Surroundings of Lido di Camaiore
Lido di Camaiore
Lido di Camaiore is one of the most famous seaside holiday locations in Italy with more than four kilometres of beach. It offers a family holiday in serene and relaxing surroundings, and for non sea lovers, the chance to enjoy the nearby mountains and cities of art of Pisa, Lucca and Florence.
Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi is a well known seaside resort, with numerous restaurants, discotheques and related activities. Its name comes from the marble of the Apuan Alps and the fort of the same name which rises above the town.
Massa-Carrara may be divided into 2 geographical areas: the first is the coastal part, consisting of the Riviera of the municipalities of Massa, Carrara and Montignoso; the second part, the inland part of the area, consists of Lunigiana.
Pietrasanta is the site of many monuments such as: the San Martino cathedral, the suspended church of Sant’Agostino devoted to Saint Augustine, the Torre delle Ore and the town theatre. Next to the archway of the Porta a Pisa (the ancient gateway in the walls leading to Pisa) is the Rocchetta Arrighina, while the main town square contains the Marzocco fountain and column of the same name, the Palazzo Panichi Carli and the Canapone (a monument to Leopoldo II). The archaeological museum located in Palazzo Moroni is also worth a visit.
Torre del Lago
Torre del Lago is a famous summer tourist spot, and thanks to its discotheques and the beach of Lecciona it is the lynchpin of the Friendly Versilia project and is also the site of the operatic Puccini Festival, at which the works of the composer are performed in an open air theatre on the lake of Massaciuccoli.
San Giuliano Terme
San Giuliano Terme is close to both the sea and the mountains, and offers opportunities for horse riding, cycling and trekking trips. The town is situated between the two art cities of Lucca and Pisa, and is the ideal place for a completely calm and relaxing holiday. As one can guess from the name, there are also the ancient thermal baths (Terme), discovered in the Roman era, which currently offer a vast range of wellbeing treatments.
The most famous monuments of Pisa include the Piazza dei Miracoli (a worldwide heritage site) and its cathedral built from white and coloured marble. Behind the cathedral the characteristic Leaning Tower of Pisa may be seen and admired.
Lucca is one of the most famous art cities of Italy. The area boasts a huge number of medieval churches (giving rise to the nickname “city of 100 churches”), bell towers and Renaissance towers and palaces. Lucca is also famous abroad, above all for its still intact fifteenth to seventeenth century city wall. The city also offers charming urban spaces such as the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, founded on the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre. The main throughway of the old town is the narrow and medieval via Fillungo.
Collodi is a small medieval village, linked to Carlo Lorenzini, the author of Pinocchio. In the village it is possible to admire the ancient Rocca (castle), the aristocratic Villa Garzoni and garden of the same name and the park dedicated to Pinocchio. Collodi has been awarded the orange flag by the Touring Club Italiano.