Posts Tagged ‘Tuscany’

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20
Aug

Where to find the best ‘gelato’ in Florence

One of the best things of the summer is that you can enjoy a creamy, tasty and always refreshing ice cream and feel like a kid again.

Italy is well-known for being the most delicious ice creams’ place in the world.

In case you’re coming to Florence this summer, sooner or later you’ll wonder “Where can I find a good gelato?”. Following, you’ll find some suggestions:

If you’re near Santa Croce, you can visit Vivoli, in Via Isole delle Stinche 7r, most of all if you like the fruit tastes.

When you’re going by Il Palazzo Vecchio, Gelateria de’Neri, Via dei Neri 22r, won’t let you down.

If you’re in the Oltrarno area, you can go to Gelateria La Carraia (Piazza Sauro Nazario, 25r – Ponte alla Carraia) or Gelateria Della Passera (Via Toscanella 15r) and start enjoying.

Close to the Duomo (Via del Campanile corner with Via delle Oche) you can find the excellent Italian worldwide chain Grom. On the other side, Gelateria de’ Medici, at Via dello Statuto 3/5, is not in the center of Florence, but it’s one of the best gelaterias in the city.

In Florence there is also an ice cream shop that has been recently elected as one the best 20 ones in the world: Carapina, at Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan 2/r.

And of course, at Il Salviatino, you can have the best ice cream with the best views of Florence at the same time, from the top of Fiesole’s hill.

There’s still a lot summer ahead. Let’s have fun! Let’s enjoy Florence.

Gelateria Della Passera

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5
Aug

Food festivals: using the palate to discover Tuscany

There are so many ways to discover Tuscany: with the eyes, with the soul, with the body… but today we’d love to tell you how to combine all these ways together by means of the palate. Not only you will fall in love with everything worth seeing here; you will also fall in love with the rich Tuscan gastronomic offer.

This summer there will be several food festivals (sagre, in Italian), both in and out of the Florentine area, and we have picked the next 4 of the original ‘Top 10’ made by magazine, The Florentine. Are you coming to Florence these days? Well, choose the most appealing sagra for you, and just dedicate yourself to enjoy.

-          2nd – 17th August: Sagra del Panigaccio, Podenzana, Massa Carrara.

What about having some typical Lunigiana-area bread with olive oil, cheese, cured meats and mushrooms?

-          Until 17th August: Festa del Mugello, ObiHall, Lungarno Aldo Moro, Florence.

A summer BBQ at the ObiHall; every day at 7pm.

-          12th – 21st August: Sagra della Ficamaschia, Porto Ercole.

The home of the ‘oily fish’. Aren’t you curious about it?

-          23rd – 31st August: Sagra del Cinghiale, Foro Boario, Borgo San Lorenzo.

Do you like meat? This is your place

From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we can only say Buon Appetito!

For more information: http://www.theflorentine.net/articles/article-view.asp?issuetocId=9469&browse-by=Travel-Leisure&level=Tuscany-Beyond

 

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10
Jul

Lucca summer festival 2014

It seems like it was yesterday when Bob Dylan started the first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival at Piazza Napoleone, back in 1998. Since then, the participation of great artists such as Elton John, Youssou N’Dour or Dionne Warwick –only to name a few– have made of Lucca’s one of the most important music festivals of Italy and even of Europe.

This year the concerts will also take place at Piazza Napoleone and the schedule will go as follows:

-          July 2ndEagles

-          July 7th: Evening of guitars featuring Robben Ford and Tedeschi Trucks Band

-          July 10thThe Prodigy

-          July 11thEmma

-          July 15thChic featuring Nile Rodgers

-          July 17thElisa

-          July 18thPanariello

-          July 20thStevie Wonder

-          July 24thBackstreet Boys Enzo Avitabile & Black Tarantella

-          July 26thThe National

In our Tuscan walled city, July is the coolest month of the year. Won’t you be here to enjoy it?

For more informationhttp://www.summer-festival.com/home?&lang=en

And if you want to stay in Florencehttp://salviatino.com/

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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!

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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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14
Feb

Guided visits to il Corridoio Vasariano, Florence’s secret jewel.

The most special things in life are not always the most accessible ones. They are normally kept as some sort of secret jewels, only hardly ever visible to the world. This is somehow what happens with the Vasari Corridor, which is open to the public until the 30th of April.

The Grand Duke, Cosimo I de’Medici, ordered the construction of the corridor back in 1565 and it was designed by the great architect, Giorgio Vasari. The Duke wanted it to be a free walkway for him between il Palazzo Vecchio, the Government location, and il Palazzo Pitti, his residence.

Today, the Uffizi’s part of the corridor is also used as an Art Gallery, including the famous collection of self-portraits.

You can’t lose this opportunity to discover Florence’s secret jewel. For more information on how to organize your private or group visit to the Vasari corridor, do not hesitate to contact our Service Ambassadors at info@salviatino.com.

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29
Jan

Are you planning to marry your darling this year? Do it at Il Salviatino!

Our weddings are something we all think about more than once in our lives. We fantasize about the person we will marry, how the ceremony will be and, most of all, where we would like to celebrate it. Some people like doing it at a beach, some others in the countryside. However, what about marrying your darling at a hotel? What about doing it at Il Salviatino? We have had the privilege to witness some weddings at our villa; former guests who happily came here to put the rings on each other’s fingers. Even some of our visitors arrived here to spend their honeymoon at the top of Fiesole’s hill. Reckoning these past experiences, Il Salviatino has launched for another year its Perfect Proposal Package, which includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a room of your choice.
  • Daily full à la carte breakfast.
  • One complimentary night in the occasion of your first wedding anniversary (on request, upon availability)
  • A one-hour couple massage during the stay
  • Romantic candlelight dinner at our restaurant (3 courses, drinks not included)
  • A three-hour tour with a personal shopper, to escort you to the best jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio and Via Tornabuoni or for some original fashion findings

(The back-up plan: Open-bar all night if the proposal is rejected!)

Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, always embraces love in all its ways. Now we invite you to celebrate the joy of yours with us!

For more information of the package: http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/packages/perfect-proposal/?lang=en

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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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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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5
Sep

Sunday, September 8th: Florence celebrates the foundation of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.

This next Sunday, September 8th, two different celebrations will be going on. The first one will be the Birth of the Virgin Mary and the second (though not less important), the commemoration of the first stone that was put for the building of the Cathedral this same day back in 1296. 717 years has passed since then!

For that reason, this day the Cathedral terraces will be opened from 1 pm. to 4 pm. so that the public can go up and watch some unknown views from the inside of the temple and the very Florence. The Campanile will open its doors from 8:30 am. to 5:30 pm. as well as the Baptistery, from 8:30 am. to 2 pm. You will also be able to visit the Museo dell ‘Opera del Duomo from 9 am. to 1:45 pm.

Also, the last concert from the series O Flos Colende will take place at the Cathedral at 9:15 pm. in order to celebrate the foundation of the Opera. So, who says Sundays are boring? From the team of Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we encourage you to be part of such a remarkable event, feel like being a part of the town’s history and just have fun.

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