VILLAGE OF MONTECASTELLI PISANO
Village of Montecastelli Pisano
Montecastelli Pisano- Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
The village lies on a hill located to the right of Pavone, almost opposite the Rocca Sillana, in a position whose strategic importance made it the object of his castle long and hard struggles between the municipality and the bishops of Volterra. The latter, based on the law arising from a series of certificates issued to them by various emperors, sought to exert their influence seating itself in the village, as feudal lords, members of the family of Pannocchieschi. L 'aspect of architectural and urban Montecastelli Pisano is no doubt one of the most characteristic of the entire province, with medieval buildings of great interest: the gateway to the country, located on the southern side, made entirely of blocks of stone, some old gray stone buildings that resist the inevitable contamination of modern buildings, the streets are characterized by internal staircases, walkways and arches typical medieval structure....
(From Friday, December 06, 2013, never expire)