We Love —
- Il Salviatino is a completely converted renaissance villa of the 15th century. Its extensive grounds include a greenhouse area, a private park, and landscaped gardens
- Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills, 3 km from Fiesole, this luxury hotel offers panoramic views of Florence's historic centre
- The dining room features a terrace which enjoys unique, panoramic views. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan recipes with a modern twist, using local ingredients
Your Destination —
Located on a hilltop offering a very scenic view of Florence as well as just being just a 20 minute bus ride from Florence's centre. The best view is along the climb up to the monastery of San Francesco at the crest of the higher hill on which Fiesole sits on.
Aside from heading to Fiesole for the view over Florence, make it a point to visit Fiesole's Etruscan-Roman Archeological area. While the Etruscan settlement likely dates back to the 9th-8th century BC, the first record of it in history is when it was conquered by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. The Romans must have wanted that prime hilltop location - easy to see any enemies approaching as well as being dry land away from the marshes that surrounded the Arno river.
Eating out in Fiesole
There are several small bars as well as trattoria on the main square in Fiesole that offer the chance for delicious, quick meals or more relaxed peaceful enjoyment of local dishes. A few restaurants are located on the street heading up to the monastery that offer great views over Florence - these definitely offer the special setting for a romantic, special meal.
Markets in Fiesole
Fiesole's main square, Piazza Mino, is the setting for an antiques market every first Sunday of the month. It is also the setting for recurring markets, so it is always likely you'll find one going on when you visit.
Most visitors are overwhelmed by the artistic opulence of Florence and spend their visit dashing from one masterpiece to the next, dazzled by an excess of genius. It's understandable: the cradle of the Renaissance and home of the Medici family (Italy's most progressive art patrons) houses some of the world's greatest treasures.
Above all, Florence is incredibly beautiful. A cluster of russet roofs and Renaissance splendours, the Tuscan city is set amongst the wine-growing hills of Chianti. Gawp at ancient palaces, curvaceous domes, beautiful basilicas stuffed with fine art and world-class art galleries like the Uffizi.
With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, there's plenty to see. Although the city’s history dates back to the Roman era, when it was designed as a garrison settlement, the majority of Florence was built during the Renaissance. Despite this, traces of medieval, baroque, neoclassical and modern architecture can be found.
Your Hotel —
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, where perfect service and blends with the grandeur of the setting.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a stay in a Deluxe Room
Just for you: bottle of wine in the room on arrival
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.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you: a complimentary welcome cocktail and 15% discount in the restaurant.
Experience an unforgettable journey to the roots of Tuscan gastronomy.... The day starts with the award-winning breakfasts which can be enjoyed at any time (and in any place) you so desire.
Throughout the day you will be able to enjoy a series of local specialties all carefully crafted by the Michelin-starred Chef, Carmine Caló, using only the finest local ingredients. Simple, incredibly flavourful and elegantly presented.
Your Time —
Just for you: 15% discount at the SPA
The Spa at Salviatino by Vranjes, unites Il Salviatino’s idyllic setting and renowned service with the ancestral knowledge and delicate aromas of Dr Vranjes, one of Florence’s most exclusive perfume houses. Together the Hotel and Dr Vranjes have created a scented path in which you will be able to enjoy a vast array of treatments and massages…each unique and magical!
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices changes. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Are not included. Members booking a flight inclusive package can add transfers at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. Transfer distance/time is approx. 12km/27min