Citizens of Sant’Anna di Stazzema are remembered for their martyrdom during World War II, and are commemorated by the Monumento ai Caduti inaugurated in 1985. The town is also well-known for its numerous artistic attractions and naturalistic excursions, starting with the famous bell tower and church, whose origins date back to the 9th century.
The main church, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and dating back to 891, boasts three naves with a splendid rose window with marble from the 16th century. Its great beauty earned it National Monument, along with the nearby Sanctuary of the Madonna del Bell’Amore and the Piastraio, the only sanctuary in Versilia. No less important is the attractive historic center where we find the Carraia Fountain and the Torre Medicea (also called the Clock Tower).
Finally, not to be missed are excursions to: Alpe della Grotta, Monte Procinto, Foce delle Porchette, Palagnana, Petrosciana, Monte Forato, Pania della Croce and Callare del Matanna.
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