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What about giving Florence’s wintertime a try?

Many things change with the weather, from the colors of the landscapes even to some people’s behavior. But that change hasn’t to be a disagreeable one. Although one uses to prefer summer conditions rather than winter’s ones, you can have a nice time any moment of the year. Tuscany’s capital is a clear example of it. Why? It’s quite simple:


-The joy of finding shorter queues after entering to Florence’s magnificent museums and monuments, like the Uffizi Gallery.

-The pleasure of tasting a cup of hot chocolate or smooth coffee and then notice how you start feeling like you’re in heaven, little by little.

-The possibility of go shopping in one of the most glamorous cities in the world and even find sales!

-The chance of go skiing, ice skating or snow-tubing at the Firenze Winter Park! It will remain open until 17th February, so you’re still on time!

-The beauty of some temporary art exhibitions like “A message for you”, dedicated to French photographer, Guy Bourdin, at the Museo Nazionale Alinari Della Fotografia.

-The challenge of using your imagination in order to explore a wonderful city filled with history and unseen nooks.

Whether it’s cold or hot, come what may, at Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, we’re always willing to make you feel good.

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What to do in December in Florence?

Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, propose you some of the mainstream events that are taking place in Florence on the month of December.

The Christmas celebrations are coming and with them the familiar reunions and parties. Florence celebrates its own events to commemorate these special dates, here you may find some examples.

Florence Noel Market: from November 29th the “Stazione Leopolda” hosts this food, crafts and gifts market, most of them of Tuscan origins. You can also visit he Santa Claus house, a really amazing attraction for the little ones.

Hanukkah: from 8th to 16th December. The Jewish celebration takes place in Florence in the Ghetto. Visit the Florence Synagogue and discover this traditional festivities.

Immaculate Conception: 8th of December. In Florence you will find the Fierucolina dell’Immacolata, and art and food fair in Piazza Santissima Annunziata.

Pontevecchio Golf Challenge: 14th – 17th of December. The international golf competition in Florence.

Fierucola: 16th of December. Taking place in Piazza Santo Spirito, the Fierucola is an organic and handmade products fair for local producers. Come to visit it.

Christmas Markets: from middle December you can find the famous Mercato Tedesco di Natale in Piazza Santa Croce.

Christmas Day: 25th December. Visit the Duomo and attend to the midnight mass to celebrate this very important religious party.

New Year’s Eve: 31th December. A New Year’s Eve with Marilyn at Il Salviatino. Discover your luxury hotel in Florence by celebrating the coming of the New Year with us.

So December is very full of events in this marvelous city. Do not miss them and enjoy these Christmas holidays by discovering one of the most magic and creative cities in the world.

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Winter in Florence

Someone who has only experienced Florence in summer, should definitely give this wonderful city another try with a winter weekend break, and have the chance to visit the museums without waiting in line, avoid crowded streets, and get into any restaurant with no need of a reservation.

As many people say the very best of Florence can be experienced in only two days by using the morning to visit monuments and the afternoons shopping in those luxurious designer stores, which will probably be on sales by this time of the year.

Il Duomo, Florence. View from Il Salviatino.

Il Duomo, Florence. View from Il Salviatino.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, with it’s magnificent dome built by Filippii Brunelleschi in 1436, should be the starting point as it is known to be the most famous Florentine landmark.

Very close by there is also the Baptistery and the Campanille de Giotto, both worthy of paying a visit. And if there is enough time and courage hike to the top of the bell tower of Giotto.

Art lovers would surely demand an entire week to visit the Uffizi Gallery, seeing a room a day. However, in Winter it is possible to see all the important masterpieces, as the Birth of Venus, in only a few hours as it wont be as crowded as during the other seasons.

Make time to go see Michelangelo’s David, and be sure to stop by the Gothic church of Santa Croce to admire such glorious structure and to find Galileo’s tomb.

If not to buy unique pieces of jewelry, a visit to Ponte Vecchio is absolutely required to enjoy the sunset upon Arno river, which is a breathtaking sight.

In wintery nights there is nothing one can cherish more than the warmth of a suite and for that reason “Il Salviatino” places at your disposal a Unique Suite Winter Promotion, offering you the opportunity to enjoy any of it’s best suites.

Although very different from one-another, each one of those Suites are fully equipped with all the elegance and luxury a 5 star hotel in Florence can grant.

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