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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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6
Mar

Let’s celebrate the spring’s arrival at Il Salviatino

For some people the spring means allergy. Other ones love the colors bursting and the mild temperatures. For some it means the love of joy and youth… and for Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, the spring implies a cheerful invitation to all of you to come, visit us and celebrate the arrival of this glorious season. If you book your room at Il Salviatino before the 31st March for stays until the end of May, you will get a special discount: the room rates start from €275.

We are not going to lie. It does not matter the moment of the year, because Florence always looks good. Of course, there are always interesting and fun things to do in town, no matter when one comes. But the truth is that visiting Florence during the spring has a value added. It is not as cold as in the winter, but not as hot as in the summer. A true parade of colors invades the streets. The sunlight gives even the most famous places a new appearance… and the views from the top of Fiesole’s hill take one’s breath away. 

However, it is not the point that we say all these things. The real deal is that you come and live your own experience. And remember: Both Florence and Il Salviatino will be waiting for you.

source: jcurtisdaileyphotography.com

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28
Feb

Remembering a Tuscan-born genius on his 450th anniversary: Galileo.

Several special activities involving Science are taking place in Florence until the 20th March in order to celebrate Galileo’s 450th anniversary. The Natural History Museum, Il Museo Galileo and The Garden of Archimedes – A museum for Mathematics are only some of the several institutions that contributed to organize these events. At Buon Cumpleanno Galileo (in Italian) you can find the complete schedule and decide which activity you would like the most. But, first, we should pay a little tribute to the man for whom all this is going on: Galileo Galilei.   

The son of a quite open-minded musician, Vincenzo Galilei, Galileo was born in Pisa the 15th February 1564. A very talented young man, he started studying medicine at the age of 17, although he would later change the study of the human body for the study of numbers. He obtained a prestigious job as a Mathematics professor and by 1610 he had already invented some revolutionary astronomical instrument as he started working for the Tuscan Duke. However, his relationship with the Vatican began to be tense; a situation that worsened when he defended the heliocentric system. These ideas along with his collisions with the Inquisition condemned him to a house arrest in Florence until his death in 1642.

From, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to enjoy this tribute to a man who was beyond his own time; a man whose ideas helped building the world we know today.  

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20
Feb

Reencountering Michelangelo until the 18th May at Galleria dell’Accademia

Why do we call Michelangelo a genius? Is it because he was an artist in the true sense of the word? Is it because we still feel overcome by the beauty of his works? He was a magnificent artist and his works still impress us indeed, but there is something else. When he passed away in 1564 he left behind an eternal legacy which has inspired new generations of artists until today. Now, in order to commemorate the 450th anniversary of his death, Galleria dell’Accademia and Fratelli Alinari I.D.E.A. S.p.A. have organized ‘Ri-conoscere Michelangeloan exhibition that pays tribute to this remarkable man and shows the renovation of interest in his artworks from the 19th century and on.

The exhibition will focus on three artistic languages; sculpture, painting and photography. First, you will see representations of the artist in a historicist way, with examples from Delacroix, Rodin and the Alinari brothers among others. Some works by Pagano, Finn and Amendola, who attempted to bring back the interest to Michelangelo’s sculpture, will be shown as well. You will be able to find out about his influence in other great artists such as Matisse and, in a final section, they will display some works by Knorr, Sarfati and Youssef Nabil as examples of copies and reproductions of Michelangelo’s works. A whole tribute for a true master.

The ‘mostra’ will be open until the 18th May and the tickets are priced of €11 (standard) and €5,5 (reduced)

 

Michelangelo in his studio, Eugène Delacroix. Source: augustastylianougallery.com

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