In Massacciuccoli Antiquarium are shown evidences of roman history, among which a beautiful mosaic floor. The visit to the museum, in Via Pietra Padule, is linked to the visit of the roman villa within the thermal baths where in the summer takes place the review “Lune di Musica” (Music Moons).
The place-name Massaciuccoli has, in fact, Longobard origin. However, already during the Roman period, the place was the seat of an harbour that afterwards became a marsh due to the withdrawal of the sea.
The land reclamation that started during the 18th century and finished during the last century has succeeded in wiping out malaria.
Shortly after the Massaciuccoli lake became a L.I.P.U. oasis. The lake, that was once an ancient coastal lagoon, became today the most important damp area in Tuscany (2.000 hectares).
The oasis can be visited on foot going along a pile-work pathway that goes across the marsh and allows to observe the most characteristic environment of the lake, ideal for bird-watching lovers. Visits are possible on canoes, small boats and even on boats (departure from Viareggio).