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5
Dec

How Christmas is going to be this year in Florence

In this global world we are living in, Christmas is a festive time in many different nations, although every nation has its own traditions and ways to celebrate it.

As every year, Christmas is about to take Florence with its colorful lights, warm feelings and Panettone-like flavors.

During this month there will be several street markets, like Heidelberg’s in Piazza Santa Croce, where you can find some beautiful Christmas-themed handcrafted works. On Christmas Day (when you have the possibility to attend the midnight mass at the Duomo) and Saint Stephen’s Day (26th of December) you can take a walk around town to visit these street markets and also to see the different displayed crèches, some of which are true artworks.

If you like sacred music, you can come to Il Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino next 19th and 20th to enjoy the Christmas concert, under the direction of Lorenzo Fratini.

And in case these days you stay at Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, you should know that Fiesole will share the Tuscan Christmas’ spirit. Want to go out and have a walk? An Artistic Nativity will be displayed at Villa Rigoli so you can go and see it.

But before Christmas arrives, there will be another thing to celebrate on the 10th of December: the 500th birthday of Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’.

“The end justifies the means” he said, and we simply want to end saying that we wish you nothing but the best this Festive season.

Christmas Market in Florence

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28
Nov

Il Salviatino celebrates the festive season in a Gatsby style

“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” (F.S. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.)

The Christmas feeling evolves as one grows up. First, when you are a child, you get the butterflies in your stomach thinking about Santa Claus and the gifts he will leave under the Christmas Tree. Later in time, as you approach adulthood, that thrill decreases. You start to value simpler (and less fantastic) things such as meeting your beloved ones, enjoying a delicious meal and having fun. Enjoyment and good company: this is what Il Salviatino pursues with its Festive Season Packages.

This year we decided to do something special in order to celebrate Christmas and so we chose to pay tribute to one of the finest literary characters of all time: The Great Gatsby. His elegance, the opulence of his parties and his inner passions (things F.S. Fitzgerald wrote about so well) are filling Il Salviatino from 23rd November to 18th January. Would you like to travel to the Golden Twenties and do the Charleston in Florence instead than in New York?

The main Festive Season Package includes:

Two nights in the room/suite of your choice

Upgrade upon availability

Il Salviatino’s daily breakfast

Entry tickets to the exhibition ‘The Russian Avant-garde: Siberia and the East’

A one hour massage per person at our Spa Il Salviatino

A three course dinner for two at Il Salviatino’s restaurant (or Christmas lunch 25th December – excluding beverages).

Plus some additional benefits: 24 hour Ambassador service, in-Room Nespresso coffee machine, in-room complimentary mineral waters at turndown, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary newspaper, complimentary access to gym and parking.

The package is priced from €860 + 10% VAT in a deluxe double room. This offer is aimed for two people in a double room.

Beyond the music, the laughs and the crowd, Gatsby was always alone. But this year, at Il Salviatino, we are all carrying him in our hearts. Come and join us! Let us honor him and celebrate!

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21
Nov

A taste of Lebanese gastronomy at Il Salviatino

Il Salviatino’s Chef, Carmine Calò, is always thinking about new ways to make our guests happy by using his culinary expertise. Hence, with regards to some national festivities in different parts of the world, our Chef has designed some geographic-themed Apericenas, so that the visitors can taste the specialties of the countries we pay tribute to. Now the time has come for Lebanon, a mix between the arabic tradition and the Western influence. Bathed in the Mediterranean Sea, the country possesses a rich cultural legacy due to all the people who inhabited the land in the past. A quite intense history that also lives in its gastronomic variety.

Tomorrow, Friday 22nd of November from 7.30 p.m. our guests will have the chance to savor some typical Lebanese dishes such as BabaganoushHummusTabulehFattoushFalafelManzo KoktasManaish Zaatar with spicesManaish Zaatar with meatLebanese style rice and the Chicken Shish Kebab. The tasting is priced at € 35 per person including selected beverages.

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14
Nov

The Russian Avant-garde arrives to Palazzo Strozzi

There is a place (not too far from the North Pole) where glaciers meet deserts and cultures collide. At first glance it may seem the end of the world, but even in the very end of the world there is art, and that is what the Palazzo Strozzi is commemorating until the next 19th January. The exhibition L’Avanguardia russa, la Siberia e l’Oriente shows 130 works never seen before in Italy, including 79 paintings and designs, 15 sculptures and 36 objects taken from the etno-anthropologic legacy.

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Divided in 11 sections, the exhibition covers the complex relationship between the Russian art and The East. The mix of spirituality, magic, philosophy and beauty is seen through the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Michail Larionov and Vasilij Vatagin, among other great artists. You can access the exhibition every day (including holidays) from 9 am to 8 pm (Thursdays from 9 am to 11 pm). The tickets’ prices vary from €10 to €4.

Always inviting you to travel and enjoy the world’s wonders, this time the Il Salviatino team encourages you to go to this edge of the planet in order to discover a majectic art you probably have not seen before. Of course, Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, could be your perfect point of departure.

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7
Nov

Taste of Tuscany: nourish your soul, delight your palate.

When you travel to Tuscany for the first time, the views are the first thing you fall in love with. These colorful landscapes that seem to be an artist’s creation hit your eyes and leave you speechless. Afterwards, you get to know some cities, like Florence, and you fall in love again. But when it comes to eating, you realize a long-lasting love for the region has emerged inside of you.

Since love, like flowers, needs to be cultivated every day, Il Salviatino’s team has a proposal for you.

‘Taste of Tuscany’ gives you the opportunity to enjoy the culinary pleasures of our well-known region as well as the relaxing experience of staying at Il Salviatino.

The package includes a two nights stay in one deluxe room, a day of foraging for truffles, one hour treatments per person at Il Salviatino’s SPA and a three courses dinner at Il Salviatino’s Restaurant. Virtuoso amenities are included.

The offer is available until 30th November and is priced from € 1220,00 two nights, for two people.

You are still on time to revive your love for Tuscany… or to start loving it now!

For more information: http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/packages/taste-of-tuscany/?lang=en

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31
Oct

Il Salviatino celebrates Halloween

Do you know what Samhain is? It is a Gaelic festivity that implies the end of the harvest season, the beginning of the winter and also the beginning of what they called the ‘dark half’ of the year. According to them, every 31st October our world makes contact with the spirit’s world. The former Celtic people use to fear the encounter with evil spirits and they started to wear masks in order to protect themselves. This sounds familiar to you, right? This is actually the root of our current Halloween festival! And in Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we definitely want to be a part of this year’s celebration!

Our Chef, Carmine Calò has used all of his expertise (and sorcery!) to design the next Thursday’s Halloween Apericena menu (priced at Euro 35,00 per person, including one drink) that will include the following dishes:

Yellow Pumpkin “Zeppoline”

Yellow Pumpkin Crostini and melted Taleggio

Pumpkin and Sautéed Mushrooms

Yellow Pumpkin Cream and Herring Roe

Stuffed Focaccia with grilled Pumpkin

Bigné stuffed with Pumpkin, fresh Cheese and Rosemary

Yellow Pumpkin Pie with Prawns and Shellfish Sauce

Risotto with Yellow Pumpkin

A taste of Pumpkin Pie

Dracula and Frankenstain may come and try it, so we will be waiting for you as well! Feel free to come as of 7:30 p.m.

As always, we hope you spend a lovely time in our company!

 

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4
Oct

Classical music & aperitifs in Villa Bardini. What else?

In 1998 the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron started to work for the restoration and promotion of Bardini’s legacy, which includes, in one hand, the Bardini complex (Villa, Garden and restaurant) and, on the other hand, the Peyron’s. Some cultural heritages that keeps a part of Florence’s history. Since that date on, many interesting events have been taking place both in Bardini’s and in Peyron’s spaces.

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Good (and tasty) music

Events life, for example, the concerts offered since September 10th.  Until November 19th, thanks to the Conservatorio de Musica Luigi Cherubini and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, some works by masters as Verdi, Chopin, Korsakov or Piazzolla will be heard in Villa Bardini. Besides, in order to accompany the concerts, some relaxing aperitifs will be served to the assistants. The mélange between the place, the music and the tastes promises to become an unforgettable experience for those ones who live it.

The next concerts will be performed on October 16th, 22nd and 29th and on November 5th and 19th; always at 5.30 p.m. The access to the Villa is in Costa San Giorgio, 2 and you can reach it:

-          By bus: From Santa Maria Novella Station, you can take the Linea 23 (get off in Lungarno Torrigiani, Piazza dei Mozzi) or the Bus elettrico D (get off in Torrigiani).

-          On foot: From Santa Maria Novella Station. It takes around 15 minutes getting to the place.

If you love these little pleasures in life, do not doubt giving a chance to these concerts in Villa Bardini. From Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we always wish you to have fun while staying here.

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14
Aug

‘We own the summer’: August at Il Salviatino’s Spa.

How are you doing with the heat? Have you been able to deal with it so far? Whether you have or not, Il Salviatino’s team is about to make you a proposition you cannot turn down:

 “Come to our Spa!” 

“Why should I do so?” you may ask.

It is simple: during August, you will enjoy a 30% discount on all the treatments available on the Spa Menu.

What do you think about that?

In case you are interested, you already know where to find us. Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, is always there for you.

 

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19
Jul

My name is… Il Salviatino

When it comes to the luxury hotel industry, Il Salviatino is an Italian reference. But it is always fun to see how some people do not learn its name properly. ‘Il Salviatore’ and ‘Il Salviatuno’ are only some of the names they use to write down when looking for the hotel on the Internet. For this, we are about to explain where Il Salviatino’s name comes from. Would you like to know?

The villa was initially a modest ‘vigna’ (vineyard), far from the image we have of the hotel nowadays. But in the XVth century a family of bankers from Florence, the Baldi, bought it and rebuilt it in a sumptuous way. Later in time, the propriety passed to the also Florentine family, The Salviati, who actually gave its name to the building: Villa Salviatino.

The rest of the story explains how every owner provided a new detail to the house and how it finally became the five stars hotel in Florence we all know. As you can see, Il Salviatino is full of surprises waiting to be revealed. If you want to find your own adventure, you know you can always find us at the top of the Fiesole.

 

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11
Jul

The Story of how Mr. S. knew that volcanic powder could be good for his skin at Il Salviatino’s SPA.

My name is Mr. S., I have recently turned 50 and – logically, I suppose – I am no longer the tough and unbeatable I used to be. The business sphere is still a quite exciting thing, but it also can burn the hardest one. Too much stress, as you should know. Besides, where I live what I see most of the time is gray skies behind enormous skyscrapers… and that does not help at all.

One week ago my wife told me she was about to give me a different kind of gift. She spoke about an ‘other-wordly’ place called Il Salviatino, a luxury hotel in Florence, of which its SPA was what I was in need of.

-          Baby, this summer they have three special treatments for men. The Ginger&Lime Body Scrub, which uses a volcanic powder rich in minerals to smooth the skin and some Ginger&Lime oil enriched with vitamin E for a perfect moisturizing, only for 130 euros.

-          But, love, you know that…

-          I am not done yet. There is also the Tuscan Oak Body Mask which mixes the Tuscan Oak miraculous ingredients with a soft hyaluronic acid cream for an intense nutrient and toning action! And again only for 130 euros!

-          Yes, but…

-          Shut up! The Facial Balancing Treatment created by the very Dr. Vranjes smoothes and purifies the face thanks to the hyaluronic acid mixed with Vitamin C. It costs 140 euros. But the best thing is that until September 30th from 12.00 to 15.00 they apply 30% discount on each treatment! It is absolutely incredible!

I watched her, admiring how excited she looked by only telling me all that. Her eyes were shining in a special way. She opened her mouth again and said:

-          Our 25th anniversary is in August, but since you are going through a lot of stress right now, I have decided to give you one week in my dreamed paradise. So, baby, pack your things because you are heading to Florence!

Now, I cannot believe this ends tomorrow. Finally I tried the Ginger&Lime Body Scrub and I never thought that volcanic powder and some fruity oil could be that good for me. My beautiful wife gave me the best gift I could imagine. I feel, highly relaxed as I am now, that I am even a little bit more in love with her!

It is sad that I am almost leaving, but I am sure I will be back with my wife and I recommend this stay to everybody who wants to feel heaven for some days (especially being at its SPA).

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