An imposing tower, once the residence of the Belforti family, looms over the Medieval village of Montecatini Val di Cecina and the surrounding countryside.
Unchanged since the Middle Ages, the Palazzo Pretorio with its elegant portico and the 14th century Church of Saint Biagio mark the centre of the two powers which held sway over everyday life.
This is a magnificently rugged, hilly, woodland area thriving with animal and plant life scattered with enchanting villages such as Casaglia, Buriano, Miemo and Gello, Castello di Querceto with its Church of Saint Giovanni.
La Sassa with its panoramic view of Volterra and the sea is surmounted by a tower and the church of St. Martino.
At Montecatini there are also the disused copper mines first worked by the Etruscans.
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