I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Il Settebello last month from where the group I was with set out each day to explore Tuscany - Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, the Island of Elba and Florence - all within an hour or so of Cecina. Each day we were welcomed by the most hospitable Salvatore and Rita. The hotel was spotless and my room, up on the 2nd floor facing the sea was spacious, comfortable and clean. The food, taken in their restaurant across the road was always fresh, varied and nicely presented. All the staff were friendly and helpful and did all they could to please us. Nice walks along the beach or in the gardens nearby.