The Salviatino Collection’s team wishes you a merry Christmas
When my daughter L. was just a child, I used to be her hero. We were the best friends in the world and in fact, since her mother passed away short after L. was born, it was only the two of us together, joining forces against the world. Nonetheless, she became a teenager and things changed. Now she barely ever speaks to me. But I am about to turn the tables. I was surfing the Internet the other day, looking for something cool to do with my kid during Christmas and I found out about this really good looking hotel in Florence named Il Salviatino. I saw they are launching a special Festive Season package inspired by… ‘The Great Gatsby’!
When I first read it I couldn’t believe it! That one is L’s favorite book! She has read it more than twice and she told me few months ago how much she would love to have the chance to be a part of that story. So, as you can guess, this is going to be my gift to her. I will take her to Florence without telling her anything and then I will surprise her. We will dance to the music of the last film adaptation of the book, dressed up in the 20′s style, imagining that Jay Gatsby is our host and that he is dancing with Daisy near to us in such a beautiful environment.
Hopefully this will not only be the best Christmas of our lives, but I will also have the opportunity to make my daughter happy and be her friend again. So I want to thank Il Salviatino’s team from the bottom of my heart for having such a wonderful idea.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone!
*All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
This Christmas is not going to be about Santa Claus. It is all going to be about The Great Gatsby!
What a fine man to celebrate Christmas eve with, don’t you think? But his spirit is not the only good thing to invade Il Salviatino these days. The villa is dressing up in bright lights and nice decorations to be ready for these festive days, when you will have fun and dance to the rhythm of the original soundtrack of this year’s succesful film adaptation of Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s work.
‘A little party never killed nobody’ they say, so why don’t you come and party with us this Christmas? This is what we have to offer:
Two nights in the room or suite of your choice
Il Salviatino breakfast daily
Welcome drink on arrival
Christmas gift in-room
Christmas Eve dinner (with ﬁ sh menu as per Italian tradition)
A traditional Christmas day luncheon
A one hour spa treatment at Spa Il Salviatino
A farewell gift
Late check out on departure day (on request, upon availability)
And as some additional benefits:
24 hour Ambassador service
In-room Nespresso coffee machine
In-room complimentary mineral waters at turndown
Complimentary access to gym
The Christmas Package is priced from € 988,00 and is thought for two people in a double room, from the 24th December to the 26th December.
What about you? Are we going to see you these days around Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel 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.
“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!
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 Babaganoush, Hummus, Tabuleh, Fattoush, Falafel, Manzo Koktas, Manaish Zaatar with spices, Manaish Zaatar with meat, Lebanese style rice and the Chicken Shish Kebab. The tasting is priced at € 35 per person including selected beverages.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.