Il Salviatino Italy
Via del Salviatino, 21 Fiesole, Firenze
Tearose was founded in 1996 by Alessandra Rovati Vitali, pursuing her passion for the world of botany and with the aim of developing the art of floral composition in events and decorations in Italy. Today, Tearose Group is a unique world that combines events, hospitality, restaurants and lifestyle.
Date of Creation
Built in the 15th century, property of Tearose since 2016
Hotel General Manager
5-Star Luxury (SLH Member)
History & Story
The original structure built on this site was a Roman Castrum (fortress), the first recorded documents date back to the 14th century when the villa first belonged to the Baldesi family, followed by the Bardis.
Over the years, it was refurbished by some of Florence’s elite families, including the Tegliaccis from Siena, ultimately landing in the hands of the Salviati family in the 16th century. The Salviatis undertook an enormous restoration, adding frescoes and furnishings to create a warm and inviting space for their guests, officially naming it, Il Salviatino. By the end of the 19th century, Il Salviatino was under the ownership of American official Mr. Phelps Thomas, who hired artist Augusto Bruschi for some decorative works, including the beautiful fresco we can still admire in what is now called, in its honor, the Affresco Room.
In 1911, the villa was acquired by Ugo Ojetti, a passionate poet, journalist and art critic, who loved to spend his days reading, writing poetry and admiring the stunning views of Florence from what is now Room 8.
After Ojetti’s death, the villa was passed down to his heirs and then, during the 70s and 80s, became Stanford University’s headquarters in Italy. Upon Stanford’s departure, the villa was abandoned for almost 20 years and after a huge renovation that brought it back to its 19th century splendor, it officially opened as a hotel in 2010.
As of late 2016, Il Salviatino is under the ownership of Alessandra Rovati Vitali, founder and art director of Tearose.
2016: rooms, suites, common areas
2022: new wellness centre, restaurant, bar and kitchen
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Breath-taking views of Florence and its famed Duomo
Private Park of 5 hectares
Swimming pool and wellness centre
Restaurant Giacomo al Salviatino
Organic herb and vegetable garden
Complimentary shuttle service to city centre (10 mins)
Artistic pop-up events organized by the Tearose Curator
Surrounded by 5 beautiful hectares of nature, including private gardens, the property is nestled in the hills of Fiesole, only 10 minutes away from Florence’s city centre. Il Salviatino is a 15th century villa that has been meticulously restored by hand and the ideal place for an immersion into the cradle of the Renaissance.
Key sites/activities in the area
Florence is a city full of art: Uffizi, Academia, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo Complex, Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli Gardens. Just taking a walk in the city centre, you can taste the history of the city.
In the village of Fiesole, just 5 minutes far from Il Salviatino, you can admire the ancient vestiges of the Etruscan civilization.
Il Salviatino is a magical place, with a distinctive style, that still echoes a time when great masters like Salvador Dalì and Gabriele D’Annunzio used to energize the place with their vibrant literary salons in the historic Library
Swimming Pool, Historical Park, Vegetable Garden. Babysitter available upon request.
Number of rooms and suites: 40
Discover the comfort and elegance of our rooms and suites, each individually decorated respecting the
many particularities of the villa and its gardens. All suites and rooms boast handmade authentic Tuscan
linen and lovingly selected artwork to make each one of these accommodations a truly unique
SUPERIOR ROOM (6)
Average size: 30 sqm
DELUXE ROOM (13)
Average size: 40 sqm
DELUXE ROOM DOME VIEW (3)
Average size: 30 sqm
JUNIOR SUITE (7)
Average size: 50 sqm
JUNIOR SUITE DOME VIEW (3)
Average size: 40 sqm
GREENHOUSE SUITE (4)
Average size: 75 sqm
Average size: 80 sqm
OJETTI SUITE (1)
Located in the Villa’s tower the Suite Ojetti is 110 sqm
All rooms include: Welcome drink – Full breakfast – Soft drinks minibar – Coffee and tea facilities in room – Twice-daily housekeeping service -Afternoon treat – Access to the outdoor heated swimming pool – Access to the spa and fitness room – Wi-fi – Parking – 24-hour room service
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant Giacomo al Salviatino
The cuisine of Giacomo at Il Salviatino is focused on authentic Italian tradition, offering a menu that combines
simplicity and refinement, using aromatic herbs, vegetables from our organic garden and a careful selection
of local raw materials. The setting for this gastronomic experience is the unparalleled view of Florence and
its monuments, which guests can enjoy from the panoramic terrace.
• Pool bar – serves drinks and light snacks
- Completely renovated Spa, a haven of pure well-being dedicated to the care of the body and mind. For the treatments, natural products are used that respect the seasonal cycle, thus ensuring a unique wellness experience. Spring is the most suitable time for moisturizing wraps and facial treatments. In Summer we recommend regenerating after-sun treatments with aromatic herbs and in Autumn scrubs based on grape seeds and massages with olive oil.
- Swimming pool open from May to October immersed in the green hills, with stunning and relaxing views
- Fitness Room with Technogym equipment
Corporate & Celebration Events
Immersed in the greenery of a 5 hectares majestic private park with centuries-old trees, the property is the perfect setting for bespoke events that require personalized services in a private, elegant and relaxed atmosphere. We cater for intimate to larger events, where the exclusive use of the villa might be suggested for guests’ more comfort and privacy.
Extra Notable Features
• Tailor made private tours in all Tuscany
• Yoga lessons in our garden
• Cocktail classes with our barman
• Botany lessons
• Painting courses
• Private candlelit dinner in the Italian garden
• Picnic in the park
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Condè Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. Top 10 Hotels in Florence #3
TripSavvy Editor’s Choice. The 9 Best Florence Hotels
Travel US News Best Hotels in Florence #8 / Best Hotels in Italy
Condè Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. Top 10 Hotels in Florence #1 / Top 50 Hotels in the World #43 / Best
Hotels in Italy #3
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