Pietrasanta, in the heart of Versilia, is a renowned medieval town of art, nowadays a very important center of tourist attraction for visitors of all kinds, from art lovers to families, VIPs to Italian and foreign tourists who flock Throughout the year the streets of the old town.
Its streets straddle art galleries, works by leading internationally renowned artists, fashionable boutiques and fashion shops, specialty restaurants, and wineries and venues famous for their unique, bohemian style, which make Pietrasanta really unique in its kind.
At a step from Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Versilia beaches, strategically located between Pisa, Lucca, Florence and the Cinque Terre, Pietrasanta is nicknamed "La Piccola Atene" thanks to its reputation as a center of international interest for the ' Art and sculpture has become more and more important: it is in fact a place of great interest and gathering of many lovers of art and sculpture.
Turning in the streets of the center, you can admire works of renowned sculptors of international renown in every corner. That's why Pietrasanta fully deserves the title of artists' cities.
Yes, staying at Pietrasanta is really an interesting experience: for example, you may find yourself in the artist and sculptor Fernando Botero, who chose to make Pietrasanta his home for most of the year, or in one of the many VIPs in the Italian landscape Or internationals who often stroll through the downtown streets among the original restaurants, the most unusual shops and the famous galleries.
In Pietrasanta there is always something to do: for example, one of the many works of art marble or bronze works, and the Museo dei Bozzetti, which collects more than 300 models of sculptures by Italian artists and foreigners. Also interesting is the visit to the Cloister of St. Augustine, just behind the splendid Piazza del Duomo, where often concerts and events are organized, or enter the small church of Misericordia, which houses two original Botero frescoes depicting the door of the Heaven and the Door of Hell, where the artist has placed some familiar faces such as Hitler and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, all reinterpreted in "Boterian" style.
To unwind after a day of sea or culture, you can not miss the aperitif at one of the many bars overlooking the Duomo Square or a stunning visit to the ancient walls of the city, overlooking the Piazza del Duomo from above A green hill: from this splendid view you can admire the whole skyline of the Versilia coast, from Viareggio to Marina di Carrara.