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Description

The gateway to the vastest geothermal area of continental Europe, still known today as Valle del Diavolo (the valley of the devil), the town of Pomarance is the ideal location to plan a visit to the Geothermal Museum of Larderello and to admire the natural geothermal phenomena of the area, a unique itinerary that from the Etruscan civilization and the Middle Ages, takes us all the way to the contemporary challenge of alternative energy.
The earliest record of Pomarance dates to 1128. The town was originally one of the most important castles of the territory, as testified by the remains of the old city walls and gates. The area of Pomarance is home to several notable medieval towns, parish churches, castles and remains of old thermal baths and mines.
The hilltop towns Libbiano, Micciano, Montegemoli, Montecerboli, Serrazzano, Lustignano, San Dalmazio, and the ruins of the Norman-Romanesque parish church of Sillano overlook sweeping landscapes of unique beauty. Most exceptional is the grand Rocca Sillana fortress (eleventh – sixteenth century), one of the best examples of military architecture of the area: recently restored it is now open to the public.
The town of Pomarance itself offers interesting sites, such as the twelfth century parish church, Piazza della Pretura and the notable nineteenth-century palazzi of Via Roncalli, such as the Palazzo Bicocchi Historic House Museum (a nineteenth century upper-middle class home), Palazzo Ricci with its permanent Warriors and Craftsmen exhibition, and the two elegant De Larderel and Dei Coraggiosi theatres.
Extensive woods, watercourses, and remains of mining infrastructures are the key features of the Regional Nature Reserves. At Masso delle Fanciulle, a uniquely beautiful stretch of the river Cecina is the perfect location for a swim.



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Information
Consorzio turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera
Viale della Costituzione
56045 Pomarance
t. + 39 0588 62089
www.volterratur.it

Geographical area
Val di Cecina

Population
over 7.000

Distance from Pisa
82 km