Castello Ginori di Querceto, a medieval village, formerly controlled the Val di Cecina, from Volterra to the sea. The village, the ancient castle and the Querceto estate belong for centuries to Ginori Lisci family, known throughout the world for precious porcelain, and now dealing with a high quality wine production and a popular tourist activity with holidays apartments animated by a rich calendar of cultural events.
Castello Ginori di Querceto
In the heart of the Val di Cecina, between Volterra and the Etruscan Coast, the Ginori Castle perches on top of a hill in Querceto an enchanting medieval village whose long and rich history has blended for over two centuries with the history of the Marchesi Ginori Lisci, a noble Florentine family who are famous throughout the world for their precious porcelain factory. Thanks to the many projects promoted by the Ginori Lisci family, today the village is an integral part of the local economy with its thriving winery, the events it organizes and the hospitality offered in its charming apartments.
The holiday apartments and the villa in the Ginori Castle at Querceto in Tuscany, were renovated with a view to preserving the warm and welcoming style of old country houses. The most distinctive feature of this charming village is its authenticity, noticeable in every detail: the stones of the old houses, the smile of the inhabitants, the small town squares, the untouched natural surroundings...
It is almost as though time had stood still in this fascinating hilltop village, far removed from the fast pace of modern life. It is a world of forgotten sounds and smells, of breathtaking views and sunsets.
Castello Ginori di Querceto is a historic village near the sea coast of Tuscany (25 km) with famous seaside resorts such as Castiglioncello, with rocks, and Cecina, Marina di Bibbona, Donoratico and San Vincenzo with long sandy beaches, equipped and not equipped. The proximity to Volterra full of charm and to the small villages of Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, make Querceto the ideal starting point for interesting day trips. Furthermore our holiday homes are located close to Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima and other very characteristic towns, of the metalliferous hills. The surroundings of Querceto are ideal for those who enjoy walks in the middle of unspoilt nature. Our staff is at your disposal to show you the most recommended excursions.
At our reception you can take two mountain bikes for hire and receive maps with details of those locations that make the Val di Cecina perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Not only the Val di Cecina offers a full calendar of musical, artistic and gastronomic events in summer but the historc village itself comes to life thanks to a varied program of art exhibitions, concerts and cultural courses, all organized by the Accademia Libera Natura e Cultura and by the Ginori Lisci family.
For SPA lovers, we recommend the Terme di Sassetta, in La Cerreta, situated amongst chestnut and oak woods in a building that seems to have been taken back in time. Its water is rich in sulphates, calcium, precious minerals and oligoelements. For information and reservations: www.termedisassetta.it.
Even families with children will find many proposals: from the water park Acqua Village in Cecina Mare at the fun park Cavallino Matto in Marina di Donoratico, from the zoological park Gallorose in Cecina to treetop trails of the Giardino Sospeso in Riparbella.
An ancient Farm dedicated to the Future
The Ginori Lisci family began developing their winery in 1999. After careful assessment of the soil and the climate, 17 hectares of specialized vineyards were planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Vermentino and Viognier. Registered with the Montescudaio DOC, these vineyards are located on the lower portions of the hill, on 3 entirely homogenous plots.
The Marchesi Ginori Lisci winery currently makes 7 organic wines: the top wine Castello Ginori (Merlot), Poderi Novi (Syrah), Macchion del Lupo (Cabernet Sauvignon), Campordigno (Merlot), a perfumed rosé, Bacìo, a fresh white wine Virgola and a liqueur wine Viti ai Gelsi.