15
May

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 soldiers to enter the City. That was the occasion for Siena to command Massa shortly after, disregarding the signed contract. To control the proud Massa, Sienese built a fort (Cassero) which consists of a double wall …

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15
May

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 to citizens in case of need. Today it houses the Museum of Art and History of Mines. This Museum was born in 1984, as complementary structure to the Mining Museum and further analysis about the mining …

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15
May

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 masters for centuries throughout Europe. Visiting this site you can admire the magnificent instruments conserved here and absorb the recreated mystic atmosphere of one Maremmas most significant Medieval churches. The Fondazione Museo Santa Cecilia was …

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15
May

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 it was near a vegetable garden (orto). It was a Cathedral until the middle of the 13th century and later it was assigned to the Augustinian fathers who built their convent adjacent to …

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15
May

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 regiment of the dead man. The monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, which was erected in 1904 and originally located in Piazza del Duomo with its backs to the Cathedral, was trasferred here in 1938. …

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15
May

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. Clare. In the early 17th century the convent was enlarged and a new church was built. This monastery was also important because it housed a pharmacy open to the public. The Sisters remained here until the …

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15
May

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 that was sensitive to local history and art. He kept intact the room that, according to tradition, was the birthplace of Bernardino Albizeschi, better known as Saint Bernardino of Siena, who was born in Massa on September …

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15
May

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  Massa Marittima and reminding such an activity, now completely concluded, which has indeliblely marked the history of our town. The Museum was established in 1980, thanks to some retired miners, and represents  a faithful mine, structured …

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15
May

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, according to tradition, the Holy One chose to build a convent when she was in Massa in 1444. It is therefore the first church built in honor of the Saint. The church was abandoned by the …

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16
Aug

16/08/13 – Musica e Teatro al Museo

Music and Theater at the Museum Classical Music Concert Friday 16th August 2013 / 9.30 pm Complesso Museale di San Pietro all’Orto – Corso Diaz – Massa Marittima INFO and RESERVATIONS Museo Archeologico e Porta del Parco · Massa Marittima · tel +39 0566.902289 · info@coopcollinemetallifere.it ENTRANCE € 6,00

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15
Aug

15/08/13 – Balestro del Girifalco

111° Edition – 15th August 2013 – 9.30 pm Piazza Garibaldi – Massa Marittima Info: www.societaterzierimassetani.it This contest is staged twice a year, on May and on August. 24 crossbowmen partecipate into the contest, 8 archers for each of the Terzieri making up Massa Marittima from the date of its constitution as a Free City. The contest is opened with …

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13
Aug

13/08/13 – Musica e Teatro al Museo

Music and Theater at the Museum Tanghi migranti Tuesday 13th August 2013 / 9.30 pm Complesso Museale di San Pietro all’Orto – Corso Diaz – Massa Marittima INFO and RESERVATIONS Museo Archeologico e Porta del Parco · Massa Marittima · tel +39 0566.902289 · info@coopcollinemetallifere.it ENTRANCE € 6,00

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