RIVA LOFTS FLORENCE
Designer Lofts on the Arno riverbanks few steps from the centre of Florence, for a relaxing, contemporary stay.
In a secluded spot, just a stone’s throw from the Oltrarno area, Riva Lofts awaits your arrival. Here, in the peace of our secret garden, in a quiet residential area, you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere. You will be greeted with a smile by our friendly staff, as you enter the hotel. This “owner-run” urban retreat is your home away from home, and every little luxury is yours to be enjoyed.
Halfway between being at home and away, these lofts, while maintaining their modern vision, stand as a testimony to their rich cultural history.
This group of buildings, which looks in the historical picture of the Alinari Family Collection rather like a small country hamlet in the Tuscan countryside, was a small factory in 1880, later transformed into artisans’ workshops. In 1999 Claudio Nardi made it his atelier of architectural design, a place where ideas are born and compared, followed by the necessary changes that make them practicable.
The same tradition continues thanks to this new experience, as the same Architect has now transformed them into “a home for guests”.
Exquisite idleness or sweet relaxation? You’re not sure which of these small pleasures to choose, then why not sit in the large living room with stone walls, cross vaults, bookshelves and a large fireplace, or sunbathe in the garden next to the spectacular white sandstone pool? Or do you prefer to take a bike to go out and explore the city? After all, you’re in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, even if the serenity of Riva Lofts is a little luxury that makes it easy to forget that you’re in a UNESCO World Heritage city.
“I love dualities, shades, scent of the past and contemporary forms and materials… Filled with these sensations, I transformed the spaces that had been my home and my atelier, spaces that are by the riverbank, into a dwelling for guests, into a place that recalls home, journey, contemporary clarity and memories of different styles and cultures, into a place that is homely, light, open, emotional and intense.”