Dear boys and girls of Florence, rejoice. On June 7th, 2018 the Tuscan city will see the opening of the first Italian Student Hotel. An unprecedented space of co-living and co-working built inside the Palazzo del Sonno, right in front of the central Fortezza da Basso.
Florence’s Student Hotel will spread over 20k square metres divided into 390 rooms, a study hall, a gym, a library, a cafeteria, an auditorium, a restaurant and, to make the venue even juicier, a rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Duomo. Inside the hotel, up to 100 people will find a place to work.
The hotel will be called Florence Lavagnini. The first of (probably) a long series of buildings belonging to the Dutch franchise created by Charlie MacGregor. In fact, 2019 will see the opening of a Student Hotel in Bologna, while 2020 will be the year of Rome.
Still, it’s not by chance that Florence has been chosen for the first opening, being it an art city whose cultural heritage is looked up all over the world. In fact, the Tuscan city is considered a pole of attraction for young people who are looking for an excellent experience abroad.
STUDENT HOTEL FARES
At the Hotel, students may enter with a tourist tax-free package, while other people will have to pay the usual 4 euros. Prices per night are really competitive: from 80 to 150 euros.
Monthly rents go for 816 euros, a suitable offer for those who decided to spend some months in Florence to study.
CO-WORKING AND CO-LIVING
Beyond its accommodation service, the Student Hotel also represents a start-up incubator thought for specialists and entrepreneurs. In fact, the venue will feature a co-living and co-working space. The ground floor will be open to the public and will have some membership-only areas where to work in all peace and quiet.
A big party has already been planned for the inauguration on June 7th. The evening protagonists will be the bed-talks, a series of 45-minutes meetings to be held on beds and rigorously with red stockings. Themes will vary from culture to fashion, from politics to immigration and entrepreneurship. The idea is a tribute to the famous bed-in against the Vietnam war, staged inside room 702 of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Moreover, workshops, musical concerts and other talks will make the evening great from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Entrance to the event is free after the online registration. Hurry up: only 100 people are going to be accurately selected and invited.