Thinking of taking the next big step in your relationship by asking your partner to marry you? Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has curated exquisite experiences to help you pop the question in the most romantic and unforgettable way possible.
Your journey to forever with the love of your life at Hotel Savoy in Florence will start with a private boat ride on a traditional “barchetto”, the Florence gondola, at sunset. The Florentine Renaiolo will guide you on a memorable tour along the Arno river, while you and your partner sit back and enjoy the sights with the best Tuscan wine. The barchetto will slow down under the charming Ponte Vecchio, creating the most romantic fairytale location for a proposal if you so desire.
Next, you’ll pay a visit to Loretta Caponi’s atelier. Loretta Caponi is known as Italy’s ‘Queen of Embroidery’, for her delicate finery and handcrafted artistry that has wooed royalty from around the world. As a guest of Savoy, you will have the privilege of a private appointment to access the atelier, admire the most exquisite and embroidered linens and handmade lingerie and choose your personalized and customized nightwear by Caponi’s own vintage prints and styles which might just come in handy on the night after you’ve said your I do’s.
To complete the evening, you can return to Hotel Savoy for an exclusive private dinner in the Presidential Suite, which occupies its own wing and has splendid views of Brunelleschi’s stunning Cupola and Giotto’s Campanile. Take in the candlelit surroundings while enjoying the authentic Tuscan cuisine and live music entertainment. You and your partner can build your personalized food and wine experience together with the Head Chef and culinary team at Irene Restaurant, creating your very own menu for the unique occasion.
To seal the promise of love, or simply to celebrate the moment with the most symbolic of tokens, you can choose to gift a ring, custom made according to your preferences by Count Simone Rucellai, one of Florence’s most well-known jewellery designers, whose artisanal business has been creating precious custom made treasures for over half a century.
If you would not return to the Savoy, a short drive from it will take you to the elegant Maiano’s Tower which stands at the head of a diminutive lake within the botanic gardens of Fattoria di Maiano, dating back to 1844. Together with Hotel Savoy, the owners of the tower have created a private dining experience for you beside the Lake of Columns. The twinkling lights of Maiano’s Tower illuminate the lake and form a stunning backdrop to a memorable candle-lit dinner in the heart of the botanic garden. A private chef will serve up a personalized menu crafted with fresh seasonal produce for you to enjoy in this postcard-perfect setting, ideal for a proposal or for celebrating an anniversary or special occasion.
To learn more, visit Hotel Savoy Florence.
Source: Luxury Travel Magazine