Experience the Cultural Wonders of Italy with 'Italy at Your Feet'
Wednesday 2, June 2010
New Travel Package from Four Seasons Hotel Milano and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. Two superb addresses and four nights of romance, beauty and brilliance in Italy as only Four Seasons can deliver it.
Culture-hungry travelers: step right up for seconds – and more – with the new Italy At Your Feet - A World of Enchantment package from Four Seasons Hotel Milano and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, available through October 2010. Occupying historically significant architecture within the pulsing hearts of their respective cities, the two Four Seasons Italian addresses have teamed up to offer an exceptional opportunity to experience outstanding service and accommodations within, and the cultural wonders that wait just outside their doors.
Decked out with exclusive bonus features including gourmet dining and sophisticated conveniences, Italy At Your Feet is a superb entrée to the romance, beauty and brilliance of Italy as only Four Seasons can deliver it. The package includes two nights at each hotel, with one lunch or dinner, a sommelier-led tasting of Italian wines, and savings on limousine service at Four Seasons Hotel Milano. At Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, look forward to a four-course Tuscan gourmet dinner at Il Palagio and a daily spending credit toward on-site food, beverage and spa services.
Guests can enjoy the Hotels in any order they choose – either back-to-back or as part of a broader visit to Italy. Thanks to new high-speed rail service, the route between Milan and Florence runs less than two hours, with other destinations also a breeze.
The Hotel concierge staffs are expert at anticipating guest predilections and devising customised routes to authentic local experiences off the tourist path. After Teatro alla Scala and Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, discover less known yet no less wondrous art, architecture and history in Milan such as the Rondadini Pietà by Michelangelo and the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael. In Florence, go beyond Michelangelo’s David and The Duomo to the oft-overlooked brilliance of The Crucifixion by Perugino or the Sant’Agostino fresco by Sandro Botticelli, to name just some examples.
The Four Seasons experience needn’t end at checkout, either, with guest services ready to aid passage to the next destination with airport transfers, luggage transfers, and anything else that might be needed on the way home.
As with all Four Seasons Hotels, the décor and design of these Italian properties reflect the destinations around them.
Four Seasons Hotel Milano - As Four Seasons second European address, Four Seasons Hotel Milano holds a special place in the psyche of the city. Housed in a 15th-century convent that has served as the headquarters of occupying Austrians and a private residence of one Milan’s most important families, the Hotel occupies three buildings within the city’s vibrant fashion district.
There is much to admire on-site, including the complete 15th-century cloister of the convent of Santa Maria del Gesu, discovered in 1987 when workers began converting the city-centre address into a hotel. Among many interior treasures are rare 19th-century drawings by Peroni, then Chief Set Designer of La Scala, which act as reference to the creativity that has long defined the very fashionable city.
Though in the heart of the fashion district, Four Seasons Hotel Milano remains quiet, relaxed and an easy walk from the most important local sights. Guests can also experience the vibrancy of Milan through the renowned culinary artistry of Executive Chef Sergio Mei at Il Teatro or indulge in the ever-changing Chocolate Room.
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze - There is no end to the cultural wonders that await travelers in Florence, nor to the delicious details of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. The Hotel plays out as a “city resort,” unique to its location and a standout in a city with many first-rate accommodations.
Tucked in the historic centre of Florence, the former home to the Gherardesca and Medici families is a destination unto itself, with 15th and 16th-century palazzos surrounding a gorgeous private 11-acre garden – centuries old and the largest in the city. There is beauty everywhere in the Hotel, with frescoes, friezes and basso relievos accenting guest rooms; a luscious spa that spills into a swimming pool within the private garden; and fine-dining at Il Palagio, where authentic Tuscan cuisine is crafted from local and seasonal ingredients by award-winning Executive Chef Vito Mollica.
Wander off to discover Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia; Piazza della Signoria; Giotto’s Duomo; Palazzo Pitti; and elegant shopping on Via de’ Tornabuoni.
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