Located near Florence, the hotel offers rooms and suites, some of which feature a separate garden area. With antique furniture, the hotel´s décor retains the stately charm of this historic villa. The charm extends into the large Italian garden, which offers an outdoor swimming pool and a rejuvenating hot tub. The Villa Olmi Florence also offers cooking classes and wine tastings among its serene and exclusive atmosphere. A Historic Hotel: A meticulously restored villa with period furnishings
The original Florentine villa dates back to the 17th century, which is why its restoration called for the consulting of expert craftsmen and staff of the ministry´s department of art. Careful attention was especially paid to the restoration of the frescoes on the ceilings and walls. The hotel´s 62 rooms, 3 of which are suites and 8 of which are junior suites, all have spacious floor plans and high ceilings with original crown molding. All accommodations are stylishly furnished, feature antique furniture as well as Murano glass lamps and are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. Stately marble bathrooms include a Jacuzzi and an extra phone line. Some of the suites also have a private garden and kitchenette. A Romantic Hotel: Magnificent suites with a private atmosphere and views of the park
The grand estate of Villa Olmi Florence welcomes its guests with a cypress lined driveway and a fountain at the entrance. Situated away from the city in a rural setting with an impressive traditional Italian garden, the hotel offers just the right atmosphere for couples or any traveller looking for serenity and a romantic ambience. The marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi are perfect for indulging, and the extra phone line in the bathroom allows guests to order from room service right from the bathtub. The especially spacious suites provide privacy and are elegantly furnished with carpets, rugs, chandeliers as well as paintings. The Italian garden is ideal for walks and picnics, landscaped with boxwood hedges and stone figures. Hotel with Cooking Courses: Get up close and personal with the Mediterranean flair
Many are lured to the Villa Olmi Florence based on its reputation of having excellent Tuscan cuisine. Guests can fully experience the hotel´s culinary genius by taking advantage of its very special offer of cooking courses on-site. In the Villa Olmi Florence´s fully equipped professional kitchen, the chef personally introduces the fine rules of Mediterranean cuisine, guiding guests how to cook with the fresh ingredients of the region. Food & Drink: Tuscan cuisine enjoyed in the gazebo
The hotel´s restaurant "Il cavaliere" offers guests several dining options. In fairer weather, diners can savour their meals in the bistro under the gazebo or on the patio in the garden. Otherwise, meals are served in Villa Olmi Florence´s large hall which exudes Mediterranean charm. Starting with breakfast, guests will be treated well with a rich buffet of many different antipasti, cured hams and sausages, Caprese, pastries and sweet fruit spreads. Upon request, guests can also have breakfast served in their rooms. In the evenings, guests can choose from options on the restaurant´s à la carte menu, which changes often based on the innovations of the chef. The focus is always on Tuscan dishes, however, such as pasta with sage or Bistecca Fiorentina, which are interpreted differently according to the vegetables in season. After dinner, the wine bar "Le Pergole" invites guests to taste different cheeses while sipping a glass of wine from the hotel´s selection - which offers 250 different Italian and international wines to choose from. Sports & Recreation: Heated outdoor swimming pool in the garden and hot air balloon rides over Florence
Guests can swim or simply sunbathe at the Villa Olmi Florence´s outdoor swimming pool in its Italian garden. Further indulgence can be had by selecting from the hotel´s wide range of massage and beauty treatments. For culture lovers, the hotel offers on-site cooking classes and wine tastings. Outdoor excursions can start close to the hotel at Vastano Montgolfiere, where guests can launch off on hot air balloon rides which provide a breath-taking new perspective of the Tuscan countryside. The hotel itself has a bicycle rental service, making it easy to reach the nearby tennis courts (just 1 kilometre away) or the golf course (10 kilometres away). For guests looking to make their sojourn at Villa Olmi Florence extra romantic, a carriage ride along the Arno river to the centre of Florence can be arranged. Once in the city centre, guests will be greeted by endless cultural, shopping and dining options. Days and evenings can be spent wandering famous art collections, attending the cinema or opera, or exploring all of the different types of restaurants. Boat trips on the Arno River are also highly recommended. Location: Quiet location on the outskirts of Florence
Though located in a quiet, rural location, Villa Olmi Florence is just 7 kilometres away from Florence´s city centre. Overlooking an adjacent park, the hotel is truly an idyllic retreat given its natural and serene environment. In the immediate vicinity are the hot air balloon launches of Vastano Montgolfiere and a tennis court. The Santa Maria Novella di Firenze train station is reachable in about 15 minutes, with the airport being located about 13 kilometres northwest from the hotel.