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Massa Marittima: a medieval jewel in the heart of the Maremma

Massa Marittima, the oldest pearl of the Maremma, rises up on a hill from which it dominates the surrounding landscape. Its thousand-year history winds between prehistoric remains, medieval splendour and Sienese influences.

Its origins date back to the 10th century, but archaeological finds in the Pianizzoli and Vado all'Arancio areas attest to settlements already in the prehistoric era.

In the Middle Ages, Massa Marittima became a centre of excellence, with a flourishing economy based on mining and a bishopric in the mid-11th century.

Piazza Garibaldi, the heart of the town, houses the Duomo or Cathedral of San Cerbone, a magnificent example of 13th-14th century Romanesque-Gothic architecture.

In 1335, Massa Marittima was conquered by Siena, which left an indelible imprint on the town planning of the village.
Strolling through the picturesque streets of Massa Marittima, visitor can experience a timeless atmosphere: medieval walls, noble towers, stately palaces and artisan workshops.

An unforgettable experience: come and discover Massa Marittima and lose yourself in its history, culture and beauty.

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