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Riva Lofts

98 Via Bandinelli
Florence, 50142, Italy
TEL: 39 055 713-0272

Take a Tuscan country house that just happens to be at the gates of Florence, renovate it with post-modern minimalist chic into eight studio apartments, and you have Riva Lofts, opened in December 2006 by architect Claudio Nardi and his daughter Alice. It's a 30-minute hike from the city center, looking across the Arno to the Cascine Park, but the style and relaxing atmosphere make it worth the remove. The Nardis balance neo-hippie elements—yoga mats, vegetal bathroom products by Marie Danielle—and almost monastically simple rooms with luxuriant comforts: warm, shimmering quilts by Signoria di Firenze, upholstered vintage furnishings, and kitchenettes where you can brew herbal tea. The garden with its 43-foot-long heated pool and hammocks makes for a perfect country-in-the-city break. Reception is from 8am to 8pm.

Room to Book: Though it’s the smallest and least expensive, No. 3 has a tiny rooftop deck. 

Insider Tip:

Grab one of the free vintage bikes. You’ll need it to get to the city center, 1.5 miles away.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Maid Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 8

Number of Suites:

Year Opened:



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