Riva Lofts, Florence
|Via Baccio Bandinelli, 98, 50142, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, ITALY.|
Description: Riva LoftsThe small complex of buildings, seen from the Parco delle Cascine just across the river, seems almost like a hamlet from the Tuscan countryside, but in the 19th Century it was a factory, and then a group of artisan workshops, before serving in recent years as the architecture studio of Claudio Nardi, who is himself responsible for this latest transformation into a guest residence in November 2006.
Claudio and his daughter Alice have decided to meld their variegated experiences, tastes, and life-styles to create a place that is open to other influences as well, a home open to modern travelers consisting of a sensitive mixture of materials, settings, furnishings, antique objects, and contemporary architectural details: a cross-sectional landscape for curious minds.
Type of rooms: Riva LoftsRIVA Lofts consists of 8 studios, each with independent entrance.
The studios differ in size from 30 to 100 square meters (300 to 1000 square feet) as well as in form and layout, some with private terraces, others opening directly onto the garden. A few have panoramic views toward the Parco or toward the imposing and elegant Cupola of Brunelleschi.
The fixtures and furnishings are also fruit of different combinations of deep, warm natural colors and materials, of refined antiques and austere modernist objects, the sentimental trophies of travels, and select contemporary art. All guests have access to the large cross-vaulted sitting room with bookcases and fireplace overlooking the private garden and the metaphysical swimming pool in white sandstone.
Additional information: Riva Lofts
Children are welcome! Cots, extra beds and babysitting available upon request.
Jacuzzi in two rooms.
Reception is open from 8am-8pm. With advanced notice guests may arrive earlier or later.
Small private outdoor parking. If there is not enough space, they provide guests with cards for the nearest parking which is on the street in front of them.
Pets are welcome IF they are well behaved - no sitting on the sofas, chairs, pillows or beds; no eating on the breakfast table or in other common areas; toilet not on the hotel garden.
No charge up to 72h before the arrival. After this time, 1 night will be charged.
No show or cancellation at the arrival, charge of the entire stay.
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: 4 Keys (Residence).
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1793/2006.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, English.Smoking policy: smoking outdoors only.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, mastercard, American Express.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 46' 35.85'' N 11° 13' 32.01'' E
Nearest airport: Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci - 8.2 km.