Austere, 14th-century patrician villa meets 21st-century luxury hotel here, and the mix is a winning one. Solid, square Il Salviatino sits on a hillside looking toward Fiesole from its own extensive grounds a 15-minute drive north of the city center (there's a complimentary shuttle bus service). Inside you'll find grand rooms with lashings of dark wood paneling, frescoes, original art works, and timeless modern furnishings. The 45 guest rooms are superbly appointed with more art, vast beds made up with fine Tuscan linens, and fabulous bathrooms; 'service ambassadors' (appointed to each guest) will cater to your every need. Chef Carmine Calò whips up Tuscan and pan-Mediterranean specialties at the formal restaurant, which reaches out onto a marvelous terrace overlooking the formal gardens in warm weather. There's also a high-end spa and a split-level pool.