We are planning our spring wedding at il Salviatino and decided to vacation here and meet with the staff a couple months before the big event. Prior to our arrival, we corresponded several times with Cristiano, the ever so gracious and accommodating Event Coordinator.
Upon arriving at the luxurious villa of Il Salviatino we were welcomed by very friendly staff. Next we were offered a delicious sparking rose and seated on the terrace overlooking a breathtaking view of Florence.
Our suite was breathtaking. Domo Jr Suite has a beautiful private living room with mirrored television and magnificent view of the Domo. The bathroom was amazing: both standing classic tub and separate rainfall shower surrounded by glass and privacy door. You have the seductive option of opening doors to view the bedroom while you shower.
The land itself is amazing and perfectly located on the peaceful hills of Florence, with only a 20 minute ride to the city center. Shuttle bus is offered every hour or a taxi can also be requested. Free high speed WiFi available on property. Computer, copier, scanner and printer available in lobby.
The main restaurant is located downstairs with a clever underground passage the leads to the Greenhouse. Il Salviatino also grows its own herbs. Chef Carmen truly takes pride in the presentation, quality and taste of his innovative culinary creations. From our lavish dinner to our Saturday brunch, we were impressed with the way the transforms simple classic dishes into magnificent bites of modern creations. For example, we appreciate how the chef took the basic over easy egg with sausage and prepared it as a light, yet satisfyingly tasty dish with the perfect consistency of meat and beet greens. Every dish we tasted at the dinner was also a unique modern take on the best of Italian culinary classics
We highly recommend dining at Il Salviatino and enjoying your own culinary experience, whether it be a light breakfast, a brilliant lunch on the terrace or an extraordinary dinner at the restaurant.
The staff: From the concierge to the bartender to the waiter, every staff member treats you with absolute kindness and consideration. Cristiano made several excellent recommendations for lunch and dinner in Florence, as well suggested wine tours and various activities to not only entertain our wedding guests, but to also offer the a true Tuscan experience.
Grazie Mille to Cristiano, Chef Carmen, Dominico and the entire staff at Il Salviatino for creating such a warm and welcoming visit. We look forward to our next visit.
See pics of our breakfast, lunch and brunch at www.SaraDISH.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning luxury hotel, located on the rolling hills of Fiesole, offers the most spectacular views of Florence. Accommodations range from the Villa Rooms, the Green House Suites and our Signature Suites. Each offer a very different experience but all have inspiring views of either our private park, the Tuscan landscape or the famous Duomo view of Florence. Guests will enjoy a la carte breakfast, wi-fi, parking, in room movies, in room coffee and tea making facilities and hourly shuttle service (15 minutes) to the center of Florence, all complimentary. Our service philosophy is all about creating unforgettable experiences for our guests in an informal setting. Our guests consider the Hotel, the Villa, their home away from home, a tranquil haven after a day of exploring Florence or the Tuscan countryside. The Spa offers four treatment rooms, each with its own steam shower, and a dedicated team of therapists specializing in aroma therapeutic relaxation and anti-aging treatments, a fitness center with the latest in Technogym equipment and our pools overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Our kitchen is dedicated to locally sourced Italian cuisine and can be enjoyed in either the library or on our terrace overlooking Florence. Innovative, creative and unpretentious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Salviatino Hotel Florence