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Torre dei Belforti in Montecatini Val di Cecina

A building from the 11th century that dominates the surroundings

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Montecatini Val di Cecina
SP32, 5, 56040 Montecatini Val di Cecina PI, Italia
Montecatini Val di Cecina
From the medieval centre to ancient mines, an unsual corner of Tuscany
Before the 11th century, the village of Montecatini Val di Cecina was known by the name Monte Leone (Castrum Montis Leonis); this is how it appeared in a bull by Pietro, Bishop of Volterra in 1099. Over the centuries, the territory was a point of conflict between Pisa and Volterra, and was finally brought under Florence’s control in 1472. ...
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