We have visited Italy at least 40 times the last 35 years, mostly staying in rented apartments in the larger Florence area or Liguria. This time we stayed for 2 months off season in our favourite area and what has become our favourit place abroad: Claudia´s wonderful estate overlooking Florence in the most spectacular way. And it is a Place that is so wonderful not just because it´s location, but more because of the owner, her generosity,fantastic skills in creating luxury in a low key way that fits with a farm house tradition and paying attention to every little detail. Houses are beautifully decorated, garden is Lovely even in Winter time and the hospitality is outstanding. Despite the fact that Claudia for family reasons had to step in an be away to run a family business 3-4 hours away every now and then, she managed to be so attentive and kind to all our needs. When we arrived we were served a great meal cooked by her Lovely help Tes (who later on cooked at our request a superb dinner for us + guests.
To provide a concrete example of the remarkable service level, at one time the server Connection broke down, I needed to do some work and although Claudia was far away standing in as president of a large firm, she managed to get a technichian to come and fix it in 2 hours!
So this is what paradise can look like here on Earth, good people, extra-ordinary Beauty onside and outside, furniture,drapers, washbasins etc etc ...everyting is so well done without becoming stiff. The reason for this is not God but Claudia and her staff. And guess if we will come back and bring friends to share it with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Settignano Tuscany Homes are charming houses located in the Florentine hills a stone's throw from the historic center.From this place you can enjoy the privileges of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive trees and at the same time experience the city of Florence and its artistic beauties without wasting time in transport. The houses were designed by the same owner who is an experienced interior designer with excellent taste. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Settignano Tuscany Homes Italy