San Giovanni and its night of glittering fireworks

San Giovanni and its night of glittering fireworks is all over now! The weather was kind, a perfect evening with mild temperatures. Everything just right to open our new scenic terrace affording a 360-degree view of Florence. For San Giovanni (the holiday for Florence’s patron Saint John), the terrace was chock full with some 140 people, hotel guests and Florentines alike. Everyone’s eyes were raised to admire the spectacular firework show put on the City of Florence.

fuochi minerva

Even if the Florence historic soccer final had yet to be played, we got to celebrate our patron saint in the finest fashion. Here are a few pictures to show you our excitement. Perhaps not technically perfect, but true to life.

We started with our cous cous and fresh fruit buffet.

aperitivo al minerva

Awaiting the fall of darkness, we sipped Franciacorta wines and cocktails at the pool side with a view of Florence’s resplendent Duomo.

And then it was finally totally dark and the fireworks kicked off! All kinds of colors and shapes lit up the sky.

fuochi visti dal minerva

The evening also marked the opening of our new Rooftop 360 bar, where a new “aperitivo”, happy hour buffet, will be launched. Every evening 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, “Time for Tapas” will offer up a delicious selection from our kitchen.
In this video, our Sales & Marketing Director Andrea Bargigli tells you about these two initiatives.

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