Cultural vacations in Tuscany at a historical fortress

An outstanding destination for cultural vacations in Tuscany, the Rocca di Pietracassia is an ancient castle located near Casa d’Era, holiday home in Lajatico.

It is 532 meters high, nestled in the middle of the Valdera forest facing the Sterza Valley.

The stronghold can be easily reached from our vacations house by tourists and sightseeing enthusiasts. Visitors can get there during their Tuscany vacations by trekking, mountain bike or by horseback while admiring the local scenery.

Dating back to the XIIIth century, this cultural milestone features external walls that enclose a square-shaped building. Its facade faces Southwards, void of openings or battlements although its vents were added at a later time.

Spend some memorable cultural vacations in Tuscany within an authentic piece of history. The inner keep and two towers, the former is four-sided and the latter heptagonal-based, are kept in a good condition and possess a barrel vault.

The only viable access is currently at the main front’s center gate.

Without a doubt, the venue offers a breathtaking view, thanks to watchtower conection that allows to communicate with other cultural Tuscany landmarks like the Montevaso, Chianti, Terricciola, Orciatico, Peccioli and Miemo castles.

Rocca di Pietracassia