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17
Mar

Expo 2015: A chance to visit Florence and Verona too

Since its first edition in 1851, the Universal Exposition has been a medium to show how far mankind has come. Now it is the turn of Milan to be the host of such an important international event. Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is the theme that Italy has chosen for this upcoming edition. Therefore, from May 1st to October 31st a worldwide reflection on the links between nutrition, technology and the environment will take place in our minds.

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Italy is, in fact, a perfect place to start this reflection, having in mind its rich and varied gastronomic tradition. During these 6 months it is expected that 20 million visitors will come to Italy, so we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you all, who may take a tour around the main Italian cities, to include Florence and Verona in your schedules, two modern cities, yet full of history, culture and tradition.

One was the birthplace of geniuses like Michelangelo and Dante Alighieri; the other was the set of 3 plays by William Shakespeare, including the celebrated Romeo and Juliet. Il Salviatino, at the side of Fiesole’s hill, in Florence, and its sister property, Palazzo Victoria, in Verona, invite you to have a taste of Tuscany and Veneto, as part of your exploration of Italian food culture.

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Above: Il Salviatino’s façade. Below: One of Palazzo Victoria’s suites.

 

If you want more information about the cities or the hotels, do not doubt having a virtual visit to them on their websites…

Il Salviatino: http://salviatino.com/

Palazzo Victoria: http://palazzovictoria.com/

We hope to see you soon, being a part of Italy during this amazing experience.

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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

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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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22
Dec

This Christmas there’s a plan for everyone in Florence


For the sweet teeth
: To have a cup of hot chocolate with a slice of Panettone inside a warm Florentine café

For the fashionistas
: To have a walk across Via de Tornabuoni with some fancy shopping in Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo or Bulgari, among many others

For the music lovers: To enjoy the Christmas Concert, conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli, On December 23rd

For everybody: To spend some days at Il Salviatino and enjoy a complete experience of comfort and 5 stars treatment

There is a plan for everyone in Florence during this festive days. And from Il Salviatino we invite you to be part of it

Source: http://urbanpeek.com/

Source: http://urbanpeek.com/

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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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16
Oct

Cool T: Settimana della Cultura in Toscana

From October 9th to 19th the first edition of Cool T (La Settimana della Cultura in Toscana – Tuscany Culture Week) is taking place in our region. It is an opportunity to show the world the huge Tuscan cultural legacy, continuously growing as part of our lifestyle.
As the capital, Florence is being highly active these days. In fact, il Palazzo Strozzi has several things to offer during this special week

– Within the Cool T offer, there will be free guided visits to the exhibition Picasso e la modernità spagnola today, on Saturday and on Sunday, as well as a family activity in relation to it on Saturday morning. Besides, on Thursday evening, the special facilities for il Cortile di Palazzo Strozzi will be launched under the name of “A chi non piace guardare il cielo”? (Who does not like looking at the sky?)

Palazzo Strozzi Contemporaneo: there will be another special launching today. We are talking about the new contemporary art program, Palazzo Strozzi Contemporaneo. Until January 25th next year four events will be shown involving artists such as Franco Menicagli, the Kinkaleri group, the Bianco-Valente duo and the CHERYL collective from New York

The magic of Tuscany is not only based on its dreamy landscapes and its gastronomic tradition. From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to visit us and get immersed in our world of art, creativity and innovation

For more information you can visit: http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/index.jsp?idProgetto=2&idLinguaSito=2

And if you are looking to stay in Florence: http://salviatino.com/?lang=en

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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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