Poggio Santa Cecilia is located in the municipality of Rapolano Terme (Siena province), atop some green, wooded hills. According to some sources, the place was inhabited since Etruscan times.
Today it is a ghost town, completely uninhabited, but this doesn’t mean that you will only find ruins here. The village is in fact almost fully intact and beautiful, with its medieval door, big mansion house, the medieval workshops of carpenters and blacksmiths, and the church of Santa Cecilia, bearing frescoes.
The area’s terrain is very special indeed: it’s characterized by the phenomenon known as the “land bubble”, because of the leakage of sulfur dioxide that creates a kind of “boiling mud” when it rains.