I remember for guests over Christmas and New Year bookings are accepted with a minimum of three nights.
Study living room and loft sleeping area. (third bed in the living area). Terrace overlooking the old town.
(third bed in the living area). Terrace overlooking the old town.
Large apartment in building the first 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. Three large bedrooms (28 sqm) with a high ceiling (4.20m), triple, double or single use.
The rooms are equipped with fans.
Are provided and bed linen and towels.
Two bathrooms with shower and bathtub, washing machine, dishwasher etc.. 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.
And 'possible to book you want to visit museums, to avoid long waits at the entrance of the museum.
And 'possible to rent bicycles.
Free wireless internet access 24 hours with your computer.
NB I SUGGEST TO PRINT YOUR ITINERARY: ANY TIP YOU NEED TO REACH OUR HOUSE IS WRITTEN THERE!
Check-in (phone number hidden) By appointment
Interaction with Guests
Normally I spend a good half hour to check-in of my guests, to present my B & B. I provide a map of the city, and explain all the paths to reach on foot or by minibus, places and museums.
Council, also the best places to eat, in addition to my kitchen.
A few meters from my B & B there are supermarkets stocked with the best Italian food specialties.
Via Gioberti, always very close, is the shopping street of Florence, where you can find everything from clothes, shoes, as well as handicrafts and jewelery.
A 10-minute walk, the famous street market of Sant'Ambrogio, with grocers and food stalls, and restaurants of all types, as well as new and used clothes.
At the entrance of my B & B is the bus stop 6 and other lines. This comes from the central station of Santa Maria Novella, but just 8 minutes' walk away is the second railway station of Florence (Field of Mars), linking, as well as SMN in all Italian cities and the province, such as Lucca , Pisa, Siena, Arezzo, Le Cinque Terre.
With city buses you can reach important places near the city, for example Fiesole and Piazzale Michelangelo.
Other Things to Note
This room will be provided to short-conditioned.
Currently are equipped with fans.
Guests will be given the keys to the house, so you can come and go freely. There is no limit on the time to return at night. It is recommended not to mess to return at night to respect the other guests.
Inside the B & B is not allowed to use substances or alcoholic excesses.
The bath should be used for such, and not as a laundry room. This need is available for a fee laundry service, or you will be shown the nearest self-service.
At the end of your stay you will check that the chamber is in the way you have been given and that all that is provided (sheets and towels so on) are returned.
The accommodation was in a pleasant, quiet area of Florence about 20 minutes walk from the city centre. Gabriga was very friendly and gave us a lot of help with restaurant recommendations, tips on getting around Florence and places to visit. The bed was very comfortable, and breakfast with Gabriga in his kitchen was delicious and most enjoyable as we chatted to our host about life, art, tennis, and much else. Thank you, Gabriga!
We arrived a little late but Gabriga was very kind and friendly when we arrived anyway. He sat with us and showed us where to go to really enjoy Florence, providing a map and highlighting not just the main attractions, but little out of the way spots and good food recommendations! We would never have had such a wonderful experience in Florence if it wasn't for his help! The apartment was very charming and very conveniently located. We ended up walking everywhere and it never took long. The room was spacious and comfortable. We had a private little balcony with a beautiful view and the room itself was clean and nicely decorated. Even though there were a few mosquitos inside (which is hard to avoid), Gabriga gave us several means by which to fight them, and they never even had a chance to bother us. The apartment is on the fourth flour, so prepare for stairs. Also, there is a per person tax of 3 euros, but that is a Florence thing.
I would highly recommend Gabriga's place to anyone who wants to see a slightly more authentic side to Florence!
Thank you Gabriga!
Hi Leonard, thank you! You were two wonderful guests and I'm happy that you spent a great holiday here. I emphasize, however, that the apartment is on the third floor, right there is a nice scale, but in return you can enjoy a wonderful
view !! The tax, imposed by the city of Florence is 1 euro per person per day, as indicated in my presentation.
We really enjoyed our stay with Gabriga in Firenze. He was very friendly and helpful and very quick to respond with sms messages prior to arrival. He spent time explaining Florence to us, how to catch buses and gave ideas of places to visit and eat. The room has been attractively painted and the bed up the spiral stairs case was very comfortable with a full mosquito net, if you wish to leave the window open. The room was very spacious with a comfortable chair and large desk. The bathroom was very large and in good condition.
Gabriga is great. I'll stay there again when I am in Florence.
Gabriga was very nice and welcoming, with interesting and strange artistic pictures over the house. It has the main essentials but not much more. Its a unique place to stay, and a nice environment with different guests, however the kitchen was a little dirty. Other than that the location is great, I would highly recommend this place for the price you pay.
I had a great time at Gabriga's artist's house. The room was clean and comfortable. Gabriga was very nice and made good meal. We had some nice conversation thought we were not communicated very well because of the language. He also gave me very helpful information about the city and trafic. I will miss him and his artist's house.
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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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
RIEPILOGO MOSTRE ED INSTALLAZIONI PERSONALI
- Galleria Container - Firenze 1993 - Galleria Dry Photo - Prato 1994 - Ecosfera, il Giardino di Gaia - Fortezza da Basso - Firenze 1994
- 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
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
Art in the city 08
- "Di me morie" video installazione.
per galleria Polin Treviso
26 luglio 2008
Piazza Mazzini, Lido di Jesolo (ve)
- RIFLESSI O TRASPARENZE - Galleria La Mente e
L' Immagine - Roma 1994
- PERMANENZE E METAMORFOSI - Forte Belvedere -
- 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
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
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)
- 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
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
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