Marchesi Ginori Lisci
Where to eat - Restaurant
- Montecatini Val di Cecina - via del Borgo, Loc. Querceto, 56040 Ponteginori, Montecatini V.C., (Pisa)
- Persona Di Riferimento
- Cristina Sannazzaro (Apartments / Restaurant) Anna Spikic (Apartments) - Fabiola Sarti (Tasting/wine shop)
In the village of Querceto there are 12 holiday flats that have been renovated respecting all the typical elements of Tuscan country houses of the past: the exposed beams, the terracotta floors, the fireplaces, the wood stoves... The flats and residences in Tuscany, each with its own charm, have large bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living room and from almost every room you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Tuscan countryside. A must for those arriving at Querceto is a visit to the winery with a final tasting of Marchesi Ginori Lisci, Montescudaio DOC wines and extra virgin olive oil. Visitors will be taken on a short and pleasant stroll through the village, discovering the history of the castle and arriving at the wine production sites.
The restaurant La Locanda del Sole, which is located in the main square of the village of Querceto, has always been a reference point for "wayfarers" and a meeting place for Quercetani: in the 60’s it was a telephone point and bar, then it became a restaurant and inn. In 2019, and more precisely with 11 April, a new project begins, already active since the end of the 2018 summer season, under the management of the Ginori Lisci family and with a diversified offer from the cafeteria to the cutting board, to the menus signed by Luca Tafi, a chef rooted in his land, author of a sober cuisine but with a touch of mischief.
- Hospitality with 12 apartments
- Wine sales, tastings, guided cellar tours
- Aperitifs, concerts and art exhibitions from May to September
Da sapere/informazioni di servizio Our holiday homes are available from April to October for stays of a minimum of 2 nights in mid-season and one week in high season. The swimming pool for our guests is located about 500 metres from the flats at the end of a path surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and olive trees. Guided tours of the winery are only available by reservation for a minimum of 4 people. Our ENOTECA "LA DISPENSA DEL CASTELLO" from 1 November to 1 April is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00, while from 1 April to 1 November it is open every day from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00. The restaurant La Locanda del Sole will reopen at the end of March 2020.
Attività possibili Today the village, still inhabited by the people of Querceto, has also become a summer residence with ten holiday homes, renovated in the authentic style of the country houses of the past, respecting their past function to offer guests an intense experience in the sign of authenticity. The proximity to the sea of the Tuscan coast (25 km) but immersed in an unspoilt natural setting, make it a different holiday choice for connoisseurs of natural living and for those looking for a holiday of relaxation, tranquillity and peace. The proximity to the charming Volterra and the small villages of Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci make Querceto the ideal starting point for interesting day trips. Castello Ginori di Querceto is also surrounded by paths and itineraries for lovers of trekking and cycling, a very popular sport in this part of Tuscany. In mid-season there is also the possibility of short stays in Bed & Breakfast for those who prefer this type of hospitality. Don't miss a visit to the Marchesi Ginori Lisci winery, followed by a tasting of the family's DOC Montescudaio wines and fine extra-virgin olive oil. In the village square, reached by free wi-fi, is the restaurant La Locanda del Sole, whose menu offers typical Tuscan and local dishes and where, in fine weather, you can eat outdoors.
Nei dintorni The sea is only 20/45 minutes away from Querceto with famous seaside resorts such as Castiglioncello, with rocks, and Cecina, Marina di Bibbona, Donoratico and San Vincenzo with long sandy beaches, equipped or not. For an unusual bathing experience we recommend a unique scenic corner of the Cecina river: the Masso delle Fanciulle. HISTORICALLY rich surroundings 20/30 minutes from the holiday homes of Querceto in Tuscany: Montegemoli Borgo with an oval shaped square with the Tower and the Romanesque church of S. Bartolomeo, first mentioned in 1135, has undergone several modifications and restorations in the 18th century, in 1841 and in 1993. Montecatini Val di Cecina A small medieval town, where you can admire a high tower (12th century), the Palazzo Pretorio, the Belforti Tower and the Romanesque-Gothic church of S. Biagio. The history of Montecatini Val di Cecina is linked to the Camporciano Copper Mine, which remained in operation until 1907 and gave its name to one of the largest mining industries in Europe: Montecatini Spa, which later became Montedison: a historic step in the field of copper extraction. The Etruscans were the first to exploit the area's abundant natural resources, using the precious mineral to forge tools and ornamental furnishings. To perpetuate these important historical moments, the municipality has created a museum park of industrial archaeology in the former mining area and in what remains of the structures. Interesting guided tours are organised. For information call 0588.31026 Casale Marittimo Small medieval town. The remains of the castle walls, which dominated the coast and the entire valley, are still visible. Places to see are the church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo, the church of San Sebastiano, and the church of the Madonna. Guardistallo is a real pearl, situated on the typical Tuscan hills, and is characterised by historical remains, architecturally interesting buildings and spectacular views. The church of Santi Lorenzo e Agata, the Marchionneschi Theatre, the Convent of Nostra Signora di Valserena and the walls are all important. Montescudaio Ancient Benedictine monastic seat and capital of the diocese of Volterra, castle of the Della Gherardesca counts, founded at the end of the 12th century on the site of a pre-existing church of Santa Maria, Montescudaio enjoys a panorama from which you can see the plain of the Cecina valley, all the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago as far as the mountains of Corsica. Bibbona: The territory of Bibbona extends into the Cecina Valley, on the foothills of the Metalliferous Hills, comprising a hilly part and a flat part along the Tyrrhenian coast. The historic centre of the village, with its characteristic stone-paved streets, houses some buildings of considerable artistic and historic value. The medieval parish church of Sant'Ilario, founded in the 11th century and enlarged in the following century, which, in addition to important paintings, houses a precious white marble tabernacle. The Palazzo del Comune Vecchio (Old Town Hall), also medieval, with a façade adorned with numerous coats of arms of noble families. The Church of St Joseph, founded in 1589. The church of Santa Maria della Pietà, located at the entrance to the small village, is of great artistic and architectural value, dating back to the 15th century. Bolgheri The characteristic village developed around the medieval castle that stands on a modest rise that can be reached by the charming "Viale dei Cipressi", a road almost 4 km long that starts downstream on the Via Aurelia right in front of the 18th-century Oratory of San Guido: the place was made famous by the verses of Giosuè Carducci in his poem "Davanti a San Guido" (1874). In Bolgheri you can admire the Castle of the Conti della Gherardesca and visit the home of Giosué Carducci; there are also various trails for trekking enthusiasts. For lovers of good food and wine, Bolgheri is the ideal place with its typical restaurants and numerous wine bars; we recommend the "Bar Enoteca Tognoni Francesco" in Via Lauretta 5. 30/45 minutes from Querceto: Volterra. Famous Etruscan town, very important during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, nowadays remembered for the working of alabaster. You can admire: the Piazza dei Priori, intact as it was when it was built in the 12th-13th centuries, where the Palazzo dei Priori (1250) is located; the Cathedral (12th century) in Piazza S. Giovanni, with the wooden sculpture of Romanesque origin "Deposition" (13th century) and the Baptistery decorated with white and green marble; the typical medieval "Casa-torre" of Buonparenti and the Tuscan "Casa-torre" (13th century). The Guarnacci Museum with its rich and interesting collection of Etruscan art and the restored Pinacoteca (art gallery) are a must-see. Leaving the centre you can visit the Roman Theatre (1st century A.D.) and admire the splendid view from the "Balze". Larderello is located in the centre of the so-called "Devil's Valley", because of its landscape characterised by the presence of boric acid fumaroles with their characteristic columns of white vapours (already known at the time of Dante Alighieri and inspiring to him the landscapes of the "Inferno"), gigantic evaporation towers (no longer in use) and a network of external pipelines for geothermal steam from various wells. The town takes its name from François Jacques de Larderel, a French industrialist who around 1827 perfected the extraction of boric acid from the mud of the so-called "lagoni", which had already been started with inefficient methods in 1818. Larderello is the first experience in the world of exploiting geothermal energy to produce electricity. In 1904, thanks to Prince Piero Ginori-Conti, the energy from the soffioni began to be used to generate electricity. Wells were then dug (from 1931) capable of supplying a significantly higher output and in 1937 the first cooling towers were built. ENEL then built a power station that directly takes the steam that fouries from the ground and channels it into turbines connected to alternators. Larderello houses an interesting Geothermal Museum: Tel. 0588 67724.