Massa Marittima is an art town at 15 minutes from our resort.
Nestled in the Metalliferous Hills, it is surrounded by the Maremman countryside and rich in historical, environmental and architectural heritage.
It is known as the Gem of Medieval Tuscany. The mineral wealth of this area has allowed a continuity of civilizations. Many findings in the area date back to Prehistoric and Etruscan periods.
The town has a particular plan divided into three zones: Old Town, New Town and the Village.
Heart of Old Town is Piazza Garibaldi with both civil and religious buildings:
Cathedral with three naves and, the tower.
Palazzo del Podesta: dating from the 13th century, it now houses the Archaeological Museum. In front of the building you can see the emblems of Massa Marittima prominent families.
The Town Hall: dating from the 13th – 14th century, with its typical Medieval mullioned windows.
A few minutes walk from the Piazza you can find the Torre del Candeliere, now housing a museum, also called the clock tower. It was destroyed and then rebuilt by Siena.
An highly evocative and historical event, the Archery which is made twice a year: the 3rd Sunday of May and the 2nd Sunday of August. During the show, the three Contrade (districts) of the city compete to shoot the crossbow in the main square.
In the town historical centre it is easy to find picturesque spots, and panoramic views overlooking the valley to the sea.
Museums: Massa Maritiima Archaeological Museum; Museum of Mining, Museum of Art and History of Mining.