Things to see and do - Massa
Massa Travel guide
Massa : Michelin's recommendations
Lying at the foot of the Apuan Alps only 4km from the Versilia coast, this modern town has retained some of its old buildings and squares. The profusion of marble sculptures and façades in the town is a reminder of the proximity of the Carrara quarries.
Tourist attractions Massa : Things to see and do
P.za del Duomo I - 54100 Massa
Entirely made of marble, this modernised Cathdral accommodates a baptismal font, A Madonna of the Pinturicchio, the tombs of the Malaspina and a 16C crib.
Largo Matteotti I - 54100 Massa
This modern church is decorated with figurative mural paintings completed in 1978 by Dino Cellini.
v. Rocca I - 54100 Massa
Concealed among semi-derelict medieval fortifications dominating the city, this Renaissance castle (15C-16C) belonged to the Malaspina, a powerful family which ruled the city until the 18C, who built as their residence the Palazzo Cybo Malaspina, whi..
Via Tagliamento 4 I - 54100 Marina di Massa
Via Lungofrigido Ponente 18 I - 54100 Marina di Massa
The family-run Hotel Giada is 5 minutes' walk from Marina di Massa’s seafront and sandy beaches. It offers free bike rental, and en suite rooms with wooden furniture. The wellness area features a hot tub, Turkish bath, and gym. All rooms at Giada Ho..
Via Nicola Zonder 3 I - 54100 Massa
piazza Portone 5 I - 54100 Massa
This restaurant occupies a historic palazzo. It serves imaginative, creative cuisine in an intimate, evocative setting where the sense of history adds to the ambience.
via Beatrice 17 I - 54100 Massa
The genuine flavours of traditional local cuisine are to the fore in this restaurant. It boasts a stone-vaulted ceiling and a decor of black and white photos on the walls, as well as a display of old bottles. An excellent address for meat lovers.
via Bergiola Vecchia 30, località Castagnetola I - 54100 Massa
Situated in the hills overlooking the town, this restaurant occupies an old house that is also home to the estate's wine cellars. Charming setting and cuisine full of flavour, with the option of alfresco dining on the panoramic terrace in summer.
lungomare di Ponente I - 54037 Marina di Massa
This little restaurant was opened in the 60's, and has always been run by the same expert management. Seats about 50 people in the dining room and 50 on the terrace. Seafood specialties.
via Cesare Battisti 1 I - 54037 Marina di Massa
via Lungo Brugiano 3 I - 54037 Marina di Massa
An original tile dwelling with quaint furnishings that call to mind Paris and the Seine. Menus feature mainly fish dishes but also a varied and tasty choice of pizzas.