The track to San Martino is surrounded by wild roses, lavender and birds. This soft ochre-hued fattoria, restored with earth-tone pigments and immersed in garden, feels as though it is part of the landscape. Inside is as special. Expect limewash, wood, beeswax and stone; feast on the simplicity, indulge the senses. The feel is rustic, creative, eclectic, inventive. Dutch Karin, warm and full of life, lives with her family in harmony with nature. Meals at the vegetarian and vegan restaurant are home-grown, homemade and biodynamic. Bedrooms – with sweeping views – have electric current disjoiners that come into play as soon as the last light is turned off and beds positioned according to electromagnetic fields: your sleep will be deep. Wake to scrumptious spreads of yogurt, honey, cake, muesli, marmalade and bread. Look forward to a day of Tuscan treats, from visits to hilltop towns, churches and monasteries to wine tastings of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It’s as close to heaven as heaven gets.