Monuments, History and Museums

History of Massa

  The territory of Massa has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as the remarkable findings, in the areas around the City called Mo
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Mint Palace

[1] Located in via Parenti 22 and built in travertine, it dates from the 13th century in a style that is a transition between Romanesque and
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Cathedral Square

The square of irregular shape, a rare example of medieval town planning, houses the main representative buildings of the religious and polit
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Cathedral of San Cerbone

[2] It is the best known and most representative monument of Massa Marittima, one of the greatest examples of religious architecture in the
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Palazzo del Podestà and Archaeological Museum

[3] The building, built in Romanesque style and originally crenelated, was erected between 1225 and 1235. The Mayors (Podestà) who governed
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Counts of Biserno’s Palace and Tower

[4] They were built by the Counts of Biserno of Gherardesca family, lords of the castle of the same name near San Vincenzo, in the mid-1200
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Town Hall

[5] The building, which formerly was the residence of government representatives, is still today the Town Hall. The embattled three-storey b
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The Old Carpenter’s Workshop

Sited in Cittavecchia, it is a faithful reconstruction of a traditional woodworking shop, where are displayed all the tools coming from an o
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Lodges of the City and Pannocchieschi’s Palace

[6] They are located in front of the Palazzo Comunale. Under these lodge, representatives of the City Government attended to solemn public c
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Bishop’s Palace and fresco by Giampaolo Talani

[7] The building, owned by the Opera San Cerbone, upon completion of construction of the Cathedral became the residence of the Vicar of the
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Public Fountain, Building and Fresco of Abbondanza

[8] The building, with three large arches, dates back to 1265, when Ildebrandino of Pisa was the Mayor, as reported in the epigraph inscribe
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Former Home of Fascism

[9] The building, adjacent to the public fountain, was built in the late 30s of last century during the fascist regime. It is worthy of atte
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Torre del Candeliere

  [10] It was built by the Free City of Massa in 1228, three years after the conquest of freedom from Bishop, in opposition to the towe
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Sienese Fort and Arch (Cassero e Arco Senese)

[11] In 1335, Massa, due to the reducing production of silver, signed a contract based on a level playing field with Siena allowing sienese
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Castle Monteregio

[12] It was born as a fortified residence of the Count Bishop. It was a castle with strong walls and towers overhanging the rocks below. The
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Weapons Depot and Museum of Art and History of Mining

[13] This building of the 15th century is named so because it served as a store of weapons, in particular crossbows, which were distributed
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Museum of Organs “Santa Cecilia”

This unique museum in Italy is meant to demonstrate the excellence gained by our country in this art for which we have been admired by maste
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San Pietro all’Orto, Sant’Agostino and the Museum of Religious Art

[14] The Church of San Pietro was built in 1197 by the Bishop in his Castle of Monteregio. It took the name of San Pietro all’Orto because i
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Memorial Park

[15] It was inaugurated in 1924 to commemorate the war dead of Massa during World War I. Each tree had a plaque with the name and the regime
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Ex-monastery of Santa Chiara (Le Clarisse)

[16] The original structure dates back to the 13th century and housed the monastery and the church of the Sisters observing the rules of St.
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City walls and gates

[17] The city walls were built by the people of Massa in the 13th century and were originally much larger. In the 14th century Siena, follow
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Church and convent of San Francesco

[18] According to legend, Saint Francis lived for a few days in Massa in 1220. On that occasion he was invited by the elders to open a conve
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Birth house of St. Bernardino of Siena

The building was completely restored and remodeled in the second half of 1800, according to the style of the time, by Giovanni Petrocchi tha
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Sensory Garden

The sensory garden "Sol Omnibus Lucet", named Norma Parenti, is located in Via Maremma. It has been conceived and designed by the artist Mar
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Mining Museum

This Museum is near the historical centre and is the reproduction of a real modern mine, proving the importance of the mining tradition in  
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Monument to Dead Partisans

[19] Erected in 1964 in the Parco of Poggio in memory of the victims of Niccioleta killed on June 13th and 14th, 1944 by the fascists. The m
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Near Massa

Church of San Bernardino in Vetreta - It was built with the adjoining convent after the death of Saint Bernardino, in a place that, accordin
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