Posts Tagged ‘What to do in Florence’

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21
Nov

Well-being, pleasure and peace of mind

Florence is a place where European tradition and contemporary multicultural trends meet; a place to explore new tastes, to discover the precious range of colors of our landscapes, and, certainly, to have a great time. This turns into a whole experience of well-being and pleasure when Il Salviatino gets involved. From the side of Fiesole’s hill, we offer you not only a place to stay, eat and sleep, but also an environment in which you can find peace of mind and relax

This is, in fact, the main purpose of the Spa. You can choose between a wide variety of treatments, including some special ones for men, children and teenagers, in order to let go of stress, to recharge your batteries and to feel renewed

A mind, body and soul balance during some days of Tuscan bliss. When it comes to you all, this is Il Salviatino’s most important objective

Do you want to know more about the Spa’s treatments? Take a look at the menu:   http://salviatino.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SPA_MENU_ONLINE04.pdf?lang=en

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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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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

Gelateria Della Passera. Source: http://gelaterialapassera.wordpress.com/un-buon-gelato-si-scioglie/dsc07049/

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25
Jul

A plan for a summer day in Florence

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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!

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8
May

9 reasons why you should have a spring break at Il Salviatino

1. The different hues of green you can see in the garden

2. The balance of the elements within the space, which gives a Zen touch

3. The sunlight shining on the pool‘s surface while somebody swims

4. Kids having fun in the park …

5. …while the adults have a cocktail, a chat and a laugh

6. The views of the always cosmopolitan and modern city of Florence from the top of our own Salviatino hill

7. The certainty that it won’t be only a stay in a nice hotel but an all-in-one unforgettable experience

8. Because you deserve only the best!

9. And, last but not least, because of our Spring Sale promotion (read more about it here: http://www.averyspecialholiday.com/offers/spring-sale/?lang=en?lang=en)

Let out the Florentine inside you!

 

 

 

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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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