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22
Sep

Baccus and the birds: wine festivals in Tuscany

According to the myth, when Baccus taught the wine-making process to the men, he told them that, if they drank a little, they would be as happy as birds; in case they drank more, they would start being problematic as lions. And finally, if they drank too much, they would be as silly as a donkey.

From Tuscany, we invite you to follow Baccus’ advice and be happy ‘as a bird’ with the several wine festivals taking place these days in our beautiful region.

- 20th to 21st and 27th to 28th: ‘Festa dell’uva’ in Grosseto Scansano

- 25th to 27th: ‘Festa dell’uva’ in the island of Giglio

- Until the 30th: ‘The house of Chianti classico’ in Siena

- 27th to 28th: ‘Bacco Artigiano’ in Rufina

- Until October: ‘Giorni del vino’ in Terre di Arezzo

Healthy and delicious, you can always find the perfect moment for a cup of wine. From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to find yours in Tuscany.

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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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25
Jul

A plan for a summer day in Florence

Source: http://uffizi.firenze.it/

This summer there are many activities in town with which you can cool yourself off. Right below, we propose you a possible way to spend a delightful day in Florence, successfully surviving this hot season. Ready? Here it comes:

 - Morning: you wake up from a restful sleep in one of Il Salviatino’s suites to have an uplifting breakfast. Later, when you’re ready, you take the Free Shuttle service to Florence’s city centre .

 - Noon: you visit la villa medicea di Poggio a Caiano to see Contrappunti (Counterpoints), an exhibition that contrasts the works by contemporary Tuscan artists, like Alberto Moretti and Roberto Barni, with a project of Yang Jiechang, the Chinese videoartists, and the architecture of the villa itself. After this enriching visit, you have the aperitif in Piazza Santa Spirito or Piazza dei Ciompi.

 - Afternoon: back at the hotel, you have a light lunch, followed by a short nap or a walk on the surroundings. Of course, you don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the pool!

 - Evening: you dine and, once the sun had come down, you enjoy a cocktail while the first stars of the night appear up in the sky.

 And so, how does it sound? Do you like it? Come, join us and make it happen!

 More info. about the hotel’s summer offers:

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25
Jun

Il Giardino del Gusto

Finally the summer has arrived and so has Il Giardino del Gusto. Every Thursday, at 7 pm., IlSalviatino opens its doors and welcomes everybody who wanting to spend a couple of hours enjoying some good live music, delicious finger food, refreshing beverages, and astonishing views from the top of Fiesole’s hill.

You can choose between wine (€15 p.g.), sparkling wine or a cocktail (€18), all accompanied by a selection of summer appetizers made up by the chef included in the beverage’s price.

Gazpacho with pinzimonio

Burrata cheese, anchovies and tomatoes Marinated tuna with centrifuge of apple, cucumber and celery Panzanella
Scarpaccia pie

Cream puff with parmigiana

Crostino bread with fresh cheese and bottarga Fassona tartare

Also, to enhance the experience, you can choose from the menu a tapas version of some Tuscan classics, you can see our menu here below:

So, are we seeing you on Thursday?

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18
Jun

‘S’ for summer; ‘S’ for suite

Shaking the heat away is sometimes a hard task. But this summer, at Il Salviatino, you can definitely stay fresh…

Seeing the stars from your sofa at night, surrounded by flowers and vines, in the Greenhouse Suite

Having a cocktail in your private terrace, in the Ojetti Suite, watching the sun come down over Florence

Being given a massage, while enjoying a bottle of Dom Perignon, in the Melodia Suite

Discovering the hidden treasures of Florence with the help of an expert guide…

…or just do whatever you choose to, because this summer you can do these things and more with the Suite&Hot initiative: not only an ensemble of offers, but a wide variety of experiences from which you can select the most suitable to you
 
Don’t let go the best option to spend your holidays in Florence!
 
For more information, visit: http://salviatino.com/offers/hot-sui

 

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22
May

Where classical music meets modernity: L’Opera di Firenze

In a previous article we wrote about Florence as a gastronomic capital. Today we want to widen that concept by not only calling it a gastronomic capital, but a whole modern, avant-garde capital. The Opera house (L’Opera di Firenze) is a proof of it. Built to host more than 2000 spectators in its outdoor cavea and with 1100 seats in the auditorium, The Opera house was thought to be a piece of contemporary architectural design that connects the historical with the youngest side of Tuscany’s heart. And of course, as an undeniable meeting point for artists and citizens, The Opera house is hosting the 77th edition of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a true example of Florence’s rich cultural life and an event of international renown.
This year the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is including a variety of activities, from classical music to cinema, from conferences to dance, in order to reach everyone’s preferences.

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we sincerely invite you to live this experience of complete enjoyment in our city. We are waiting for you!

Source: http://old.toscana-notizie.it

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30
Apr

The new look of il Mercato Centrale

Every city is a living being that evolves and grows, and Florence is not an exception. Florence has the best from the old times, but it is also a place for the young, open to modernity and ready for future trends.

The re-opening of il Mercato Centrale, located in the very heart of the city at la Piazza del Mercato Centrale-Via dell’Ariento, only 5 minutes away from Santa Maria Novella and Piazza San Marco, gives Florence a new look, making it a true avant-garde gastronomic capital.

With an ecologic home delivery service, a restaurant, a pizzeria, a bar, a coffee shop, a Cooking and a Wine school, a bank, a book shop and a store of typical Florentine products, among other places and services,  il Mercato Centrale introduces itself as a really pleasant meeting point for everyone who wants to eat, to have a drink or just to have a nice time in the city center.

Il Mercato Centrale opens every day from 10 am. to midnight.

If you need more information: http://www.mercatocentrale.it/en/

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to come and discover this side of Florence; the young, fresh and open one. You’re welcome!

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21
Mar

Jackson Pollock vs. Michelangelo

At first sight you wouldn’t find any common points between Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock. Both of them were great artists but the style of one has nothing to do with the style of the other. They also lived in completely different times. However, they had something in common: the capacity of creating artworks meant to touch the public’s hearts. Now, in order to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death, a special exhibition named La figura della furia (The fury’s figure) will be shown at il Palazzo Vecchio starting on April 15th.

Action painting will face the Renaissance. In addition, the influence of Michelangelo’s works in the young Pollock will be exposed. The event is thought to be a sort of experiment, trying to compare these two geniuses and their respective times.

Soon we will be giving you more details of La figura della furia, but we want this to act as an appetizer. Are you hungry for culture? Florence is your best choice.

Jackson Pollock. Source: revistahaus.com

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28
Feb

Remembering a Tuscan-born genius on his 450th anniversary: Galileo.

Several special activities involving Science are taking place in Florence until the 20th March in order to celebrate Galileo’s 450th anniversary. The Natural History Museum, Il Museo Galileo and The Garden of Archimedes – A museum for Mathematics are only some of the several institutions that contributed to organize these events. At Buon Cumpleanno Galileo (in Italian) you can find the complete schedule and decide which activity you would like the most. But, first, we should pay a little tribute to the man for whom all this is going on: Galileo Galilei.   

The son of a quite open-minded musician, Vincenzo Galilei, Galileo was born in Pisa the 15th February 1564. A very talented young man, he started studying medicine at the age of 17, although he would later change the study of the human body for the study of numbers. He obtained a prestigious job as a Mathematics professor and by 1610 he had already invented some revolutionary astronomical instrument as he started working for the Tuscan Duke. However, his relationship with the Vatican began to be tense; a situation that worsened when he defended the heliocentric system. These ideas along with his collisions with the Inquisition condemned him to a house arrest in Florence until his death in 1642.

From, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to enjoy this tribute to a man who was beyond his own time; a man whose ideas helped building the world we know today.  

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17
Jan

A few advices for some nice shopping in Florence.

Florence is well-known for being one of Italy’s fashion capitals as well as the artisans’ main town. So, if you are the kind of person who likes bringing some souvenirs back home, you will fall in love with Florence. We have selected three specific parts of the city according to what you may be looking for:

-          Piazza Duomo: not far from this point you can find big stores such as Zara or Benetton as well as il Mercato Nuovo, which is perfect for some quick shopping of souvenirs or gifts.

-          Via Tornabuoni: the luxury designers’ street. If you want to take a look at what’s new in Ferragamo, Gucci or Yves Saint Laurent, you know where to head for now.

-          Ponte Vecchio and Oltrarno: in case you are into craftsmanship you just have to cross the bridge to find the handcrafted treasures you’re searching for… or simply to drink something in the beautiful Piazza Santo Spirito.

The majority of stores are closed on Sundays and several of them close their doors during lunch time. The working day ends around 7:30 p.m. We suggest you the mornings or the early evenings for doing some shopping.

As always, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, wishes you a nice stay in our town.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

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