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Rocca Sillana

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Welcome

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
only with guided tour

1st May:
from 10:00 a.m. till 01:00 p.m.
from 03:00 p.m. till 07:00 p.m.

2nd June and 15th August:
from 10:00 a.m. till 01:00 p.m.
from 04:00 p.m. till 08:00 p.m.

From 2nd May till 31st May:
Saturday and Sunday only
from 03:00 a.m. until 07:00 p.m.
(departure every hour)

From 1st June till 30th September:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
from 04:00 p.m. till 08:00 p.m.

From 1st July till 31st August:
every Tuesday night openings
from 09:00 p.m. till 12:00 p.m.
(departure of visits 09:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)

Tickets

Full: 3,00 €
under 14: 2,00 €
gratis for residents and disabled people

Combined ticket

Rocca Sillana + Casa Bicocchi/Museo Guerrieri e Artigiani

Full: 5,00 €
under 14: 3,00 €
gratis for residents and disabled people


Compulsory booking

Reservation and infos
info@volterratur.it
+39 0588 86099

SAT coordinates

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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