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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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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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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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