After having visited Roccatederighi we proceeded for Massa Marittima following the road through the dense woods. The magnificent Cathedral and Piazza Garibaldi keep impressing us all the times we go there!!
During the Middle Ages, tunnels have been excavated in the travertine, where Massa Marittima has been built on, to guarantee water supply of the Fonte dell’Abbondanza, a building constructed and decorated by fresco’s during 1265. These tunnels had a strategical importance for the city, especially during sieges since they were the only source of water supply. In the tunnel, 270 m. long and 1,90 high, wells have been dug to collect the by the rocks filtered water.
Ein atemberaubender Blick ueber Val d’Orcia
Schwefelbaeder in der Naehe von Monte Amiata.
12 Februar 2017