Medieval villages in Val di Cecina
Val di Cecina is a vast expanse of hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, a land rich in waterways and historical evidence. The glorious past of the valley is well recognizable in the medieval villages that are scattered throughout its territory: Volterra, Riparbella, Casale Marittimo and Montecatini Val di Cecina.
Volterra, of ancient Etruscan origin, is a real open-air museum with monuments dating back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Even today surrounded by high stone walls, the city is characterized by a particularly charming atmosphere.
Riparbella is a small and very scenic village lying in the middle of vast olive groves, woods and vineyards. The same can be said of Casale Marittimo located halfway between the hills and the sea. Both developed during the Middle Ages and remained almost intact in their original urban structure.
Montecatini Val di Cecina dominates the local countryside from the top of a hill. In an isolated position compared to the other villages of the territory, the town has jealously preserved its traditions and its historical treasures such as the ancient Torre Belforti.
TYPICAL HAMLETS AND ART TOWNS NEARBY
Wonderful art towns and typical hamlets around Fattoria Pallazeta are worth a visit. Click on the photos below to see more details.
VOLTERRA (42,5 Km)
SAN GIMIGNANO (71,0 Km)
PISA (61,4 Km)
FLORENCE (159 Km)
SIENA (106 Km)
LUCCA (87,3 Km)