Val di Cecina

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Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

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castelnuovo val di cecina - Veduta Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

Castelnuovo Val di Cecina is a hill town easily recognizable by the characteristic shape of a cone of grapes. The municipality has a morphology varied, ranging from the Apennines to the Mediterranean and then get back hills with vineyards and olive groves.

The local economy is linked to the exploitation of forests and chestnut woods, grazing and mining activities. The last century marked the beginning of the exploitation of geothermal energy for electricity generation and district heating in urban areas.

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Guardistallo

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Guardistallo - Panorama Guardistallo

The strategic location between the sea and the green hills of Guardistallo is the ideal place for a vacation that alternate days of relaxation on the beach to trips into close contact with nature.

Born as the Lombard castle, after the dissolution of the feudal and the redistribution of land took place in the agrarian reform Leopoldina (eighteenth century) Guardistallo saw the advent of a new class of wealthy landowners.


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Montescudaio

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Montescudaio - Panorama Montescudaio

Originally the site of a Benedictine monastery in the Middle Ages Montescudaio town became an important due to its strategic location. Along the "path of memory" are the palaces of noble families, such as Marchionneschi, the Ridolfi and Guerrini, the Church of SS. Annunziata, until you reach the Tower of the Castle Square and Guardiola with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta , placed in a panoramic position above the village.


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Monteverdi Marittimo

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Monteverdi Marittimo Monteverdi Marittimo

The history of Monteverdi began in 754 with the founding of the Abbey of St. Peter in Palazzuolo by Benedictine monks led by Walfredo Lombard St., considered the founder of the Gherardesca. In the Oratory of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as sculptures of the Sienese school, and a wooden crucifix of the Florentine school, seems to have buried the body of the saint.

The village is crossed by two types of paths: a circular road system, which consists of three ring circuits that rotate around the upper part, now occupied by City Hall, and a radial road network, represented by a dense network of footpaths called wrinkles.


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Pomarance

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Pomarance Pomarance

Documented as early as the tenth century, Pomarance has a Romanesque church with works by local painters and Cristofano Roncalli Cercignani Nicholas (known as Pomarancio). Among the many mansions are reminiscent of the Palace Vicarial, the Praetorian Palace, the Museo Casa Bicocchi, Palazzo Ricci (which displays a collection of ceramics from the sixteenth and seventeenth century) and the Palace Theatre De-Larderel, which together with the Theatre of the brave home cultural events.

The recent history of Pomarance is linked to the name of the French engineer François De Larderel, who started the construction of the Larderello, using geothermal energy from the ground. The landscape here is characterized by huge pipes which lead the steam to power and cooling towers, creating an unusual atmosphere, deserving the name "Valley of the Devil." We recommend a visit to the Museum of ENEL Geothermal, live shows where the power of the force unleashed by an endogenous head. Geothermal energy is still exploited through the latest technology to provide electricity and district heating to the whole area.


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