Things to do
From olives and hand-made cheese to hearty stews and fresh pastas, Poggi del Sasso is a dream destination for foodies. Tuscan cuisine celebrates deliciously simple flavours, with hotels and restaurants offering local ingredients – sometimes from their own land. Specialities include crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil, and a light chestnut cake.
This corner of Tuscany is fast making a name for itself as the source of some of Italy’s finest wines. Round off a day exploring medieval towns with a glass of rich Brunello di Montalcino, or classic Chianti. To sample renowned Montecucco DOCG, seek out small, independent vineyards in nearby Cingiano.
Your luxury hotel in Poggi del Sasso makes a wonderful base for exploring more of Tuscany. Delve into the region’s history in Siena – home to medieval churches filled with gothic artwork. Or spend the day exploring the woodlands and walking trails of Monte Amiata, Italy’s second tallest volcano. Climb up to a viewing area to see a patchwork of hills, vineyards and farmland spread out below you.