Riva Lofts

Florence, Italy
Architect Claudio Nardi Repurposes A 19th Century Factory & Workshop Into A Home For Guests

Chic nomads in search of a vacation home for rent in Italy will love these stylish lofts near the center of Florence. A small hotel-like cluster of apartments converted from an old factory, they offer a truly unique experience for travelers, and are past winners of Archilovers Best Project and Wallpaper Best Designs awards.

Read more about these studios in our Journal section here.

Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings

At BoutiqueHomes, we have a thing for properties with a combination of history and style, and we love these lofts in Florence. Start with their great location, just minutes from the center of the city, then add beautiful design and attention to detail. These factors in themselves would be enough for most travelers.

Way back in 1880, this property was a small factory. As the years passed, it was converted into artisans' workshops. Then in 1999, it was taken over by architect Claudio Nardi, who turned it into his design studio. A few years later, he had a vision of something completely different, and he transformed it again - into what he called "a home for guests".

Some would call it a hotel, some would say it's a collection of vacation rentals, but we prefer the description "rather like a small country hamlet". Its owners also describe it as "halfway between being at home and away". Which is exactly what we think vacation rentals should be. A mix of the familiar and the new, and a blend of social and private. 

In other words, a small collection of modern lofts, in which contemporary design sits comfortably with traditional stone walls, cross vaults and fireplaces. 

The hamlet has communal spaces plus 10 separate apartments, a private garden, white sandstone pool, hammocks and sun beds. There is a 24-hour living room with honesty bar, TV, CD/DVD player, wifi, library and fireplace.

So there’s plenty of room for getting to know the other guests – or for housing a large group in separate spaces. A great vacation home for rent in Italy.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Each studio has a telephone (with free national calls), TV, kitchenette or kettle and facilities for tea/coffee and snacks, heating/air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar (with free soft drinks), safety box, courtesy kit, and gym items. Free vintage bicycles are available for guests. 


 AROUND

The lofts are situated along the Arno, just opposite the historic Parco delle Cascine, which is within easy walking distance via a public garden along the banks of the river. It's a great place for running, walking or horse riding.

The property is 2.5km from the center of Florence, which can be reached within 10 minutes by taxi or in 30 minutes by foot. The owners also offer free bicycles, which will get you there in 10 minutes. The new tramway (stop Paolo Uccello or Sansovino) is just 200m from the property. There are tennis and golf clubs close by, as well as many good restaurants.

 

LOCATION 

Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Nearest airport: Florence Peretola (6 miles).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring to Fall. 

 
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Riva Lofts
Florence, Italy
Riva Lofts
Florence, Italy
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Loft Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
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Deluxe Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Deluxe Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Deluxe Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
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Standard Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Standard Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Standard Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Standard Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Riva Lofts - Florence, Tuscany, Italy | holiday lettings
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Superior Deluxe Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
Superior Deluxe Studios, Florence, Italy | holiday lettings
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Riva Lofts
Florence, Italy
An Architect's Village

Chic nomads in search of a vacation home for rent in Italy will love these stylish lofts near the center of Florence. A small hotel-like cluster of apartments converted from an old factory, they offer a truly unique experience for travelers.

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Loft Studios 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €395 /nt
There are two Loft Studios. Each is generously sized (up to 100sqm), with high ceilings and tall, arched windows, offering great views over the riverbanks, nearby park and city center. Details are a blend of antique and contemporary. One loft has a striking four-poster bed on one side of the studio space, as well as a pretty outdoor terrace. The other has a staircase leading to a cosy bedroom nook and bathroom – both of which have beautiful half-archway windows close to the floor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi
Essentials Yes
TV Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euros per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Available on request: photocopies, fax, laundry, massages, babysitting, tours or classes, car, motorbikes or Vespa scooter rental, private transfers. There are three outdoor, free, non-reservable parking spaces. There is one indoor parking space that can be reserved (20 euros per day). There is a cot for babies 0-4 years, which is free of charge. A third bed for children over 4 years and adults, which is 50 euros per day. Concierge services are available: reservation for museums, restaurants, theatre, and concerts.
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Deluxe Studios 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €205 /nt
There are three Deluxe Studios. Up to 40sqm in size, they were created with a light color palette, vintage furniture and other glamorous details, such as a large antique mirror or stone artisinal drainer. They each have their own kitchenette and parlor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi
Essentials Yes
TV Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euros per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4p
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Available on request: photocopies, fax, laundry, massages, babysitting, tours or classes, car, motorbikes or Vespa scooter rental, private transfers. There are three outdoor, free, non-reservable parking spaces. There is one indoor parking space that can be reserved (20 euros per day). There is a cot for babies 0-4 years, which is free of charge. A third bed for children over 4 years and adults, which is 50 euros per day. Concierge services are available: reservation for museums, restaurants, theatre, and concerts.
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Standard Studios 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €180 /nt
The smallest rentals are these two studios, each under 30sqm with a tiny private terrace or patio. They may be cosy but they don’t scrimp on sophistication. The loft interiors are open plan, in gentle hues, with simple design elements. Each has its own bathroom and kitchenette.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi
Essentials Yes
TV Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euros per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Available on request: photocopies, fax, laundry, massages, babysitting, tours or classes, car, motorbikes or Vespa scooter rental, private transfers. There are three outdoor, free, non-reservable parking spaces. There is one indoor parking space that can be reserved (20 euros per day). There is a cot for babies 0-4 years, which is free of charge. A third bed for children over 4 years and adults, which is 50 euros per day. Concierge services are available: reservation for museums, restaurants, theatre, and concerts.
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Superior Deluxe Studios 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €235 /nt
There are three Superior Deluxe Studios, sized at up to 48sqm. Each has dark wooden floors and high ceilings, and direct access too either the garden or the cosy entrance alley with its lemon tree and roses. One of the three has a mezzanine with a view across the garden.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi
TV Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome if well-behaved, at 12 euros per night. However, it is forbidden to leave them alone in the rooms.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Available on request: photocopies, fax, laundry, massages, babysitting, tours or classes, car, motorbikes or Vespa scooter rental, private transfers. There are three outdoor, free, non-reservable parking spaces. There is one indoor parking space that can be reserved (20 euros per day). There is a cot for babies 0-4 years, which is free of charge. A third bed for children over 4 years and adults, which is 50 euros per day. Concierge services are available: reservation for museums, restaurants, theatre, and concerts.
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Loft Studios
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Deluxe Studios
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Standard Studios
1 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 2
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1 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 2
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