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The Village of La Leccia

A historic village near Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

La Leccia
The village and castle of La Leccia stand in isolation on a hill between the Cornia River and the Cecina River Valley, amid cork and holm-oak woods. The history of the village is connected with that of Volterra, and in particular with the disputes between the free commune and the bishops of Volterra. Today La Leccia retains the features of an old village, with old buildings and the remains of a cylindrical tower located at the western end of the fortifications.


Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
A breathtaking landscape
Immersed in some of the most beautiful and uncontaminated countryside that Tuscany has to offer, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina emerges as a well-preserved mediaeval village that spreads along the ridge dividing the valleys of the Possera and Pavone torrents in the middle of a vast field of boric-acid fumaroles. ...