It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010
Courtesy of Il Salviatino
Il Salviatino, Fiesole, Italy
Villa San Michele—the international set’s palazzo of choice in the Florentine hills—has finally met its match with the arrival of Il Salviatino. Hidden among ancient cypress trees in Fiesole, the handsome 15th-century estate presents a secluded and peaceful haven with meticulously restored grounds. The relaxed residential ambience seamlessly blends Old World with New—from the stately wood-paneled library and the 17th-century oil paintings in the guest rooms to the white leather chesterfields, positioned on the terrace for admiring panoramic views of the Duomo. Doubles from $680.