Luxury Relais in Florence

Riva Lofts Florence is a cluster of 9 Studios in Florence, Italy, created by architect Claudio Nardi, and designed to be halfway between being at home and being away. The Lofts started life in 1880 as a small factory, then in 1998 Claudio Nardi turned them into his design & architecture atelier.



Since 2006, with the help of Alice, Claudio Nardi’s eclectic daughte, experienced traveller and charming host, the site has become a unique boutique hotel blending old and new, history and future, antiques and vintage furniture from the 1950s, and offers an elegant but laid-back and chilled atmosphere to enjoy the beauty but also the relax. Each Studio is unique in size (between 30 and 100 square meters) and design. Each also has a different perspective on its surroundings – some have a private terrace, others have panoramic views of the Cascine Park or Brunelleschi’s Cupola, Florence’s most famous icon, all have private entrance and a cosy elegant atmosphere. Riva guests can also enjoy the beautiful communal areas, as the living room open 24/24 with fireplace, piano, bookshelves, hi-fi with cds and dvds, wi-fi, tea & coffee facilities, as well as the garden with the white pool, the hammocks and sun beds.Finally the location is ideal for your wedding ceremony and reception; you will have your intimate ceremony in a beautiful garden right on the Arno river, breathing the smooth atmosphere of Florence.