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Torre dei Belforti in Montecatini Val di Cecina

A building from the 11th century that dominates the surroundings

Montecatini Val di Cecina
From a medieval town centre to ancient mines: an unusual corner of Tuscany
The town of Montecatini nestles among the hills of the Cecina valley, a few miles from the city of Volterra. In ancient times it was known by the name of Monte Leone (Castrum Montis Leonis), and was in a constant tug-of-war between Pisa and Volterra, before finally falling under the dominion of Florence in 1472. ...
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