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28th May 2017: Tunnel of the Fonte dell’Abbondanza Massa Marittima

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.