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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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14
Feb

Guided visits to il Corridoio Vasariano, Florence’s secret jewel.

The most special things in life are not always the most accessible ones. They are normally kept as some sort of secret jewels, only hardly ever visible to the world. This is somehow what happens with the Vasari Corridor, which is open to the public until the 30th of April.

The Grand Duke, Cosimo I de’Medici, ordered the construction of the corridor back in 1565 and it was designed by the great architect, Giorgio Vasari. The Duke wanted it to be a free walkway for him between il Palazzo Vecchio, the Government location, and il Palazzo Pitti, his residence.

Today, the Uffizi’s part of the corridor is also used as an Art Gallery, including the famous collection of self-portraits.

You can’t lose this opportunity to discover Florence’s secret jewel. For more information on how to organize your private or group visit to the Vasari corridor, do not hesitate to contact our Service Ambassadors at info@salviatino.com.

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7
Feb

Madame Butterfly at Il Teatro Comunale

The spirit of Giacomo Puccini is about to invade Florence for a week. As one of the winter season’s shows of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s current edition, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will be performed at il Teatro Comunale, from the 6th to the 13th February, under the direction of Juraj Valčuha. The tickets’ prices vary from €20 to €70.

If you are a ‘fan’ of Puccini’s works, you cannot miss this unique opportunity. For more information, please visit this website: http://www.maggiofiorentino.it/content/madama-butterfly

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29
Jan

Are you planning to marry your darling this year? Do it at Il Salviatino!

Our weddings are something we all think about more than once in our lives. We fantasize about the person we will marry, how the ceremony will be and, most of all, where we would like to celebrate it. Some people like doing it at a beach, some others in the countryside. However, what about marrying your darling at a hotel? What about doing it at Il Salviatino? We have had the privilege to witness some weddings at our villa; former guests who happily came here to put the rings on each other’s fingers. Even some of our visitors arrived here to spend their honeymoon at the top of Fiesole’s hill. Reckoning these past experiences, Il Salviatino has launched for another year its Perfect Proposal Package, which includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a room of your choice.
  • Daily full à la carte breakfast.
  • One complimentary night in the occasion of your first wedding anniversary (on request, upon availability)
  • A one-hour couple massage during the stay
  • Romantic candlelight dinner at our restaurant (3 courses, drinks not included)
  • A three-hour tour with a personal shopper, to escort you to the best jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio and Via Tornabuoni or for some original fashion findings

(The back-up plan: Open-bar all night if the proposal is rejected!)

Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, always embraces love in all its ways. Now we invite you to celebrate the joy of yours with us!

For more information of the package: http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/packages/perfect-proposal/?lang=en

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17
Jan

A few advices for some nice shopping in Florence.

Florence is well-known for being one of Italy’s fashion capitals as well as the artisans’ main town. So, if you are the kind of person who likes bringing some souvenirs back home, you will fall in love with Florence. We have selected three specific parts of the city according to what you may be looking for:

-          Piazza Duomo: not far from this point you can find big stores such as Zara or Benetton as well as il Mercato Nuovo, which is perfect for some quick shopping of souvenirs or gifts.

-          Via Tornabuoni: the luxury designers’ street. If you want to take a look at what’s new in Ferragamo, Gucci or Yves Saint Laurent, you know where to head for now.

-          Ponte Vecchio and Oltrarno: in case you are into craftsmanship you just have to cross the bridge to find the handcrafted treasures you’re searching for… or simply to drink something in the beautiful Piazza Santo Spirito.

The majority of stores are closed on Sundays and several of them close their doors during lunch time. The working day ends around 7:30 p.m. We suggest you the mornings or the early evenings for doing some shopping.

As always, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, wishes you a nice stay in our town.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

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