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Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

The town of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina rises on the reliefs of the Metalliferous Hills in the Province of Pisa. It is set at 576 m.


Castelnuovo val di CecinaThe town of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina rises on the reliefs of the Metalliferous Hills in the Province of Pisa. It is set at 576 m. of altitude and it has a population of about 2,000 inhabitants. The castle and the church of the Ss. Jacob and Philip are its main architectural goods.
The municipal territory, moreover, is scattered with many extremely interesting archaeological sites that refer to the Neolithic, Etruscan, Barbarian and Medieval times. The latter period is mainly testified by the numerous parishes raised after the rooting and spread of Christianity in Central Italy, which took place with the decline and disappearance of the Roman Empire. In effect, several evengelists called the "Saints from Africa" went up the course of the river Cornia to spread Christianity in the area of Volterra and of the Metalliferous Hills. Among them, there are San Regolo, San Cerbone, San Ottaviano, San Giusto and San Clemente.
Montecastelli In the Middle Ages, the village was called "Castri Novi de Montanea" (namely, Castelnuovo di Montagna), so called to underline the its position overlooking the hills towards the Tyrrhenian. Not much is known about its origins, but it is almost certain that the first noteworthy built-up area developed at the time of the Lombards (VII century a.D.). It can be inferred that they built the first towers, the sighting turrets and the fortifications along the track connecting Volterra to Massa Marittima. The interest of the Lombards in the area of Castelnuovo was mainly due to its abundance of mineral resources.
From the year 1000 to the beginning of the XIII century, Castelnuovo was a feud belonging to the Counts Alberti who were among the major members of Tuscany's rural aristocracy. In 1213, the city-state of Volterra helped the "freiherren", the people's class of Lombard origins, to make the town autonomous. Yet, its many mineral resources (silver, sulphur, alum and vitriol) did not allow the town to avoid the clashes between the two powers for its control, which continued for two more centuries.
Castelnuovo val di CecinaIn 1429, at the end of the fight between the Alberti and Volterra, Florence became the new leader of the area before it conquered the whole territory of Pisa.

Castelnuovo
, which the armies hostile to the Medici had severely damaged, recovered its strength thanks to the Medici themselves, who often chose its baths for their holidays and they gave the town the renown of a holiday resort the rich families of the Tuscan Grand Duchy crowded.
Yet, the Lorraine must be attributed the actual rebirth of the territory, in particular thanks to the reforms of 1776 issued by Pietro Leopoldo I who transformed the then feud of Castelnuovo into a municipality.
Since the XIX century, Castelnuovo knew the industrial development thanks to the exploitation of its steam vents. Their vapour can be used for the extraction of several chemical compounds.


Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina: discover the surroundings


Accommodations in the area


    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 25 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
    • 26 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Podere Vignanova

    Podere Vignanova, little charming resort in Tuscany, in one of the more enchanting corners of the Etruscan coast, where vineyards with wines which are conquering the world.
    Surrounded by important vineyards in Castagneto hills the farm holding includes an old country house which hosts 4 comfortable flats and 4 delightful suites.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 30 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    B&B la Fornace di Racciano

    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 30 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 30 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Relais della Rovere

    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 33 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 34 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 35 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 47 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 48 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 63 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Relais Hotel Vedute

    Relais Hotel Vedute Florence surrounded by green countryside is located in a strategic position near Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa and Siena
    Our Wellness Center & Ayurvedic Thai Aquamor invites you to know Ayurvedic and Thai experience in Fucecchio Florence

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 65 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 74 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 83 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 86 km from Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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