Set on a hill with a panoramic view, the historic centre of Massa Marittima, surrounded by well-preserved city walls, is one of the most important Tuscan architectural and urban complexes.
Narrow streets go up and down the hill, leading to a magical place where harmonious lines welcome modern visitors, leaving them breathless at the sight of all the timeless forms and colours. In the same area, the piazza, visitors can find all the buildings necessary for the public life of a comune in the 13th century, the Cathedral, the Palazzo del Podesta, the Town Hall, the Market Loggia, and a little further along, the Mint and the Public Fountain.
Located in the upper town and built when Siena dominated the area, is the imposing fortress with the Clock Tower. In addition to the historical monuments and museums, visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
The two most significant summer events in Massa Marittima are very popular with tourists: opera with Lirica in Piazza and the Toscana FotoFestival.