The Val di Cecina, in the southern province of Pisa, offers a unique landscape. Walking through the streets, footpaths and ancient tracks that run through this vast territory we find ourselves faced with a constantly changing scenario.
From that typical of the Tuscan countryside with rows of cypresses, olive groves and vineyards we pass to the clay hills with the changing colors of the seasons here and there dotted with bare slopes, gullies and biancane, the vast wooded areas and steep hills that contrast with deeply incised valleys, up to the fascinating spectacle of the cliffs of Volterra and the beautiful and picturesque landscape of the area crossed by a network of geothermal vapordotti.
Metalliferous Hills offer visitors a scenic and natural setting of great charm and appeal: wild landscapes, rich woods and colors unique due to the presence of minerals in the subsoil.
You can still visit some centers related to mining activities and retrace some of the many old ironworks that attest to the iron works since ancient times. So how can you trace the history of geothermal energy in all its aspects, from research to drilling, to use different systems, visiting the Museum of Geothermal Energy in Larderello.
Waterways and enrich the fauna of considerable interest particularly valuable natural environment.
The landscape is dotted with ancient sites and details in the green hills or perched on the rugged rocky outcrops, churches and monasteries, villas and castles, country houses, waiting to be discovered.