The Convention & Visitors Bureau Versilia e Costa Apuana was started in September 2009 thanks to support from the Regione Toscana, the Province of Lucca and Massa Carrara, the Chamber of Commerce of Lucca and Massa Carrara and the willingness of the APT Versilia and APT Massa Carrara. The goal was to unite a heterogeneous group of services under a single operational team, in order to become a stronger territorial marketing tool.
The area represented by the Convention & Visitors Bureau Versilia e Costa Apuana has excellent connections with the airports of Pisa, Firenze, Roma e Milano and is also easily accessible from the A11 highway, the local A1 and the railway.
The territory of C&VB is situated along the northern coast of Tuscany. Both during the winter and the summer, thanks to its numerous historic and natural points of interest, as well as its mild temperatures, Versilia offers the tourist the chance to enjoy endless beaches and the inland Alps and natural parks, which are perfect for hiking and exploring by mountain bike.
The Versilia –Costa Apuana region hosts cultural events of international relevance all year long, including the famous Carnival of Viareggio, the Puccini Festival of Opera in Torre del Lago Puccini, and the international biennial sculpture exhibition in Carrara, as well as the historic reenactment of lizzatura, which revisits the act of how men used to bring marble down from the mountains, in Resceto MS.
The area promoted by the Convention and Visitors Bureau is a destination of excellence in Tuscany. It has wonderful traditions and offers excellent hospitality. Congress centers, boutique hotels, and centers for hospitality of various kinds are all available to host events that will be successful and memorable.
There are 850 hospitality centers in the area, including hotels and hotel-centers that can host events of various sizes; there is a congress center and an expo center which can hold 15,500 people; 400 restaurants and areas for entertainment and dancing; as well as 730 beach resorts with the most advanced equipment for clients who want to spend time on the beach. Most of these structures are open throughout the year but are noticeably busier during the summer months.
The CV&B has staff on hand who can help with the choice of venues and congress centers and is also available for general information about the area and its activities.
Convention & Visitors Bureau Versilia / Costa Apuana
Piazza Mazzini – Palazzo delle Muse
Tel. +39 0584 48881
Fax +39 0584 47406