The Santonis come from Val d’Orcia and exactly from the area known by the name of “La Foce”. They were a patriarchal family, métayers of the Marchioness Iris Origo. In many tales I heard as a child I have recognised the chronicles, that I later read, written by the Marchioness since my grandparents had lived them in person.

After abandoning the Val d’Orcia, as many other families did, the Santonis moved to Montepulciano where they met with the fertility and the liveliness of the Val di Chiana lands. The new generation boasts twenty-year experience in the tourist and oenological-gastronomic business. Our purpose is not merely to offer you walls, though beautiful, nor to have you only as our guests, but to make you live a real, lively place in an area where, we must admit, this task is quite easy to perform.