at the world famous Duomo Cathedral on 24. 25 and 31 December
Italy’s internationally acclaimed new luxury hotel Il Salviatino in the foothills overlooking the historic city of Florence is offering festive season rates including gourmet regional cuisine, VIP shopping, cultural excursions, wine tasting, cooking classes and live entertainment nightly from just 660 Euros.
The exclusive festive promotion incorporating the very best travel experiences in romantic Tuscany is available from 22 December 2010 – 9 January, 2011.
To upgrade to a Junior and Dome View Deluxe Suite, rates start from 660 Euros to 880 Euros. To enjoy a stay in one of the five prestigious unique suites (The Melodia, Affresco, Tegliacci, Ojetti, or Marcello Suite), room rates start from 1,200 Euros.
Guests can relax in the morning with a series of exciting activities at the Devarana Spa.
Daily excursions are arranged for either shopping in some of Florence’s finest boutiques, the surrounding countryside or guided city tours with complimentary entrance with no queuing to museums such as Uffizzi, La Galleria and Bargello.
Afternoon events include a local artisan market in the grounds of the villa, with mulled wine and music, and Asian-style afternoon tea. Wine tastings are every evening, along with grappa tastings every night after dinner.
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner present an opportunity to discover unusual, regional Tuscan cuisine, representing menus of Il Casentino, La Maremma, La Lunigiana, Le Grete Senesi and La Garfagnana, with a special New Year’s Eve dinner welcoming 2011.
Live music entertains guests every evening, and for a uniquely emotional experience, shuttles are organised to the world famous Florence Duomo cathedral for midnight mass services on 24, 25 and 31 December.
During the festive period, a 20% discount is also offered on all spa treatments.
With every room is assigned a liveried ‘service ambassador’ who acts as a personal concierge and wish-fulfilling genie, Il Salviatino is being internationally celebrated as Tuscany’s newest masterpiece, scooping prestigious accolades as “very refined and very Florentine” in the most coveted international awards for the world’s top new hotels in 2010.
This magnificent newly-restored 15th Century villa was ranked on Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Hot List 2010’ of the “66 coolest new hotels in the world”.
The 45-room villa with the first Devarana spa outside Asia is additionally nominated as Italy’s ‘Leading Boutique Hotel’ and ‘Europe’s Leading New Hotel’ in the World Travel Awards.
Il Salviatino was developed by Italian hotel development and management company MPg, with service and attention to detail inspired by the Asian experiences of its President and Founder Marcello F. M. Pigozzo, who was formerly based in Hong Kong as President-Asia Pacific for Intercontinental Hotels.
He said: “While the villa itself is dramatically Italian, the service is inspired by Asia’s highest levels of excellence.”
Source = Il Salviatino