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26
Feb

A quick guide to Florence’s best cafés

Are you in Florence? Don’t you know where to go to have a fine snack or a tasty drink? Don’t worry, we have some proposals for you:

La Via del Tè

In 1961 Mr. Alfredo Carrai founded La Via del Tè. What was his purpose? To introduce the culture of tea in Italy. More than 50 years later, La Via del Tè becomes a synonym of the highest quality. A place to try out new tastes and sensations. All the tea-lovers can find three of their stores and cafés in Florence

- At la Piazza Ghiberti, 22/23r

 – At Via della Condotta, 26/28r

– At il Palazzo Frescobaldi (Via di S. Spirito, 11)

For more informationhttp://www.laviadelte.com/index.asp

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Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro is not just a café. It’s an invitation to travel the world without moving your feet; without even standing up of your seat. A single sip is enough to excite your imagination and delight your senses. Are you passionate about coffee? Are you wishing to know a true Italian-style café? You can find Chiaroscuro at:

- Via del Corso, 36R

For more informationhttp://www.chiaroscurofirenze.it/index_en.php

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro. Source: www.2spaghi.it

 Colle Bereto

Elegant, fresh and cool. These are the three words to define Colle Bereto. Do you know that having your Aperitivo at Colle Bereto is a true event? The fanciest cocktails and the best atmosphere is waiting for you at la Piazza Strozzi, 5R.

For more informationhttp://www.cafecollebereto.com/american_bar_in.html

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Colle Bereto. Source: gadamseye.blogspot.com

 Caffetteria delle Oblate

What about having a piece of chocolate cake or a beer with a view to the Duomo? Located in the very center of Florence, at Oblate you won’t only find the best for your palate…  but also the best for the eye!

- At Via dell’Oriuolo, 26 

For more informationhttp://www.lospaziochesperavi.it/caffetteriadelleoblate/index.php?file=engpage

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Caffetteria delle Oblate. Source: www.travelweare.com

 

Of course, if you’re staying at Il Salviatino and you don’t feel like going out, you can find everything you need (and more) without leaving the villa

Have a lovely stay in Florence! 

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17
Feb

The first flowers of the year… in Florence

The arrival of the spring is always remarkable. After the snow melts, the first flowers will blossom and the light will be different. In a Renaissance city surrounded by wide valleys and hills, this process happens even in a more beautiful fashion. A delight for the eyes of the ones who can see it.

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we want you to be part of this magical experience of rebirth…

…having a drink in a terrace under the Florentine golden dusk

…receiving a massage in our Spa and feeling renewed

…watching from the side of Fiesole’s hill the first lights of morning get to Florence

…and to have that thrill in your heart; a sensation that everything is possible

Because everything is possible!

See you on March!

For more information of our Spring Offer: http://salviatino.com/offers/spring-offer/ 

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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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21
Nov

Well-being, pleasure and peace of mind

 

Florence is a place where European tradition and contemporary multicultural trends meet; a place to explore new tastes, to discover the precious range of colors of our landscapes, and, certainly, to have a great time. This turns into a whole experience of well-being and pleasure when Il Salviatino gets involved. From the side of Fiesole’s hill, we offer you not only a place to stay, eat and sleep, but also an environment in which you can find peace of mind and relax

This is, in fact, the main purpose of the Spa. You can choose between a wide variety of treatments, including some special ones for men, children and teenagers, in order to let go of stress, to recharge your batteries and to feel renewed

A mind, body and soul balance during some days of Tuscan bliss. When it comes to you all, this is Il Salviatino’s most important objective

Do you want to know more about the Spa’s treatments? Take a look at the menu:   http://salviatino.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SPA_MENU_ONLINE04.pdf?lang=en

Source: www.mrandmrssmith.com

Source: www.mrandmrssmith.com

 

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5
Nov

The best 4 street markets in Florence

We have already told you about the ‘new’ Mercato Centrale and all its wonderful features. What we haven’t told you yet is that Florence’s streets has much more to offer when it comes to markets. One of the most agreeable things to do in Florence is to take a walk around town and explore these extraordinary street markets. Now we are going to recommend you Four of the best in which you can find everything you need and more. Warning: Don’t let your head go with the shopping!

Il Mercato di San Lorenzo: Perhaps the most important in town. Close to La Basilica di San Lorenzo, in the heart of the city, it is an endless source of souvenirs! Opening from Tuesday to Saturday

Il Mercatino Antiquario: Located at the beautiful Fortezza Da Basso and opening each third weekend of the month, it is one of the jewels of Florence. Just having a walk to see all the nice period objects is worth it… and do not forget to have a panino al lampredotto!  

Sant’Ambrogio: When hunger appears, we cannot avoid it! Especially when we have been walking a lot and we need to recharge the batteries. Il Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, located between Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, offers the highest quality food and includes its own restaurant

Mercato Delle Cascine
: Every Tuesday morning, at il Parco delle Cascine, you can find everything in it, from the finest cheese to the most elegant antiques. A true must!

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Come and see them for  yourself!

Also, at Il Salviatino, we offer you the possibility to discover all the hidden treasures of Florence’ streets by means of our ‘Florentine food for thought’ package: http://salviatino.com/packages-offers/florentine-food-for-thoughts

Source: http://www.controradio.it/

Source: http://www.controradio.it/

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8
Oct

Finishing the year in a Contemporary Art style!

Today we live in a world without frontiers; a world where sharing is a daily activity. We share with each other our culture, experience, thoughts, efforts, concerns… and with that process we created a homogeneous mixture in which we don’t see differences, but only human beings.

Thanks to this extraordinary evolution of mankind, some very special things can happen. As, for example, the possibility to have an exhibition of Spanish contemporary artist in Florence or the chance to exhibit in Verona the works by a living Italian artist who was inspired by China’s legacy.

–       Picasso and Spanish Modernity: Until January 25th the works of the most important Spanish Contemporary artist will be shown in Palazzo Strozzi, with a special emphasis in Pablo Picasso.

–       Made in China: From October 9th until December 31st, Palazzo Victoria’s hall will fill its walls with the works by Italian artist, Marco Bertìn, who explored through his photographs the influence and recent history of the great Asian dragon.

We’re finishing the year in a contemporary art style both in Florence and in Verona, also celebrating this mixed world we’re living in. From Il Salviatino, as always, we invite you to come and enjoy it in our company.

For more information of Picasso and Spanish Modernity: http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/SezionePicasso2014.jsp?idSezione=2947

For more information of Made in China: http://palazzovictoria.com/blog/?p=200

Source: http://www.romeanditaly.com/

Source: http://www.romeanditaly.com/

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10
Sep

Pitti Fragance: a commemoration of perfume in Florence

In Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, the German writer Patrick Süskind wrote: “Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it”.

Here in Florence we absolutely agree with Mr. Süskind. In fact, such is the importance we give to aromas that we want to invite you to the annual commemoration of perfume art and industry: the new edition of Pitti Fragance.

This year the event is going to be celebrated from September 12th to 14th at la Stazione Leopolda and is going to be divided into two sections; Spring will be dedicated to the youngest brands in the market while Charms will include all the accessories involved with the perfume sphere, like jewellery. Besides, the special exhibition Verba Olent will explore the links between literature and perfume.

So, from Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we tell you that, if you want to go through a whole experience of delight, Pitti Fragance is a date for you.

For more information of the event: http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/fragranze.html

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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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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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