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10
Jul

Lucca summer festival 2014

It seems like it was yesterday when Bob Dylan started the first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival at Piazza Napoleone, back in 1998. Since then, the participation of great artists such as Elton John, Youssou N’Dour or Dionne Warwick –only to name a few– have made of Lucca’s one of the most important music festivals of Italy and even of Europe.

This year the concerts will also take place at Piazza Napoleone and the schedule will go as follows:

-          July 2ndEagles

-          July 7th: Evening of guitars featuring Robben Ford and Tedeschi Trucks Band

-          July 10thThe Prodigy

-          July 11thEmma

-          July 15thChic featuring Nile Rodgers

-          July 17thElisa

-          July 18thPanariello

-          July 20thStevie Wonder

-          July 24thBackstreet Boys Enzo Avitabile & Black Tarantella

-          July 26thThe National

In our Tuscan walled city, July is the coolest month of the year. Won’t you be here to enjoy it?

For more informationhttp://www.summer-festival.com/home?&lang=en

And if you want to stay in Florencehttp://salviatino.com/

Fuente: thetimeinmusic.com

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6
Jun

Il Calcio Storico, a symbol of Florence

We usually think of Florence as the cradle of The Renaissance. In fact, there are several concepts we bind to it, like art, gastronomy, modernity, fashion… But did you ever thought about it as the origin of soccer?

Mankind has always had games to play, to exercise the body and to interact socially. But it wasn’t until the XVIth century that the root of two very popular sports today (soccer and rugby) appeared in Florence under the name of ‘Calcio‘.

Il Calcio Storico is not only a legacy; it is a symbol of Florence and its former districts: Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, Santo Spirito and San Giovanni, these ones respectively represented at the same time by colors blue, red, white and green.

Three matches are going to be played this year:

  • On June 14th the Azzuri from Santa Croce will face the Bianchi from Santo Spirito
  • On June 15th The Verdi from San Giovanni will confront the Rossi from Santa Maria Novella
  • On June 24th the final will be played

A true piece of history is about to come to life at la Piazza Santa Croce; something that’s worth seeing not only for the sportive event itself, but also for its background and meaning.

If you’re looking for more information about the event, you can find it on this site: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/en/

And if you want to learn about the possibilities Il Salviatino gives you to visit Florence these days, you can do it here: http://salviatino.com/offers/summer-offer/

Let’s play!

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22
May

Where classical music meets modernity: L’Opera di Firenze

In a previous article we wrote about Florence as a gastronomic capital. Today we want to widen that concept by not only calling it a gastronomic capital, but a whole modern, avant-garde capital. The Opera house (L’Opera di Firenze) is a proof of it. Built to host more than 2000 spectators in its outdoor cavea and with 1100 seats in the auditorium, The Opera house was thought to be a piece of contemporary architectural design that connects the historical with the youngest side of Tuscany’s heart. And of course, as an undeniable meeting point for artists and citizens, The Opera house is hosting the 77th edition of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a true example of Florence’s rich cultural life and an event of international renown.
This year the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is including a variety of activities, from classical music to cinema, from conferences to dance, in order to reach everyone’s preferences.

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we sincerely invite you to live this experience of complete enjoyment in our city. We are waiting for you!

Source: http://old.toscana-notizie.it

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14
May

Pollock-Buonarroti. ‘La figura della furia’ in Florence

The Renaissance vs. Abstract expressionism

XVIth century vs. XXth century

Order vs. Chaos

Two men. Two geniuses. One art.

La figura della furia explores the creative process of two different artists, Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock, emphasizing the influence that the first exercised over the second.

The first part of the exhibition is hosted in il Palazzo Vecchio, at la Sala dei Gigli and la Sala della Cancelleria. This first section includes works of art from different parts of the world, from Tel Aviv to New York, and shows the interest of a young Pollock in Buonarroti’s depiction of bodies.

The other part is set in the complex of San Firenze and offers an interactive approach to the legacy of these great artists, including audiovisual material.

The exhibition will run until July 27th

Schedule:

Palazzo Vecchio: 9 am – 12 am.  Thursday: 9 am – 2 pm

Complex of San Firenze: 10 am – 8 pm. Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm

For more information please visit: http://www.pollockfirenze.it/eng/index.html

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we hope you like it!

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8
May

9 reasons why you should have a spring break at Il Salviatino

1. The different hues of green you can see in the garden

2. The balance of the elements within the space, which gives a Zen touch

3. The sunlight shining on the pool‘s surface while somebody swims

4. Kids having fun in the park …

5. …while the adults have a cocktail, a chat and a laugh

6. The views of the always cosmopolitan and modern city of Florence from the top of our own Salviatino hill

7. The certainty that it won’t be only a stay in a nice hotel but an all-in-one unforgettable experience

8. Because you deserve only the best!

9. And, last but not least, because of our Spring Sale promotion (read more about it here: http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/offers/spring-sale/?lang=en?lang=en)

Let out the Florentine inside you!

 

 

 

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25
Apr

Florence, hosting the Institute of Masters of Wine’s 8th Symposium

It started sixty years ago with an exam, known as the Master of Wine examination, aimed for the trade. Now it has become one of the largest and most prestigious organizations linked to the world of wine. Therefore it’s an honor to say that Florence will be hosting the next symposium of the Institute, scheduled from May 15th to the 18th. The event, celebrated every four years, is expected to be the largest one ever.  Over 400 delegates from more than 30 countries and 124 Masters of Wine will attend. In addition, the symposium is open to all wine professionals interested in the future of the wine industry, so, if you are a connoisseur, you are invited.

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we happily welcome the event. We are all united for the respect and the love of wine and the wine industry, so we salute all the professionals involved with it.

Welcome to Firenze!

For more information, please visit: http://www.mastersofwine.org/en/symposium-2014/index.cfm

 

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10
Apr

A bit of America at Il Salviatino

There is nothing like the smell of a Manhattan’s bakery in the morning… or the taste of a coffee at dusk, in California, while one’s looking at the beach. The kind of little moments that fill our lives with happiness. The truth is that one shouldn’t have to move anywhere to enjoy those moments and so, Il Salviatino’s team has come up with a new idea: what about bringing a little bit of America to the hotel?

The result is our new American Brunch, which you can try every Sunday starting on April 13th from noon to 3:30 pm. (with the exception of April 20th, when Il Salviatino will offer its special Easter Brunch).  The American Brunch, priced at €45 each person, includes:

Buffet:

  • Muffin Krapfen with Cream Plum cake
  • Cream Tart
  • Donuts
  • Cup Cake
  • Pan Brioche
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Pancake with Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Sweet and Savoury Crepes
  • Apple pie
  • Cheese Cake
  • Stuffed Focaccia Bread
  • Focaccia bread with Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bagel
  • Selection of breads and breadsticks
  • Selection of cheeses
  • Selection of salads
  • Caesar Salad

Choice of one of the following dishes:

  • Waffel with Berries
  • Benedict Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Salad
  • Toasted Bread and Tomatoes au gratin with poached egg
  • Fried Egg with mix vegetables
  • Omelette French toast with fresh berries
  • Hamburger/Cheese Burger
  • Praga Ham and Poached Egg with Tomatoes au gratin
  • Club Sandwich
  • Sausages and Bacon on request
  • American Coffee and Espresso, Cappuccino, Natural and Sparkling Water

Choice of one of the following drinks:

  • Bloody Mary
  • Bellini
  • Aperol Spritz

For more information do not doubt visiting Salviatino Agenda.

For reservations, address to info@salviatino.com.

If you need further information, please find us at: (0034) 055 9041111

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4
Apr

A short trip to the East at Casa Martelli

There is a kind of magic in the Middle East that fascinates us; a passion that started during the 19th century. Napoleon’s campaigns had a lot to do with the beginning of it, because the western civilization could take a look at the Eastern mysteries for the first time. Several men of that time went abroad to discover themselves these incredible, unseen territories. And one of them was Carlo Martelli (1850 – 1945) who travelled to the Holy Land with some friends. Between the 26th August and the 24th October 1879 they visited Alexandria, Cairo Port Said, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Emmaus, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Damascus and Beirut. When he came back home, he brought some extraordinary souvenirs, like the 24 portraits that now make Viaggio in Oriente, the exhibition that started last June and that have been extended until the 10th May, at Casa Martelli, on Thursdays from 2 pm. to 7 pm. and on Saturdays from 9 am. to 2 pm.

The young Carlo Martelli feel in love with the colors, the costumes and the light of these exotic places. He praised the painters and photographers who captured that beautiful essence because he could bring a little of it back home. And now, we thank him for we have inherited such a great legacy from his part.

And from Il Salviatino, we recommend you to take a short trip to the East without even leaving Florence.

Source: undo.net

 

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21
Mar

Jackson Pollock vs. Michelangelo

At first sight you wouldn’t find any common points between Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock. Both of them were great artists but the style of one has nothing to do with the style of the other. They also lived in completely different times. However, they had something in common: the capacity of creating artworks meant to touch the public’s hearts. Now, in order to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death, a special exhibition named La figura della furia (The fury’s figure) will be shown at il Palazzo Vecchio starting on April 15th.

Action painting will face the Renaissance. In addition, the influence of Michelangelo’s works in the young Pollock will be exposed. The event is thought to be a sort of experiment, trying to compare these two geniuses and their respective times.

Soon we will be giving you more details of La figura della furia, but we want this to act as an appetizer. Are you hungry for culture? Florence is your best choice.

Jackson Pollock. Source: revistahaus.com

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13
Mar

An approach to ‘Family Matters’ at CCC Strozzina

There is not an absolute definition for the term family. There are only some more or less specific meanings. Perhaps each one of us has its own concept. This ambiguity is the origin of the new exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi (CCC Strozzina). Through the work of eleven international artists, “Family Matters. Portraits and experiences of family today” explores the evolution of the social and the cultural concepts of ‘family’.

Guy Ben-Ner, Sophie Calle, Jim Campbell, John Clang, Nan Goldin, Courtney KEssel, Ottonella Mocellin , Nicola Pellegrini, Trish Morrisey, Hans Op de Beeck, Chrischa Oswald and Thomas Struth share the personal subjective experiences of each one of them, but join forces in the search of a universal definition of the term.

Family Mattersstarts the 14th March until the 20th July.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am. to 8 pm.

Thursdays: 10 am. to 11 pm.

Monday: closed    

When it comes to Il Salviatino, your boutique hotel in Florence, we consider ourselves a big family. So, from our family to yours, we highly recommend you this interesting exhibition.

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