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Versilia

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Versilia, a cultured land rich in social and cultural events, is an arm of land in the province of Lucca, stretching between the slopes of the Apuan Alps and the San Rossore Park, famous for its beaches. Versilia is a concentration of reasons for fun and cultured holidays. The coastline owes its splendour to the lush vegetation and cool pine forests that form a backdrop to the sandy shores.

It can be reached by car in less than 40 minutes and is an unmissable stop for those who love large sandy beaches and a bit of worldliness.

Between Cinquale, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, typical of the Versilia coastline are the long beaches of fine sand and the peculiar coastal dunes, especially between Viareggio and Torre del Lago. The resorts dotted along the coast are also well known: the exclusive Forte dei Marmi, charming Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Lido di Camaiore. Pietrasanta is located inland and is the artistic capital of Versilia. Since the 16th century, in fact, with Michelangelo, the art of marble working developed here. Among the artists who frequent it today is the sculptor Fernando Botero, who has embellished it with his works.

VViareggio is also the town of the famous Carnival (one of the most important in Italy). Characterised by fashionable cafés, young and trendy nightclubs, its town centre boasts numerous architectural beauties in Art Nouveau style. Viareggio is also home to one of Italy's most authoritative literary prizes, the Viareggio..