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20
Aug

Where to find the best ‘gelato’ in Florence

One of the best things of the summer is that you can enjoy a creamy, tasty and always refreshing ice cream and feel like a kid again.

Italy is well-known for being the most delicious ice creams’ place in the world.

In case you’re coming to Florence this summer, sooner or later you’ll wonder “Where can I find a good gelato?”. Following, you’ll find some suggestions:

If you’re near Santa Croce, you can visit Vivoli, in Via Isole delle Stinche 7r, most of all if you like the fruit tastes.

When you’re going by Il Palazzo Vecchio, Gelateria de’Neri, Via dei Neri 22r, won’t let you down.

If you’re in the Oltrarno area, you can go to Gelateria La Carraia (Piazza Sauro Nazario, 25r – Ponte alla Carraia) or Gelateria Della Passera (Via Toscanella 15r) and start enjoying.

Close to the Duomo (Via del Campanile corner with Via delle Oche) you can find the excellent Italian worldwide chain Grom. On the other side, Gelateria de’ Medici, at Via dello Statuto 3/5, is not in the center of Florence, but it’s one of the best gelaterias in the city.

In Florence there is also an ice cream shop that has been recently elected as one the best 20 ones in the world: Carapina, at Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan 2/r.

And of course, at Il Salviatino, you can have the best ice cream with the best views of Florence at the same time, from the top of Fiesole’s hill.

There’s still a lot summer ahead. Let’s have fun! Let’s enjoy Florence.

Gelateria Della Passera

Gelateria Della Passera. Source: http://gelaterialapassera.wordpress.com/un-buon-gelato-si-scioglie/dsc07049/

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5
Aug

Food festivals: using the palate to discover Tuscany

There are so many ways to discover Tuscany: with the eyes, with the soul, with the body… but today we’d love to tell you how to combine all these ways together by means of the palate. Not only you will fall in love with everything worth seeing here; you will also fall in love with the rich Tuscan gastronomic offer.

This summer there will be several food festivals (sagre, in Italian), both in and out of the Florentine area, and we have picked the next 4 of the original ‘Top 10’ made by magazine, The Florentine. Are you coming to Florence these days? Well, choose the most appealing sagra for you, and just dedicate yourself to enjoy.

–          2nd – 17th August: Sagra del Panigaccio, Podenzana, Massa Carrara.

What about having some typical Lunigiana-area bread with olive oil, cheese, cured meats and mushrooms?

–          Until 17th August: Festa del Mugello, ObiHall, Lungarno Aldo Moro, Florence.

A summer BBQ at the ObiHall; every day at 7pm.

–          12th – 21st August: Sagra della Ficamaschia, Porto Ercole.

The home of the ‘oily fish’. Aren’t you curious about it?

–          23rd – 31st August: Sagra del Cinghiale, Foro Boario, Borgo San Lorenzo.

Do you like meat? This is your place

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we can only say Buon Appetito!

For more information: http://www.theflorentine.net/articles/article-view.asp?issuetocId=9469&browse-by=Travel-Leisure&level=Tuscany-Beyond

 

Source: www.gopurple.it

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25
Jul

A plan for a summer day in Florence

Source: http://uffizi.firenze.it/

This summer there are many activities in town with which you can cool yourself off. Right below, we propose you a possible way to spend a delightful day in Florence, successfully surviving this hot season. Ready? Here it comes:

 – Morning: you wake up from a restful sleep in one of Il Salviatino’s suites to have an uplifting breakfast. Later, when you’re ready, you take the Free Shuttle service to Florence’s city centre .

 – Noon: you visit la villa medicea di Poggio a Caiano to see Contrappunti (Counterpoints), an exhibition that contrasts the works by contemporary Tuscan artists, like Alberto Moretti and Roberto Barni, with a project of Yang Jiechang, the Chinese videoartists, and the architecture of the villa itself. After this enriching visit, you have the aperitif in Piazza Santa Spirito or Piazza dei Ciompi.

 – Afternoon: back at the hotel, you have a light lunch, followed by a short nap or a walk on the surroundings. Of course, you don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the pool!

 – Evening: you dine and, once the sun had come down, you enjoy a cocktail while the first stars of the night appear up in the sky.

 And so, how does it sound? Do you like it? Come, join us and make it happen!

 More info. about the hotel’s summer offers:

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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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25
Jun

Il Giardino del Gusto

Finally the summer has arrived and so has Il Giardino del Gusto. Every Thursday, at 7 pm., IlSalviatino opens its doors and welcomes everybody who wanting to spend a couple of hours enjoying some good live music, delicious finger food, refreshing beverages, and astonishing views from the top of Fiesole’s hill.

You can choose between wine (€15 p.g.), sparkling wine or a cocktail (€18), all accompanied by a selection of summer appetizers made up by the chef included in the beverage’s price.

Gazpacho with pinzimonio

Burrata cheese, anchovies and tomatoes Marinated tuna with centrifuge of apple, cucumber and celery Panzanella
Scarpaccia pie

Cream puff with parmigiana

Crostino bread with fresh cheese and bottarga Fassona tartare

Also, to enhance the experience, you can choose from the menu a tapas version of some Tuscan classics, you can see our menu here below:

So, are we seeing you on Thursday?

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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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30
May

Three steps to live the summer of your life in Florence

  • First: get informed about Il Salviatino’s summer promotional rates until September 30th
  • Second: plan your stay. If you need more information, you can find us at 0039.055.90.41.111 or at reservations@salviatino.com. We are always at your disposal
  • Third: enjoy a global experience of comfort at Il Salviatino while discovering a fresh, cosmopolitan city, known as an art, fashion and gastronomy capital.

Have an aperitivo in the garden while your kids swim in the pool!

Have dinner with your partner on the terrace, looking at the panoramic views of Florence! Change with have a dinner, since on the previous sentence you are talking about aperitivo

Make the most beautiful memories of your stay without even having to leave the hotel!

Il Salviatino is waiting for you!

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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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