When you first come to Querceto near Ponteginori, in the municipality of Montecatini Val di Cecina, you either wonder if you are on a time travel instead of a holiday, or accidentally landed in a setting for a sword movie. The tiny, antique village is not spoiled by the usual new housing estates on the outskirts. One is almost tempted to ask for a costume rental in order to dress up to the fashion of the Middle Ages in a contemporary way.
The owner family of this small hamlet, nestled with its narrow streets around the castle with its imposing tower, can look back on a centuries-old history. The name Ginori became world-famous through its ceramics and porcelain manufactory, whose exceptionally beautiful crockery has adorned many a festive table in the dining rooms of famous aristocratic houses over the centuries.
For some years, the descendants of this well-known Florentine family dedicated to wine growing. The superb red "Castello Ginori" matures under the vaulted ceiling of the old Querceto theater in barrique barrels and, on request, a guided tour of the cellar and subsequent tasting can be arranged for smaller groups.
The few inhabitants of the village (the number varies between 30 and 40 people) take the holiday guest with great cordiality in their midst, so that the vacationer quickly feels at home. In the small bar / trattoria "La Locanda del Sole" you can enjoy an Italian breakfast (consisting of a cornetto and a cappuccino) in the morning and Tuscan delicacies for lunch and dinner, which of course also serves as a meeting place for an espresso with your holiday neighbors or to chat to the locals.
After a short walk behind the old city wall you reach the community garden where the pool (18 x 8 m) is located. From here you have a magnificent view of the valley and can enjoy the day after a refreshing bath with heavenly peace. In the center of the small hamlet there is a shared terrace with tables, chairs, umbrellas and W-Lan, which is available to all holidaymakers.
Querceto is also an ideal starting point for excursions to Volterra (25 km), San Gimignano (53 km), Siena (75 km), Pisa (78 km), Lucca (106 km) and Florence (105 km).
For shopping you either drive to Ponteginori (about 6.6 km) or to Cecina (about 22 km). The nearest beach can be found in Marina di Bibbona (about 22 km) or in Cecina Mare (about 25 km). The holiday accommodations of different sizes are all - with one exception - located in different houses of the medieval village. The exception is a single house Podere La Fontaccia, which lies outside the city walls and to which a private garden belongs.
Ground floor: a kitchen with dining area, a small living room with a bed for one child, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower/WC. Only a few steps from the house there is a nice common terrace for these and two other apartments.
First floor: a living-dining room with kitchenette and open fireplace, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower / WC. Just a few steps from the house there is a nice communal terrace for this and two other apartments. Beautiful view of the church and the cypresses.
Ground floor: a living room with fireplace and sofa bed for 2 persons, kitchenette, a large double bedroom with a canopy bed, a bathroom with shower/WC. The bedroom window offers a unique panorama!
Second floor: narrow staircase, small private corridor with another staircase, a living room, a small kitchenette in the hallway, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower/WC, a roof terrace (accessible by a narrow stairs) between the battlements. Fantastic panorama!
First floor - a diningroom with a kitchenette and a separate living room, both with a beautiful view of the Val di Cecina valley, in the living room there is a sofa bed for 2 people, a double room with a beautiful view of the Piazza Ginori, a bathroom with shower / toilet.
Ground floor: a kitchen, a spacious living room with rustic fireplace and a sleeping sofa for one child, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower/WC. Since the way in front of the house is almost never used, the guests can sit outside the door and enjoy the evening and the view with a good glass of wine.
Ground floor: a kitchen with dining area, a double bedroom, a small single bedroom, a bathroom with shower/WC. Only a few steps from the house there is a nice common terrace for this and two other apartments.
First floor: a kitchen with dining area and open fireplace, a small living room, a double bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds, a bathroom with bathtub/WC. Only a few steps from the house there is a nice communal terrace for this and two other apartments.
Ground floor: a dining room with fireplace, a kitchen. First floor: a living room, a double room with a private bathroom with shower/WC. Second floor: two double bedrooms, a storage room, a bathroom with bathtub/WC. In front of the entrance door there is a small terrace. * In the low season, the 2nd floor will be closed for an occupancy of only 2 people (special price).
Ground floor: a large living room with open fireplace, two double bedrooms each with a bathroom with shower/WC, a bedroom with 2 single beds and a private bathroom with shower/WC. ** In the low and high season, with an occupancy of max. 4 people one of the three bedrooms with bathroom will be closed. (special price)
First floor: a large living room with fireplace and a small kitchenette, a large double bedroom with private bathroom with shower/WC - second floor: two double bedrooms each with private bathroom with shower/WC. Fantastic panorama! ** In the low season, with an occupancy of max. 4 people one of the three bedrooms with bathroom will be closed. (special price)
The detached house lies outside the castle wall. Ground floor: small hallway, a laundry room, a kitchen with fireplace, a living room, a double bedroom with bath (bathtub/WC). First floor: a double bedroom, two bedrooms each with 2 single beds, a bathroom with bathtub/WC, a bathroom with shower/WC. The house is surrounded by a fenced garden. The guests can use the large communal pool of the holiday complex. **** In the low season, with an occupancy of max. 6 people one of the four bedrooms with private bathroom will be closed. (special price)
|Castello Ginori Di Querceto||Pers||27/03 03/07||03/07 28/08||28/08 30/10|
|SAVINA||2+1||€ 530||€ 650||€ 530|
|ROSINA||2||€ 600||€ 800||€ 600|
|BALDACCHINO||2||€ 610||€ 800||€ 610|
|BARTOLI||2||€ 630||€ 850||€ 630|
|PARADISA||2||€ 630||€ 850||€ 630|
|STRADELLA||2+1||€ 630||€ 850||€ 630|
|POSTA||3||€ 650||€ 800||€ 650|
|RICCARDO||4||€ 850||€ 1000||€ 850|
|Il POZZO *||2||€ 680||€ -||€ 680|
|Il POZZO||6||€ 1330||€ 1680||€ 1330|
|L'ATTESA **||4||€ 970||€ 1170||€ 970|
|L'ATTESA||6||€ 1070||€ 1470||€ 1070|
|CARDELLINI ***||4||€ 970||€ -||€ 970|
|CARDELLINI||6||€ 1320||€ 1670||€ 1320|
|PODERE LA FONTACCIA ****||4-6||€ 1420||€ 1820||€ 1420|
|PODERE LA FONTACCIA||8||€ 1720||€ 2020||€ 1720|
Bed linen and towels are included. The final cleaning is also included, as long as the apartment and the kitchen (please don't leave dirty dishes!) in a decent condition, otherwise there is to pay an extra charge € 25,-. Extra cleaning on request € 8,- per hour. Baby cot € 35,- per week, extra bed € 50,- per week (only for children up to 12 years possible!). Use of the washing machine is free. Extra charge for pets € 35,- per week. Rental of bicycles and mountain bikes € 7,- per day (deposit € 50,-) / The use of air conditioning in the apartments Baldacchino and Cardellino is included. Heating costs are charged extra. Deposit for the apartments Savina, Bartoli, Stradella, Baldacchino, Posta and Riccardo € 100,- / Deposit for the apartments Il Pozzo, L'Attesa, Cardellini and Podere La Fontaccia € 200,-.
Note: Every Italian municipal administration can introduce a tourist tax. Because this additional levy can be introduced from one day to the next, and varies from place to place, Toscana Sì cannot he give definite information about it.
If you are looking for a really romantic place for your holidays, you can not choose better than this medieval castle / the reception staff is very friendly and attentive / on foot you can reach the small trattoria, where the typical Tuscan cuisine is served / in the winery you can buy the wine from the wine cellar of Ginori.
The last part of the road leading to the village is quite narrow and winding.
Liebe Frau Gramatke, liebe Frau Hens wir sind gestern gut zurückgekommen und haben unseren Aufenthalt in Querceto sehr genossen. Danke für den dezenten Hinweis, dass sSe glauben, wir wären da besonders gut aufgehoben. Sie wußten natürlich was Sie sagten ;-). * wir waren sehr zufrieden mit der Wohunung und die neue Gemeinschaftsterrasse am Castello wurde von uns bereits zum Frühstück benützt. Sie wertet die Wohnung sehr auf. * Im Umkreis gibt es wirklich viel zu sehen und herrliche Lokale. Ein Lokal an der ersten Auffahrt nach Ponte Ginori von Querceto kommend, ist ein besonderer Tip (da hat Franziska die Unterlagen noch) * Simona und Francesco haben uns bestens betreut. Der Strand ( Alta Duna) in Marina die Bibbona, den sie vermitteln ist besonders empfehlenswert, er ist klein, es gibt eine vorzügliche Bar (Sundowner! und Mittagessen), mit sauberen WCs und sogar Innenduschen und wenn man will am Deck den Querceto Wein * Wir haben aber auch die Strände von Donoratico, Golf von Baratti und Mariana di Cecina ausprobiert. * Der Pool ist wirklich toll aber leider sind die Insekten trotz diverser Mittelchen eine wirlkliche Plage (Franziska hat allerdings die meisten von mir abgehalten) * Ja und Simona hat uns sofort den Code für den Weg zum Pool überlassen, dass wir das Auto benutzen konnten, da ich ja das Geh-Problem hatte. * es war ein besonderer Bonus, dass uns die Akademia vor Ort gleich für ihre diversen Abend Aktivitäten mit integriert hat und wir viele interessante Menschen getroffen haben. Nochmals herzlichen Dank, Ihre Vermittlung ist immer die beste Grundlage für einen gelungenen und erholsamen Urlaub. Maria und Franziska
Sep 21, 2011