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Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

text Martina Olivieri

December 13, 2021

Christmas and New Year in the best hotels and restaurants in Florence

Wonderful locations, excellent cuisine and impeccable service. That's where!

From dinner on Christmas Eve to lunch at Epiphany, the culinary offerings to celebrate the most magical and eagerly-awaited time of year in the city. 

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL FIRENZE

One of the most exclusive hotels in the centre of Florence, dressed for the festive season with splendid decorations. Inside is the Michelin-starred restaurant Il Palagio, headed by the new executive chef Paolo Lavezzini; for Christmas he’s organised:

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, 7-course menu, € 180 per person, excluding wines.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, 7-course menu, € 180 per person, excluding wines.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, party theme The Journey, buffet, € 350 per person, wines included.

1 and 2 January - Brunch, buffet with a range of specialities, € 140, selected wines included.

Meanwhile, at the iconic Atrium Bar:

11 to 29 December, aperitif with oysters and flute of Champagne, € 45; aperitif with 10 grammes of caviar and flute of Champagne, € 80.

7 December to 9 January, tea with pastries, sandwiches, scones and Tuscan biscuits, € 40; tea with pastries, sandwiches, scones and flute of Champagne, € 58.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

VILLA CORA

An aristocratic residence in the hills a stone’s throw from Florence, surrounded by an ancient park. 

Sunday at Villa Cora - Sunday Lunch, € 80 per person, wines included. 

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 140 per person, includes a bottle of Champagne between two.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 280 per person, includes a bottle of Champagne between two. 

Villa Cora

THE PLACE FIRENZE

In Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this is the home of bespoke hospitality and exceptional food experiences.

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 130. 

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 80, excluding drinks.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 230.

1 January - New Year’s Day Brunch, € 90.

The Place Firenze

BORGO SAN JACOPO

An elegant salon on the Arno whose 50s design is inspired by the all-Italian creativity of Salvatore Ferragamo. From the kitchen the refined, elegant and impeccable dishes of chef Claudio Mengoni.

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 250, matching wines € 110.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 350, matching wines € 130 or matching wines Champagne special € 200 (includes a bottle of Champagne to take away).

Borgo San Jacopo

CAFFÈ DELL’ORO

A contemporary Italian café in a truly privileged location with fabulous views of the Ponte Vecchio.

From 8 December - Every day from 16 to 19, slice of panettone with Christmas tea, € 15; Champagne and caviar € 30; tacos with chocolate, ricotta, pears and cinnamon accompanied by a hot cocktail, € 20.

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 95, matching wines € 45.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 110, matching wines € 50.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 220, matching wines € 95.

Caffè dell’Oro

LA TERRAZZA

The rooftop bar of Hotel Continentale, at the top of the medieval Consorti tower. A dream location for the  famous midnight toast with views of Ponte Vecchio.

31 December - Midnight Toast, with a bottle of Champagne, caviar and traditional sweets, € 180.

Rooftop bar "La Terrazza

PICTEAU BISTROT & COCKTAIL BAR

The perfect venue for art lovers. An elegant place overlooking Ponte Vecchio, where you can enjoy a cocktail and gourmet food while admiring the Arno and works by Picasso and Cocteau.

From 8 December - Every day from 16 to 19, Martini cocktail and oyster, € 23; Champagne and caviar, € 30; mini panettone served with a trio of sauces, € 15.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 75, includes a flute of sparkling wine; matching wines € 35 (à la carte options available).

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 195, Champagne included (one bottle between two).

Picteau Bistrot & Bar

HELVETIA & BRISTOL FIRENZE - STARHOTELS COLLEZIONE

A historic palazzo with a winter garden, frequented by illustrious guests since the 19th century. Inside are the Cibrèo café and the new Cibrèo restaurant, both offering deals for this magical time of year:

Cibrèo Caffè:

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, à la carte menu

25 December - Christmas Lunch and Dinner, € 120, with matching wines € 165.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 200, with matching wines € 245. 

1 January - New Year’s Day Lunch and Dinner, à la carte menu

Cibrèo Ristorante:

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, à la carte menu

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 170, with matching wines € 230.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 250, with matching wines € 310. 

1 January - New Year’s Day Lunch and Dinner, à la carte menu

Cibrèo Ristorante - Sala Principale

SE·STO ON ARNO - THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR 

Elegant 5-star hotel with rooftop restaurant Se·sto On Arno offering breathtaking views of the entire city.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, à la carte menu.

26 December - Boxing Day Lunch, à la carte menu.

31 December - New Year’s Celebration... with a view, € 310 per person, excluding drinks.

SE-STO on Arno Rooftop Restaurant & Bar of The Westin Excelsior Florence

WINTER GARDEN RESTAURANT - THE ST. REGIS FLORENCE

Where once the carriages of noblemen were kept, today you can enjoy the cooking of executive chef Gentian Shehi.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 140 per person, excluding drinks.

31 December - Soleil... a mezzanotte, € 380 per person, excluding drinks.

The St.Regis Florence

IRENE - HOTEL SAVOY

The unmistakable salon on Piazza della Repubblica, where you can savour authentic traditional food by Fulvio Pierangelini.

24 December - Christmas Eve Dinner, € 65 per person, excluding drinks.

25 December - Christmas Lunch, € 105 per person, excluding drinks.

31 December - New Year’s Eve Dinner, € 295 per person, excluding drinks.

1 January - New Year’s Day Brunch, € 90 per person, selected wines included.

Irene Firenze - Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotels

Places

In this article we talked about Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Atrium Bar & Lounge - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Villa Cora, The Place Firenze, Borgo San Jacopo, Caffè dell'Oro, La Terrazza Rooftop Bar , Picteau Cocktail Bar , Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione, Se-Sto on Arno - Westin Excelsior, Winter Garden Restaurant - The St. Regis Florence, Irene Bar - Hotel Savoy

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