Strength and beauty in a wild land

Isolated, welcoming, authentic and unique, Pomarance is the capital of geothermal energy with ancient Eturscan and medieval roots.

DOverlooking the surrounding area from the top of its hill at the heart of the Valdecina, Pomarance stands out for its immense cultural heritage. Larderello, part of Pomarance’s municipality, is the perfect example for this, with its use of geothermal energy, the cooling towers that are now part of the landscape and the natural surfacings of hot water shaping the area.

Unique sceneries filled with vapours and water bodies, woods and “borghi”, trails and ancient roads, nature and the outdoors, the landscape fading from forests to the sea.


The territory within the Commune of Pomarance extends between the Cecina and Cornia valleys.
The Rocca Sillana, majestically crowning the surrounding landscape and visible from a great distance, has been recently restored and lit up at night. Rebuilt in 1386, the Rocca Sillana stands as a significant model of military architecture designed by Giuliano da Sangallo.

The territory is carpeted with lush forests and woodland. One of the most luxuriant is the forest of Monterufoli which thrives in Mediterranean vegetation and a wide variety of animal life including deer and wild boar. The
forest,renowned since antiquity for its copper, magnesite, lignite and chalcedony deposits, also contains the “Villa delle cento stanze” (the villa with a tundre rooms) built on the remains of a Medieval castle.
Pomarance still preserves remains of its historical heritage. The 12th century parish Church which houses valuable works of art by Tamagni, Cercignani and Roncalli, the buildings in the centre of town and the traces of
the defensive wall all stand as testimony of the importance of the castle during the Middle Ages.

With the industrial development in Larderello, Pomarance particularly flourished in the last century to which era the palaces overlooking the Via Roncalli (Palazzo De Larderel, Bicocchi, Ricci) and two elegant theatres (De Larderel and Dei Coraggiosi) date.

The village of Libbiano built on a ridge once surrounded a Medieval castle and church, ruined traces of which still remain on the top of the hill from where you can admire a magnificent panoramic view.

Micciano located at 470 metres above sea level is a hamlet crowned by the S.Michele Arcangelo church. Once a castle in the Middle Ages, only the Romanesque church remains, situated in the countryside on the north side of the hamlet. The church dates back to at least the 900 A.D. and still retains visible traces of its original structure.

Of the ancient Montegemoli castle only parts of the walls and a cylindrical tower remain. The Romanesque parish church dedicated to S.Bartolomeo has recently been renovated to its original splendour and houses a noteworthy 14th century painting by Francesco Neri da Volterra.

Lustignano also preserves traces of medieval architecture including the church dedicated to S.Martino which treasures a splendid 14th century wooden bust of the saint himself.

The village of Serrazzano, founded by the Longabards, shows traces of its medieval fortifications. The 11th century church dedicated to S.Donato still conservesbeautiful 14th century cross vaults. Just beyond the walls, the S. Antonio Oratory still retains its original structure.

The Geothermal world centre at Larderello offers an interesting Geothermal Museum displaying photographs, models, tools and machinery that retrace the history of the production of boric acid and the use of the hot water vapour in the production of electricity. The church dedicated to the Madonna di Montenero designed by the architect Giovanni Michelucci stands in the residential area.
In the Larderello countryside, incorporated within the structure of a farmhouse, you can just perceive the remains of one of the most important churches of the area the Pieve di S.Giovanni a Morba not far from the remains of the Roman baths of Bagno a Morbo assiduously frequentedin the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The village of Montecerboli still retains its original nuclekenswertes us with the circular shaped castle that incorporates the 15th century church of S.Cerbone. The modern church, Madonna delle Grazie houses a 13th century painting (from the church at Morba) attributed to Coppo di Marcovaldo and a 14th century crucifix.

On the road from Montecerboli to Pomarance are the thermal springs of Bagno di S.Michele, first discovered by the Romans and utilized right up to the end of the18th century. On the hill above amidst the vegetation you can just about see the ruins of a Celestine convent.

San Dalmazio is a small village which developed on the site of a convent surrounded by towers and a defensive wall. The Church which probably dates back to 1146, houses paintings by Roncalli and a glazed terracotta tabernacle by the Della Robbia workshop.
Just beyond the village are the enchanting ruins of the 10th century Pieve di S.Giovanni Battista a rare example of Romanesque-Norman architecture.

Festival of Light

Theatre dei Coraggiosi

Theatre De Larderel

the wall

Porta alla Pieve

via Fornaci

De Larderel Palace

De Larderel Palace

The earth’s hidden treasures:
erupting vapours and ancient mines

A lively and energetic side of nature,
directly from the Earth’s warm heart

Nature’s treasures:
raging streams and centuries-old forests

Pristine landscapes, crystal-clear waters, unspoilt habitats:
experience the Valdecina

Pomarance’s Museums

History, the environment and technology
to discover the authentic Tuscany

Rocca Sillana

A castle overlooking the Valdecina

Palazzi, monuments and villas in Pomarance

Historic residences and theatres
in the Tuscan “borghi” and countryside

Parishes, churches and castles: the remains of Pomarance’s ancient history

Isolated monasteries,
dainty architecture and soulful art are awaiting you!

The San Bartolomeo Apostolo Church in Montegemoli

Parish Church of Santa Maria in Micciano

The San Michele alle Formiche Hermitage

The San Giovanni Battista Church in Pomarance

Madonna di Montenero Church in Larderello

Parish Church of San Giovanni Battista a Sillano

Pomarance’s borghi

Discover the history and the nature

Lagoni Rossi




San Dalmazio





Events in the area of Pomarance

to discover this beautiful land

Walking through the steaming land,
let these unique places seduce you!

Always new things to discover in a magic place.
That’s geothermal energy’s gift to the Valdecina and to you!

Other routes in the Pomarance’s area

a special place

Cycling tour of the Berignone and Tatti Nature Reserve

Type of route: bike
Length: 31,12 Km
Level: medium/advanced

Croce del Masso and Poggio alla Marruca

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 0,91 Km
Level: easy

Golazze aperte and the Rivivo valley

Type of route: walking trail
Length: 11,12 Km
Level: advanced

Grand tour of geothermal energy and the Parks

Type of route: bike
Length: 48,77 Km
Level: medium

Where to stay in Pomarance

Agriturismo le Selvole

Residence Il Torrino

BioAgriturismo Cerreto

Poggio al Vento

Agriturismo L'Imposto

Agriturismo San Carlo e Reucci

Relais Guado al Sole

Wher to eat, other services and business in Pomarance

Comunita del Cibo a Energie Rinnovabili della Toscana

Associazione Pro Pomarance

Ristorante La Pineta

Pro Loco Riparbella

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in Valdicecina

Pomarance to share

Everyday images from the Tuscany of your dreams

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