Scheduled events

13 November 2016

San Pietro all’Orto Museum Complex

The building used to be the Convent of San Pietro all’Orto, in Cittanuova, next to Sant’Agostino Church. The museum hosts pieces of art such as sculptures, […]
12 November 2016
Palazzo dell'Abbondanza

the Medieval Springs and the Fertility Tree

Le fonti dell’Abbondanza, literally The Abundance Springs, used to be the ancient water source of Massa Marittima in medieval times. The building was built up in […]
12 November 2016

Piazza Garibaldi

It is one of the most beautiful squares in Tuscany. This wonderful medieval star-shaped square is called Piazza Garibaldi, a sort of open-air theatre surrounded by […]
12 October 2016

Cathedral of San Cerbone

Its construction started in the XI century and its structure has been changed throughout the centuries until it reached its final form at the beginning of […]
12 November 2016

the Council Building

This travertine building was the judiciaries headquarter. It consists in three independent buildings, each one built in a different period: the Biserno Tower on the left […]
12 October 2016

Candeliere Tower

This imposing tower and its sienese Fortress stand in the upper part of the medieval city centre, called Cittanuova. The tower was built in 1228 by […]
12 November 2016

Archeological Museum

It is inside the medieval Lord’s Residence, in Piazza Garibaldi. The museum is organized in two main sections. The prehistorical one on the ground floor shows […]
12 November 2016

the Lord’s Residence

Also known as the Justice Palace or The Magistrate Palace, it overlooks Piazza Garibaldi and was built around the first half of the XIII century, after Massa Marittima […]
17 October 2016

The Mining Museum

It is only 5 minutes away from the city centre. It was originally a travertine cave and then converted into a museum once the mining activity […]
13 November 2016

Museum of Mining Art and History

The museum was born in 1984 and it is complementary with the Mining Museum: it deepens some aspects of the mining activity concerning the area around […]
15 October 2016

Museum of Ancient Mechanical Organs “Santa Cecilia”

It is a private museum and the only one in Italy of its kind. It was born in 2002 thank Dr. Lorenzo Ronzoni who donated his […]
12 November 2016

The Bishop’s Residence

It is a medieval construction and it was originally the Lord Vicar’s residence. It was then taken over by the Church and it eventually became Massa […]
12 October 2016

Malfatti Palace

   This impressive structure faces the Council Building and was built in the XIII century. Its most interesting trait is the wide balcony bounded on two […]
12 November 2016
mappa geoparco

The Tuscan Mining Geopark

Massa Marittima and its surroundings are part of the Tuscan Mining Geopark (Geoparco delle Colline Metallifere) and are CETS accredited (Sustainable Tourism European Charter) since 2014. […]
12 November 2016
Mappa colline

Trekking

The whole area is provided with a CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) trekking signage system, which helps orientating to enjoy the natural beauties of this region. We recommend […]
14 October 2016

Accesa Lake

This karstic lake is about 10km far from Massa Marittima and it’s a beautiful spot, particularly suitable for nice walks along the bank, picnics or refreshing […]
12 November 2016
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Caves and Galleries

The region is characterized by the presence of natural caves and galleries that can be visited especially during summer. The GSMM (Speleological Group of Massa Marittima) […]
14 October 2016
pozzino minerario

the mine shaft trekking

The trail connects some of the over 250 mine shafts of the area, counted by Bernardino Lotti at the end of the XIX century. In the […]
14 October 2016

the surroundings

From Massa Marittima you can reach many spectacular destinations in less than half an hour by car: 1- Saint Galgano Abbey : the gothic roof-less abbey […]
14 October 2016

Olive oil

Together with wine, olive oil is the main typical product that Tuscany is proud of and it is a the base of the local cuisine. Olive […]
14 October 2016

Wine

Wine plays a key role in tuscan cuisine: mainly red, the vineyards can be seen almost everywhere on the low and middle hillside areas thanks to […]
12 October 2016

Biserno’s Palace

The building was built in the XIII century and stands next to the Lord’s Residence, in Piazza Garibaldi. It was originally a civilian residence owned by […]
30 June 2017

Other products

Contact the Tourist Office for further details about tasting tours. Download here the list of our local producers.. PRODUCER Product +39 (o) APICOLTURA PASQUINELLI GIULIETTA HONEY Loc. […]
12 October 2016

Pannocchieschi Palace

Once you cross Piazza Garibaldi, keeping the cathedral behind you, you will walk through Corso della Libertà. Here, on the left side you will find this […]
14 October 2016

Opera

  Since 1985 the open air opera takes place every year at the beginning of August in Piazza Garibaldi. The Cathedral and its tower on the […]
15 November 2016
San Cerbone

San Cerbone

San Cerbone is the patron saint of Massa Marittima and he is celebrated on October 10th. Cerbone was born around 493 a.C. and raised by Christian parents […]
12 November 2016
Casa natale San Bernardino

Albizzeschi Palace

This fourteenth-century building, located at the top of Corso della Libertà, is the birthplace of Bernardino degli Albizzeschi, also known as San Bernardino from Siena. He […]
15 November 2016

Balestro del Girifalco

It is a traditional festival based on a medieval game and takes place twice a year: on the 4th Sunday of May and on the 14th […]
12 November 2016

Fair of Ghirlanda

This traditional fair takes place every year on the 1st September: the local farmers show their cattle and animals and compete for the “best animal” price. […]
12 November 2016

Former Church of San Michele

It was built in 1835 to replace the pre-existing Church in San Lorenzo previously demolished. It is made of travertine in Neo-renaissance style with its squared […]
12 October 2016

San Francesco Church

The Church was founded around the first half of the ‘200 by San Francesco, who used to live in Massa Marittima in those years to establish a first core […]
12 November 2016
Madonna del Canale

Madonna del Canale in Prata

Despite the patron saint being Saint Assunta, everybody in Prata reveres the Madonna of the Graces, also known as “Madonna of the Canal” (the name coming […]
12 October 2016
Torre del Candeliere

The “Chandelier” Tower and the Sienese Fortress

Climbing up through via Moncini, you will eventually find in front of you the impressive Silici Gate. From here you can access Cittanuova (literally “New Town”), […]
12 November 2016

The Armory

The building lies next to the Candeliere Tower, in the medieval neighbourhood called Cittanuova (the New City). It was built in the fifteenth century and, as […]
14 November 2016

the City Walls

The city walls used to completely surround the city centre in medieval times. They were about 2000 mt. long, built in the XII century and then expanded […]
12 October 2016

Former Curch of San Rocco

The Church was built at the end of the XV century but at the beginning of the XVIII c. it was used as stables; afterwards the […]
12 November 2016

“Sol omnibus lucet” Garden

You can find this garden walking through via Norma Parenti, in the medieval neighbourhood called Borgo; a small lane named via Maremma leads to this enchanted […]
16 October 2016

the Mint building

The building is located in Via Norma Parenti, the main road in the Terziere of Borgo. The facade is characterized by two pointed arches on the […]
14 November 2016

Bufalona Springs

These springs were built in the XIII century and are located between Massa Marittima and the village of Ghirlanda. The springs used to provide water to the […]
16 October 2016

Poggio Park

This park is only 10 minutes away from the city centre, in the upper part of Massa Marittima just outside the medieval walls. It is a […]
12 October 2016

Sant’Agostino Church

The building is on Corso Diaz, the main street of the medieval neighbourhood “Cittanuova”. It was built in 1299 to replace the pre-existing Church of San […]
12 November 2016

Former Church of San Pietro all’Orto

It took 5 years to complete this church (1247-1252), built by the will of the Podestà. Back then this was the only church in Cittanuova, until […]
12 November 2016

Remembrance Park

It is in Piazza XXIV Maggio, at the very end of Corso Diaz, in Cittanuova and it was built in 1924 in memory of the First […]
15 October 2016

Aquarium Marine World and Explora

It is both a centre of marine environmental education and the headquarter of the Shark Studies Centre, thet undertakes research studies in South Africa and in […]
13 November 2016

Old Carpenter’s Shop

It is in a small lane in the city centre that connects Piazza Garibaldi to the medieval neighborhood of Borgo. It reproduces a traditional carpenter studio, […]
12 November 2016

Clarisse Covent

It is located just behind the Remembrance Park and it was built up in the XIII century. The building used to be a Franciscan convent until […]
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
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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 […]
9 May 2014

Sleeping in Massa Marittima

Passion and experience characterize the tourism sector in Massa Marittima, thanks to its long and consolidated tradition in this field. The area offers a wide range […]
10 December 2015

Where to eat

Gastronomy is one of the main elements characterizing the region: the cuisine is simple and based on tradition, with its strong yet honest flavors. For this […]