A truly unique setting for a truly spectacular vacation in Florence, Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort is in a 14th century Tuscan villa complete with lush green gardens, panoramic views and frescoed ceilings. The hotel has 30 rooms, each with a classic elegant Tuscan décor which highlights unencumbered spaces, luminous rooms and a delicious mix of original artwork and modern furniture. The attentive and polite staff are always available to assist, don’t hesitate to ask them when you are planning your itinerary or require a reservation at their onsite restaurant. With approximately 20 hectares of gardens surrounding the villa you are sure to find a quiet place all of your own, choose between the heated swimming pool or one of the many panoramic terraces and relax in the silence of the Tuscany. For memorable holiday, Villa Tolomei offers a lovely opportunity to explore the cobbled stone streets of historic Florence while reposing in the quiet green countryside of Tuscany.
Choose your style of room
There are 5 types of rooms ranging from 18 sqm to 37 smq., each with a simple uncluttered decor and lumiouns position within Villa Tolomei. All come with several deluxe amenities including air conditioning, a security safe and a 40” satellite TV. The rooms are fully equipped to care for all of your needs with an mini refrigerator, free wifi and a professional hairdryer. The Suite will accommodate up to 4 persons and boasts of breathtaking views over the countryside or the Arno River Valley. You will delight in the ceiling frescos from the Renaissance which have been restored to their original beauty. Choose between a Junior Suite or a Junior Suite with a private panoramic terrace, both come with either a queen size bed or two twin singles. There are several rooms with a garden exit, where you can inhale the fresh scent of the Tuscany landscape or Superior Room with a view of the city. Let the staff know your preferences so they can assist you in choosing the perfect holiday room to make you stay at Villa Tolomei extra special.
For art lovers, Villa Tolomei proudly exhibits a wide selection of contemporary international and Italian artists including Sandro Chia, a key member of the Italian Transavanguardia movement and Romero Britto a Brazilian Neo Pop artist. The setting in the villa show cases not only these colorful and distinguished artists of today but has also reclaimed the many frescos which have decorated the walls of Villa Tolomei since its contruction several hundred years ago. As you browse the many halls, rooms and open spaces your eye will continuously be entertained by the play of designs and styles which have been combined to create a harmonious atmosphere of light, space and dimension. Inside and outside, the decor of Villa Tolomei is designed to invite you to relax, contemplate and absorb the peaceful and undemanding environment of an authentic Tuscan villa.
14th Century Styled Gardens
Following the classical Tuscan style, the simple yet beautiful gardens of Villa Tolomei will lull you into a state of permanent relax. Not only will you be stunned by the diverse panoramic views but you will find yourself mesmerized by the silence of the Tuscany countryside, which is located a mere 5 minute walk from the historic city center of Florence. There are several different breathtaking terraces and alcoves in the 20 hectacre garden, each one with its own private appeal. The entire setting at Villa Tolomei is dreamy backdrop for a destination wedding, a family reunion or a formal affair like an awards ceremony or anniversary.
Reserve your table at the onsite restaurant “Il Conventino a Marignolle” which offers a modern presentation of typical Tuscan dishes or enjoy an after dinner drink at the and the bar or poolside. In either case you will find a wide selection of Tuscan wines, including Villa Tolomei’ s own production which is fruity flavoring featuring hints of violets. The hotel has several rooms for all size groups which can be used for meetings, events and parties. The hotel and resort have tables, chairs and multimedia equipment available for your convenience. Ask to visit the original chapel for your wedding celebration or perhaps a blessing in the immense garden area with a panoramic view.
Stroll into Town
Perhaps one of the most distinguishing feature of the the hotel is its position so close to the city center of Florence, even though it is surrounded by an immense green expanse. A stroll into town to explore the secrets nooks and crannies of Florence is the perfect reprieve from a day of lounging under the delicious Tuscan sun. It is a short walk from the villa and your deluxe hotel suite to the markets of Florence, or the numerous art museums and the many historic sites like Ponte Vecchio. You can plan a day out, enjoying the chaotic Itailan atmosphere and then recup your energy pool side with a cocktail in the afternoon at the hotel.
Don't Miss a Thing in Tuscany
Undoubtedly one could spend days discovering the secrets of Florence and its churches, markets and museums but there is so much more to see in Tuscany. The well known vineyards of Chianti are only a short distance away and can be reached by bus, a personalized tour or, for the more adventurous, by moped or mountain bike. The position of Villa Tolomei lends itself to traveling to many of the major sites such as Pisa, Lucca or Siena by either bus or train. Rent a car a take a leisurely drive along the curving back roads and search out the perfect field of sunflowers, a vibrant sunset or a stunning skyline of medieval towers at San Gimignano. The staff at Villa Tolomei can assist you in making advance reservations at museums, vineyards and recommend personal guides to show you the sites.
The closeness of the trains in Florence is perfect for programming trips to Rome or Venice. You can easily arrange to pick-up an early morning train and return home in time for dinner after. And you don't even have to go as far as Rome to see Roman ruins, when Fiesole or Arezzo are so close by with their amphiteater and archelogical museums. The major highways are also easy to access for a day trip to Montepulciano or towards the enticing coastal towns of Cinque Terre.