01 August 2013
VELORBIS & HOTEL SAVOY TEAM UP FOR A CHIC CYCLING EXPERIENCE IN FLORENCE
While getting around on two wheels in Italy may conjure up images of locals whizzing past on scooters, the city of Florence with its mostly traffic free historic centre is the ideal place for those who prefer their transport a little more genteel. Teaming up with Velorbis, the Danish creator of iconic and classic designer bicycles, Rocco Forte’s Hotel Savoy is now offering its suite guests the opportunity to take to the streets of this beautiful city on bespoke bikes, created especially for the hotel.
A stylish and green way to discover Florentine life, guests can head for the surrounding Tuscan countryside, cycle along the River Arno, visit many of Florence’s cultural sites and stop by its fashion district. Fitted with a traditionally lugged and brazed hand built frame- ensuring a relaxed and posture-friendly cycling experience at all times - the bikes provide an ideal vantage point from which guests can effortlessly soak in all of Florence as they pedal past some of the city’s landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. With their unique take on the Velorbis’ signature style, they perfectly capture the elegance and grace of Hotel Savoy, making the classic yet contemporary Danish brand a natural fit for this partnership.
A total of four bicycles for women and two bicycles for men will be available to suite guest at all times. Hotel Savoy’s concierge will be able to advise on Florence’s best cycling routes.
Suites at Hotel Savoy start from €1,055 per night, based on two people sharing a Classic Suite. For more information, visit www.roccofortehotels.com or contact Hotel Savoy on: + 39 055 27 35 1