Il Salviatino is a beautifully restored 15th Century villa in the Florentine hills with a striking white façade and shuttered arch windows. Inside, original features are celebrated, with local hand-woven Tuscan linens and the finest Italian leather. There are 45 individually-designed rooms and suites of varying size and position.
A grand converted villa full of character, Salviatino is a welcoming retreat when you are tired of sightseeing - beautifully designed, with a spa, pool, excellent restaurant and lovely landscaped grounds; not to mention excellent service. There are 45 individually-designed rooms and suites ranging in size and position, from the Deluxe rooms with lofty ceilings and lovely views over Florence, through Greenhouse Suites with direct access to the park and gardens, all the way to the real dazzlers: Marcello, atop the villa's tower with views of city and country; Affresco, an art lover's dream centred around a Bruschi fresco dating back to 1886; and Ojetti, a masterclass in design, with an indulgent rooftop Jacuzzi. In addition there is a fine restaurant serving exquisite seasonal cuisine - with ingredients sourced from the organic garden - as well as a spa and a summer-only outdoor pool bathed in the scent of rose and lavender.
Things to do at the property:
Take to the terrace and enjoy casual dining overlooking Florence as the sun goes down over the Duomo
Luxuriate in the spa with a Dr Vranjes treatment or two
Enjoy a swim in the terraced pool overlooking the gardens (April to October)
Stay fit in the gym
Savour the views of Il Duomo from the lounge bar's balustrade balcony
Sink into the Italian leather sofas with a book of your choosing in the library
Things to do nearby:
Wander the streets of Florence at your leisure (complimentary shuttle)
Try your hand at painting or cookery with a Florentineteacher
Commission one of the city's famous artisans to custom-make a pair of shoes or a new suit
Shop till you drop at city boutiques and excellent outlets outside the city
Take in the sights, such as the Duomo and Campanile and Ponte Vecchio
Experience Renaissance art galore at the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery
Visit the city's fantastic speciality wine stores or join the locals at a wine festival
Enjoy music concerts and opera performances at churches dotted around the city; or book something more formal at Chiesa di Orsanmichele or Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio
Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia for a masterclass in Italian sculpture, including Michelangelo's David
Sample some of the best ice cream in the world at Florence's gelaterias
Explore the modern face of Italian art at cafés and smaller galleries across the city
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