Don't be fooled by the name, because Massa Marittima only feels the sea from afar: the town in fact stands on a hill about 20 kilometres from the coast and its identity is historically linked to the land, or rather to what it guards. Massa's history is intertwined with that of the mines of the Colline Metallifere: over the centuries it based its economy on the presence of these deposits, until the 1970s, when mining activity suffered a sharp decline. Today, this long past is recounted in the Mining Museum. What remains, in Massa, is a beauty of architecture, culture and history: the beautiful Cathedral of San Cerbone is a must-see, and the traveller can explore the city by walking along one of the routes that cross it - one along the outside of the walls of Cittavecchia, the other between the gate of San Francesco and the Convent of the Clarisse, in Cittanuova. All around, the beauty of the Tuscan landscape, the enchantment of a generous land.