Massa is perhaps one of the oldest fortified towns in the area, and some stretches and towers of its defense walls can still be seen. Visitors can enter the town through Porta dei Campi before heading to the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Inside, there is a wooden crucifix from the 1400s and a glazed terracotta depicting the Madonna and Child, by the Buglioni workshop. To learn more about these works of sacred art, visit the San Michele Museum, located in the chapel of the same name. There are paintings, liturgical vestments and sacred furnishings on display.
Travelling down the historic road, you’ll come to Cozzile. The first thing you’ll notice is Palazzo De Gubernatis which stands out on a ridge, but once you’re in the town, you’ll be fascinated by Cozzile as a whole. The town is comprised of a small, simple piazza surrounded by very few streets, but every corner of the town is quite picturesque. From its position up on a hill, on clear days it’s as if you could see the whole of Tuscany from the town.