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Massa Marittima

Overview

Intensely designed mediaeval urban planning, as certified by the TCI's Orange Flag, in which the extraordinary scenery of Piazza Garibaldi stands out. It was the episcopal see after the Thousand, after which it resumed to exploit the mines as the Etruscans did, and in the 1200s it had its most flourishing period. It was then that the monuments that can still be admired in the Romanesque 'old town', in the lower part of the town, were built, and in 1228 the construction of the highest 'new city', with an orthogonal mesh system, was designed. Massa Marittima is also today the City of Wine, the Doc Monteregio, to which a Wine Route is dedicated. The fourth Sunday of May and the second of August Piazza Garibaldi is the setting for the Balestro del Girifalco, a historic re-enactment with a target shooting competition with ancient crossbows.

Massa Marittima

58024 Massa Marittima GR, Italia

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