Campiglia Marittima, what to see
The major attractions offered by this village are:
- San Silvestro archaeo-mineral park,
- The fortress of San Silvestro.
- Fortress of Campiglia,
- Parish church of San Giovanni.
The San Silvestro archaeo-mineral park is the guardian of this territory’s mining past. Tourists can visit the Temperino mine by going through the Lanzi gallery. The park houses the museum of mining machines located near what is known as the Earle pit.
Continuing along Via dei Lanzi, you will reach the beautiful San Silvestro fortress: an ancient medieval village where you can still see old bread ovens, old oil mills, old houses and the town’s stately castle.
Returning to the town centre, you cannot miss a visit to what remains of the Rocca di Campiglia. This building was the residence of the Della Gherardesca family.
The parish church of San Giovanni, located outside the town walls, is nothing more than a model Romanesque church surrounded by tombstones. Apart from the architectural structure itself, what fascinates every visitor the most is the magic square housed here. Also called the Square of the Sator, it is a Latin inscription containing a palindromic phrase whose meaning is still unknown today.