Rocca San Silvestro

The castle originated between the Xth and XIth century when the Gherardesca decided to fully exploit the mineral resources of the area and date from this period, the first traces of fortifications: the residence of the lords, the Visdomini della Rocca, was to the vertex, almost a defense Acropolis by walls still without tower, while the rest of the village was in turn surrounded by an additional curtain of stone.

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 Thanks to the Department of Archaeology and History of Fine Arts of the University of Siena on the site were conducted major excavations and was created a mining museum and the archaeological park open to visitors with routes in the old and open pit mining in the streets of the ancient village .

 

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