From the top of the Rocca Sillana in Pomarance, you can see the entire valley. At sunset, the sky turns pink. It really feels as if you are seeing the soul of the Earth from the sphere of the stars...
Signs of man and his millennial relationship with nature, where the Middle Ages coexist with the future. Villages, fortresses, castles, medieval churches located along ancient roads, tied to agriculture and mining in the area. Pomarance with the 19th-century Via dei Signori, where you can see museum houses, palaces and theatres born during the industrial development of Larderello, an industrial village designed in the ‘50s by Giovanni Michelucci and where the use of geothermal energy passed from Etruscan-Romano spas to today's theory of alternative energy.
Not only innovation but also sustainable gastronomic excellences. Excellent food made using renewable energy: that’s the scope that connects the companies belonging to the Comunità del cibo ad energie rinnovabili and inserted in the Slow Food project Mother Earth.
Those who are here can’t help but be caught up in a whirlwind of stories: Cittadini in scena in every month of the year, the theatre of the impossible in July with the Festival Volterra Teatro, the community theatre in September with the historic Palio delle Contrade.
Take a dip in the waters of the Cecina river, walk on the "green rocks of snakes" with the colours of spring blooms, soak up the forest, discover a tunnel, a bridge, a ghost of the old mines... these are just some of the experiences to be had at the Riserve Naturali dell’Alta Val di Cecina, 7,000 protected hectares surrounding Pomarance.