The “borgo” of Libbiano
A castle perched up on a rocky spur
The castle was built at the very top of a spur of rock in between the Trossa stream and the Adio stream.
Today, the “borgo” is the only thing that’s left, because the castle, situated on the highest part of the hill, collapsed.
However, some pieces of the fortress’ fortified structure were left behind, and there are remains of various medieval buildings scattered around the town. One part is thought to be a piece of the town hall, where a representative of the municipality of Volterra stayed, after Libbiano submitted to Volterra at the beginning of the 3rd century.
A big part of the “borgo” was then rebuilt after a violent earthquake hit the town at the beginning of the 1900s.