15th century Hotel Il Salviatino welcomes guests to Florence

| 6/22/2017 1:57:00 PM

Marilyn Jones 

From my home in Texas to Florence, Italy, is, more or less, a 24-hour journey. When my plane touches down, all I can think about is getting to my hotel for some rest before exploring the city.

Sunday morning traffic is light and within a half hour the taxi driver has deposited me at Il Salviatino, a 15th century villa now serving as a 44-room luxury hotel.


Inside I am immediately impressed by the architectural detail, artwork, and grand staircase. My room is decorated in red and gold, and my view is of Tuscany with its rolling hills and signature spruce trees.