Massarosa: All you need to know
A Romanesque Church is located in the district of Pieve a Elici; it is a prestigious architectural complex of the XIII century, even if the primitive paleo-christian church dates back to the IV-V century according to some experts. The “Church of Saint Pantaleone” ("Pieve di San Pantaleone"), harmonious in its proportions and built with simplicity, is splendidly located on the hills that look over the village. It is the amongst the most important churches of Versilia and it is considered an authentic jewel of Romanesque art.
Massaciuccoli is famous for its lake which is part of the natural reserve of Migliarino S.Rossore Massaciuccoli. In the protected area, it is possible to observe migrant birds such as white Herons, grey Herons, Black-winged Stilt, and to see various types of plants such as eucalyptus, white poplar trees, alders, tamarisk trees, water lilies, etc. Massaciuccoli is also famous for its ancient walls that emerge among its century-old olive trees. Today, in the archaeological area, it is possible to see the ruins of the roman thermal baths and the floor mosaic.
Montramito and Mommio are also to be visited - Mommio found its identity as a village only with the advent of the castle, after the X century, probably during the XII century. To this day, it has maintained the characteristics of the typical feudal castle: on top, the main building, at its feet, the village and among one and the other, the church.
Bargecchia, famous for its bells, linked to an anecdote from the life and work of Maestro Giacomo Puccini, and then Corsanico, village of very old origins, Stiava, Pian del Quercione, Piano di Conca and Piano di Mommio. Many of those villages hold works of art and architectural pieces of historical importance, often connected to the presence of fortresses and churches still in their original state.