With a small castle on the top of the rocky outcrop the medieval town radiates below following the contours of the hill as it clings to the hill side.

With a number of restaurants and a few historic churches wherever you look there is an amazing view. Small alleyways look out between houses which are built of local stone.

The views span across to the Isola di Elba to the west and the internal mountains to the east. Northwards is the plain towards Follonica and Massa Maritima.

It was obvious in historical times that the town was built for strategic purposes. Being close to the sea it is unique in its location and altitude so close to the coast.

Mostly car free you can walk around the town at anytime easily, with ample parking by the castle or below near the police station. The rock the town is built on is visible frequently in the streets as walls arc around the rock formations.

Its a small village but defiantly worth a visit that would take a few hours one morning or afternoon.

There are also ruins from etruscan times with the major parts of the settlement being built in the 10th and 12th centuries. The castle today is used as an outdoor theatre.