The beauty of Pietrasanta old town center fits perfectly with the shops of craftsmen of the marble and the laboratories
Pietrasanta was founded by the mayor of Lucca, Guiscardo from Pietrasanta, in the thirteenth century. Over the centuries the city has several dominations: by Lucca, Pisa, Genoa, France and Florence. Pietrasanta has been always sensible to the art, especially to sculpture because of its proximity to the marble quarries, and now it has become a point of reference for artists of Versilia.
His artistic heritage includes remarkable works of famous masters of the chisel. Historical research indicate also the passage of the great Michelangelo, who lived here and chose the marble of nearby marble querries in Seravezza for the creation of his works.
The beauty of the old town center, surrounded by walls built in 1308, fits perfectly with the shops of craftsmen of the marble and the laboratories where they create mosaics renowned throughout the world.
In the old town center is worth visiting the Cathedral of San Martino (fourteenth century), the Baptistery, or Chapel of St. Hyacinth, the Clock Tower, the column of Liberty and the Fountain of Marzocco.
Routes in Versilia coast
Lido di Camaiore with its beautiful fine 4 Km long sandy beach is one of the ideal destinations for a summer in Tuscany coast
Garfagnana is a pristine area rich in history and surrounded by the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines
The village of Camaiore is located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by hills, as well as the northern Appennins.
Massarosa is known mainly for its natural beauty especially for the famous Lake of Massaciuccoli i
Seravezza is a small town at the foot of the Apuan Alps and one of the oldest country in Versilia
Stazzema is the smallest town in Versilia and the higher up, nestled on the slopes of Mount Matanna in the heart of the Apuan Alps.
Torre del Lago takes its name from a tower, stood near the Lake of Massaciuccoli between the XV and XVI century
Florence artistic and cultural heritage is very valuable, so that the historic center of Florence has become UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
Visit the Antro del Corchia cave in Apuan Alps in Tuscany with 53 km of tunnels and galleries
The marble quarries of Carrara are one of the many wonders of the Apuan Alps that you can visit with organized tours
Hiking trail on foot to discover the town of Camaiore and its hills
Visit Siena a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany, whose symbol is undoubtedly Piazza del Campo with its original shell shape
hiking trail on foot to the discovery of Seravezza and its villages
tourist route by mountain bike along the Via Francigena from Camaiore
The Cinque Terre is a portion of coast of the Ligurian Riviera located in the territory of the province of La Spezia