Massa will surprise you with its striking Malaspina Castle, which dominates the city from on high atop a rocky hill, the sumptuous Palazzo Ducale, which overlooks the spectacular Piazza Aranci, and the medieval Duomo, expanded and adorned several times over the course of the centuries. The Diocesan Museum (in the Palazzo Vescovile) safeguards a rich collection of painting and sacred objects from the whole area.
Between the town centre and the marina, in the wonderful setting of the historic Villa La Rinchiostra, a lovely walk focuses on the works of the Massa-born sculptor Gigi Guadagnucci, donated by the artist to his city.
In Montignoso, that borders Versilia, the Aghinolfi Castle, an ancient fortress that is part of the 1000 “Italian Wonders”, stands like a sentinel over an isolated high ground, with views over the coast and the Lago di Porta, a natural protected area.
From the height of ancient towers or along the coast you can enjoy the beautiful sunset.