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Massa Marittima

More or less 45 minutes away from Castiglione della Pescaia, Massa Marittima represents a nice day-tour. The story of this little city is strictly connected to the gold and silver mines who made famous and wealthy this place. Massa Marittima lived at its maximum prestige from an artistic and a monumental point of view between the 12th and the 15th century. The cathedral of San Cerbone dominates Pza Garibaldi; its building dates back between the 10th and the 12th century. Not too far away from the Dome one sees Podestà Square, whose building dates 1225; nowadays it hosts the archeological museum.
On the left is to be seen the historical building of Biserno while down into Mazzini square one can visit the Palace of Abundance and the homonymous well and renown fresco. Many medieval buildings are to be admired and visited; the municipality palace, the church of Sant’ Agostino, Matteotti Square. Worthwhile a visit is also the Chandelier Tower (also known as Clock Tower). It was destroyed in the past and rebuilt again by Siena sometimes later, only of a smaller size. The clock was added decades later.
Last but not least: a breathcatching view and the archeological park with etruscan rests belonging to the IX century of lago Accesa.

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