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Il Salviatino celebrates Halloween

Do you know what Samhain is? It is a Gaelic festivity that implies the end of the harvest season, the beginning of the winter and also the beginning of what they called the ‘dark half’ of the year. According to them, every 31st October our world makes contact with the spirit’s world. The former Celtic people use to fear the encounter with evil spirits and they started to wear masks in order to protect themselves. This sounds familiar to you, right? This is actually the root of our current Halloween festival! And in Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we definitely want to be a part of this year’s celebration!

Our Chef, Carmine Calò has used all of his expertise (and sorcery!) to design the next Thursday’s Halloween Apericena menu (priced at Euro 35,00 per person, including one drink) that will include the following dishes:

Yellow Pumpkin “Zeppoline”

Yellow Pumpkin Crostini and melted Taleggio

Pumpkin and Sautéed Mushrooms

Yellow Pumpkin Cream and Herring Roe

Stuffed Focaccia with grilled Pumpkin

Bigné stuffed with Pumpkin, fresh Cheese and Rosemary

Yellow Pumpkin Pie with Prawns and Shellfish Sauce

Risotto with Yellow Pumpkin

A taste of Pumpkin Pie

Dracula and Frankenstain may come and try it, so we will be waiting for you as well! Feel free to come as of 7:30 p.m.

As always, we hope you spend a lovely time in our company!


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Il Salviatino: a reference for Tuscan Gastronomy

The wonderful views make even the toughest ones go with the romanticism in Tuscany. But also its gastronomy is a good reason to fall in love with this remarkable Italian region. We all know Olive Oil proprieties for both healthy and exquisite palates and if one pours some of it on Tuscan Bread, the combination will be a total success. When you visit Florence, you can delight yourself with the ‘Bistecca a la Fiorentina’ (Florentine steak) along with a good wine. But most of all, there is a place where you can find the best dishes and even learn to cook them too! You must be wondering: “what place is that?” Doubtlessly the name of that cuisine paradise is: Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence.

Carmine Calò, the Michelin starred chef of Il Salviatino, gives all his best in order to create not the most amazing plates, but a whole culinary experience. The creativity of his, based on the philosophy “ingredients and imagination”, influence Mr. Caló’s will to experiment with tastes, but never forgetting the roots of Tuscan style. Sounds thought provoking huh? Well, if you like this and want to try it, don’t think it twice. At Il Salviatino we will be thrilled to have you!

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Christmas in Florence

Christmas, a season for spreading good cheer and spending time with family, is almost upon us. This period casts a particularly strong spell on Florence, where the whole city is all decked out and a number of special activities take place to spread the Christmas spirit both to locals and to tourists taking advantage of the festive period to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Florence Duomo from Il Salviatino

Florence Duomo from Il Salviatino

Naturally, Christmas in Florence has something special for the little ones, too. The Christmas Market at Stazione Leopolda features shows and displays that are bound to delight kids. Various other markets also take place, where you’ll find crafts, antiques and Christmas articles, across different parts of the city. Check out this list to find out when and where the most important ones are taking place.

The Parade of the Three Kings of the Orient, on 6 January, is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year, running from Piazza Pitti, in the city centre, along to the Cathedral. It begins at 2:30 p.m. and the Three Kings will be happy to welcome any kids interested in coming up to ask them for their presents.

The Christmas spirit can be well and truly felt throughout every inch of the city. Evidence of this comes in the very special Christmas experience that has been put together at Il Salviatino. The hotel has taken care of everything, down to the smallest detail, to make sure you have a totally unforgettable stay in Florence: from 8 December to 8 January the 5 star hotel in Florence Il Salviatino will be offering the “An Italian Christmas” pack, featuring a host of extras that make a real difference, including a surprise gift on the door of your room every morning, a free phone card worth 20 euros to call your loved ones on Christmas or New Year’s Day, plus chocolate tasting sessions taking place every evening and special activities organized for younger and older guests, among many others.

Don’t forget that you can enjoy authentic central and southern Italian cuisine courtesy of chef Carmine Calò, as well as the special gala dinner on New Year’s Eve. Il Salviatino is offering all of this to make sure that, beyond simply having a good stay, your experience in Florence is one to remember.

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