The Vibe: An arts space where you can stay.
The Area: In the heart of Florence, in the Sant’Ambrogio neighborhood. Rich for its traditional artisanal shops, restaurants and local markets.
The DNA: Numeroventi combines an artist residency, coworking space, exhibition space and apartments. It’s the brainchild of Martino di Napoli Rampolla and Alessandro Modestino Ricciardelli, who enlisted Openhouse Magazine editor Andrew Trotter to design the interiors – a blend of Renaissance splendour and Scandinavian minimalism. Rampolla and Trotter met at a drinks party in Barcelona, when the former approached the latter for advice on redecorating his grandmother’s apartment. Their conversation was the spark for the evolving Numeroventi project.
‘We ask the artists to interact with the space, challenging them to create something we are all stimulated by and that matters in terms of visual relevance,’ says Rampolla. ‘What is really special about Florence right now is the creative community of people that choose our city to reinvent themselves. It feels like everyone is just waiting for an excuse to create something new, and that makes our work really enjoyable.’
Suite-Me-Up: It is not just for artists; visitors to Florence can book in too, soaking up the creative energy over lunch or staying the night in one of the sunlit apartments filled with vintage European furniture, sourced by Trotter from Italy, France, Spain and the UK.
Seen: The Spaces
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 5 apartments (25-80m2) (269-861 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 • interior design: Andrew Trotter ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed