Very sociable environment, the owners and the other guests of the Temporary Artists Residence are persons who love art, the architecture, the designer and to travel.
Welcome to the city of art!
Maison Bio 'is a detached house built in the 30' on two levels and is entirely dedicated to the art and architecture: here studies and laboratories are located on the ground floor - while a cozy and comfortable space is located on the first floor – a nice place for artists and travelers, as well for art lovers. It offers WiFi in all rooms, two bathrooms, balcony, washing machine and parking in private courtyard -
Maison Biò is in Varlungo area on the outskirts of Florence (South) very much alive and full of all kinds of businesses, with large green areas, river park, to run, space for festivals, outdoor swimming pool that will make your stay in Florence very pleasant and relaxing. Two pubs , supermarkets, pizzeria and a japanese restaurant.
At home we speak French and English!
The rooms available are three: one very large bedroom with double bed , a room with a double bed on the mezzanine and one bedroom with a single bed; all three rooms are equipped with wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and armchair.
The house also offers the use of a shared kitchen with the owner and / or other guests equipped with stove with three burners, oven and microwave, large table with 4/6 chairs, patio doors overlooking a small balcony ideal for smokers.
Varlungo is very well connected to the center via bus (line 14 direct to the pedestrian zone and main railway station of Santa Maria Novella) and the bike path along the Arno river (possibility of cycling on bail).
The environment is friendly and the studies that the other guests of the Maison Biò are all persons who love the art, the architecture, the designer and to travel: you are always welcome!
Regole ed appunti della casa
•Lasciare la stanza entro le ore 12 del giorno di partenza.
•La colazione non è inclusa nel prezzo della camera. Qualora fosse vostro desiderio usufruire di tale servizio, non esitate a darci indicazioni su tempi e gusti e sarete accontentati.
•Per le permanenze superiori a 20 gg si prevede su richiesta, un cambio biancheria ogni 15 gg (costo 10 euro); qualora non si volesse usufruire di tale servizio, la casa metterà a disposizione comunque la biancheria di cortesia per un massimo di 15 gg.
•Nelle camere è proibito fumare. Ma si può fumare sul balcone...
•Dalle ore 23 della sera alle ore 9 del mattino si è tenuti ad un comportamento rispettoso degli altri ospiti. Qualora si volessero organizzare cene e piccole feste all'interno dell'appartamento siete pregati di avvisare e coinvolgere gli altri ospiti.
•Prima della partenza si ricorda di riconsegnare le chiavi.
•In caso di assenza i gestori possono essere contattati al (phone number hidden) Lorenzo oppure al (phone number hidden) Caterina
•La camera e l'appartamento vengono offerti con pulizie incluse.
Gli ospiti sono vivamente pregati durante il soggiorno di rispettare gli spazi comuni lasciandoli puliti ed ordinati e di riconsegnare al termine del soggiorno la camera in buono stato;
Quando richiesto si potrà accordare un prezzo per le pulizie finali e/o settimanali;
Qualora fossero riscontrati piccoli danni e mancata restituzione della biancheria ci si potrà avvalere direttamente della caparra (35 euro).
•Importante saper condividere e sorridere!
I was very lucky to have chosen to stay in Lorenzo and Catherina's place. They are wonderful hosts, and have even helped me with my projects here in Florence. Lorenzo is quick to suggest possibilities and is full of surprises himself, and is involved in all kinds of fascinating projects.The place is located just outside the city's centre, so it is perfect to avoid the intense summer heat. The rooms are large and good to work in.The price is really a steal. there is a nice community that revolves around the residence, but you can also have your peace and quiet if you want it.
I plan on coming back for sure!
It was nice to stay in Lorenzo and Caterina's home. They were both tremendously warm and I'm glad my stay in Florence allowed me to meet them, if only briefly. The small balcony off the kitchen is a delight and the room was spacious.
I had a very nice experience with my friend here! I have to be honest there wasn't much time for us to stay around since our trip was quit short. But as soon as we arrived, the hospitality they showed us was warm and friendly and things were just great! The room was huge, tidy and comfortable. The location was a bit far from central station but get to be around the local area which is a bonus for us. Highly recommend this place and the restaurant next door to everyone who are going to Florence!
Lorenzo's place is beautiful and so individual! A place of real character. He himself is very welcoming, as is his partner, and although he doesn't speak great English it is enough to communicate His partner though speaks fluent English. I had a big room with a wonderful bed. The kitchen has a kettle, hob, oven and microwave and there are two supermarkets nearby. The only downside for me was the distance to town. You cannot walk to the city centre but there is a frequent bus service just outside the door. The house itself more than makes up for the location though.
Lorenzo is a wonderful, creative person to get to know and a great host! He strikes a balance between being available to his guests but also allowing for privacy. As a person, he felt like family to us soon after we arrived, and invited us to his aunt's grape harvest the weekend we stayed there! The space he has created is gorgeous vintage style, very clean and well laid out for multiple guests. We had everything we needed there and more! If we're ever in the Florence area, we will definitely return to Lorenzo's studio!!
Lorenzo was a great host. As a Florentine and as an architect he could give us some very interesting tips of what to see and where to go (food festival, Fiesole...).
He made us feel very welcome in his amazing house. It was more like visiting a friends friend then staying at a hotel or so. We where even invited for dinner and introduced to his fiance and friends.
The house is very unique, comfortable and beautiful and a creative hub. Lorenzo has some bicycles or you can take the bus to the center. It's very quick and easy.
All in all we had a really great time, and loved the place. Thanks Lorenzo.
You could not want more from a host – Lorenzo is lovely, welcoming and really helpful. His home is beautiful but as it is a working studio I think it helps to be interested in art and architecture... which we are. It is quite far out but only 15 min on bus. We preferred to walk in along the river which was lovely. Just go there. I wish I was still there.
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Ciao sono Lorenzo, architetto e art director di MAISON BIO', coltivo la passione per l'arte, il design, la natura ed il paesaggio ed il buon cibo locale. Ti guiderò alla scelta di angoli di Firenze sconosciuti al grande turismo, musei poco visitati ma di enorme valore storico, chioschi street-food, ristoranti e pizzerie dove mangiare bene e spendere il giusto! Ti segnalerò eventi, manifestazioni e vernissage di qualità dove potrai incontrare artisti e designers ed altre persone interessanti, come un vero abitante temporaneo di Firenze!