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Marina di Massa

Among the hills, the valley of the Apuan Alps, Massa is with its characteristic fortification Lordship Malaspina '500, situated on the hill above the village, to maintain control over the way in which piedmont 'XI century it was used to maintain contact between the various parishes of the Diocese of Luni, Sarzana from Pietrasanta.
The monument has undergone various occupations and changes after Obertenga period, there was one by Conrad of Swabia in 1268 and Castruccio Castracani Antelminelli, Lord of Lucca.
In medieval times, the structure was moved higher on the spur of the rocky hill.
A further enlargement of the renaissance, by Giacomo Malaspina and his descendants.
The design is dated to the second half of the fifteenth century, when the structure was to form "L" and the first half of the sixteenth century the building was enlarged.
Another property with quality is the Ducal Palace in the early '500, which had the function of Villa Malaspina plain, it is placed by the square of the Oranges to Piazza Mercury.
The most important part was done by Charles I and 'consists of the Salon of the Swiss and the Ducal Chapel, also in there in the ceiling frescoes by Carlo Pellegrini.
This building was built by the Roman princess Teresa Pamphili, wife of Charles II, Alexander Bergamini the Alcove of Duke Charles II, who created the Renaissance courtyard with a point, the loggia on the first floor, the wide stairway and the Grotesque.
Importance of the frescoed rooms by Stephen Fivizzano Lemmi, author of the friezes and frescoes that decorate the Grotesque.
In the city there is also the Cathedral dedicated to Saints. Peter and Francis of Assisi with a facade designed by Prof. Cesario Fellini in 1936.
Inside the building there are: three Bernardino del Castelletto, the nativity glazed earthenware polychrome Benedict Buglioni Maratta paintings of Garza, Pinturicchio and some local artists, such as Garland and valuable work Pincellotti marble, such as altars and an altarpiece by Andrea Bergamini and Thomas Lazzoni.
Evidence of medieval piety in common, the parish of St. Mirteto Vitale, S. Gimignano Antony and the church of S. Leonardo to the frigid.
Villa Ducale are also architectural remains - including historians will find that Alberico I, a fishing cottage, "the Cunco", another of the noble Genoese Julius Pacer, located "on the Rock, now called Masons, made Alexander Bergamini.
Finally, the Villa Rinchiostra, Princess Teresa Pamphili, wife of Charles II always performed by Alessandro Bergamini.

Nestled among hills and olive groves stretching Carrara, the capital of marble, with the Romanesque - Gothic, Malaspina palace of Fine Arts and seventeenth-century palaces of Piazza Alberica.

Other Historical and Artistic Heritage in the city are:
Villa Courses
Villa Doria
Villa Franca
Hotel Italy
Balilla Tower (now Tower Marina), built by Fiat in 1933
Colonia Torino
Cologne Montedison (the latter now abandoned and dilapidated
Colonia Olivetti
The condominium building Viale Roma by Ettore Sottsass.
Piazza Betti
Conca D'Oro
Le Vele
Cibo Malaspina Palace
The Tabernae Frigidas - Marina di Massa
Spinning Mill – Oven