Versilia renowned name is not only
deserved for its beautiful sandy beaches
in the shade of the Apuan Alps
It has been the homeland and meeting point of great artists since the
beginnings of 1900.
In those days, world-known artists, such as Lorenzo Viani and Galileo
Chini, have made Versilia famous. It was the Liberty
period, which has still left its strong mark in the lounges and palaces in
Also in those days, Pietrasanta
became the destination for sculptors who found there not only
well-equipped workshops where they could accomplish their works in marble,
but also the most skilled art foundry.
In the nearby Camaiore, rich in memories and monuments, every year the
"Tappeti di segatura" (Sawdust Rugs) festival takes place.
From there, the road to Lucca
which crosses tiny villages and, along which numerous antique villas
capture visitors' attention, starts.
In Torre del Lago, homeland of Giacomo Puccini, in the suggestive
theatre by the Massaciuccoli Lake, the artist's operas are staged &
From Marina di Massa
passing through Forte dei Marmi
di Pietrasanta and Lido di Camaiore, all the coast offers, to its
affectionate regular goers, the best ingredients for a holiday, which
ideally combines: social, artistic and literary life.