Massarosa

Massarosa

 Massarosa measures only about 15km, nestling along the coast past Lago Massaciuccoli, with most of the hamlets belonging to it forming and inhabiting the first hills. These are Quiesa, Bozzano, Massarosa, Piano del Quercione, Piano di Conca, Piano di Mommio, Stiava, which already start in the lowlands, then Mommio, Corsanico, Bargecchia, Pieve a Elici, Compignano, Montigiano, Gualdo, Valpromaro e Massaciuccoli - the latter known today mainly for Puccini's music. Only 7km from Viareggio.

The present name refers to a medieval settlement of German origin and derives from the ancient name Massa Grausi.

Later, Paolina Bonaparte, for example, spent some time here in a villa that can be visited today. Other highlights Romanesque churches in the hills, the Buca delle Fate Park with archaeological surprises or the natural bays of Lake Massaciuccoli.