The Group

Eleva group is born in June 2015 when Valentina Di Gioia opened Tosca Restaurant in the Food Central Market of Florence (the restaurant management then finished in January 2019). The same year the group acquired the license of a 4-stars hotel called San Gallo Palace and located in Piazza Della libertà in the heart of Florence. From June 2016 to June 2018 the group was involved in the project of the relaunch of the Helvetia Thermal Spa Hotel in Porretta Terme, a 4-star hotel with an annexed Spa and Restaurant.
In February 2017 Eleva Group opened the Buoneria Pizzeria and Restaurant in the spaces of the former Central Park disco and located in the Park Cascine of Florence. Buoneria has now become one of the most important food court open air of the area.
In December 2018 Eleva group has been involved in the opening of Casa MeMà. A restaurant, bakery, bar and pastry shop in Figline Valdarno. This location, born from the recovery of a former manor house, offers the city a new concept of food court.

In March 2019 the group started the management of a historic restaurant, La Beppa Fioraia, with a wonderful garden located in the heart of San Niccolo’ district and right at the foot of Piazzale Michelangelo.
In April 2019 there was the opening of Postò Cafè in Pisa. A bistro-cafe bakery located in one of the most famous places in the world, right at the entrance of Piazza Dei Miracoli and a few steps from the Tower of Pisa.
In May 2019 the group inaugurated Villa Vittoria, a summer location for events and entertainment in the spaces of Firenze Fiera. The club has become a new meeting point for the Florentine nightlife offering its guests a new way to have a drink and live the night.
Within the first half of 2021, Hotel Portici by San Gallo Palace is scheduled to open: 29 luxury apartments located in Piazza Della Libertà.
Within the first half of 2021, the Postò Caffe in Florence will be opened in that same building of Piazza Della Libertà.



The staff of the group is able to follow the operations and management of third parties’ companies in different subjects.


Since 2015 the Eleva Group has the license of the San Gallo Palace Hotel**** in Florence and has followed the Helvetia Thermal Spa Hotel**** project. Very soon we are opening a new hospitality location in the heart of Florence.


With its food courts and restaurants, food and bevarage is the core business of the group. A consolidated know-how in management and innovative ideas for development.


Thanks to Villa Vittoria and its entourage, the Eleva Group has proven to be up to the best international brands in the creation and management of venues for high-volume events.

Valentina di Gioia

CEO & Co-Founder

Vincent Paul Piccinno


Aldo Settembrini