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Destinations 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 environment.
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.
Excursions 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.
There 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.