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Castle of Querceto


It often happens that after chatting with our clients that have been spending their holidays in Tuscany for a few years, they tell us that they are planning to change their holiday location: why? Because, they say, they “have already seen everything”!
We always ask them what is that they have already visited. The usual reply is:
Firenze, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, Volterra, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci.
…that’s all?!
Did you know that there’s a whole lot of places around us that are so special and unique,
but that you will never be able to find in any book or guide?
They are our secret places, the secret places of Tuscan people.
Did you know that just 15 minutes from Casale Marittimo, there’s a wonderful castle?
Its name is Castello di Querceto.
The road to get there is a truly magical one: passing through the woods, the only sounds you will be able to hear will be cows mooing and birds chirping!
When you’re close enough to the castle, just park your car on the left and keep going by foot.
You will find a small village which was built around the 10thcentury.
Walking through the alleys of the historical city center, you will discover a beautiful little square and right in front of you you will see the castle, with the huge TORRE BELFORTI.
In the same square, you will also find the San Biagio Church and the PRETORIO PALACE.
The history of this place is closely linked with the nearby copper mines,
​​​​​​​that were the biggest ones in Europe during the 19thcentury.
Querceto has 169 inhabitants and during May there’s a famous piano festival.
This is where boars are bred: the most traditional dish is our famous pappardelle with boar’s ragù.
As you already know, we still use our grandma’s original recipe.
We managed to wrap it up for you in our special packaging, along with the pappardelle, which are specially produced for us by the pasta-factory in San Vincenzo.
Order our pappardelle today and find out how easy it is to savor this dish and leave your friends and family in awe, even during the long, cold winter, far away from the Tuscan sun.