages…each unique and magical.
From April 15 to October 15, you will also be able to enjoy the pools. Immersed in the green hills, with stunning and relaxing views, you will find it hard to believe you are lying so close to downtown Florence.
Il Salviatino offers a half and full board experience offer the opportunity to decide every day (and of course, even last minute) whether you wish to have your daily meal with them, or in one of the local restaurants they have carefully selected for you.
They have partnered with amazing local Fiorentina restaurants, some of Florence’s most exciting fish restaurants and even some fancy and creative Pizzeria’s which you can choose from.
This is certainly an amazing way to enhance your stay at Il Salviatino.
Finally, when it’s time to relax, discover the sumptuous comfort of its suites and rooms.
Each one is individually decorated, respecting the many particularities of the villa and its gardens; all suites and rooms are an elegant blend of local artisanship and the latest technologies.
Handmade authentic Tuscan linen, lovingly selected artwork and the finest leathers all add to make each one of these suites and rooms a truly unique experience.
Il Salviatino is definitely a place where luxury has no limit and a stay here is beyond every imagination.
For more information on Il Salviatino, visit salviatino.com.