Larderello is a fraction of Pomarance, in the province of Pisa.
This very small hamlet has only 850 inhabitants, is located at an altitude of 390 meters on the metalliferous hills and is partly owned by the Enel electricity company.
The town took its name from the Franco-Livornese industrialist François Jacques de Larderel who in the 1800s perfected the technique for extracting boric acid, thanks to the use of natural steam which led the sludge from the “lagoni” to evaporate the waters contained and thus obtain the acid.
The small area is located in the center of the so-called “Devil’s Valley”, so called because of its landscape characterized by columns of white vapors, even mentioned by Dante Alighieri among the chapters of his “hell”.
Agriturismo Coliberto Strada Regionale 439
58024 Massa Marittima (GR)