Massa Marittima is a hidden Tuscan jewel perched on a panoramic hill north of Grosseto, in Southern Tuscany. The historical town centre has Etruscan origins and many signs of the past are still recognizable in the perfectly preserved city walls, in the narrow streets and in important urban and architectural complexes. During the 13th century, when all the surrounding towns went under the rule of Pisa, Siena or Florence, Massa Marittima maintained its independence and the town experienced a golden age. The most beautuful buildings in town all date back to this period. Furthermore, the history of this place is strictly linked to mining, as there are mineral ore deposits as well as iron, mercury, lignite and copper mines.
Discover below what you shouldn't miss when you're wandering around town.