Villa Tolomei is a captivating 14th-century Tuscan residence transformed into a luxury hotel in the idyllic environs of Florence. This exquisite resort, surrounded by 20 hectares of delicately realised parkland, olive groves and orchards, affords residents a stunning panoramic view of this beguiling and timeless city.
It's the dream destination for a charming family holiday or an exclusive romantic break, combining privacy and intimacy with all the benefits of an area steeped in historical significance and cultural awe.
Perfectly positioned for art lovers, Villa Tolomei is just a few minutes from this famed city's stunning ancient domain. Situated in Oltrarno and flanked by the impressive Florentine hills of Marignolle and Bellosguardo, the hotel is extremely convenient for trips to the galleries, restaurants and river, while still being far enough away from the main hub for you to enjoy a relaxing break.
After just a 15-minute drive, you'll be able to stroll over the famous Ponte Vecchio, the medieval arch bridge that makes up one of six in Florence to stretch over the Arno. The hotel is also within easy access of the many city's attractions, including the staggering Uffizi Gallery, which houses some of the most extraordinary pieces of artwork in the world, as well as a dizzying array of shops, restaurants and street entertainment. The serene Boboli Gardens and Porta Romana, the ancient gateway to Florence, are only 2km away, and Florence Airport is just 5km by car.
With its original frescoes, private terraces and indulgent amenities, Villa Tolomei is a feast for the senses, merging modern comforts and secluded charms with the natural vibrancy of this timeless and much-loved cultural heartland.
Nestled in the warm and undulating hills of the Florentine countryside, this charming resort is just moments away from all the awe-inspiring artistic flavours of the Italian masters, while showcasing its own delightful contributions to the home of some of the world's most-cherished cultural icons. With its glorious views of that famous terracotta dome, the fairytale spires and a labyrinth of ancient streets and squares, this exquisite hotel captures the inimitable spirit of Tuscany, positioning you squarely in the centre of the Renaissance heartlands.
Villa Tolomei was built during the height of the Renaissance but completely restored in 2012, so it represents the best of old-world charm and modern comfort. The villa's 14th-century heritage is reflected in the opulent interiors and the romantic, white-walled facade. The rooms are spacious, stylish and infused with splashes of royal blue and champagne colour. Alongside an impressive array of five-star comforts, three suites also feature original frescoed ceilings. Some of the 27 rooms have a private terrace and others have a garden exit.
The bright white aspect of the building coupled with the luxurious detail of the frescoed rooms compounds the sense of classical elegance finessed with a contemporary touch, and all positioned in an area of outstanding natural beauty, so visitors can be sure of a truly absorbing and soothing hotel stay. You'll experience a very special combination of intimacy, hospitality and privilege, a unique blend of majesty and homeliness, all conjuring the unforgettable impressions of an Italian dreamworld.
The staff at Villa Tolomei are helpful, discreet and highly professional, committed to providing an excellent hotel service as well as assistance about Florentine tours and local attractions. The hotel also provides deluxe concierge services and laundry facilities, all designed to ensure that visitors enjoy first-rate levels of comfort and convenience.
TOP 10 REASONS TO STAY AT VILLA TOLOMEI HOTEL AND RESORT
Heated swimming pool
The magnificent outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by picture-perfect gardens and a dazzling view of the city, is an excellent place for a refreshing dip after a busy day seeing the sights of Florence. The poolside area has panoramic views over the valley of the Arno and is a truly delightful place to enjoy a cocktail while basking in the lingering hues of an idyllic Tuscan sunset.
Traditional Tuscan cuisine
The hotel's restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine and flavoursome Italian dishes made from fresh local ingredients.
Named Il Conventino a Marignolle, this prestigious eatery offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and olive groves, while providing an intimate vibe with excellent attention to detail. You can sample a wide variety of wines as well as the finest regional specialities of authentic Tuscan cuisine.
Exceptional artistic interiors
Visitors are invited to explore the hotel's striking modern art collection. Paintings by international artists create a balanced fusion of hotel luxury and museum aesthetic. Artists such as Camilla Ancilotto, Romero Britto, Mitja 'Verbo' Bombardieri and Rosa Canfora have all contributed pieces to the exhibition spaces of Villa Tolomei. The art is curated by the general manager, whose care and attention to detail is reflected throughout in the hotel's impeccable restoration and exceptional service.
Panoramic view from the terrace
Il Conventino a Marignolle boasts one of the most enchanting terraces in Florence - an exclusive meeting point with a lounge bar where you can revel in the spectacle of the surrounding Tuscan countryside, sipping grappa as the setting sun hits the rooftops.
Walking around the hotel's 20-hectare estate of beautiful gardens and parkland, stilling your mind whilst enjoying the birdsong and the scents of the countryside, you can be assured of complete tranquility in the lush green splendour of Villa Tolomei.
Villa Tolomei's recreational amenities are dedicated to enhancing each visitor's physical and spiritual wellbeing. The massage menu offers total relaxation for body and soul. Choose between a relaxing massage, a bamboo or sound massage, or an intensive body ritual, and indulge in complete purification and hydration.
The Technogym fitness area inside the hotel is equipped with an array of impressive training facilities. Covering 70 square metres, this gym is accompanied by a Turkish bath to help you unwind after an arduous workout.
Natural golf course
Golf Ugolino, one of the 50 most beautiful golf courses in the world according to American writer Chris Santella, is a 19th-century site with an intriguing history. Just a a short reach from the hotel by car, it offers ardent golfers a taxing terrain with lots of different levels and challenging handicaps.
Extensive event spaces
Villa Tolomei is the perfect location for a range of corporate and social events. It is the ideal location for a wedding, and you can request exclusive use of the hotel's facilities, suites and grounds in bringing your fairytale to life in this most intimate of settings.
Dream resort for families
Families can be assured of well-featured amenities at Villa Tolomei, include babysitting and childcare for a small surcharge. The hotel offers rooms and suites for up to four people to share and can easily provide rooms that interconnect.