Posto meraviglioso per soggiornare a Firenze fuori dalla confusione del centro godendo di una vista meravigliosa dall’alto della collina immersa tra gli ulivi. Una casa con un giardino stupendo e un’ospitalità fantastica tutta italiana! Grazie Claudia!


Highly recommend Claudia’s place. Exceptional views. Property is perfectly maintained and still has rustic charm whilst being spotless and having all modern conveniences. We didn’t have a car but this presented no issue. Strolls to the village were a welcome change from the usual hustle and bustle of daily life. Bus to Florence from village was cheap and easy to navigate. Fabulous restaurants in Settignano also. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!


I almost don’t want to share the truth about Claudia’s beautiful homes – Vespro, Primaluce, Meriggio – as we would like this magnificent Italian treasure to remain ‘our secret’. But that would be to deny this wonderful host the joy and pleasure she gets from welcoming you and indulging you in a rich, authentic and lavish Tuscan experience. What more, Claudia’s cooking is to die for! We were overwhelmed by her hospitality, her warmth, and the Italian welcome feast.


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.


“Ttyre tu patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi…”
Virgilio prima di scrivere le Bucoliche aveva forse soggiornato nel giardino di Claudia quando immaginava che fosse un luogo adatto per comporre musiche e poesie?
Io non posso che confermarvi che sebbene non fossero faggi e io non fossi Titiro, il riposare all’ombra del meraviglioso giardino farà risuonare nell’animo del fortunato vacanziere echi di pace e sensazioni di assoluto privilegio.
Sovrastando la caotica città un eremo di piacevole ristoro, da provare assolutamente!
La squisita disponibilità e cortesia del personale rende questo soggiorno assolutamente impagabile.


In August 2014 my husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Primaluce. Originally we planned to stay only a week, but we enjoyed the place so much that we expended for a week more. We think, we finally have found our place in Tuscany. Back at home we miss the scent of rosemary and many other herbs in the garden of Claudia, the light between olive trees, the fresh eggs that Tes and Marcelino brought us…

Klaus and Yona

Waking up in such paradise it’s a dream coming true! I had the best time. The place is so beautiful, stylish and authentic. You can feel the true heritage of the family living there. Claudia (the owner) and her family are unique people and gave me the best welcoming. I have just met them but they feel like friends already. Ps i am jealous of your vegetable garden! True lux


Absolutely stunning place in the perfect location. The house is up on the hill, and the view down to Florence is breathtaking. It’s so close to Florence that it is easily accessible to go down for a few hours each day, yet far enough away to be able to relax in peaceful settings each night. Tess and Claudia were a fantastic help during our stay. We would definitely love to come back one day!


A perfect Tuscan Villa in the mountains overlooking Florence. The Best of both worlds; relaxing country feel only 20 minutes from Florence and a five-minute walk from beautiful little Settignano.


Endroit magnifique, et très reposant avec une vue imprenable sur tout Florence. Une adresse très bien tenue qui mérite le détour. La maison est très soignée tant dans les choix du mobilier (chiné pour la plupart) et des matériaux. La piscine est superbe et spacieuse invitant à la détente et au repos.