Well-being simply means "being well"
It is not easy to put well-being into a list of words and descriptions, but we certainly recognise it when we encounter it. We could fill pages with words on this site, but we have decided to tell you what you can find in our house, with simple words and lots of pictures. If you happen to drop by here, however, no more words will be needed.
Here, Mother Nature does her magic, the sea and the forest gently meet, refining and purifying the air. The warm light intertwines with the shadows of the cypresses and of the hills, lending a sensation of well-being to the skin and to the eyes.
Whenever we integrate ourselves into this wonder we do so on tiptoe. We must respect it deeply.
The endless horizon of the sea is made reassuring and safe by the outline of the islands, the intense scents fill our nostrils at every step, the silence contrasts with the incessant chirping of the cicadas, the breeze flows through the shade of the pines, all the senses come together, and the magic arrives.
The mind goes blank: that's what I mean by 'well-being'.
A few wing beats away, rows of umbrella pines are silhouetted along the gentle coast. You prolong this magical moment on the terrace of the Poggio ai Santi restaurant, enjoying the authentic honey, jam, fruit, bread and buns from the generous and rich soil of Tuscany
The stars of Poggio ai Santi are those which fill your nights, the Milky Way as you can still see it with the pure air of the neighbouring sea, far from the city lights: our intention is to meet you and enable you to share a moment of life "a la toscana". Here you will not find butlers and concierges to fill your every whim, but a guest house atmosphere which meets your real wishes. The place is a magical one, nestled in hills of Mediterranean maquis, with the sea as a backdrop. A natural amphitheatre where Segesta or Epidaurus could have been built in classical times. We have preserved it intact for you.
Surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, 150 metres from Poggio ai Santi, the residence “La Muccheria” is an ideal destination for a romantic holiday, a honeymoon, an anniversary, or to indulge in a few days of rest on one’s own or with friends. It is also a perfect place to work away from the stress and the routine of one's own city offices. All the apartments are fully equipped and allow you to spend your vacation in complete tranquillity. The large garden and pools enjoy views of the sea at San Vincenzo and the surrounding woods and olive groves.
The Podere houses a gastronomic restaurant which presents its finest appointments in every season: open onto three open verandas in summer, in winter it offers cosy afternoons by the fire. From the terraces, admire the coast and the island of Elba and even, on clear days, Corsica on the horizon. Poggio ai Santi is also a farm, so a large proportion of the products we offer you are produced in-house, like vegetables, fruit, poultry. Our olive oil has its own reputation and is found in some prestigious restaurants in Europe...
Sal8 (meaning "living room") is a Slow Wine Bar, where the same philosophy as the restaurant prevails, with cocktails derived from our syrups, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. A haven for the curious and one of the spots from which to admire the most beautiful sunset on the Tyrrhenian Sea...
At Poggio ai Santi, you are at the heart of one of the richest parts of the world, with a density of castles, churches, cathedrals, classical temples, historic towns, landscapes, islands, beaches, local and national natural parks. The most highly reputed vineyards in the world, such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia are located just the other side of the hill. Tuscany is still the land of authentic cuisine with produce from the land and sea that cannot be found elsewhere.
You will find Italy's most famous dog beach in San Vincenzo. The local administration is working to expand the area where your four-legged friends are welcome. Most locations, bars and restaurants in our area are open to pets.
Italy hosts 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country. The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by the UNESCO General Assembly on November 16, 1972 indicates the same organisation as the official designator of these sites.