IL SALVIATINO sits high above the Arno valley, tucked into a lush hillside overlooking the city of Florence. Since 2016, this beautifully restored fifteenth-century villa has been under the ownership of the Tearose Group, founded in 1996 by Alessandra Rovati Vitali to translate her passion for the natural world into immersive artistic and cultural experiences—a way to create community through culture. With its opulent rooms and suites, gracious common areas, and spectacular outdoor spaces with breathtaking views, Il Salviatino feels less like a hotel and more like a private residence. It’s the ultimate luxury Tuscan getaway, where guests can come and go as they please (downtown Florence is only 10 to 15 minutes away by hotel shuttlebus) or enjoy a host of activities onsite. Spend hours perusing the books inside the historic library or enjoy an afternoon on the panoramic terrace fronting the hotel, with its comfortable loungers, stately trees, abundant blooming flowers, and terraced outdoor pool. Take an invigorating walk around the twelve-acre grounds, book a yoga class, swim laps at the pool, and pamper yourself at the spa with aroma-therapeutic and anti-aging treatments.
The 29 rooms and 11 suites are elegant retreats, each individually and imaginatively decorated, from colorful and opulent to light and airy. The Ojetti Suite deserves special mention for its dramatic sunroom and private rooftop terrace. All feature touches of local craftsmanship, including handmade Tuscan linens, lovingly selected artworks, and the latest in travel amenities and technologies. Il Salviatino’s culinary offerings are entrusted to the well-known Milanese restaurant group, Giacomo, also part of the Tearose family, which was founded by Chef Giacomo Bulleri. Bulleri was born in Tuscany, and those roots are reflected today in the authenticity of his recipes. The cuisine focuses on Italian traditions, using aromatic herbs, vegetables from the hotel’s organic garden, and a careful selection of local raw materials to craft a menu that combines simplicity and refinement. The settings for these gastronomic experiences offer unparalleled views of Florence and its monuments, which guests can enjoy from the panoramic terrace or inside the charming Sala Affresco, where notaries like Salvador Dali and Gabriele D’Annunzio once held their vibrant salons.