The particularity of the place where Massa Martana is situated is its rich mediterrean forest. The village started to be habitated around 220 b.C, when the Flaminia way was constructed.
The presence of ancient romans is confirmed by the Fonnaia Bridge, dated III century b.C. Close to the village it is possible to visit the marvelous christian catacombs realized around the III-V century a.D. Between the I and V century a.C. Massa Martana hosted several saints, like S. Felice, Fidenzio, Terenzio, Faustino, Illuminata. During the wars among gotics and bizantins it was destroyed like the close Carsulae, but, once held by Spoleto, it found a new energy. .Within the entire commun and village one can find plenty of churches along the Flaminia way, among which shoud be reminded Santa Maria di Pantano, San Faustino, Santa Illuminata, Santi Fidenzio e Terenzio, Santa Maria della Pace and finally San Pietro super aquas.