Hamlets

12 November 2016
abitazioni minatori

Capanne, the mining village

It is at about 3km south of Massa Marittima, following directions to Accesa Lake. It is a typical mining village, developed during the first half of […]
7 October 2016
Cura Nuova chiesa

Cura Nuova

Cura Nuova is known for its Monteregio vineyards, the DOC wine of Massa Marittima. The area near Gora delle Ferriere, an important waterway for mining activities, was habited […]
12 November 2016
Ghirlanda

Ghirlanda

The area used to be a marsh until the end of the XVIII century. Here a rail network was built in 1902: it connected the mines […]
12 November 2016

La Pesta and the Accesa Lake

This small village is about 10km far from Massa Marittima and you can get there also through the mining village of Capanne. At the bottom of […]
7 October 2016

Niccioleta

The village was private property of the Company Montecatini (later Montedison and eventually Solmine) until 1976, when it became public ground under the municipality of Massa Marittima. The history […]
7 October 2016

Prata and the dantesque Pia

The Castle of Prata appears for the first time in a document in 1155, when Federico Barbarossa renewed the right of property to a local nobleman. Around […]
7 October 2016

Tatti: the sound of silence

The village, mentioned already in the IX century in Lucca’s Bishopric documents, also appears among the possessions of the powerful Abbey Sestinga. The castle was then bought in […]
12 November 2016
stemma mediceo

Valpiana

The village is located between Massa Marittima and Follonica, around 10km from the seaside. Its history is linked to the steel industry: the first plant was […]