Review: Il Salviatino, Fiesole, Italy

Il Salviatino, Fiesole, Italy ranked #79 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Fabulous.” Juliet Kinsman

The 15th-century Il Salviatino meshes Florentine heritage with a flourish of Baroque extravagance and a savvy dash of contemporary style. It’s very welcoming, very low-key.

Burnished Tuscan yellow walls, studded chesterfields, creamy-white Poltrona Frau leather sofas and original frescoes set the tone. Each guestroom has a dedicated service ambassador (well, butler).

There’s a herb-laden garden, terraced pool with views and a small spa. Michelin-starred chef Carmine Caló creates formal meals for Le Serre, where you dine beneath splendid chandeliers, and La Terrazza offers Tuscan fare with a twist.

Size 45 rooms, including 22 suites genuine guest score 4.9/5 genuine guest review “Staff are superb and cannot do enough for you.”

Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright indulged his ‘voluntary exile’ in Fiesole in 1910 with Martha Cheney, his mistress and the wife of a client.



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