So says an ancient map that documents the existence of this citadel from time immemorial, overseeing the valley and the olive grove, that slopes gently down to a little stream.
La Rocca di Montalbino belongs to the same family for generations, that takes care of it and that has been able to keep it.
Of the ancient building, from which it takes its name, still remain the ancient vaulted cellars in the manor house but the charm of this place is unchanged for thousand of years.
Here you can see a myriad of migratory birds such as the hoopoe and bee-eaters who have found a safe place.
In the summer nights, the fireflies light up the valley and mingle with the stars, clearly visible in the totally dark night.
This ancient place has also been able to preserve its spirit of sharing: indeed part of the estate has been converted into a farmhouse.
Who decide to spend here his holiday will be able to do many activities as walking, relaxing by the pool or cultural itineraries quickly reaching Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano or smaller towns unchanged for centuries, able to offer excellent food, wine and cultural surprises.