Live every experience that our territory has to offer

Cycling tourism

The area where our hotel is located is especially suited to all cycling enthusiasts.

We offer the following special services for cyclists:
  • Free closed & secured bike garage
  • Workshop for basic maintenance
  • Free use of basic tools for bike repair & maintenance
  • The most common consumables for bike repairs can be bought at the shop 30 metres from the hotel, which also provides general information & details on cycling routes.
  • PC with internet access
  • Cycling maps of the area free, on loan & for sale
  • Hiking & GPS maps
  • Space for drying clothes & equipment
  • Information on retail shops, repair shops & other services for bikes
  • Contact details & opening hours of the shops & bicycle repairers nearby
  • One-night only stay
  • Specific & accommodating catering
  • Hearty breakfast with food ideal for cyclists, e.g. muesli, yoghurt, jams, honey, fresh fruit & fresh bread
  • Pick-up service for cyclists in difficulty.


Thanks to Antico Ponte Restaurant, set below, managed by Stefano and Fabrizio.

Air conditioned, Antico Ponte Restaurant offers fresh fish menu, tipical tuscan cooking and an excellent pizzeria with country oven.

Wellness center

Thanks to an agreement with the New Sundance wellness centre, the Hotel ‘Il Ponte’ offers the opportunity for its guests to relax with massages, treatments, manicures and much more.

Mariangela, Chiara and Jenny are there to welcome you with utmost professionalism.

For more information call the wellness center direct number:
+39 0586 408852

Quad tours

Divertimento puro!

Venite alla scoperta delle meravigliose colline nei dintorni di Cecina, Montescudaio e Riparbella (Livorno) e di Castellina Marittima (Pisa) a bordo dei nostri fantastici quad!

E se già ne avete uno.. potete partecipare anche voi.

Organizziamo bellissime escursioni guidate, in totale sicurezza, da 1 ora a più giorni.

All'insegna del divertimento e dell'avventura percorrerete emozionanti sentieri, più o meno impegnativi a vostra richiesta, a stretto contatto con la natura.

Vai al sito del quad tours!


Cecina is a town in the province of Livorno, nestled between the blue sea of the Etruscan Coast and the green countryside. The town is a tourist destination popular with families for the safety of its sea, its pine woods that provide serenity and recreation for children and also for its peace and quiet also guaranteed during summer.

At Marina di Cecina, where the sea is clear and accessible, you can practice many sports, walk in the pine wood (fifteen kilometres in length) or spend, in all seasons, days full of relaxation and fun.

But Cecina is also full of history and culture, as evidenced by the Etruscan and Roman collections in the Guerrazzi Museum and the archaeological remains of ancient settlements in Villa di San Vincenzino.

The great local culture of welcoming visitors and hospitality in general (it is no coincidence that every year in Cecina the important European Exchange of Associated Tourism takes places) means that accommodation facilities are fully equipped and provide quality and qualified services.

Local gastronomy is of a particularly high quality and many cultural events are held throughout the year. Among the many events the city offers is the Targa Cecina, a running race which has been accompanied in recent years by a parade of allegorical floats.

Marina di Cecina

Marina di Cecina is a renowned tourist resort, about 2 kilometres away from the centre of Cecina and has a clear deep blue sea, a long wide beach of soft sand and a thick pine wood of about fifteen kilometres in length.

The pine wood, bordering the rolling sandy dunes, has large open spaces and is ideal for walking, cycling and horse-riding, but also well-equipped for picnics and perfect for general fun and games.

Large stretches of open beach and traditional bathing facilities alternate along the coast.

Cecina Mare is a very popular tourist resort where you can practice any water sports and fishing. There are of swimming and sailing schools, riding stables and clay pigeon shooting.

Cecina Mare also has a large and well-equipped leisure marina. And the hotels, guest houses and camp sites are mostly surrounded by greenery.

Quiet and lively at the same time, with a complete range of services, Marina di Cecina offers its varied clientele, from all over Italy and beyond, holidays that are relaxing and yet full of possibilities.


Florence, artistic city for excellence, is the native land of illustrious personages like Dante, Machiavelli, Boccaccio and Galileo Galilei. Moreover it is rendered still more precious from the works of Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Giotto.

The center of Florence is the Public square of the Dome, where we can admire the Bell tower, the Baptistry and the Museum of the Work of the Dome. The Bell tower, planned from Giotto, is divided in 5 floors. At the last floor there is the a beutiful terrace from which it is possible to admire Florence.

The Baptistry is an art work that laughed them to the times of the Roman; it has an octagonal structure, it is externaly covered and decorated of marble, inside are present beautiful and characteristic mosaics.

The Dome of Florence is raised in all the its splendor just in the heart of the city, in Public square of the Dome, near the river Arno. Externally it is decorated by red, green and white marble. Inside it is characterized from the pavement in marble and on the walls are present paintings of rare beauty.

Continuing to south of Public square Dome it is arrived in Signoria Squere with Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi, one of the main Italian galleries of art.

Signoria Square is rich of statues and monuments, like the David of Michelangelo. Around Palazzo Vecchio we can find the churches of Saint Maria Novel, Saint Lorenzo and Santa Trinità, and at the extremity of the city, the Basilica of Santa Craoce.

Ponte Vecchio it is the only bridge remained intact from the strafings of the second world war and is one of the symbols of Florence with its shops.

Near rises Pitti Palace, inside of it is possible to admire the beautll Garden of Boboli. Famous are also the archaeological Museum, the Bargello's Museum, the museum of the Academy of the Arts.


Pisa was an ancient Roman harbour and a great Maritime Republic. Nowadays the territory of Pisa does not extend any more up to the sea, but you may still live its past in its monuments, rich in art and history.

Its narrow lanes flow into charming squares with colourful markets, noble lungarni with wonderful and aristocrat palaces, the glamorous Piazza dei Cavalieri and Piazza dei Miracoli – a complex that is one of the most famous in the world with the Duomo, the Camposanto (the monumental cemetery) and the legendary Leaning Tower, the symbol of the town.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the belfry of the Duomo. Its construction started in August 1173 and has been going on for about 200 years, keeping the primary project whose author is not known for sure.

During the past, it was believed that the leaning of the tower was made with intention but nowadays we know that it is not so.

The Tower was projected "standing up", then during its construction, it started leaning. And since 1173, the Tower has always been cared with a special attention for its beauty and its leaning. During its construction, special building schemes tried to contrast the leaning. Afterwards, many columns and other damaged parts were replaced; finally, nowadays the leaning has been faced acting through the soil to grant the Tower a long life.

In this long history of the Tower, there is a motif: the "genetic code" of the Tower: that is its continuous interaction with the soil where it is based.

Pisa, has not only a great amount of art treasures, but it is also a town with ancient cultural traditions. It is the home of Galileo, there is one of the most ancient and famous University in the world and moreover, in Pisa there are numerous exhibitions and events of outstanding value such as the Season of Music, the Luminara of San Ranieri and the great Historical Regatta.

Etruscan Coast

The main area of the Etruscan Coast is in the central part of the coast and includes, apart the wonderful naturalistic oasis of Bolgheri, beautiful pine-woods along the coast of Cecina and Donoratico, the woody hills of Bibbona, Bolgheri and Monte Calvi - where you ma find the Mediterranean vegetation interspersed with chestnut trees.

The historical and cultural importance lies in the Medieval villages of Castagneto Carducci, Suverto e Campiglia Marittima, that still keep important traces of walls and stoned buildings.

We have also evidences -thanks to some ancient ovens- that in the area of Monte Calvi there was a great activity of mineral extraction and working.

Another centre of interest is the area of Piombino promontory. In the Northern part of the area there are many naturalistic and archaeological traces: the wonderful gulf of Baratti and the necropolis of Populonia, the ancient Polulonia, the only Etruscan town grown as a maritime commercial base and a centre of working of extract metal in the Isle of Elba.

To note also the several Naturalistic Parks, such as the Park of Rimigliano in S. Vincenzo.

This strip of coast called Etruscan Coast is a unique chance to taste every piece that make Maremma a land sweet and bitter.

The Etruscan Coast is an area where you may chose what to do in any season. For this reason, it is different. Here, throughout the year, it is holiday and desire to discover.

In this part of Tuscany sea, nature, art and history live harmoniously together.

You may find many "souls" here: first of all a "marine" soul that reflects the crystalline nature of its sea-waters -from intense blue to emerald green.

Large and long shores, reefs that smell of saline and wind, sheltered by large pine-woods. This is a corner of Mediterranean still alive.

Then the "nature" soul: a varied and rich environment that you may experience and discover numerous parks and protected areas, enjoying with care, botanic oasis, wildlife shelters, "home" of rare and protected species, a rich vegetation of big pine-woods and woods that hug the hills.

Eventually, the "lazy and yellow-orange" soul of the country, with its smells, crossed by the Wine Road, where grown nobles vineyards and silver olive-trees, that make this land famous all over the world.

Finally, What about the gastronomy flavours in cooking? Warning: you really will experience the pleasure to search and discover unique tastes.

Along the Etruscan Coast indeed you may get both the two souls of the Tuscan cooking: fish and meet, country and saline waters. Everything tightened in a centenary chained hug, with strong traditions and fixed customs.

Near the marine tradition there are also local restaurant typical for the cooking of wild boar and its hunting, with the flavour of local wines that the whole world is so interest in its origin and taste.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes.

The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena" the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries. In 1199 it became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities. Due to internal power struggles it eventually divided into two factions one headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines). On the 8th May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353.

In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered.

The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The architecture of the city was influenced by Pisa, Siena and Florence. There are 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.

The Duomo or Collegiate Church, was consecrated in 1148 and is adorned with valuable Sienese School frescoes: "The Old and the New Testament" (Bartolo di Fredi and the "Bottega dei Memmi" or Barna da Siena); "The Last Judgement" (Taddeo di Bartolo) works of art by the Florentine school: "Stories of St. Fina" (Ghirlandaio), "St. Sebastiano" (Benozzo Gozzoli), wooden statues (Jacopo della Quercia) and the Sculptures (Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano). Frescoes, statues and sculptures make the Collegiate Church of San Gimignano a very prestigious museum.

The People's Palace: The People's Palace courtyard and Dante's Hall with "The Maestà" by Lippo Memmi. The Civic Museum and the Picture Gallery with works by Filippino Lippi, Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Domenico di Michelino, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Sebastiano Mainardi, Lorenzo di Niccolò di Martino, Coppo di Marcovaldo etc... Entering from the Civic Museum the 54 metre high "Great Tower" or Podesta's tower built in 1311 can be visited.

The Museum of Sacred Art: Canvases, tablets, works in stone which come from former churches and monasteries, sacred silverware, vestements and psalm books.

The Archeological Museum, features Etruscan, Roman and Medieval findings from the city and the surrounding area. The Spezieria dello Spedale di Santa Fina ,reveals the techniques of the antique pharmacy, featuring ceramic and glass containers and medications.The Raffaele De Grada Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, is an important exhibition space for the city.

The Church of St. Agostino: Stories of St. Agostino (Benozzo Gozzoli), remains of frescoes dating from the 14th century, tablets and canvases by different artists (Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Vincenzo Tamagni and Sebastiano Mainardi). The Chapel of St. Bartolo (Benedetto da Maiano).


Siena always attracts many tourists for its wonderful monuments and its numerous masterpieces to visit in its museums.

Some great artists were born in Siena and among them it is to remind Duccio di Boninsegna and Nicola Pisano, who worked on the greatest masterpiece in Siena: the Duomo.

In narrow and winding lanes, in museums and in the quarter oratorios you may hear Palio propitiatory chants that recall the ancient customs and modern allegories. In the evening, on the other side, the patter of soles on the desert paving contrasts to the peace of the green valleys surrounded by the walls by its ancient administrators, for centuries till today.

In the town you may admire many masterpieces such as the Duomo, set in the Campo, Siena's red-bricked main square and the wonderful landscape of Facciatone, the hall of Pellegrinaio in Santa Maria della Scala, the Piccolomini library, the prestigious Accademy Chigiana and the wide rooms in Fortezza Medicea, that hides the rarest wines in Siena, in Tuscany and in the peninsula.

The Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast

From the Colline Metallifere, in the Pisa inland until the great island of the Tuscan archipelago: the island of Elba. This is the territory of the Wine road Costa degli Etruschi which unfolds mostly through the province of Livorno and the area of the Montescudaio Doc, in the Pisa inland.

Along this trail some of the most exclusive and refined vines of Italian and Tuscan production are cultivated. These are the lands that give origin to wines such as Ornellaia and Sassicaia, the wine invented by Mario Incisa della Rocchetta or the Guado al Tasso (Bolgheri Doc), not forgetting the production areas of Elba, Montescudaio and Val di Cornia.

A trail that unwinds, as many other wine roads, through areas concealing small and great artistic and naturalistic marvels: medieval villages, historical castles, parks and a wonderful sea, that of the Elba island.

The wine road Costa degli Etruschi divides into four production areas: Bolgheri Doc, which extends from the medieval village of Bolgheri towards Castagneto Carducci through the animal oasis of Bolgheri, recognised as wetland of International interest. In this area the prized wines of Bolgheri originate.

The Elba Doc area extends throughout the surface of the island in the Tuscan archipelago, and the vines that produce the Aleatico wine or the vin santo Occhio di Pernice are grown there.

The territory of the Montescudaio Doc extends from Cecina to reach the Pisa inland until Guardistallo, Casale Marittimo, Montescudaio to return then to the Livorno coast in Bibbona. Finally the production area Val di Cornia Doc includes the area between Suvereto, through Campiglia Marittima and Piombino.

Unspoilt beaches and green pine groves, seaside holidays and golden tans, long walks and disco nights: the Etruscan Coast offers all this and much more. Great wines are also produced here, to the extent of attracting writers of specialist magazines and connoisseurs throughout the world.


Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa and lies between the valley of Era and Cecina.

Built on a hilly pliocene ridge 545 metres a.s.l. surrounded by two defensive walls, one Etruscan and the other Medieval, it is one of the most important centres of Tuscany, for its monuments which testify 3,000 years of civilisation and for its traditional craftsmanship in alabaster whose products are one of Italy's leading crafts.

Volterra is not yet touched by the stress of contemporary life and visitors who come to Volterra have the immediate impression of stepping into the past, of being in a particular place with its narrow Medieval streets and the enigma of its Etruscan origins.

Volterra is prevalently Medieval and yet cherishes abundant evidence of the Etruscan period: the Porta all'Arco (the Etruscan gate) which date from the 4th century B.C., the Acropolis, the defensive walls which are still visible in parts of the town.

The Roman period is attested by the important remains of the Teatro di Vallebona which date back to the Augustan period, the Baths and an enormous rectangular water cistern.

The Middle Ages are not only visible in its urban structure but in its buildings too, its house-towers and churches: the Palazzo dei Priori, a 13th century building, the Palazzo Pretorio, with its crenellated Tower of the Little Pig, the pair of towers of Buonparenti and Bonaguidi family, the house-towers of Toscano family, the Cathedral (12th century), the Baptistry (13th century) streaked with Volterran stone, the conventual Church of San Francesco with its adjacent chapel of the Croce di Giorno, the Church of San Michele) and of San Alessandro.

Apart from its monuments, its art and history, Volterra also offers a magnificent view of the gentle undulating hills of the surrounding landscape abruptly interrupted in the West by the Balze (crags).

Tuscany in the Sea

Our idea is to allow EVERYONE to discover the wonders of the Ligurian Sea in total tranquility and safety. Enjoy the opportunity to navigate the wonderful nature that our sea holds: dolphins, turtles, fish of all types and sizes, crystal clear water and colonies of poseidonia and gorgonians are not found on the beach.

Tasting and visit to the Cellar

Rediscover the pleasure of visiting our cellars with the opportunity to taste our wines.

Cavallino Matto

Siamo partner de "Il CavallinoMatto"

Il CavallinoMatto è il grande Parco Divertimenti della Toscana, il più Verde ed eco-compatibile d'Italia, immerso nella pineta Marittima su un’area di 100.000 mq. a Marina di Castagneto Carducci, troverete 24 attrazioni che offrono un ventaglio di emozioni per tutti, dai bambini piccoli, agli adolescenti e adulti più spericolati! Potrete rilassarvi con i nostri fantastici spettacoli, 2 indoor e 3 outdoor. Dal 2019 il gigantesco Jurassic River! un fiume ride completamente tematizzato nell'era Jurassica, dove ci sono 13 dino- animatronics. E il Freestyle, mega coaster alto 30 metri da percorrere in piedi, unico in Europa! e Horror forest ad Halloween!!!! Ristorazione –Pizzeria- Self – Service- Gelaterie- Yougurteria—Area Souvenir.