The current appearance is the result of multiple renovations made over the centuries, to adapt the original stronghold (11th -12th centuries) to the evolution of military technology, culminating with the introduction of firearms in the 15th century.

In that period the imposing polygonal walls were built. Around the fortress, a fortified village was also built whose walls still show the remains of the two main entrances: Porta Volterrana and Porta San Rocco.

Inside the fortress is a mighty guard tower and three large buildings leaning on the walls that overlook a courtyard.

Excavations has unearthed pottery, arrowheads, fragments of glass and a sword, now displayed at the Permanent Exhibition in Pomarance.

A 360° view from the Sillana fortress overlooks most of Tuscany.




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