You may have only thought it could happen in the movies, but staying in a majestic room at an amazing villa in the Tuscan countryside can come true. Il Salviatino is a boutique hotel in Fiesole, just two miles away from downtown Florence. With unparalleled amenities, an attention to detail, and sweeping views of both the surrounding valley and the Renaissance City below, this property seems out of a dream.
The hand-restored 15th Century villa is situated in Fiesole, halfway up the hill from Florence the main city up above. All of the rooms are elegantly appointed, with original details such as oversized fireplaces, luxurious marble, and rustic wood beams in the ceilings. And each accommodation is completely unique in both design and character. Also at the hotel, enjoy outstanding seasonal cuisine created with ingredients grown right on the property. When you need to relax, grab a seat at the pool for a swim and for breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, or head to the spa for a massage using exclusive perfumes from the local Dr. Vranjes house.
The most basic room category, the accommodations are anything but. With earth tone interiors high ceilings, large windows that open out onto cypress trees, and walk-in closets made out of dark wood, this is the perfect room for those who want an elegant place to relax near Florence.
Light, warm colors and enormous windows of all shapes and sizes, the Double Deluxe rooms are in the main villa of Il Salviatino Hotel and offer sweeping views of the Tuscan hillside. Some rooms can be outfitted with an extra bed.
Dome View Classic
Enjoy the same perks of the Classic category, but revel in your view. Look out over the charming gardens of the villa and on to the quaint city of Florence below, its red-domed Duomo dominating the panorama.
Dome View Deluxe
Bask in even more space and loftier ceilings while peering out over the Italian gardens below and the striking Florence skyline in the distance.
Each Junior Suite at this Florence boutique hotel is unique, taking advantage of the original character of the villa. Averaging 50 square meters, these accommodations feature natural light, cream-colored accents, artwork, and a variety of special features which could include everything from a mezzanine level to a spiral staircase, a hidden library to an antique wardrobe.
Family Junior Suite
Great for families or larger groups, the Family Junior Suites feature a loft space that sleeps two people. Enjoy the allure of staying in the main villa while having enough space to ensure your entire party is comfortable.
Dome View Junior Suite
Relax with the unique comforts and charm of the Junior Suite but with a postcard-worthy view of Florence just outside of your window. An extra bed can be accommodated in the spacious living area.
Greenhouse Junior Suite
An exclusive accommodation just off of the hotel’s Italian gardens. Enjoy complete privacy, contemporary décor, rustic exposed brick ceilings, and direct access to the elegant grounds.
Feel one with nature in these expansive accommodations just off of the hotel’s gardens. Separate living and bedroom areas, plus an enormous modern bathroom give you all of the comforts you need in a private setting.
Situated in the tower of the villa, the Marcello Suite has an old-world office feel, with oversized leather sitting chairs and a well-worn library in the lounge area, plus an ample bedroom area, and a bathroom that showcases the original wooden beams across the ceiling. Add to that the stunning views of Florence and the rolling hills of Tuscany, and you won’t want to leave.
If you’ve reveled in the beauty of Florence’s Renaissance architecture during your sightseeing adventures, the Affresco Suite will continue that inspiration throughout your stay. With vaulted ceilings that feature an 1886 fresco by Bruschi and two Gabriel van der Leeuw oil canvases, you’ll feel as if you’re staying in a museum. But the modern amenities, large leather sofa, and huge bathroom featuring an oversized ancient stone bathtub will give you every comfort you look for while on holiday.
Feel as if you’re part of one of Florence’s most powerful families while staying in the main villa’s Melodia Suite. A coat of arms over a beautiful fireplace proudly welcomes you to the living area while the original wood paneling brings an antique feel. Pass through oversized wooden doorways to the separate bedroom and en suite bathroom featuring an original marble sink.
The open floor plan of this 68-square meter suite brings refined Florence elegance to life. The large leather sofa and armchairs, plus original wood paneling and large marble fireplace lend a cozy yet eclectic vibe.
Mind blowing in every way possible, this bi-level suite spans two floors and mixes original materials such as brick, wood beams, and terra cotta floors to lend an ethereal touch to an already magical space. Enjoy a luxurious bedroom, a warm dining area, and a separate living area with a glass floor and wall-to-wall skylights. Enjoy a rooftop indoor Jacuzzi area which leads right out to a large private balcony, which lets you take in all of the amazing landscape around you at any time of day or night.
This is not actually a boutique hotel in Florence—it is just outside of the city walls in the nearby town of Fiesole. Within 15 minutes, you will be able to reach all of the city’s top attractions, but being positioned on a hillside means you’ll get to take in the Tuscan capital from a different angle. Bask in the sunshine, admire the private gardens around you, and enjoy what it really means to have a Tuscan holiday.