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1
Jul

Saldi: 3 tips for a successful shopping spree

Whether you are a casual shopper or a real fashion victim, saldi (or sales) are the best occasion to purchase those items you’ve been wanting all year. If you’re lucky to be in Florence this time, you will be delighted at Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna Nuova or Via del Parione. But we know that the excitement for these opportunities can sometimes make you take the wrong decisions. That’s why here at Il Salviatino, we bring you the 3 essential tips to have a successful shopping spree.

1. Make a list. Even though that fourth bag seemed like a good idea at the store, at the end of the day you’ll probably regret it. Be a wise shopper and make a list of everything that you want to buy. Sticking to it will keep your budget and your wardrobe space under control!

Source: Bergdorf Goodman

Source: Bergdorf Goodman

2. Plan an itinerary—especially if you are abroad. In Florence, Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova are the streets to go if you’re looking for luxury boutiques. It’s important that you know which shops you want to visit and where they are, so you don’t lose valuable time wandering around!

3. Don’t overthink! In saldi season, there is no time to lose. If you are unsure about how that shirt fits you, you probably won’t find it when you come back for it. Remember to pay close attention: before buying any item, make sure that the shop accepts returns. If it does, keep the receipt! This strategy might save you from a terrible shirt purchase.

After a day of saldi, Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, will receive you with open arms!

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20
Jan

Firenze: Past and present of a fashionista

February 1951

Giovanni Battista Giorgini, a businessman, had a goal to reach: To make of Italy the World’s meeting point for designers. He organized a fashion show in Florence, which became the first event of its kind in Italy, as well as a true success. As a matter of fact, Florence became Italy’s capital of fashion, with lots of fans including some Hollywood stars, such as Audrey Hepburn.

Source: http://ifmparis.blog.lemonde.fr/

January 2015

64 years later, Florence is still a fashionista. The 87th Edition of Pitti Uomo and the 15th Edition of Pitti W, which just took place in the Fortezza da Basso space, have been the first events within the Pitti Immagine’s celebration of worldwide fashion, design, trends and brands. They will be followed by the 80th Edition of Pitti Bimbo, from the 22nd to the 24th, aimed at children’s clothing, and by the 76th Edition of Pitti Filati, which reunites the best from the knitting yarn industry. These last two will also take place at la Fortezza da Basso.

Source: http://www.pambianconews.com/

And by the way, if you’re keen on fashion, you cannot miss the chance to visit La Galleria del Costume, the only national museum in Italy, dedicated to fashion and its history. You can find it inside la Palazzina della Meridiana, attached to il Palazzo Pitti. At present, they are paying a tribute to the Academy Award winner fashion designer, Piero Tosi.

Source: http://images.vogue.it/

Trendy, chic and avant-garde. That’s how Florence is like. But it is always best if you come and check it for yourself!

For more information on Pitti Immagine: http://www.pittimmagine.com/corporate.html

For more information on La Galleria del Costume: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/musei/?m=costume
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25
Aug

3 exhibitions to see this August in Florence

Among other characteristics, Florence is a place full of art, avant-garde and culture. Only by walking on its streets you can see all the beautiful legacy it owns.

We are now going to invite you to use this amazing cultural scene to hide from the summer heat by visiting three exhibitions currently open in Florence:

  • - Art and Politics (until the 2nd of November at the Museum of Medici Chapels): expand your horizons by finding the incredible links between power and beauty.
  • - Viaggio in Oriente (until the 5th of October at il Museo di Casa Martelli): discover other landscapes and perspectives without even leaving the town.
  • - Donne protagoniste nel Novecento (until the 13th of November at la Galleria del Costume): learn more about the women who ruled the fashion sphere during the 20th century.

We highly recommend you to enjoy these refreshing cultural dates. From Il Salviatino, we wish you’re having the summer of your life.

Art and Politics

Art and Politics. Source: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it

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6
Jul

Shopping in Florence.

Apart from being one of the most romantic cities in Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance and an outstanding scenario for open air festivals, Florence turns out to be one of the main centres for shopping in Italy. Whether you’re looking for traditional products or either stylish Italian fashion, Tuscany’s capital proves itself as a shopper’s paradise.

For those interested in getting soaked in local culture and Italian traditions, Florence offers a wide range of different markets throughout its many squares. The perfect encounter with real life. One of the most popular ones is San Lorenzo’s market which takes over Piazza San Lorenzo, alongside San Lorenzo Church. At this busy street market you can purchase some excellent leather goods, jewellery and clothing. The Mercato Centrale and the Mercato Nuovo make up a good example of beautiful Italian architecture. From the 19h and 14th century respectively, the Mercato Centrale is well known for its food stalls and the Mercato Nuovo for its fantastic and varied leather and straw work.

However, if you’re highly interested in tendencies and the latest Italian fashion, via Tornabuoni will satisfy your wishes. The one location where the more outstanding Italian designers can be found. From Armani to Ferragamo going through Prada are only some of the luxury names you will encounter.

If, on the other hand, you really appreciate artisan work, the Oltrarno quarter, typically known for neighbourhoods like Santo Spirito and San Frediano, is a good example of Florence’s pride in craftsmanship. The “botteghe” (workshops) where craftsmen work make part of the city life. Just to name a couple, in this area you may find: Antico Setificio Fiorentino, famous for its silk production, and Stefano Bemer, expert on hand made men shoes. Both renowned worldwide for their excellence. Also, antiques, furniture or home accessories are  a sum of what Florentine craftsman have to offer. However, we cannot leave behind Ponte Vecchio’s ultra famous jewellery shops, specialists in their delicate gold designs. A glittering spectacle of the most refined jewels.

As can be observed, there’s a Florence for everyone. As there is also a 5 star hotel in Florence willing to welcome each and every single one, Il Salviatino.

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