For reasons to me unknown (or at least too complicated to be explained), fate has me walking Massa Marittima's picture perfect town center every year once during winter. And each time I can't but stop and marvel at the timeless beauty of Massa Marittima's monuments against the backdrop of a crisp blue winter sky.
No need for a Fellini film, if you can spend a morning people-watching on the tourist free main square in front of the gorgeous cathedral (building it in an oblique angle towards the rest of the piazza was a true act of genius!). This February morning serendipity even went so far as having me run into Donna, the blogger behind Maremma Guide, who writes one of the most informative and useful websites for people exploring this part of Tuscany.
|The archaeological museum and a slice of the cathedral|
|Winter morning rush hour in front of Massa Marittima's San Cerbone cathedral|
|The Tuscan just know where to plant those cypress trees (but not where to park their cars)|
|Busy even in the winter|
|Perfect laundry weather|
|It's just me and the city|
|Massa Marittima. These people dress with style.|
|Men at work|
|Fake or real?|