Posts Tagged ‘What to do in Florence’

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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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14
Jun

Are you ready for the Calcio Storico?

Whether you like it or not; whether you play it or not, soccer is the most popular sport of the contemporary world. But soccer is not a recent phenomenon. Is has a long history behind itself and Florence has a lot to do with it. The ‘Calcio’ was born during the XVIth century in Florence, where the men used to practice it every day. It was not like the current sport, being more numerous and more violent. Decades later it landed on England and its name changed to Foot-Ball. 

Nevertheless, during the XXth century the tradition came back to life as the ‘Calcio Storico Fiorentino’. It consists of the confrontation of two teams of 27 players each that fight for victory in a 50 minutes match. There are four teams, representing four zones of the city: The Azzurri of Santa Croce, the Rossi of Santa Maria Novella, the Bianchi of Santo Spirito and the Verdi of San Giovanni. This year, as usual, the game will be played again, so if you are in Florence now and if you are into sports, you know what to do in town!

On 15th June, Saturday, the Rossi will face the Bianchi and the next day will be the turn of the Verdi and the Azzurri. Finally, the two winning teams will play the finale on 24th June, Monday. So, if the Calcio tempts you and you decide to see the games, you are welcome. Of course, Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, will be excited to have you.

For more information, you can visit the game’s Website: Calcio Storico Fiorentino. 

 

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6
Jun

‘La Traviata’ at the Auditorium al Duomo, Florence.

Venice. March 6th 1853. La Traviata, the Giuseppe Verdi’s opera based upon La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, was experiencing its (disastrous) debut. The public did not like at all the performance and made fun of Violetta, the main role played by soprano, Fanny Salvini-Donatelli. Fortunately, time passed as people’s perception of art evolved and now La Traviata is one of the most popular Verdi’s works. Now, Florence is welcoming a new rendition of the famous text.

Next Saturdays 8th and 15th June, at 9:00 pm, Verdi’s Violetta and Alfredo will step into the stage again at the Auditorium al Duomo. As you can see, in case you want to go, you are still on time to get your tickets. The prices vary from 20€ to 50€. You can consult the conditions on this website.

Of course, if you are going to see the show, you should remember that, after it, the most comfortable room will be waiting for you at Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence.

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31
May

Beauty in the Park: Il Salviatino welcomes the summer!

Summer is getting closer. A time to go on holiday, relax and let the sun caress your skin. At Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we know that. Therefore we have been thinking about the joy of our guests and we have created a SPA plan in order to prepare you for the ‘heat season’.

 “Beauty in the Park” is a package of 5 treatments of 75 minutes each, in which every session is composed of a massage and a wrap to model the body.  With the aid of our therapists, you can select a different type of massage from time to time, from drainage massages, anti-cellulite massages or just relaxing massages, in case stress is your major concern. A wrap follows each massage and, depending on what your needs are, choose from draining, firming, anti-cellulite or a warm mud wrap to loosen up stiff muscles for immediate relief. The package’s price is 600 €.

So, what do you think about this? Would you like to start preparing for the summer right now? For more information, do not doubt contacting us.

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10
May

Festa del Grillo: Will you have good luck this year?

Once again the crickets arrived to Florence to celebrate La Festa del Grillo (The Cricket Festival). Yesterday the Cascine Park welcomed the annual fair where people could buy their toy crickets as well as other souvenirs. The legend said that if the tiny animal ‘chirped’ to you, you would be lucky since then!

You may wonder: What should I buy a toy cricket and what is the point of this festivity? The reason is the commemoration of the Ascension of Jesus, which every year is scheduled in a different day of May. In the past, young men would give their lovers a living cricket, as a symbol of good wishes.

Nowadays, due to Florence’s efforts in protecting animal species, instead of living crickets you can buy toy ones with a mechanism that lets them chirp. Besides this curious custom, people could enjoy the musical performances. So, from Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we hope you had a great day and we wish you good luck!

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18
Apr

Shall we dance tango in Florence?

Tango is one of the most sensual music styles of the world. And its dance is one of the most difficult. But all the hours of practice, which you must dedicate to learn the technique right, are nothing but a challenge for the bravest ones. So, for those ones Florence is welcoming the 11th edition of the international Tango Festival, from the 24th to the 28th April.   

The programme includes ‘Milongas’, with the musical accompaniment of Duo Fuertes-Varnerin and the DJs’ Sergio Chiaverini and SuperSabino, among others, as well as tango lessons given by masters like Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli. As you can imagine, some other well-known artists are taking part in the event: Marco Palladino & Sabrina Garcia, Esteban Moreno & Claudia Codega…

You are still on time to sign up to the festival; you can find all the information on its website. In case you do not have a partner, do not worry! After the signing up you will be able to search for one! Of course, you can enjoy this wonderful opportunity to do some tango, while being hosted at Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence. Dance and have fun!

 

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11
Apr

Good news from Il Salviatino’s Spa

Chocolate is not only a guilty pleasure, but also a source of health and comfort. Did you know that cocoa contains polyphenols, a chemical substance with antioxidant properties? When you consume some pure, dark piece of chocolate in a way you are contributing to the balance of your organism too! That is why Il Salviatino’s Spa has some good news for you.

1)      Chocolate Scrub Lessons: From now on and for a reasonable price, our guests can take an interesting course on scrub techniques using natural products as cocoa beans, cinnamon and rice. A good opportunity to share a special and relaxing moment.

2)      Chocolate Body Mask: The mix of a melted pure, dark chocolate bar with a cocoa-based body mask cream turns out to be a real ‘bomb’ of wellbeing, relaxation and hydration for your skin and for your whole mind-body structure. Would you like to try it?

These two links will provide you all the information you need in order to enjoy these wonderful offers:

-          Spa Offer Description: http://bit.ly/155BjXq

-          Invitation Letter: http://bit.ly/Zj9GCU

Of course, from Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we wish only the best for you and for your physical health.

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4
Apr

Florence welcomes a new edition of the Vivicittà Half Marathon

Do you like jogging and running? If you do, Florence will be nothing but the perfect place for you. This next Sunday April 7th at 9:30 am an enjoyable, healthy event is taking place in Florence: the Vivicittà Half Marathon.

Like every year before, since 1984, Florence will be the track for every runner who wants to join this city’s sporting tradition, conceived by the Unione Italiana sport per tutti (Italian Union Sport for Everybody); a chance to have fun and go with the town’s life while doing some physical exercise.

As usual, there will be three categories of races: The International Agonistic Half Marathon (21,097 km), for which you will need a medical certification in order to participate, The Non Competitive Race (10 km) and the one for the kids, The Tommasino Run (1,5 km).

Registrations will be accepted until tomorrow, April 5th at 7 pm. So you are still in time! And, of course, after all that running you can have a good rest at Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, where you will always be welcome.

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28
Feb

The ‘forever-young’ side of Florence

So many things have been said about the artistic dimension of Florence. Of course, culture is fantastic since it nourishes the soul, but sometimes you need to let go and just have fun. So what else has the city to offer? Besides visiting museums and monuments you can also do lots of activities in order to have a lovely stay.

The Tuscan capital is one of the fashion centers in the world. Therefore releasing your ‘buying self’ could be a good (¿or dangerous?) option. As well as boutiques like Gucci’s and Versace’s, there are some attractive street markets like the Mercato di San Lorenzo, near San Lorenzo’s Church, where you can find cool clothes, specifically for women. Inside of it you can have a walk through the Mercato Centrale, filled with delicious Tuscan gastronomy specialties.

If you start feeling like partying, you should know where to begin the night. You can have a drink at pubs as Fiddler’s Elbow or Mojo, both quite famous in town, and then go dancing to Andromeda, Yab or Central Park, some of the most important clubs in Florence. If you’re hungover the next day, you can recover with some fresh air by going picnic to Le Cascine, the biggest park in Florence.

These are only a few possibilities from the hundred ones between you can choose. But whatever you do, Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, will be there for you.

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