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A Guide to Massa Carrara

The areas fame was developed from the valuable Carrara marble that has been exported to the rest of the world as well as being used to decorate the local architecture. It is a charming town surrounded by the mountains of the Massa Carrara. Its fame developed in the 1800s due to the development of a bathing resort and the establishment of Torre Fiat and Colonia Torino at Marina di Massa. The numerous benefits of the spa waters attract many appreciators.

The following sites can be found in the area: Palazzo Ducale, the Castle of Malaspina, Villa Rinchiostra, the Diocesi of Massa, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Church of St Leonardo al Frigido, the Parish Church of St Vitale at Mirteto and the Parish Church of St Gimignano at Antona, the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Quercioli, the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Olive Groves and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity.
 
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