From private helicopter rides to midnight mass in the Duomo, Il Salviatino invites guests to celebrate the festive season in style

Tuesday 9, November 2010


From private helicopter rides to midnight mass in the Duomo, Il Salviatino invites guests to celebrate the festive season in style


This Christmas escape the crowds and head to the Tuscan Hills to experience a truly festive sensory overload at Florence’s ultra-luxury 15th century residence – Il Salviatino.


The award-winning property, which is also recognised as one of the World’s leading romantic hotels, is hosting the ultimate celebration inviting lovers of Italy to taste, see, smell, touch and live the essence of an Italian Christmas.


Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with Il Salviatino’s stunning calendar of complimentary activities running each day from 22 December to 9 January. The extensive rotating programme encompasses the quintessence of relaxation, culture, gastronomy and shopping so you can enjoy the very best Florence, and Italy has to offer under one rather beautifully frescoed roof. These are just a few of the incredible activities you will be able to enjoy at Il Salviatino:


Culture – A journey of heritage and culture. Discover the city of Florence and the region of Tuscany with daily complimentary private tours. Enjoy VIP passes to the Uffizzi, La Galleria and Bargello museums, plus live Florentine music every evening in Il Salviatino’s library. Afternoon events hosted in the villa include local artisan markets and Asian high-tea.


Gastronomy – Food for the soul and food for thought. From breakfast to lunch, dinner to grappa and wine tastings, enjoy themed gastronomy daily highlighting the different flavours and dishes of Tuscany’s sub-regions including Il Casentino, La Maremma, La Lunigiana, Le grete Senesi and La Garfagnana. Learn how to create festive Italian dishes and deserts during daily complimentary cookery classes, plus source fresh ingredients in an exclusive market tour hosted by Il Salviatino’s Executive Chef.


Shopping – Shop in style. VIP shopping excursions mean fashionistas can seek out seasonal must-haves in Florence’s finest malls and designer boutiques. Enjoy complimentary daily tours to the malls and explore the Christmas markets in the knowledge all purchases will be gift wrapped and posted anywhere in the world by Il Salviatino’s Service Ambassadors.


Relaxation – True relaxation is experienced by the body, mind and soul. Experience complete wellbeing from Yoga, Pilates or Sound Therapy through a series of complimentary morning classes hosted in Il Salviatino’s stunning grounds and open to guests of all levels. Enjoy 20% discount on all spa treatments and the option for in-room and couples treatments.


If you’re set on a truly out-of-this-world experience this Christmas, then Il Salviatino’s little black book means the sky really is the limit. From private helicopter rides to VIP Mountain skiing, test-driving supercars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis to red-carpet Gala Dinners – you’ll even have the chance to experience Midnight mass in Florence’s world famous Duomo. When you stay at Il Salviatino, nothing is too much too ask. Your dedicated team of Service Ambassadors is on hand day and night to ensure you have a truly unique and VIP experience from the moment you step though the doors, to the moment you depart.


One time residence of Stanford University, Il Salviatino is recognised as a cultural gem and is steeped in heritage. Boasting ceilings adorned with frescoes by Bruschi dating from 1886, and the first Devarana spa outside of Asia, the 15th century villa is the ultimate setting for an inspirational festive break and offers an unparalleled guest experience. 


For more information on Il Salviatino’s festive programme visit



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