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Montecatini Val di Cecina

Montecatini Val di Cecina Montecatini Val di Cecina

The story of Montecatini Val di Cecina is linked to the copper mines Camporciano, already used in Etruscan and remained in business until 1907. The cessation of mining, which had contributed to the development of the area, led to a profound social and economic crisis.

Walking through the streets of the charming old town is Piazza del Castello, dominated by? Imposing Tower Belforti (XI century), quadrangular base, no battlements, with thick walls banded eagle. The tower, owned by households filler Belforti, Pannocchieschi and Ingham, was the site of the Captains of Volterra and Florence before moving to the French barons de Rochefort. Two holes opened across act as a telescope at the keep and the Fortress of Volterra Sillana.


On the same square are the church of San Biagio and the fourteenth-century Praetorian Palace, now home to the Center of Documentation and integral part of a circuit that includes the mining site Camporciano and the Mining Museum.

In the surrounding area is worth visiting some villages of medieval origin. A Querceto Castle takes place every summer an international festival of piano by Sassa, perched on the spur of a hill, you can admire a beautiful panorama; Miemo is known as a center for breeding wild boar, wild sheep and deer.

Among the events you mention in particular specialties as well as the flavors of the valley (May), the September Montecatinesi and color and flavor of an old village, which takes place in mid-August to Sassa.

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