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28
Jun

Salviatino Agenda: there is always time for a good time.

The summer is already here and nobody has time to waste. Everybody has to make plans, work, travel, relax, have fun… and we are aware of all that at Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence. For this reason we have bet on organization and we have created for you the new Salviatino Agenda.

Do you have so many things to do in so little time? Do not worry. From now on, the Agenda is providing you a summer calendar with our programmed weekly events as well as some information about our Aperitivos, the menus from La Cucina, developed by our chef, Carmine Caló, and our different spa treatments with its timings and prices. You can also read about the possibility of preparing your own event at the hotel, whether it is a wedding, a dinner or a meeting.

If you are in Florence now (or just planning to come) do not doubt visiting our website (http://www.saltiatinoagenda.com) or our Facebook page: L’Agenda del Salviatino. You can find time this summer for doing whatever you want to, even having a good time with us. So, what do you say?

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20
Jun

Il Giardino del Gusto inaugurates the summer.

Tomorrow, Friday 21st June, the summer will be officially arrived. Nevertheless, at Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we cannot wait one more day to welcome it. For that reason we are inviting you to join us today by means of Il Giardino del Gusto, our aperitif from now on dedicated to the ‘sunny season’.

Our chef, Carmine Calò, along with the special collaboration of some of the best enogastronomy producers, will be mixing quality with imagination every each Thursday, from 19 h. to 21 h, in order to create the most delicious and clever plates; a magic spell that your palate may not resist.

While you watch the gorgeous views of Florence, at Il Salviatino’s terrace, you can enjoy the aperitif accompanied with wine (the best ones, selected by our sommelier) for 15 Euros or with cocktail & Champaign, for 20 Euros. Besides, if you say today’s watchword (‘Melodia’) you will be given a cup of wine!

We will be waiting for you, but, in case you cannot come today, do not worry. At SalviatinoAgenda you will find all the information you need for next events and aperitifs. Do not forget Il Salviatino’s doors are always open for you!

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14
Jun

Are you ready for the Calcio Storico?

Whether you like it or not; whether you play it or not, soccer is the most popular sport of the contemporary world. But soccer is not a recent phenomenon. Is has a long history behind itself and Florence has a lot to do with it. The ‘Calcio’ was born during the XVIth century in Florence, where the men used to practice it every day. It was not like the current sport, being more numerous and more violent. Decades later it landed on England and its name changed to Foot-Ball. 

Nevertheless, during the XXth century the tradition came back to life as the ‘Calcio Storico Fiorentino’. It consists of the confrontation of two teams of 27 players each that fight for victory in a 50 minutes match. There are four teams, representing four zones of the city: The Azzurri of Santa Croce, the Rossi of Santa Maria Novella, the Bianchi of Santo Spirito and the Verdi of San Giovanni. This year, as usual, the game will be played again, so if you are in Florence now and if you are into sports, you know what to do in town!

On 15th June, Saturday, the Rossi will face the Bianchi and the next day will be the turn of the Verdi and the Azzurri. Finally, the two winning teams will play the finale on 24th June, Monday. So, if the Calcio tempts you and you decide to see the games, you are welcome. Of course, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, will be excited to have you.

For more information, you can visit the game’s Website: Calcio Storico Fiorentino. 

 

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31
May

Beauty in the Park: Il Salviatino welcomes the summer!

Summer is getting closer. A time to go on holiday, relax and let the sun caress your skin. At Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we know that. Therefore we have been thinking about the joy of our guests and we have created a SPA plan in order to prepare you for the ‘heat season’.

 “Beauty in the Park” is a package of 5 treatments of 75 minutes each, in which every session is composed of a massage and a wrap to model the body.  With the aid of our therapists, you can select a different type of massage from time to time, from drainage massages, anti-cellulite massages or just relaxing massages, in case stress is your major concern. A wrap follows each massage and, depending on what your needs are, choose from draining, firming, anti-cellulite or a warm mud wrap to loosen up stiff muscles for immediate relief. The package’s price is 600 €.

So, what do you think about this? Would you like to start preparing for the summer right now? For more information, do not doubt contacting us.

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17
May

Michelangelo: a one day guest at Il Salviatino

He opened his eyes and looked around. The sun was shining and a ray of light illuminated him as he shook his head. He did not recognize anything from the room; nor the chairs or the flowers over the table at his left side, neither the same bed he was lying in.

-    Where am I – he said out loud – I cannot remember…

He jumped off the bed and walked across the room. It was completely different from everything he had ever seen. The decoration… the organization of the space… it was all strange, but strange in a good way. He gazed through the window and he felt happy to see his hometown; his Florence. Nevertheless, the city seemed to be different too.

He got out of the room and ran along the hallway, looking for anybody who could give him some answers. Finally he saw a young woman and his heart beat fast.

-    Excuse me, Miss – he said with his eyes opened wide – Where am I? Who am I, in fact? I cannot remember. My memories are unclear!

The young woman looked at him tenderly and said:

-    Your name is Michelangelo Buonarroti and you are one of the greatest art masters of history. You are here because you made a deal with God, who, in exchange of all the beauty you left in the world, offered you to come back for one day to your native Florence, to be a guest of the best hotel in town.

-    And so, what is its name? – asked Michelangelo, stunned.

-    Il Salviatino, of course.

And that is the story of a miraculous happening. The story of how Mr. Buonarroti came back to life for one day and delighted Il Salviatino’s crew with its presence.

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10
May

Festa del Grillo: Will you have good luck this year?

Once again the crickets arrived to Florence to celebrate La Festa del Grillo (The Cricket Festival). Yesterday the Cascine Park welcomed the annual fair where people could buy their toy crickets as well as other souvenirs. The legend said that if the tiny animal ‘chirped’ to you, you would be lucky since then!

You may wonder: What should I buy a toy cricket and what is the point of this festivity? The reason is the commemoration of the Ascension of Jesus, which every year is scheduled in a different day of May. In the past, young men would give their lovers a living cricket, as a symbol of good wishes.

Nowadays, due to Florence’s efforts in protecting animal species, instead of living crickets you can buy toy ones with a mechanism that lets them chirp. Besides this curious custom, people could enjoy the musical performances. So, from Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we hope you had a great day and we wish you good luck!

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3
May

Contributing Editor of Tatler and Events Consultant Extraordinaire Fran Cutler hosts her birthday party at Luxury Tuscan Hotel Il Salviatino

Two weekends ago, April 20th and 21st, contributing Editor of Tatler and Events Consultant extraordinaire Fran Cutler hosted her birthday party at award winning luxury hotel Il Salviatino in Florence.

A host of A-list celebrities descended upon Florence to help celebrate Fran’s special day including international supermodel Kate Moss, former model and socialite Jade Jagger, model and designer, Mary Charteris, actress Jaime Winstone and musicians such as Jaime Hince (from The Kills) and Robert Del Naja (singer of Massive Attack). Music was provided by Bobby Gillespie from seminal British rock group ‘Primal Scream’.

In between sipping Champagne and enjoying the views of Florence from the Villa’s terrace and Italian Gardens guests found the time to take to their social media accounts and update their followers on the celebrations. Birthday girl Fran Cutler tweeted: ‘Leaving the @IlSalviatino best hotel in Italy on my birthday weekend xxx pic.twitter.com/WV1piDEbag’. Whilst her gal pal and fashion model Mary Charteris described her stay as ‘@ilsalviatino The most amazing & accommodating hotel I’ve ever been 2. Thank U 4 the best weekend in Florence ever.pic.twitter.com/RDXr7wBpdH

Set within the sloping hills of Fiesole, yet only moments from the city of Florence, Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence and part of the Salviatino Collection, is the Tuscan retreat of choice, offering a unique setting for lovers of the Italian countryside. The villa, which features 45 rooms and suites, captures an elegant 21st century take on its aristocratic past where frescos, rich handcrafted leather and works of art sit alongside the most sophisticated technologies. Il Salviatino also offers guests an on-site spa, wellness centre and fine dining gourmet restaurant.

For further information and to book visit www.salviatino.com or call +39 055 90411.

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26
Apr

You will love Mondays at Il Salviatino

Mondays are normally the most unloved days of the week. The weekend has come to an end and you have to get up early, go to work and start over again. But, from Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we propose you to see this day in a completely different way. Why would you do that? Because Il Salviatino loves Mondays and provides you 50 reasons to like them too!

Let us explain this point: if you are planning to stay 3 nights with us, and one of these nights is a Monday’s, then you will have a 50 percent discount that day. Does it sound good enough? Wake up in one of our comfortable beds, enjoying the stunning views from our location and not feeling sad for the finished weekend, but celebrating the beginning of a new week at Florence! What are you waiting for?

If you want more information about the offer, do not doubt visiting this website:  http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/

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18
Apr

Shall we dance tango in Florence?

Tango is one of the most sensual music styles of the world. And its dance is one of the most difficult. But all the hours of practice, which you must dedicate to learn the technique right, are nothing but a challenge for the bravest ones. So, for those ones Florence is welcoming the 11th edition of the international Tango Festival, from the 24th to the 28th April.   

The programme includes ‘Milongas’, with the musical accompaniment of Duo Fuertes-Varnerin and the DJs’ Sergio Chiaverini and SuperSabino, among others, as well as tango lessons given by masters like Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli. As you can imagine, some other well-known artists are taking part in the event: Marco Palladino & Sabrina Garcia, Esteban Moreno & Claudia Codega…

You are still on time to sign up to the festival; you can find all the information on its website. In case you do not have a partner, do not worry! After the signing up you will be able to search for one! Of course, you can enjoy this wonderful opportunity to do some tango, while being hosted at Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence. Dance and have fun!

 

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11
Apr

Good news from Il Salviatino’s Spa

Chocolate is not only a guilty pleasure, but also a source of health and comfort. Did you know that cocoa contains polyphenols, a chemical substance with antioxidant properties? When you consume some pure, dark piece of chocolate in a way you are contributing to the balance of your organism too! That is why Il Salviatino’s Spa has some good news for you.

1)      Chocolate Scrub Lessons: From now on and for a reasonable price, our guests can take an interesting course on scrub techniques using natural products as cocoa beans, cinnamon and rice. A good opportunity to share a special and relaxing moment.

2)      Chocolate Body Mask: The mix of a melted pure, dark chocolate bar with a cocoa-based body mask cream turns out to be a real ‘bomb’ of wellbeing, relaxation and hydration for your skin and for your whole mind-body structure. Would you like to try it?

These two links will provide you all the information you need in order to enjoy these wonderful offers:

-          Spa Offer Description: http://bit.ly/155BjXq

-          Invitation Letter: http://bit.ly/Zj9GCU

Of course, from Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we wish only the best for you and for your physical health.

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