Massa Marittima
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Life in the mines

Museum spotlights mining in Massa Marittima

Massa Marittima
This museum is housed in underground tunnels, which were created near the town’s historical center during the war to serve as a bomb shelter for the population. The museum’s purpose is to showcase the lifestyles and work habits linked to local mining culture. For decades, mining was the backbone of the local economy, which was based almost entirely on the extraction and processing of sulfides. The museum showcases tools and accessories employed throughout the industry, including mining machinery—the majority of which was used in the area’s mines. Since 2005, the mining museum has been home to one of the gates of the Massa Marittima mining park known as the Archeological and Technological Park of the Colline Metallifere Grossetane.
 
Massa Marittima
A CHARMING ATMOSPHERE ENCLOSED WITHIN WELL-PRESERVED CITY WALLS
Nestled on a high and isolated hill, Massa Marittima’s beautiful historic city center is enclosed and protected by the well-preserved city walls, representing one of the most important urbanistic-architectural complexes in all of Tuscany. ...
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