Affittacamere Martelli is located on the SS Cassia (km 204,4) in the little village of Ponte d’Arbia. Its three rooms have been built by the renovation of an old water mill near to the historical bridge of the village. We are right on the via Francigena, just a few steps away from the official path.
Each of our rooms has its own bathroom. We have a double room, a triple room and a quadruple room with a bunk bed. There there is a common room where you can relax on the couch or chat at the kitchen table in front of a coffee or a tea.
Ponte d’Arbia (literally “Bridge on the river Arbia”) is a very small town on the via Francigena, but with a strong community and with everything a pilgrim would need. You can have dinner at the restaurant right next to our affittacamere, or buy something at the grocery store a couple of metres away. The earth of our village is definitely the bar at the beginning of the bridge; after your long walking, you should stop there to drink something. If you come in the two weeks between April and May you have to try the “pici” (a local type of pasta) at “Ponte in Festa”, a festival that every year gather more and more people. Ponte d’Arbia is also famous because here the Emperor of Luxembourg Henry VII died in 1213, as Dante Alighieri writes in his remarkable Divina Commedia .