Artist's House B&B suMarte2 firenze

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Viale Giuseppe Mazzini, Florence, Tuscany 50132, Italy
Your host, Gabriga
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The Space

Great first apartment building 900, near the old town, market area of St. Ambrose and 10 minutes to walk to the Duomo! and well served by public transport than the railway station (400 meters) in the Campo di Marte takes 6 minutes to the train station Santa Maria Novella.
Third floor without lift, with large bright rooms artistically decorated and colorful paintings and sculptures are numerous works of the author.
Two spacious rooms (28 sqm) with a high ceiling (4.20m), double or single use.
Are provided and bed linen and towels.
Two bathrooms with shower and bathtub, washing machine, dishwasher etc..

We inform our guests that the Christmas and New Year holiday period between 24 and 26 December and 30 December and 1 January bookings are MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS.

Tourist tax 1 EUR per day. calculated separately.
From July 1, 2011 the city of Florence has instituted the tax with City Council deliberation n° 33 of 230/6/20/2011, supplemented by resolution No. 21/2012. The tax applies on the accommodation of guests not resident in the commune of Florence and to a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax measure for this accommodation is EUR 1 per person per night. The following exemptions are foreseen:
a) children until completion of the twelfth year of age;
b) those who assist patients admitted at health facilities, including day-care arrangements, for a maximum of two attendants for the patient;
c) patients who make hospital care in day-care arrangements;
d) students enrolled at the University of Florence.
It is also envisaged the reduction of 50% of the tax in the following cases:
a) school groups upper and lower averages visiting teaching;
b) athletes under the age of 16 years, automotive sports groups participants in events and tournaments organized in collaboration with the municipal administration.

And 'possible to book you want to visit museums, to avoid long waits at the entrance of the museum.

And 'possible to rent bicycles.

Normal rules of living together without excess.
Use of the kitchen is reserved for the host. If required, the host can make the dinner: Italian and apulian specialties. The cost is 15 euros per person (first, second and fruit), including wines and drinks that are given a choice.
Free wireless internet access 24 hours with your computer.


Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $309 /week
Monthly Price: $1262 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great visit!

    June 2014
  • Gabriga looked just like in the picture. He waited for us at the apartment and was very welcoming. Gabriga also provided us with maps of the City of Florence and gave us good suggestions of places to visit during our short stay in Florence. In general, Gabriga is very friendly and he loves to talk about art and philosophy. I would have loved to speak and understand Italian to know what he was saying in more detail. Gabriga's apartment is within a short walking distance of C. Marte train station, and also within walking distance to places like Plaza San Marcos, Puente Vecchio, La anunciata Church, etc
    We enjoyed staying at his apartment, and would gladly recommend it to others.



    June 2014
  • The room is large and decorated artistically.
    The bathroom is clean ,shower gel ,shampoo ,even hair conditioner are provided.
    Gabriga is nice, and help us to to understand the Florence map, and use his wash machine.
    There is no lift, if you take a big luggage ,maybe it's a little hard to go up and down stairs.
    However, the breakfast is a little poor: milk, coffee, dry bread and biscuits from the supermarket with jams, the most simple breakfast in our trip, no fresh bread ,no butter or cheese. Maybe it's a good bed, but not a good enough B&B.
    If you don't care the simple breakfast, it's a good place to stay.

    May 2014
  • Very friendly host and homely feel... Easy access and convenient.. Great way to learn Italian culture ;)... We had a fabulous time in Firenze.... Will come again next time...

    May 2014
  • Apartment - A very artistically decorated apartment. It was a very nice and comfortable stay in Gabriga's house.
    The only drawback is that the house is on 3rd floor, and there is no lift.
    Room - is again very well decorated as seen in the photos. It is quite big with a double bed and a single bed.
    Bathroom - is external to the room (just outside), and is common between the 2 rooms in the house.
    Host - Gabriga is very friendly and he helped us to understand the Florence map and the places to visit. He speaks English fairly well.
    Breakfast - is a regular tea/coffee and biscuits/bread with jams.
    Location - is very close to bus stops (across the street) which connects to historical centre in around 10 minutes. Nearest train station is just 5 minutes walk

    May 2014
  • Gabriga is really a cool artist. He is very nice and gave us a very detailed information to travel in Florence and even suggests us to travel Lucca where was not on our travel list but is really a nice place to go.

    May 2014
  • Our stay with Gabriga was very short, but his large flat was located very conveniently close to the old centre of Florence, and it was an ideal location for our one night stay. Gabriga was a great host, gave us brochures, and directions, and even offered to cook us a meal. The room was spacious and comfortable for three of us. I would recommend the Artist's House to anyone looking for a convenient location to the centre of Florence with a friendly host.

    May 2014
    Response from Gabriga:

    Hi Penny , thank you for your thoughts and opinions on Positives artist's house sumArte . A warm greeting to your friends. I hope that the crossing of the bike went well .
    Until next time !

    May 2014
  • Enjoyed the stay at Gabriga's place in old Florence building. I would recommend Gabriga's course meal at 15 euros! Thank you for your hospitality Grabriga!

    May 2014
    Response from Gabriga:

    Hi Jason:) thanks

    May 2014
  • We absolutely LOVED our stay with Gabriga! First, his house is incredibly cool. He has all of his artwork set up around the house making it a super eclectic and fun space, and we always felt welcome and at home. Gabriga was so friendly and nice to us. One night he even made us a delicious dinner of broccoli pasta, snap peas, wine, cheese, and strawberries with lemon and sugar (yum!). We were in heaven! He was always available to come sit and chat with us, and he even taught us some Italian! He is very helpful with giving you instructions for how to get into the city and the location of his house is very close to the city center. If you are lucky enough to have the chance to stay with Gabriga in any of his rooms, take it! Make sure that you make an effort to get to know him and talk to him, because it will make your experience in Florence that much richer. Basically, Gabriga is the best! His house is clean, comfortable, eclectic, close to the city center, and a very welcoming place to stay. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!!

    *One small piece of advice is to only follow Gabriga's instructions for how to get to his house. (website hidden)maps will send you to the wrong house!*


    April 2014
    Response from Gabriga:

    Thanks Kathrin , you are also very welcome and were wonderful guests ! Hope to see you soon!

    April 2014
  • My stay at The Artist B&B was most enjoyable. Bus stops close by, train also. Lots of places to see on foot from there, very central. The room was comfortable and spacious. I really enjoyed my stay. Gabriga was helpful with maps and places to see. The art he has done is very interesting and unique. Interesting conversations, I would stay here again when I come back. Like a home away from home. Glad to have met Gabriga, grazie mille!

    April 2014
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Artista visivo. Lavora nel campo della scenografia teatrale. Realizza servizi fotografici per il teatro di ricerca. Nell'arte visiva è solito realizzare installazioni interattive. Ha realizzato scene per teatro, danza, lirica ed installazioni in Italia e all'estero. CURRICULUM Gabriele Pellegrini, born 1959 in Ruvo, Bari, has lived and worked in Florence since 1979 where he attended l’ISIA, l’istituto Superiore per l’Industrial Design. He graduated with a thesis entitled, “The World of Packaging: Predesign for a Project on Business Communication within the System of Mass Communication” Rather than the “logical” immobility of industrial design, he prefers the risk and freedom of the design of theatrical scenography. From (phone number hidden) he worked with architect and set designer Stefani Battaglia. Together, they designed scenography and costumes for theater and dance, multivision works, installations, and video installations, collaborating with companies and organizations of national and international importance. At the same time, he has continued his personal research on the phenomenology of perception using the photographic language, but not exclusively; his first exhibition is already an installation. He creates combinations particularly agreeable with his “multimedia expressiveness,” achieved with his work in photographic installations in both natural and developed locations. For ten years he has also worked with photography of scenography. Especially active and appreciated his theatric experimentations, he has photographed for Socíetas Faffaello Sanzio (Cesena) which has recently published a photographic book Epitaph that contains images of the company’s productions for the last twenty years, Fabbrica Europa (Firenze), Fondazinoe Sipario Toscana (Cascina), Teatro delle Donne (Firenze), Kripton (Scandicci), Opera Giovani in Europa di Aldo Tarabella, La fabbrica dell’Attore (Roma), La Zattera di Babele (Roma), Simone Carella (Roma), Sylvano Bussotti (Firenze), Luigi Cinque (Roma), Compagnia Virgilio Sieni (Firenze), Compagnia Marinella Salerno (Firenze), Associazione Culturale Danza Arbus (Firenze), Balleto di Toscana (Firenze), Pino Minafra (Ruvo), Alcatel (Milano), Teatro della (Limonaia Sesto Fiorentino), Tempo Reale (Firenze), etc. Both his photographs for these companies and those of his installations have been published in visual art, dance and theater books as well as in Italian and foreign newspapers. Visual Arts The first installation, EPILOGO-Fotofonie, (each image was given its own sound), was presented in 1993 in Florence at the Galleria Container and in 1994 in Prato at the Galleria Dry Photo in and again in Florence for Ecosfera at the Fortezza da Basso. The installation, on the subject of environmental pollution, presented the images and sounds of the debris of our daily consumption: “sopravvivenze di oggetti disperse sui bordi della terraferma, quasi escrescenze biologiche, prossimi all’armonia nell’angusto ritaglio dello spazio” (website hidden)_XizkmgysQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL The second installation, ARITIMIE-Fotofonie, was presented in Ruvo, Puglia in the field of Talos Festival ’95: “La melodia-la ricerca-la follia.” It was also presented in Florence at Stazione Leopolda for Fabbrica Europa ’95: “Il disordine delle arti.” The works in the Aritimie series were also displayed in the gallery “La mente e l’immagine di Roma,” and at “Cardillac” in Florence. “ARTIMIE” involves itself in the idea of visual, contemporary pollution from a propagandist system geared toward “the masses” to the universal languages of advertisement communication written and transferred via products. The result achieved over the course of fifty years of “excess” and “hammering” for the erasure of different sociological, ethnic and religious realities has brought about a vertical drop in the quality of the sign and the degradation of cultural identity. The works are born of the study of common packaging. In the research, the sign of artificial materials is set against the signs of natural elements that become, today each in turn, “products of mass consumption.” Through “mental” manipulation and the repetitive speculation of images, the “insignificant coded” becomes the “significant uncoded,” stimulating those processes tendentiously favorable for the recovery of the truly imaginary. (website hidden) For ‘Apre’ in February 2000 (the first Florentine exhibition dedicated to ecological and biotechnological problems) at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, he installed on a steel wall six meters high and twelve meters long a series of recent, large-scale works, resulting from research on photography and digital pictures, a preview of the interactive installation project “Corpi. Sembianze del Tempo.” The works of the series “Corpi. Sembianze del Tempo” intensify the already commonly-held certitude of the invasion of the artificial into the depths of the body. This invasion is, in one sense, having to put up with violence, and in another sense like a gift of membership to the system through the manipulation of the flesh and mind. Bodies. At the end, identity is always in suspension. Under the investigation of the stare, recorded, in the attempt to find the threshold and go beyond the common place of representation. The works open, therefore, at the visionary crossroads that occupy the space of memory and divination. In February 2001 in Bari, at Teatro Kismet OperA he presents a photographic retrospective dedicated to Societas Raffaello Sanzio entitled “Corpi.” The suggested images are digitally enhanced photographs that come from the photographs taken during the representations of “Amleto, Orestea, Giulio Cesare, Voyage au bout de la nuit, Genesi, Il Combattimento.” In Prato, the exhibit becomes an installation that creates an interaction between the works dedicated to “Corpi” for Raffaello Sanzio with “Corpi contrafatti” of some of his recent digital work and takes advantage of the atmosphere and the sliding hooks on the snaking platforms of the butcher’s workrooms in the ex-butchery, now Cantieri Culturali dell’Officina Giovani. The project was created in collaboration with l’Assessorato alla Cultura and Teatro Metastasio (from March 14 through April 8, 2001). In Florence, for Fabbrica Europa 2002 mito d’Europa e identitá contemporanea, his installation exhibition entitled “La voix du corps” viaggio nel mondo della Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio was unveiled in the main aisle of Stazione Leopolda. It presents on an inclined stage a series of other new works. (website hidden)_in_order&list=UL RIEPILOGO MOSTRE ED INSTALLAZIONI PERSONALI EPILOGO-FOTOFONIE, - Galleria Container - Firenze 1993 - Galleria Dry Photo - Prato 1994 - Ecosfera, il Giardino di Gaia - Fortezza da Basso - Firenze 1994 ARITMIE - Spazio Cardillac - Firenze 1994; - ARITMIE- FOTOFONIE (Installazione) Underground via Gobetti , in collaborazione con Galleria Omphalos Terlizzi, Talos Festival , Assessorato Cultura Comune di Ruvo di Puglia e Tecnotermica Guastamacchia, Engineering & Contractors - Ruvo di Puglia 1995 - ARITMIE - FOTOFONIE (Installazione) - Spazi d'arte Fabbrica Europa, Ex Stazione Leopolda - Firenze 1995 - CORPI. SEMBIANZE DEL TEMPO (anteprima) - Auditorium Rodari in collaborazione festival jazz - Campi Bisenzio 1997 - Apre 2000 - Ex Stazione Leopolda - Firenze 2000 - Officina Giovani Cantieri Culturali Ex Macelli - Prato 2001” - “CORPI” Dalle foto di scena per la Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio - Teatro Kismet OperA - Bari 2001 - Officina Giovani Cantieri Culturali Ex Macelli - Prato 2001” “LA VOIX DU CORPS” viaggio nel mondo della Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. Fabbrica Europa 2002 Ex Stazione Leopolda Firenze 2002 - Studi Aperti: installazione dei Light-box serie “colonne” negli studi di via degli Artisti Firenze 2003 Corpo, segno, superficie (ospite) Castello Estense Ferrara aprile 2007 - "di me morie" installazione. Riarteco Apre2007- Firenze, Piazza Santa Croce Art in the city 08 - "Di me morie" video installazione. per galleria Polin Treviso 26 luglio 2008 Piazza Mazzini, Lido di Jesolo (ve) COLLETTIVE - RIFLESSI O TRASPARENZE - Galleria La Mente e L' Immagine - Roma 1994 - PERMANENZE E METAMORFOSI - Forte Belvedere - Firenze 1996 - 2° Premio Trevi Flash Art Museum - Trevi 1997 - BENI DUREVOLI - FYR Arte Contemporanea Firenze 1- 31 gennaio 2005 - "Inadeguato" installazione. con Claudia Vianello. Per "rivivere il chiostro" Chiostro delle Oblate Firenze 15/6/2007 - 21/7/2007 - "Corpo Elettrico" Erotic Art. ideato da Officine Artistiche Treviso 16/62007 De forma by art Bologna 1/9 2007 Ass.Artigianando nell'arte.Torino 6/10/2007 - Humanity - Galleria Bluorg, Bari 21 / 11 / 07 - Skull: return to sender - Wannabee gallery, Milano. 15/ 5 / 08 - Skull: return to sender - Zaion gallery, Biella (TO) giugno 08 - Skull - Spazio Revel, Scalo d'isola. Milano 16 / 9 / 08 - Sex Toys - Wannabee Gallery, Milano 14 / 10 / 08 - Arte erotica e pornografia Le Segrete di Bocca Milano 4 / 5 / 2009 - VentiperVenti - Terza edizione Lineadarte Napoli installazione "Non sai cosa darei per averti" (phone number hidden) - Itinerari del Sassoscritto "I sentieri delle stelle" installazione all'aperto "INADEGUATO" Località Gavignano - Antella - Firenze 25/29 / 6 / 2009 - Today Mater Lux. Palazzo Carrizzo/Masseria Luce Lineadarte Napoli (phone number hidden) - Nigredo - Firma anche progetto e direzione allestimento Ex Lavanderia ex ospedale psichiatrico S.Maria della Pietà Roma (phone number hidden) VIDEOGRAFIE - EPILOGO-FOTOFONIE - girato in super vhf alla Galleria Container 1995 - ARITMIE- FOTOFONIE - girato in betacam nello spazio Underground via Gobetti di Ruvo di Puglia 1995 - La voix du corps - girato in digitale alla Ex stazione Leopolda di Firenze 2002 SCENOGRAFIE LA MER, coreografie C. Vodoz-Festival de la Cité - Losanna 1991 PITAGORA, regia G. Cauteruccio - Produzione Kripton –Scandicci 1991 NOTTE FATALE, coreogafie di R. Fabbri - Teatro Comunale - Firenze 1992 LA MER, coreografie C. Vodoz Teatro Comunale - Firenze 1992 CHIOMA DI DRAGO, coreografie M. Salerno - Teatro Studio - Scandicci 1993 MINOTAURO - regia F. Gigliotti - Macchine di Bosco - Teatro Studio Scandicci 1993 PARABOLE, coreografie C. Vodoz - Teatro Comunale -Firenze 1993 UNE MAISON DANS MA VOIX, coreogr. C. Vodoz - Chateau de la Tour de Peilz 1993 IL CRISTO PROIBITO, regia M. Luconi - prod. Ist. del Dramma Popolare S.Miniato 1993 OTELLO, coreogr. F. Monteverde - Centro Regionale per la Danza Pistoia -1994 Balletto di Toscana ( Premio Danza e Danza 1995 ) TRANCE - FERIMENTI, coreogr. R. Fabbri, M. Salerno, A. Vidac -. Fabbrica. Europa -1994 Le notti della Moda. Capri 22 giugno 1994 committente R.A.I. 1 FABBRICA EUROPA- AGORA' - installazione. all' ex Stazione Leopolda, - Firenze - 1994 BIENNALE DELLA MODA -Direzione allestimenti spazi esterni Forte Belvedere Firenze. 1995 MADAME BUTTERFLY- di G. Puccini - regia F. Ripa di Meana - Teatro Regio Torino 1996 LA BOHEME di G. Puccini regia A. Tarabella consul. e direzione allestimento Arezzo 1999 MADAME BUTTERFLY di Puccini - regia F. Ripa di Meana Teatro d'Opera di Bilbao 2001 VIDEO INSTALLAZIONI CORSIA, install. con G. Cattani. Ideazione e ingegnerizzazione sculture meccaniche, direzione tecnica. fotografia - Biennale Venezia arti visive. sez. Aperto 1993 GRUPPO CARMA , progettazione, ambientazione, sculture in ferro, fotografia multivisione e video. Milano, Magna Pars 1996
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