A month stay that left us truly rested and relaxed. This is not luxury, it is luxurious simplicity and quiet. All guests (from Livorno, Pisa, London, Boston) loved the house and the large table around which wonderful meals were held. The upper terrace was the site for impromptu lunches overlooking the Ligurian hills. Walks abound. Owls call at dusk. One star is missing because it is a country house with country characteristics: a bit damp, a few creatures occasionally sharing the house (reasonably!), and electric that needs gentle handling. But none of this should prevent you from staying in this wonderful home. The owner is very responsive and clear. You will also love driving into town for wonderful meals at a few lovely establishments. It was perhaps the best retreat I've ever had.