Cecina is not only a Tuscan city, is also a Tuscan river where you can swim, the most charming point is called “Masso delle fanciulle” and means Rock of the girl. and it is in a natural reserve called Berignone
To reach this place, take the road towards Pomarance, at the iron bridge, turn left and walk along a flat for about 10 minutes, then take a small dirt road on the right and you will reach the river Cecina.
You park the car and ford the Cecina river, traveling a path for about 20 minutes and then you get into a woods to find the river Cecina. From this point you will find many places to stop for a swim. Follow the path until you get to the Boulder of the Maidens.
The reason for this name is explained by a local legend: Three Youths women to escape the oppression of a local squire represented by a werewolf jumped from this rock and drowned.
On the opposite side there is a small beach with trees, an ideal place to rest and have a picnic.
Guests of the Villa Ginepraie who wish, may be accompanied by Valerio for a swim in this place.