Christmas time at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is magical, unique and fascinating with dream-like settings where sophisticated luxury is present in every detail. Here is a guide to the special, not-to-be-missed Christmas events held in Florence.
While Florence offers the magic of Renaissance art, Christmas shopping sprees and breathtaking views from the bridges and along the festively-lit streets, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze will treat guests with delicious culinary creations, cosy afternoon tea and relaxing moments at the Spa.
At Il Palagio, Michelin-starred Chef Vito Mollica has created a fish-based menu for Christmas Eve, including raviolo with egg yolk, radicchio and truffle sauce and codfish baccalà with new season olive oil and rotonda beans.
The Christmas Day menu alternates tradition and innovation with the Porto-glazed foie gras terrine and Iberic ham tumminia; maltagliati wheat pasta with scampi and pink chickpeas; tortellini pasta in chianina broth, vegetables flakes and fresh herbs; and San Pietro fish with artichokes and chervil on morel sauce.
Chef Domenico Di Clemente’s desserts have a special place on the menu and feature delicious and artistic creations including his homemade panettone, which has become a symbol of Christmas in the city.
New Year’s Eve promises to be a crescendo of lovely surprises. The evening will begin with a lavish dinner at Il Palagio featuring an exclusive menu of gourmet delicacies such as lobster salad with traditional Italian vegetable purée and creamed cauliflower; maccheroni di zita pasta filled with artichokes and black truffle; turbot with calamaretti stew and spicy broccoli sauce; and seared venison with juniper and chestnut purée.
New Year’s Eve celebrations will continue with a party held at La Villa, in an original festive setting curated by Vincenzo Dascanio, including music and dancing till early hours. The theme of the party will be this year “The Cotton Club.”
At the Atrium Lounge, from December 12, 2016 to January 6, 2017, guests will be able to enjoy a special “aperitivo” in two different versions: oysters and champagne, or caviar and vodka.
Christmas Tea Time is a lovely break with the Pastry Chef’s macaroons and selection of teas provided by the Florentine tea room La Via del Tè.
And last but not least, during the festive season, the Hotel’s Spa offers treatments catered to each individual’s needs.
The Hotel’s Gift Vouchers are available for purchase and can be customised to make the perfect gift for loved ones: a brunch, a romantic dinner in an intimate setting, a Spa treatment or a gym subscription, including one personal trainer lesson, the use of steam showers and whirlpool.
For bookings: (+39) 055 26261