In the heart of Versilia, close to Pisa and Lucca, the hill town of Pietrasanta has been a traditional destination for art lovers for years. With its monuments, town square, typical artisan workshops and its beaches, it represents an important reference point for anyone wishing to spend a holiday consisting of the sea, sun, art and culture. The capital of Versilia, Pietrasanta is a nerve center for the production of marble and bronze and a meeting place for artists and sculptors who come from around the world.
The historic centre is home to numerous monuments, such as the Cathedral of St. Martin (13th-14th century) with its Romanesque-gothic style, and the now deconsecrated Church of Saint Augustine (14th century), with its Romanesque style and baroque style bell tower. In the square, the Civic Tower or Tower of the Hours and the Municipal Theatre appear while one can also find some buildings from the 16th century: the Marzocco Column, Palazzo Panichi Carli and the monument to Leopold II.
Palazzo Moroni is the headquarters of the archaeological museum in which objects dating back to the time of the Etruscans are conserved. There are many different possibilities for recreational activities and for discovering the interesting surroundings. Among these we mention: hiking in the Apuan Alps, a visit to the Marble Quarries of Carrara from which a very valuable type of white marble known throughout the world is extracted, or even a visit to the Antro del Corchia, the largest underground cave system in Italy, with more than 50 km of known tunnels.
Without forgetting Cinque Terre, a UNESCO protected area since 1997 and one of the most uncontaminated areas of the Mediterranean Sea with its promontories and five small villages that are suspended between sea and land and arise between creeks, coves and vineyards.