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- Wonderful Cathedral in the center of the city, built in medieval period when the Bishop of Populonia chose the Monteregio heights as his residence.
Completed as we can see today at the beginning of fourteenth century .
Numerous masters contributed to its splendor : first among them was Giovanni Pisano.
Beautiful the facade with a wonderful staircase and many marbles decorations .
Inside with three naves with many frescoes dated back in 14th century.
Excellent the paint of the Madonna called Majesty of the Cathedral, painted in 1316 by Duccio da Buoninsegna (1255-1319)
Beautiful the marble sculpted sarcophagus of Saint Cerbone behind the superb main altar facing the abse and its seats in inlaid wood.
Another marble sculpted sarcophagus can be seen behind a fresco of Madonna with Baby, this one is more ancient because was made in the third century.
Beautiful the many paintings on the walls and the marble baptismal font made by Giraldo da Como in 1267Written 11 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The imposing tower is all that remains of the stately residence of the episcopal castle of Monteregio. Probably built in the twelfth century it became, with the emergence of town, the “Civic Tower “ and from 1443 it housed the first mechanical clock in the city.
Once the Sienese Fortress was built , the tower, after begin greatly shortened, was connected to the imposing defensive system by the Sienise Arch , a work of medieval engineering that still fascinates for its boldness.
From the top of the tower you can admire a breathtaking panorama of the city and the surrounding plains reaching the sea, where you can see, on a clear day, the islands of Elba, Montecristo and CorsicaWritten 13 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Massa Marittima is an ancient city with many museums bust the most famous one is the Museum of Minery. The entrance costs 5 Euro and it includes guided tour that starts every hour. If you don't speak Italian, you may have audioguide in English, Russian, French or Spanish. Also, you may ask for the protective helmet especially if you are high person (above 1.80). There are many corridors in old minery, where different type of equipment is presented. You may take photos of everything but the time of excursion is limited ( around 30 minutes) so you will have to hurry up. Every piece of exhibition has its number and you may listen to the coresponding audio information. If you want to buy some sovenirs - do it at the very beginning because the entranse and the exit are situated in the different sides of the ex-minery)Written 19 August 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very curious this large fresco inside the palace of warehouse of abundance.
The palace was built in 1265 by the mayor Idebrando from Pisa,
The only visible fresco is called the Tree of Fertility and is characterized by 25 men genitals ,
usually in those years the frescoes of naked men were always covered in the parts of the genitals, but here they are clearly visibleWritten 12 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have visited many muséums in my life, but none is like this one ! Many unique antique organs are displayed in the museum such as a portative organ by Carlo Traeri from 1686, a positive organ by Agostino Traeri from 1756, a superb Sicilian organ of 1771 by Gaetano Platania, and many others… The museum also documents the technological, stylistic and taste evolution of the piano, an eminent symbol of Western musical civilization with an Italian harpsichord of the 16th century, an 18th century Italian grand piano , and three grand fortepiano.
And Dr Lorenzo Ronzoni , who has been at the origin of the museum and who guides the visit, will make you love it , even if you are not a musician! I When I can I always bring friends to the Museo degli OrganiWritten 10 August 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Quite easy to access by car, situated between vineyards in South Tuscan landscape, quite close to the coast, a nice little lake with turquoise, crystal clear water. It was sunny but still chilly when we visited in May but we enjoyed lounging in the sun on one of many wooden piers, surrounded by what seemed to look like bamboo grass.Written 6 May 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The palace of municipally was created connected two towers, the right one is older and was built in the 13th century called Bargello tower. The left one was built in 1334 and called Conti Biserno tower.
The Gothic central building was built in 14th century.
The room of the Mayor is where used to be the Chapel of Priori .
In the middle of the facade you can see the coat of arms of the Medici and a bas-relief depicting the Roman symbol: the She WolfWritten 15 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Surrounded by the most buildings of the city, this square, with bars , restaurants and shops is the civil and spiritual center of the cityWritten 15 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I was looking for something interesting for my two 4 years old twins, this was pretty funny for them. This was their first trip to an Aquarium, so they were amazed, mission accomplished. If you have been in other Aquariums before, I'd skip this unless you have already seen everything else in the surroundings. The ticket is really expensive, because they are not getting any(much?) help from the government and they do anyway research on Sharks.
We had the chance to see two newborn sharks, which is not common I believe.
Outside the Aquarium there is a Dinosaur area, which may be appreciated by some kid, my kids were much more interested in real fishes than in plastic dinosaurs.Written 7 September 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The church with stone facade was begun in 1299 for the Augustinian order. Augustinian friars planned the building to replace the church of San Pietro dell’Orto , which was too small for the growth of citizens
Above the main entrance you can see a fresco inside a lunette.
Internal with one large nave in Gothic style where you can see several beautiful paintings dated back in 17tn century.
Beautiful the cloister beside the churchWritten 11 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This museum shows how ancient this area is. We were impressed by the presentations. They even gave one of the ladies in our party a senior discount!Written 16 June 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Lovely building housing some amazing artefacts with interesting history. Some rooms hold sparse displays and I guess you are supposed to be inspired by their story? Whilst I'm pleased I visited this could hardly be called an 'Art' museum although the skill of the craftsmen was evident as was their art. This was more of a museum representing the early religious history of Massa Maratima with a very narrow nod to some more recent 'modern' art from the 1970s - 80's. Allow no more than an hour.Written 12 April 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very kind staff inside this beautiful palace beside the Cathedral, you can have information and maps of the city together with some information and maps for the sea placesWritten 12 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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