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Rooftop bar opening party

Last night, we enjoyed a warm May evening by kicking off the season for our 360 Three Sixty rooftop bar on our sixth floor terrace. To start the season in style, we organized our now regular fabulous swimming pool party, inviting hotel guests, Florentines, our hotel's friends and partners, and travel and food bloggers. As a magnificent sunset slowly spread over Florence's red rooftops, starting at 7:00 pm, our DJ entertained guests with mood music and a tantalizing, abundant poolside

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Opening night at Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva’s Rooftop Bar

Last Thursday, May 21 was the official opening party of the new season of Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva's Rooftop Bar. After last summer's success, once again you can come here to sip a poolside drink and enjoy happy hour food with Florence in all its splendor as the backdrop for your evening.

The opening party was a huge success, with a full house of guests relishing a lavish spread and live music. The Rooftop Bar has two terraces: the Chiostri Terrace and the Pool

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Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis

It's seven o'clock and the mood for happy hour strikes. I decide to treat myself to something different than the usual bar and go to a place with extra class, so I head to try out the famous Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis Hotel. I'm ready to see the "sabrage" ritual — opening the champagne bottle with a saber!

This is a place brimming with feeling — that's the only way I can think to describe the relaxing atmosphere enjoyed on the comfortable sofas in their winter garden. A

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“Al Fresco” restaurant

As the days are growing longer and warmer, it feels great to be outdoors. So I decided to invite an old friend to dine out and the surest-bet was the wonderful terrace of Grand Hotel Minerva's "Al Fresco" restaurant! We were kindly offered glasses of prosecco by the friendly staff who brought us the menu to have something to pass the time while making our selection. The menu is easy to read and perfect for summer. The selection is varied yet simple (this is how I like my menus, as it lets

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Grand Hotel Minerva’ new rooms

There have been a lot of new happenings here at the Grand Hotel Minerva in the last couple years. Little by little, we've been giving ourselves a make-over. First we redid the entire top-floor terrace, including the area around the swimming pool and our new 360° roof bar, opened last summer. If you follow us on the social networks or our blog, you'll have noticed some pictures of our "Time4tapas" happy hour.

Between late 2014 and early 2015 we decided to remodel one

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4th of July

Grand Hotel Minerva and its staff wish a Happy Independence Day to all US citizens and those who want to rejoice with them. Today our barman will serve a cocktail dedicated to this special date. Taste our American Beauty Cocktail served on our 360 Rooftop Bar for only 8€.

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SPARKLING FIREWORKS

June 24 it’s a special day for Florence. An entire day of events dedicated to its patron San Giovanni. The amazing fireworks display seen from our rooftop it’s just the icing on the cake 24.06.2014 Summer Buffet: 9:00 pm Fuochi – Fireworks: 10:00 pm

Opening: Three-sixty, the brand new Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Minerva SUMMER BUFFET Veggie Cous Cous Sweet Cous Cous with dried and fresh fruit Fresh Fruit assortment Fresh fruit and Prosecco THE

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Capodanno – New Year’s Eve

Per l'ultimo dell'anno unitevi a noi per festeggiare! Potrete passare un bellissimo Capodanno nel cuore di Firenze e brindare alla mezzanotte dalla terrazza panoramica. Ecco il menù della nostra Cena di San Silvestro. Let's toast the New Year's Eve together, with our Dinner. Si consiglia di prenotare al più presto. La terrazza panoramica resterà aperta fino alle 2 del mattino. Reservation is suggested. The rooftop terrace will be accessible until 2 am. Grand Hotel Minerva Piazza Santa

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Xmas Party at the Grand Hotel Minerva

As is our yearly tradition, we organized a special day at Grand Hotel Minerva to wish our guests, partners and friends a very happy Christmas and New Year. This year's Christmas event was last Sunday, December 15. The city was teeming and dressed up for Christmas; it was 15 C degrees out with clear skies and a sun warming Florence in all its splendor. At about 4 pm, just as our guests were arriving, I was on the hotel's top floor where our terrace is nestled amidst the red roofs of Florence,

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Una visita alla scoperta dei segreti legati al sole di Santa Maria Novella, che vi svelerà il funzionamento delle meridiane e di tutti i curiosi strumenti che adornano la facciata. In maniera semplice, Simone Bartolini, funzionario cartografo dell’IGM e curatore principale della messa in opera delle meridiane di SMN, vi spiegherà come leggere tali strumenti facendovi sentire come come dei novelli Galileo. Non solo, potrete osservare la manifestazione del solstizio d’estate direttamente nella basilica, un evento che accade solo una volta l’anno (nuvole permettendo).
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Solstizio d'Estate a Santa Maria Novella, osservazione guidata

June 22, 2017, 12:15pm - June 22, 2017, 6:30am

22 Giugno ore 12,15 - Basilica di Santa Maria Novella Osservazione guidata del solstizio d'Estate Circa 440 anni fa il frate ed astronomo Egnazio Danti (già cartografo alla corte di Cosimo I de Medici) poneva sulla facciata di Santa Maria Novella alcuni strumenti scientifici di varie forme e natura che ancora oggi continuano a calcolare il tempo e a meravigliare chi li osserva. Ultimamente sono state completate anche le linee meridiane progettate dal Danti per determinare alcuni momenti astronomici come gli equinozi ed i solstizi. Le meridiane funzionano grazie ai fori gnomici realizzati in epoca rinascimentale che proiettano su di queste la luce solare in particolari giorni dell’anno. Proprio in occasione del solstizio d’estate, particolare momento astronomico che Danti misurava per determinare l’inclinazione dell’asse terrestre, abbiamo deciso di spiegarvi il funzionamento delle meridiane e di tutti i curiosi strumenti che adornano la facciata. In maniera semplice vi spiegheremo come leggere tali strumenti e farvi sentire come dei novelli Galileo. Non solo, potrete osservare la manifestazione del solstizio d’estate direttamente nella basilica, un evento che accade solo una volta l’anno (nuvole permettendo). La visita, per sua natura scientifica, sarà tenuta da Simone Bartolini, funzionario cartografo dell’IGM e curatore principale della messa in opera delle meridiane di SMN ed autore di numerosi pubblicazioni sull’argomento. - Il costo della visita guidata è di 10 euro per persona, comprensivo di auricolari personali. Per partecipare all’evento: dovrete mandare una mail a media@smn.it con il vostro nominativo, numero partecipanti e numero di telefono. Per motivi organizzativi la visita non potrà accogliere più di 50 partecipanti.

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