for excursionists of a particular interest nearby our farm holiday
centre are the following: la Rocca Sillana,
which is an impressive and charming medieval fortilice with
night lighting; the sanctuary of Berignone
with the typical flora and fauna of the maquis; the Cecina river,
into which you can dive, all in a natural wild and incontaminated
There is also a place of exceptional beauty called "Masso
delle Fanciulle" (literally "Maidens' rock"),
whose story is connected to a legend.
At Pomarance you can find a manège with a riding school,
a wellbeing centre, tennis and basketball courts also available
during night time.
to nearby places.
Larderello is right
in the centre of an area called "The Devil's valley".
The Ancients thought that deep inside the earth was the Hell,
from which plumes of smoke appeared on the surface. The exploitation
of steam began during the XIX century and nowadays it is going
on by means of cutting-edge technologies for the production of
electric power and district heating. The landscape is marked by
huge pipes which carry the steam to the power plants and by refrigerating
towers forming altogether an unusual atmosphere.
The visit to the museum is particularly educational and the opening
of a fumarole shows the released endogenous power.
is a large number of villages on the surrounding summits which
have kept their ancient aspect and whose name gives you a clue
to their story: Castelnuovo e Serrazzano, hamlets surrounded by
chestnut woods; Montecastelli with The
Museum of Rural Civilisation and San Dalmazio and
its medieval castles with Romanesque parish churches; Montecerboli,
an ancient castle placed on a cliff; Montegemoli, a village with
walls and towers wellknown for the production of highly appreciated
wholemeal bread and for its Christmas cribs which are prepared
every year along the streets, inside and outside the village;
Micciano and Libbiano of Roman origin and nearby the
sanctuary of Monterufoli; Montecatini Val di Cecina
where it is possible to visit the Museum of the Mine,
from where until not long ago copper was still extracted with
its original eighteenth century galleries and the "Alfred
well" with its impressive digging machine.
You can also make an interesting excursion to the
Prehistoric Park of Peccioli.