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Agriturismo La Mandriola, Volterra, Tuscany

Montecatini Val di Cecina

A powerful tower commands Montecatini Val di Cecina and the surrounding lands. It was the ancient dwelling the Belforti.

The village at its bottom has the typical features of a Medieval centre built around the politic and religious palaces: praetorian palace with its fine portico, and the S. Biagio church of the XIV c.

The hilly landscape that goes around Montecatini offers wonderful views, with woods plenty of game and really fascinating urban settlements.

Among these, there is the Castle of Querceto, surrounded by charming woods. It shows the peculiar features of a Medieval villages set round the parish church of S. John. The village of La Sassa, set on a hill that commands the whole landscape, has kept its ancient gathered structure round the tower and church of St. Matthew.

Finally, worth of interest are the settlements of Casaglia, Gello, Buriano, Miemo and the ancient copper mines located close to the village of Montecatini.

Montecatini Val di Cecina, in the Tuscan countryside near the farm


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