In Versilia, between the Apuan Alps and the Ligurian Sea
Versilia means the entire Tuscan coastline and the hinterland that stretches from Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi, for about 165 square Km of deep-water beaches up to 200 meters and mountains reaching 1800 meters high. It is located in the upper Tuscany, between the mouth of Cinquale to the north, the Apuan Alps to the east, the Tyrrhenian west to the west and Lake Massaciuccoli to the south.
The towns of Versilia are Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Seravezza, Stazzema, Camaiore, Massarosa and Viareggio, all in the province of Lucca.
The coast is enriched by countless pine forests and the most famous is the Versiliana park stretching for 80 hectares in Marina di Pietrasanta. The Festival, named after the park itself, offers concerts and cultural and artistic events in summer.
Inside Pietrasanta, with precious artistic, cultural and environmental riches, is the cradle of many foundries of art by Italian and foreign artists such as Fernando Botero, Igor Mitoraj (more about: the little athens of italy and a List of Marble and Sculpture Studios in Pietrasanta by ARTISLIFE blog)
Camaiore is an authentic and vibrant village, offering great opportunities for outdoor activities: from hiking, to climbing, canyoning and paths for both road and MTB lovers. Lido di Camaiore is the fraction that overlooks the sea with the unmistakable pier Bellavista Vittoria has one of the most beautiful and animated walks of all Versilia.
Forte dei Marmi is the capital of the vip tourism in the area and world-famous tourist destination for its luxurious shops, for its nightlife and its venues. Recently attended by the Russians. Every Wednesday and Sunday morning there is the market, one of the most beautiful in Tuscany.
Further south Massaciuccoli Lake is famous for the Giacomo Puccini Theater and the Puccini Festival, where in the summer season it is possible to watch all the Puccini Works in a special scenario, under the stars and on the reflection of the lake.
Versilia is also a destination for golfers, with the Versilia Golf Club in Forte dei Marmi and the Cosmopolitan in Tirrenia, just south between Pisa and Livorno.