Sponsored Article: Romance in Florence at the Relais Santa Croce

November 22, 2010 By:Five Star Alliance

Relais Santa Croce, Florence

Is a romantic trip to Florence in the cards? The capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the city on the Arno River is steeped in history and romance, full of artistic treasures and excellent restaurants. Get inspired in the many museums, pick up the latest fashions, discover the incredible architecture, and dine by candlelight. A stay at the Relais Santa Croce, housed in an 18th century residence located in the historic city center just a two-minute walk from the Santa Croce Basilica, is guaranteed to rekindle the romance. A perfect balance between the luxury of a bygone era and modern comforts, the hotel is appointed with sumptuous furnishings and frescoed ceilings. You'll enjoy the intimacy of a private residence while getting pampered with impeccable service from the professional staff. Rooms are living works of art, equipped with free high-speed Internet access alongside the period furniture and precious fabrics. Right next door you'll find Enoteca Pinchiorri, a Michelin three-star restaurant.

Relais Santa Croce, Florence

The Relais Santa Croce has designed a "5 Senses Experience" with the romantic in mind. As seen on NBC's Today Show, the package allows guests to discover Florence through all five senses while enjoying accommodations in the hotel's top suite. Valid through December 31, the package includes:

* 2 nights in the de’ Pepi Presidential Suite

* One dinner at the Guelfi & Ghibellini restaurant, including a wine selection from the Sommelier

* Daily turndown with rose petals, candles and chocolate dipped strawberry with champagne

* In-room daily breakfast

* Round-trip transfer from Florence railway station or the airport to the hotel

Special activities to experience with your five senses:

* TASTE: one dinner at the 3 star Michelin restaurant the Enoteca Pinchiorri, including a wine selection from the Sommelier

* HEAR: midnight private violin serenade in the Sala della Musica

* TOUCH: 2 hour private lesson at the Leather School of Florence for 2 people

* SMELL: private guided visit to the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella

* SIGHT: private guided visit to a small jeweler laboratory in a medieval tower


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