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Management and Promotion

PARKS  In 2005 the Colline Metallifere Cooperative gained the management of the “Gateways of National Technological and Archaeological Park of Colline Metallifere” (Tuscan Mining Geopark) of Massa Marittima, Monterotondo, Montieri and Scarlino.The staff managing...

The town

Massa Marittima is one among the most beautiful and picturesque Medieval towns of Tuscany. The town dates back to the XII century a. C. when the Bishop of Populonia, while escaping from the coast...

Museum Services

The Colline Metallifere Cooperative manages the Museum System of Massa Marittima including : The Archaeological Museum The Mining Museum Museum of Art and History of mining Candlestick Tower Museum of Religious Art and Martini...

Organisation Events

From its first existence the Colline Metallifere Cooperative has collaborated to organize and menage Art Exhibitions, Photo Exhibitions, painting Exhibition, any cultural and historical kind of exhibitions, Folk festivals, Musical events and Cultural Festivals....

The old Carpenter’s Workshop

Sited in Cittavecchia, it is a faithful reconstruction of a traditional woodworking shop, where are displayed all the tools coming from an old carpenter’s workshop in Gerfalco, owned by the same family for five...

The old Oil-press

The old oil-press, dating back to the end of 1700, lets the visitor have a sight of the country culture of Maremma: it’s an unspoiled space which kept evidence of the ancient job of...

Museum of Art and History of Mining

This Museum was born in 1984, as complementary structure to the Mining Museum and further analysis about the mining and extractive process in the territory of Massa Marittima through its history. The building housing...

Map

Massa Marittima is in the middle of the Metalliferous Hills in the northern part of Maremma, which takes a wide area of Tuscany and slope down to the Tyrrhenian coast of the Gulf of...

Candlestick Tower

In the upper part of the historical centre, the monumental Candlestick tower stands out the town, together with the Sienese fortress and the fortified Cassero (donjon) building. The Candlestick Tower was built in 1228...

Museum of Religious Art

The Museum of Religious Art is housed inside the old monastery of San Pietro all’Orto, in Cittannuova and collects several important masterpieces of art made in Massa Marittima for its own churches, during the...

About Us

The Colline Metallifere Cooperative was born in 1980 by a group of friends really fond of their territory, arts, history and cultural heritage lovers, all fields having huge tourism potential. Our services are meant...

Our Territory

Massa Marittima is in the middle of the Metalliferous Hills in the northern part of Maremma, which takes a wide area of Tuscany and slope down to the Tyrrhenian coast of the Gulf of...

Routes

The Colline Metallifere Cooperative has planned and made up several tours, both in the historical centre of Massa Marittima and in the neighborhood of the town; according to your own interests, it’s possible to...

Contacts

Contacts

Colline Metallifere Soc. Coop. via dei Vetturini, 11 loc. Valpiana 58024 Massa Marittima (GR) ph. (+39) 0566.902289 fax (+39) 0566.902289 / (+39) 0566.919391 email: info@coopcollinemetallifere.it pec: collinemetalliferesoccoop@pec.it

Mining Museum

This Museum is near the historical centre and is the reproduction of a real modern mine, proving the importance of the mining tradition in Massa Marittima and reminding such an activity, now completely concluded,...

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Massa Marittima is housed in the Palace of Podestà, in the Cathedral Square. Visiting the Archaeological Museum, we can walk again, step by step, along the history of the settlements...

Prehistoric tour

The territory where Massa Marittima rises up was populated since Prehistory and just during the Metal Age here began a mining activity in order to exploit the ore of the Metalliferous Hills, that’s the...

All around

The Metalliferous Hills, sited in the northern part of Maremma extended only within the province of Grosseto, take a wide area of Tuscany and slope down to the Tyrrhenian coast of the Gulf of...

Tuscan Mining Geopark

Tuscan Mining Geopark

Tuscan Mining Geopark The Geopark of the Metalliferous Hills- Tuscan Mining Geopark, credited CETS (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism), in 2014 is an area that preserves intact the wild charm of this part of...

The etruscan village of the Accesa Lake

The Etruscan civility left some important signs on the territory of Massa Marittima; the visit begins from the Archaeological Park of the Accesa, where we find the mining settlement of Macchia al Monte, a...

Medieval tour

The period of full splendor for Massa Marittima is depicted by the beauty of its Medieval village, held inside its impressive city walls and rich of architectonic and artistic masterpieces. The visit begins at...

Mining tour

The very long history of Massa Marittima, going on for centuries trough Prehistory until the XX century, is covered again beginning from its ancient origins, evidenced by the Medieval mining wells Tour in the...

Contemporary tour

The rich and various historic and artistic heritage of Massa Marittima is also including an important collection of contemporary art. This tour starts from the Museum complex of San Pietro all’Orto, where the Contemporary...

The mining village of Niccioleta

There was a mining activity rebirth in the territory of Massa Marittima starting from the XIX century, with the arrival of specialized miners from all over Italy and some “mining villages” as Ribolla, Gavorrano...

Hiking trail

Route for hikers on foot 30 km, medium level and estimated travel time around 3 hours. The route descends from the town of Massa Marittima to its hamlet Valpiana, famous for the presence of...

Horse route

Horseback route of about 8.5 km and medium difficulty, which starts from the town of Massa Marittima, and through the Mediterranean Macchia comes on the shores of Lake Accesa, an enchanting karst depression perfect...