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All around Pomarance

The surrounding country is characterized by hills, farmland with wheat and olive groves, forests of considerable interest and environmental naturaistico and medieval villages.
The medieval villages and rural areas are now of great interest to spend holidays in the Tuscan tradition.
Three Kmn from Pomarance lies the village of San Dalmazio, whose name derives from an ancient monastery of women dedicated to the same saint.
The village is typical and well cared for, in the main square there are two small restaurants and bars where you can find comfort during the visit.
Not far from San Dalmazio, the main road by car, or a small path from which you direct access from the square, you come to the Pieve di San Giovanni Battista..

The church was destroyed several times during the wars between the bishop and the town of Volterra, then passed to the Abbey of Florence, today remains the only Romanesque façade,

Proceeding towards Lanciaia meets the church of the Madonna House, a charming country church now widely used for weddings and intimate celebrations.
From Our Lady of the House we see the Fortress of Sillano.

La Rocca Sillana (XI cent.) Dominates the Cecina River valley.
Was ceded by Emperor Otto I to Buonparenti and then passed to the family Aldobrandeschi. It ‘was often fought over by the bishop and the city of Volterra for the Rights of Gabelle then passed under the control of Florence and be renovated by the famous architect Giuliano San Gallo.
La Rocca is polygonal and is one of the best examples of Medici fortresses in Val di Cecina. Outside was surrounded by a large walls of which traces still remain important.
Today was completely restored and is accessible by a small uphill path.
All is top of the fortress there are two terraces from which is visible at 360 ° the whole valley of the river Cecina. The view from the fortress at sunset offers an unforgettable experience in Tuscany!

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