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                 La Valle del Diavolo

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La posizione baricentrica di Pomarance all'interno di un territorio di indubbia attrazione storico-artistica (Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Volterra, Livorno, Massa Marittima), la ricchezza delle sue bellezze naturali e la cordialità dei suoi abitanti, fanno di questa località, posta a Sud della Provincia di Pisa, uno dei più interessanti centri della "Toscana minore", ancora oggi da scoprire turisticamente.

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Pomarance
   
 
 
 
 
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The village, whose origin is prior to the year 1000, preserves  
its structure of medieval castle with walls and access gates.  
The view on the "caves" is particularly impressive : it is a  
phenomenonsubject to landslides similar to the cliffs  
in Volterra, which has swallowed up the most ancient  
buildings over the centuries. The Romanesque church (XII  
century) keeps its austere original façade, while the
interior readapted between the XVIII and XIX century still
preserves a nave and two side aisles and is enriched  
with frescos and valuable works of art. The theatre of  
Italian classic theatre, shaped like a horseshoe  
with the s the "Coraggiosi" dates back tothe XIX century:  
it has been built according to the canons of the talls and    
three orders of boxes. Recently restored , it has become a place for shows, concerts and cultural events.
There are several courtly palaces of the same lperiod which flank Via Roncalli. Among them
casa Bicocchi, a perfectly preserved residence with a complete furniture and open to the
public; Palazzo de Larderel with a neoclassic style, once owned by the de Larderels, a family
who started up the exploitation of the boraciferous fumaroles; Palazzo Ricci which houses the
Town Hall library and an interesting collection of ceramics of Pomarance dating back to the XVI
and XVII century.( In the library you will find an Internet point and a reading and book loans service).
At Pomarance you can find a manege with a riding school, a wellbeing centre, tennis and
basketball courts also available during night time. There is a supermarket as well as shops .
of many kinds. There are restaurants both in the village and in the nearby hamlets
where you can taste characteristic dishes of the area
       

 
We don't know the exact etymology of the name Pomarance.
In old documents the village is mentioned as Ripamaranci, Ripamarancie, Ripomaraanci and later
as Le Pomarancie, till we find today's name. Some historians claim the name is linked with the
growing of oranges, an activity which died out in the cold winter of 1306. According to Curzio
Inghirami the name comes from the roman legionary Marancio Pomario, others say it derives
from “Ripa Marazza” (that is hill on a marsh) or Ripa Marancia that is cliff on the left bank
of the river Cecina, another possibility is that suggested by Prof.Fiumi, who is convinced of the
Etruscan origin of the name. Ripamaranci is mentioned for the first time in a tale made by a group
of Christians led by San Regolo who came from Africa arrived in Populonia (515 A.D.) and
set off for Volterra stopping in Pomarance. The legend has it that one of them, San Giusto, left
his footprint on a gabbro rock.
 
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