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Rocca Sillana

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Among the many monuments and settlements that dominate the undulating hills of the Cecina Valley, the Rocca Sillana castle is one of the most significant.

The castle, opened to the public a few years ago, stands alone on a hill surrounded by thick woodlands and commands a site rich in history that was densely inhabited during the Middle Ages.

According to hearsay, the castle, which controlled a vast territory,was named after the Roman general Sulla.

According to hearsay, the castle, which controlled a vast territory, was named after the Roman general Sulla who besieged Volterra in 80 BC. In actual fact the name given to the castle today, Rocca Sillana, is much more recent. Until the mid-eighteenth century the castle was known as the Sillano castle or fortress, a name which is recorded in a document dating back to 945 A. D.

On the other hand it is more probable that Sillano derives from Silvanus meaning woodland, as this was an area dense in woodlands during the Middle Ages.


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Closed during winter


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info@volterratur.it
+39 0588 86099

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pointLat. 43.274479 - Lon. 10.934684

Contact

Rocca Sillana
Locality San Dalmazio
56045 Pomarance (PI)
Ufficio Turistico Pomarance
Tel. +39 0588 62089
Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina
Tel. +39 0588 86099