Il Salviatino Italy
Via del Salviatino, 21. Fiesole – Firenze 50137
OWNERSHIP: The Rovati Family.
Alessandra Rovati Vitali, founder and art director of Tearose, is an entrepreneur, brilliant artist, innovative designer and style and trend inspirer. A distinctive branded experience, Tearose is known for offering a path through Italian style and international taste, via traditional and contemporary elements that seamlessly combine simplicity and magnificence.
Date of Creation
New ownership, July 2016
Hotel General Manager
MARCO MILOCCO, CEO. A native of Tuscany, Marco Milocco is CEO of MPG Italy, which owns and operates luxury hotel Il Salviatino. A seasoned hospitality expert with keen knowledge of and passion for Tuscany’s food & beverage industry, Milocco has held positions in various national and international luxury hotel companies, including Ciga Hotels, Starwood, Ferragamo Castiglion del Bosco and Hotel d’Inghilterra, in destinations from Venice to Florence, Costa Smeralda, Rome, London and Trieste Porto Piccolo, where he played a key role in the development of the destination’s luxury product offerings.
Salviatino Villa and Greenhouse rooms have been completely refurbished in the past 2017, 2018 and in the current year. Forecast works termination before Easter 2019. The new development area, 10 suites, into the park facing the garden, olives field area, will start on November 2019. Works termination before season 2021. New Spa. New added swimming pool, new area for events and banquets will also be terminated on 2021. Salviatino today will reppresent an icon city resort, on the hills overlooking Florence, worldwide recognised. The mission: aim to be one discrete, family, ecofrendly oriented, luxury city resort in the designed service style and product.
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 Suite.
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, on going.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Breathtaking views of Florence and its famed Duomo from the terrace and the Dome view rooms and suites
Own organic herb and vegetable garden
Nestled in the hills which overlook Florence, the villa is just 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but conveys the feeling of being lost in the abundant Tuscan countryside. A complimentary shuttle service to down town Florence offers luxe transport to this splendid city.
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.
Mr. Ojetti was responsible for adding the Greenhouse Suites as well as the magnificent library which, at the time, was one of the most renowned cultural lounges attended regularly by celebrities of their fields such as Salvador Dalì and Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Swimming Pool, Historical Park, Vegetable Garden.
• Number of suites: 22
• Number of Luxury rooms: 22
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 44
• 4 Classic Rooms – Avg size: 28 mq
• 12 Double Deluxe rooms – Avg size: 38 mq
• 3 Dome View Junior Suites – Avg size: 40 mq
• 2 Junior Suites – Avg size: 50 mq
• 4 Family Junior Suites – Avg size: 50 mq
• 3 Greenhouse Junior Suites – Avg size: 50 mq
• 3 Dome View Deluxe rooms – Avg size: 30 mq
• 3 Dome View Classic rooms – Avg size: 25 mq
• 5 Greenhouse Suites – Avg size: 75 mq
• 1 Stilnovo Suite – Avg size: 90 mq
• 1 Tegliacci Suite – Avg size: 68 mq
• 1 Melodia Suite – Avg size: 73 mq
• 1 Affresco Suite – Avg size: 73 mq
• 1 Ojetti Suite – Avg size: 110 mq
All rooms include:
• Complimentary Il Salviatino buffet breakfast daily
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Nespresso coffee machine
• Cordless light controls
• Complimentary mineral waters at turndown
• Fresh orchids
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant : La Cucina del Salviatino
• Chef : Stefano Santo
In winter (October to April), La Cucina del Salviatino is set in the hotel’s library.
In summer (April to mid-October), guests dine on the terrace – and at night, count the stars as they do so.
• Lounge bar – on the ground floor
• Pool bar – open from April to September (serves light snacks and small plates)
• Spa Il Salviatino 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.
• Swimming pool open from April to October immersed in the green hills, with stunning and relaxing views
• Fitness with Technogym equipment
Corporate & Celebration Events
Italian Garden: welcome cocktail, pizza party, informal events.. (Up to 200 guests, exclusive use)
Wedding Ceremony (up to 120 guests seating, exclusive use)
Ceremony under the Pergola: up to 30 guests seated
Terrazza (terrace): dinner for a group of up to 40 guests
dinner for up to 200 guests (exclusive use)
Terrazza “The Square”: up to 120 guests seated (exclusive use)
Vegetable Garden: dinner up to 250 guests (marquee needed)
Pool: party for up to 200 guests (exclusive use)
Library: dinner for up to 60 guests (exclusive use)
Set as ballroom for after dinner party up to 150 guests (exclusive use)
Meeting room: up to 60 pax theatre (exclusive use)
Meeting room Kempner: max capacity 30 pax theatre
Extra Notable Features
• Vegetable and Herbs organic garden
• Tailor made private tours in all Tuscany (from Carrara marble mountains to the cost)
• Yoga lessons in our garden
• Truffle hunting on the property grounds
• Cocktail classes with our barman
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Condè Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 & 2016 (Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World / Top 15 Hotels in Florence / Top 25 Hotels in Europe)
• Condè Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 (Winner of Best Hotel in Europe)
• Andrew Harper Grand Awards (Winner Hideaway of the year 2011)
• Mr & Mrs Smith Awards (Most Romantic Room in the world – The Melodia Suite)
Number of employees
96 including outsourcing (seasonal services)