The surroundings of Castello Ginori di Querceto
Places to visit in Tuscany

The sea is about 20/30 min. away and you can reach the beaches of Cecina, Marina di Bibbona, Donoratico, Castiglioncello and San Vincenzo. The unique position of Querceto lends itself perfectly to the exploration of Tuscany and of its famous cultural centres like Florence, Siena and Pisa. For those wishing to visit the less famous but equally charming and interesting locations near our “borgo” we suggest you to explore the following spots:

20/30 minutes away from Querceto:

Montecatini Val di Cecina:
In this medieval little town you can admire the high tower (XII century), the Palazzo Pretorio, the Belforti Tower and the Romanesque-gothic church of S. Biagio.

A “borgo” with an oval shape with the romanic church S. Bartolomeo and La Torre. You can also find a bakery with the special Montegemoli bread and the “HEART” Studio laboratorio Ceramica (ceramics) of Oreste Clamer in Via Castello 54.

Casale Marittimo:
The old town dates back to the Middle Ages. Still visible are the remains of the walls of the castle, in its day a formidable protector of the coast and the valley. Church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo, Church of San Sebastiano, Church of the Madonna.

Guardistallo is a real gem, set in typical hilly Tuscan countryside, with historical remains, architecturally interesting buildings and spectacular view. Church of Santi Lorenzo e Agata, Marchionneschi Theatre, Convent of Our Lady of Valserena, Town Hall, Piazza R. Siviero.

Montescudaio is a farming village. The civic tower and the church of Santa Maria Assunta are further steps in the journey into the past, in search of the daily life of the community which has inhabitated Montescudaio over the centuries.

Near the coast you can stop at Bibbona, where you can visit the Pieve di S.Ilario, XIV century, the church of S .Maria della Pietà with the oldest “sharp bend” warning on it’s door-post, the Arco della Fonte di Bacco.

In Bolgheri you can admire the Castle of the Counts della Gherardesca and visit the home of Giosuè Carducci, one of Italy’s famous XIX century poets and find various trekking itineraries. You can also find some very nice small restaurants and wine’s shops (Bar Enoteca Tognoni Francesco – Via Lauretta, 5 Tel. 0565.762001), where you can buy important wines as “The Supertuscans”.

30/45 minutes away from Querceto:

Volterra is one of the most famous ancient etruscan town.
You can admire many interesting buildings and churchs as the Piazza dei Priori that is just as it was in the XII-XIII centuries with Tuscan’s oldest Palazzo dei Priori (1250); in Piazza S.Giovanni, the Duomo (XII century) with the Romanesque wooden sculpture of the “Deposizione” (XIII century) and the Battistero decorated by white and green fascias, the typically medieval “Casa-torre” Buonparenti and “Casa-torre” Toscano (XIII century). You can’t miss a visit to the Museo Guarnacci with its rich and interesting collection of etruscan art nor the newly restored Pinacoteca. Leaving the centre you can visit the Teatro Romano (I century b.C.) and admire the dramatic view from the “Balze”.

For an unusual brief trip you can go to a mining district town with its famous fumaroles and a very interesting geothermal museum – Tel. 0588 67724.

60 minutes away from Querceto:

Costa degli Etruschi with Populonia, Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima…

For longer trips you can’t miss towns like Massa Marittima, San Gimignano and cities like Siena, Pisa, Lucca and Florence.