On holiday in Massa ... between art and religion!
Tourists on holiday in Massa will certainly be attracted by the different artistic and religious places of the city, representing through styles, architectural changes have taken place since Roman times to present day.
The cathedral itself with its large white facade at the end of Via Dante. Dedicated to St. Francis, also took the name of San Pietro when that church was demolished in 1807 and became the cathedral in 1823 with the establishment of the diocese of Massa. At the end of'600 was created chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, where he keeps a fragment of Sant'Andrea dell'Affresco with daughter Maria Pinturicchio. And we can still admire the baptismal font attributed to Riccomani and a Nativity in terracotta Benedict Buglione. The facade White marble is the medieval period, even if it was expanded and renovated around the sixteenth century.
Via Dante. Tel: 0585 42643
Chiesa della Madonna del Monte
First attached to the Augustinian convent, then became a garrison hospital dedicated to SS James and Christopher. Consecrated in 1598 it was enlarged in 1636 and renewed again in 1715.
Church of Our Lady of Mercy
Located just outside the walls of the city and was built around 1620 to thank the Virgin Mary for having put an end to the long period of drought that had lasted the city. The edificioo was later expanded and underwent several remakes. Today you can see inside the church various works including the Madonna of the Snow by Domenico Fiasella.
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Olive groves
Located near the Stadium and is famous when keeps a wooden statue of Jacopo della Quercia. Right next to the church stands the Ethnological Museum of Apuane collecting objects and furnishings that were particularly in use Lunigiana in history.
Ethnological Museum of Apuane Tel: 0585 252644