Turn left at the intersection for Volterra or right to head towards picturesque Orciatico. The first view of Volterra is stunning, with the distant hills in the horizon. Curves are imminent, and you can take a break in Montecatini Val di Cecina
to visit the museo delle Miniere
, Palazzo Pretorio and Chiesa di San Biagio.
Again, a fabulous view of Volterra
, which is now nearer. The Saline di Volterra
, is the intersection with SR68 - it's 10 km down and 10km back. Otherwise, have a look at Palazzo dell'Orologio and get back on the road. The road gets exciting again around Pomarance
and there are many things to see: Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista, the home of Paolo Mascagni, the clock tower, Palazzo Pretorio, Palazzo de Larderel e Sillana fort. Try and visit this in September when there is the historical event, the palio.