Learn how to sculpt like the Italian Masters at Hotel Savoy in Florence
Florence is to art what Milan is to fashion. From the sculpture filled Piazza della Signoria, to the Corridors of the Uffizi - every building is a masterpiece, every ceiling a fresco worthy of a National Geographic cover. With art aficionados the world over flocking here to indulge their passion, Rocco Forte’s Hotel Savoy has partnered with the renowned Galleria Romanelli Sculpture Studio to offer guests a chance to create their own masterpiece
The studio is in the San Frediano district, where frescoes by Masaccio and Florentine are displayed side by side. Once the workshop of Lorenzo Bartolini, one of greatest sculptors in 19th Century Italy, the building was passed to his most gifted student, Pasquale Romanelli. Now, some five generations later, the Romanelli dynasty continues with father and son team, Folco and Raffaello.
What the Romanelli’s don’t know about sculpture can be written on the back of a Uffizi Gallery entrance ticket. During two three-hour lessons in the studio, guests will learn the techniques of the ‘Maestri Italiani’, honing these skills in practice to create a sculpture to take home. Unless of course Mayor Matteo Renzi asks to display your masterpiece in the Accedemia Gallery alongside Michelangelo’s David.
The ‘It’s all about art’ at Hotel Savoy experience includes:
- Two sculpture lessons at the Galleria Romanelli Sculpture Studio
- Two nights accommodation, breakfast included
- A ‘Renaissance’ welcome drink at L’Incontro Bar
Valid until December 2012, prices start at €649 per room per night (minimum 2 nights, for two people).To book or for more information, visit www.roccofortehotels.com
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Notes to Editors
Located on the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence, near to the landmark Duomo the Olga Polizzi-designed Hotel Savoy comprises of 102 bedrooms and features quirky images of shoes throughout, illustrating the city’s association with shoes and the fashion industry. Hotel highlights include L’Incontro Bar and Restaurant, which overlook the Piazza Repubblica, and a fitness centre at the top of the hotel with stunning views over Florence. Hotel Savoy’s intimate atmosphere provides the perfect setting for prestigious meetings and the hotel has formed an alliance with a selection of private palazzi in the city to hold exclusive larger events.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 12 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Abu Dhabi 2011; Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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