Walking through Castelnuovo Val di Cecina’s narrow winding streets, you’ll come across medieval doors as well as unexpected, stunning panoramic views over the valley.
Neighboring the fortified town of Montecastelli, not far from the beautiful Romanesque Parish Church of Saint Filippo and Saint Giacomo, is an Etruscan hypogeum dating to the 6th century BCE and showing traces of an old copper mine that’s been closed since 1941.
Near the old town of Sasso Pisano, you’ll be able to get a good look at some geothermic phenomena; fumaroles and steaming vents endow the landscape with a mysterious and infernal air, releasing vapors that give the land an acidic, sulfurous odor.
Also nearby is the Biolago, a pond filled by the surrounding hot springs and by cold waters warmed with the geothermal district heating system, making it perfect to relax in an environment of well-being.
Don’t miss the thermal baths of Bagnone, a Hellenistic structure that dates to the 3rd century BCE, reopened to the public after undergoing archeological digs. Here, you’ll find thermal waters flowing between 40 and 70° Celsius.
Last but not least, head to the enchanting medieval town of Leccia, where you’ll find the beautiful Madonna del Latte Chapel, a figure celebrated on June 14, worshipped for protection from hailstorms.