The province of Massa Carrara, to the northern boundary of the Tuscany, is situated in a basin framed from steep and rocky mountains. To north, between hills find Massa, town of romaniche origin characterized from tightalleys, irregular and rich of monuments between which the Cathedral, the largest and more mattering building, dedicated to Santi Pietro and Francesco of Assisi and finished in the half fisrt of '800. Of considerable historical and architectural interest are the pievi of San Vitale to Mirteto and of San Gimignano to Antona that, together to the church of San Leonardo to Frigido, collect depositions of the medieval religiousness. Appeared on the square Aranci, find the Palace Ducale finished in the first years of '700 for the will of the Roman pricess Teresa Pamphilj. Celebrated by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, the town of Carrara, is presented set between the sea and the splendid scenery of the Alpses Apuane. The town, bequest since from roman period to the activity of extraction and making of the marble, is one of the most ancient communes of Italy and was from always object of continuous disputes. The most important monuments are the Curch of Carmine, the Church of Suffragio, the Cathedral, entirely put on of marble and the Santuario of Grazie. The spring is the ideal period to visit the town, but also the winter has its glamour thanks to the snow that covers the Appennino. Speciality of the cusine are the soup of chestnuts, the chicken filled with erbette and cheeses, the cabbage with the slices. The DOC wine is the Candia of Colli Apuani, white.