We find the Cathedral of San Pietro e San Francesco in Massa. The building, which can be seen in some depictions of the town from the 1500s, was built out of the ruins of the older Convent of San Francesco, and was consecrated in 1389 according to the date recorded on the plaque inside the Chapel of the Stimmate. It wasn’t raised to the status of cathedral until the early 1800s, however, when the town’s cathedral, located in front of Palazzo Ducale, was demolished on the orders of Napoleon’s sister.
The façade is a reconstruction dating only to 1936, based on a design by Cesario Fellini. Architecturally, the cathedral comprises a single nave and two chapels on the right, the Chapel of the Stimmate and the Chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento. A door leads to the undercroft, where the Cybo-Malaspina family is buried. There are several works of art inside the church, including paintings by Pinturicchio (a Madonna and Child) and Maratta, as well as marble altars designed by Bergamini and an altarpiece by Andrea and Tommaso Lazzoni.