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Just a short drive from Hotel Savoy, the elegant Maiano's Tower stands at the head of a diminutive lake within the botanic gardens of Fattoria di Maiano (the Maiano Estate). Built in 1844 by Sir John Temple Leader, an English nobleman who lived in Florence with his wife, Maria Luisa de Leoni, the tower was part of  an ambitious regeneration project to restore eighty hectares of deserted stone-quarries at Maiano including the creation of a botanic garden. Temple Leader also rebuilt the nearby Castle of Vincigliata and expanded the Villa of Maiano, famous as the location of ‘Room With a View’. Both sites were once frequented by the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, but they had been forgotten until Sir John restored them to their former splendour. Today, celebrated interior designer, Simone Micheli, has transformed the interiors of Maiano’s Tower into a work of art with a light touch that exudes a dream-like quality.

Thanks to a special partnership with Hotel Savoy, the owners of the tower have created two exclusive dining experiences for our guests to enjoy in the heart of this striking location:

Charming dinner beside the Lake of Columns

The twinkling lights of Maiano’s Tower illuminate the lake and form a stunning backdrop to a a memorable candle-lit dinner in the heart of the botanic garden. A private chef will serve up a personalised menu crafted with fresh seasonal produce for you to enjoy in this postcard-perfect setting, ideal for a proposal or for celebrating an anniversary or special occasion. Drinks are included with your meal, as well as return transfers to the heart of the estate.

Off-road safari and alfresco dinner in the heart of the park

Thrill-seekers will adore this adventurous off-road drive through the rolling hills of the Fattoria di Maiano. The sights and sounds of the city will recede as you reconnect with the natural world and feast on nature’s bounty with an exclusive dinner for two, cooked in the heart of this stunning park. Your own private chef will treat you to an unforgettable menu of dishes made with the freshest local produce sourced from the estate’s organic farm. Drinks are included with your meal, as well as return transfers from Hotel Savoy.

Both experiences are available throughout the year upon request, and guests can enjoy the chance for a romantic stroll through the botanic gardens, with thematic paths to discover olive groves, aromatic plants and animals of the forest.

As always, our concierge will be happy to customise your experience. For more information and bookings please call +39 055 2735836 or email