Feeling festive in Florence

09 Dec 2015
2 min read
Fancy a pre-christmas break? Then look no further than Florence. Full of culture, art and not to mention great gastronomy, FOUR explores takes you on a mini break to the capital of the Renaissance…
Florence’s story

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance, is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto.

As the Tuscan countryside prepares for its winter rest, it’s the ideal time for Christmas markets, truffle hunting as well as savouring the regional cuisine cooked to compliment the cold weather, with freshly bottled “olio novo” (olive oil) accompanied with some new wine. At this festive time of year visitors can explore The San Miniato, La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco (White Truffle Fair), which has a large offering of truffles plus truffle-derived products, such as wine, pecorino, salami and olive oil.

Gourmet Tastes

In a region renowned for good food, Il Salviatino’s restaurant ‘La Cucina Del Salviatino‘offers a unique gastro-experience serving up an exquisite menu exploring the roots of Tuscan cuisine and provenance of local ingredients.

Mild Rumbles

For a traditional truffle experience visit The San Miniato, La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco (White Truffle Fair), followed by some truffleFollowing the expedition in the rolling Fiesole hills, guests can savourthefreshly unearthedtasty treats at their very best, expertlywhipped up into a seasonal Tuscan dish byIl Salviatino’schef team as well as enjoy a truffle cocktail.

Thirsty Work

Welcome drink included in the package and the shuttle to the city centre. For those looking for a more festive break, visitors can immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas tradition with Il Salviatino – the perfect base to visit the Christmas Market in Florence. Il Salviatino is a luxury 15thCentury Renaissance Villa set in theFiesole hills and with itscharming wooden huts offering Italian and German delicacies, mulled wine, decorations and handicrafts, this really is the place for an afternoon tipple to relax and unwind.

To find out more information about visiting Florence,click here…