Lucca Viareggio & Forte dei Marmi
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Versilia is the part of north-western Tuscany, within the province of Lucca and includes the territories of the towns of Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio.
An acient Roman town and birthplace of the composer Giacomo Puccini, Lucca is one of the few towns in italy that still has its defensive fortifications intact.
Inside the walls lies a living museum of 14th-19th century terracotta roofed stoned houses, villas, secret gardens and courtyards, woven together by narrow traffic-free cobbled streets and impressive piazzas.
The most interesting of these squares is Piazza San Michele with its white limestone mediaeval church.
Viareggio & Forte dei Marmi (Versilia)
Versilia offers kilometers of sandy beaches and imposing mountain peaks, relaxing pine groves and exclusive tourist centers, welcoming hotels and trendy nightclubs. But the Riviera of Versilia is also a refined place of culture, entertainment, and history, one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations, gifted with well-organized hotels and bathing facilities.
The coast, sandy and shallow, continues for twenty kilometers, and the Apuan Alps reach heights of 2000 meters. In a few minutes it is possible to leave wide beaches and arrive at the mountains, from the blue of the sea to the green of immense pine forests. Its rich and varied landscape full of peaceful paths that cross woods, fields, and mountains, picturesque towns, ancient refuges, and suggestive marble quarries make the zone an important tourist destination for those who want to dedicate themselves to excursions, mountain climbing, and hiking.
Versilia is made up of eight communes and is characterized by a very attractive natural setting. Pietrasanta, the little Athens, is known for the beauty of its architectural works, such as the cathedral and the Tower of the Hours, and for the well-organized beach of Marina di Pietrasanta. Forte dei Marmi, with its high-class nightclubs and shops, is one of the most exclusive and fashion-conscious destinations for tourism and bathing in the Riviera. The communes of Seravezza and Stazzema, a few kilometers from the sea at the foot of the Apuan Alps, make up Alta Versilia. Lido di Camaiore, the famous beach of the historic town of Camaiore , is one of the most popular tourist locations thanks to the numerous bathing establishments and the beautiful villas immersed in the green. Viareggio is known for its characteristic Art Noveau buildings, its Carnival, its elegant seaside boardwalk, and its night life. Massarosa is an important historic town immersed in the woods. The nearness of Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini's "caro bozzo," makes it a natural oasis without equal.
But Versilia also offers its visitors a great number of cultural and folklore events: the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, the Versiliana Festival , the Carnival and the Literary Prize of Viareggio , and the historic Palio in Micci are just a few of the most famous annual appointments.
In Versilia one can also find elegant markets, high-quality shops, and exclusive clubs and discos long the favorites of famous show business personalities. The Riviera can also satisfy even the most demanding palate with its gastronomy and its regional dishes have conserved since the 1800s the ancient tastes of the sea.
Long stretches of beaches of fine sand, enchanting landscapes, sublime panoramic views, and characteristic towns make Versilia a coveted place among those who want a stay in the Riviera without giving up the beauty and the harmony of a welcoming place with many attractions.