medieval village

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

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

OPENING HOURS 08:00-12:00 // 15:00-17:00, from 1 June to 30 Septembre until 19:00 Mass Monday-Friday 09:00 Saturday 18:00 Sunday 11:00, 17:00/17:30 Its construction started in the […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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”), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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