Il Salviatino

Florence, Italy

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Placed on the slope of Fiesole elegant hill in the hamlet of Maiano; the Villa offers splendid views of Florence and of Fiesole landscape. The Villa was named The Sfacciata in the XX century for its dominant position and its beautiful surrounding gardens and park. It dates back to Medieval times when it appeared as a 14th century cottage with its pretty farm. Cadastral documents of that time show that the Villa was transformed into a palace by the Bardi family that bought it in 1427 and subsequently sold it to Nicola Tegliacci in 1447. The new owner named the villa Palagio dei Tegliacci. Restoration on a grand scale changed the 14th century aspect of the villa and the villa was renamed Salviatino. The Salviati family remained the proprietor of the villa throughout the XVI and XVII centuries. In 1882 the Villa became the property of Phelps Thomas who started a program of full restoration work. The architect Corinto Corinti built a large central staircase and big cinquecento portals. He reduced the tower; designed a new covered entrance for the carriages; overhung by a garden which still exist and remodeled the park by adding an Italian garden and conservatories. The weekly notes concerning the restoration works conducted by the architect Lusini contain several times the word demolition. All the medieval elements and structures were demolished and redesigned. The new intervention restored the building to its simple and - at the same time - sumptuous aspect. The walls of white plaster was restored providing contrast to the pietra serena a Tuscany durable grey stone which stands out from the thresholds and the chimneys. The interior was elegantly furnished with an art collection of great value; many beautiful objects contributing harmony to the overall environment. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Ojetti the Salviatino has become one of the most lively cultural salons of the time. A new period of Salviatino life is going to start.

Handicapped Rooms/Facilities, Pets Allowed, Concierge Desk, Elevators, Executive Level, Guest Laundromat, Solarium, Health Club, Jogging Track, Massage, Sauna, Fitness Center or Spa, Breakfast Buffet, 24 Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Safe Deposit Box, Air Conditioned, Hairdryers Available, Private Bathroom, Golf, Jacuzzi, Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Maid Service, Laundry/Valet Services, High speed internet access, Wireless Internet Access, Phone Service, Security, AM/FM Alarm Clock, Radio, Bathrobes, Bathroom Telephone, Bidet, Television with Cable, Coffee Maker in Room, TV, Cordless Phone, Mini Bar, In Room Movies, Safe, Phone with speaker, Telephone, Voicemail, CD Player, Outlet Adapters, DVD Player, Temperature Control, Free Newspaper, Satellite TV, Audio Visual Equipment, Meal Plan - Bed and Breakfast, Meal Plan - MAP/Half-board, Sprinklers In Rooms, Electronic Door Locks, 24 Hour Security.

  • Affresco Suite Affresco Suite-king bed-main villa-beautiful ceiling fresco-ancient stone bath tub-102 sqm
  • Double Deluxe Double Deluxe-main villa or greenhouse area-king or twin beds-rain shower-Approx 38sqm
  • Devarana Deluxe Devarana Deluxe-adj villa-massage facilities-adults only-patio-approx 38 sqm-double bed
  • Dome View Deluxe Dome View Deluxe-King bed-Stunning view over Florence and Dome-main villa-approx 32sqm
  • Dome View Junior Suite Dome View Junior Suite-main villa-views of Florence-king bed-living rm-65 sqm
  • Garden Deluxe Garden Deluxe-Main villa-king bed-bathtub-private garden-approx 57sqm
  • Green House Suite Green House Suite-Greenhouse area-king bed-approx 105sqm-separate living rm-garden view
  • Junior Suite Junior Suite-main villa or green house area-king bed-sitting area-approx 72 sqm
  • Marcello Suite Marcello Suite-top of tower-over 200sqm-king bed-3 levels-360deg views-private terrace
  • Melodia Suite Melodia Suite-main villa-authentic fireplace-king bed-living room-marble sink-87 sqm
  • Ojetti Suite Ojetti Suite-Main tower-living room-Terrace-Jacuzzi-Views over Florence-143 sqm
  • Salviati Suite Salviati Suite-two bedroom suite-340sqm-2 living rms-2 terraces-4 floors-amazing views
  • Salviati Deluxe Salviati Deluxe-king or twin beds-main villa-shower or Jacuzzi-side view-approx 57sqm
  • Tegliacci Suite
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