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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.


Information

Opening Hours
Possibility to visit by appointment outside normal hours and opening hours


From 26 April to 31 May
Saturday and Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. Only with a guided tour.
Departure hour guided tours:
15:00-16:00-17:00-18:00

From 1st June to 30st September
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday; from 4pm to 8pm. Only with a guided tour.
Departure hour guided tours:
15:00-16:00-17:00-18:00

Special openings
with the same tour mode:

Easter and Easter Monday, 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August at 10:00-13:00/15:00-19:00
Departure hour guided tours:
10:00- 11:00- 12:00- 15:00-16:00-17:00- 18:00

Night openings: from 1st July to 31st August
Tuesday from 9pm to 12pm.
Departures guided tours (9pm - 10.30pm from Parking)

Booking:
Ufficio Turistico Pomarance
Tel. +39 0588 62089
ufficioturistico@comune.pomarance.pi.it
Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina
Tel. +39 0588 86099
info@volterratur.it

Tickets:
3,00 € Ticket and guided tour
2,00 €reduced from 6 to 14 years, over 65, groups min. 15 pax, pupils schools Alta Val di Cecina, Touring Club members, card holders young, any conventions Stop area Camper
Free ticket: handicapped persons - residents of the municipality of Pomarance - children up to 6 years - pupils of all the schools of the Municipality of Pomarance and the Comprehensive M. Tabarrini

Combined Ticket:
Rocca Sillana, Casa Bicocchi and Mostra Guerrieri and Artigiani:
5,00 € Ticket
3,00 € Reduced Ticket

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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