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Viareggio: The pearl of Versilia

Il litorale di Viareggio, veduta notturna

More than just a beach town, Viareggio boasts culture and is the Carnevale capital of Italy

Sparkling sea on one side, gleaming white marble mountains of the Apuan Alps on the other: this is Viareggio, pearl of Versilia. First created as the port of Lucca, Viareggio owes its name to the “via Regis”, the street that connected it to the area’s capital during the Middle Ages. Its foundations date back to 1172 when the Lucchesi and Genoese allied against Pisa, built a famous fortress. The city’s oldest fort, the Torre Matilde, dates back to 1500 and was erected by the Luccesi to defend themselves against pirates. ...

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Torre del Lago and 'friendly' Versilia

Clubs and events along the Versilia coast

Today, the Torre del Lago promenade is filled with nightclubs, restaurants and bars; it is an atmosphere reminiscent of the Greek island of ...

Lucca, Montecarlo and Versilia wine and oil trail

A trip through hills bordered by 100-year-old olives and vines

The rural territory of the Wine and Oil Trail of Lucca, Montecarlo and Versilia, in the province of Lucca, is unique in Tuscany for the ...

The Napoleonic age in Tuscany

The influence on art and architecture during the Napoleonic age in Tuscany

Napoleon Bonaparte caused considerable geopolitical unbalance in Europe and the effects were inevitably also felt in Tuscany. ...

Contemporary art in Tuscany

Many contemporary artists have made their mark in Tuscany, from Marini and ...

Twentieth century art and art today demonstrates a lively and multi-faceted approach across the disciplines. ...

History of the Jewish community in Tuscany

From Florence to Pisa, from Pitigliano to Sovana and Sorano: this tour takes a look ...

There is evidence that Jews have lived in Tuscany since the Early Middle Ages, although it was in the period of Medici rule that Jewish-owned ...

Viareggio to Pietrasanta: Coastal towers and military towns

Geographic diversity gives rise to various types of military constructions

The Versilia coast's diverse geographic nature gave rise to vastly different types of fortresses and military constructions. ...

Discovering Versilia

Nature and culture collide between surf and turf

Enclosed between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apuan Alps, in the very north of Tuscany, Versilia represents the fusion between nature and culture. ...

Outdoor living: explore Versilia

Camping along the Tuscan Coastline

When you reach Versilia, you immediately realize that it is one of the favorite vacation areas of Tuscany, a holiday land that dates back to the ...

From Sant'Anna di Stazzema to Capezzano Monte

An itinerary between history and nature

History and nature go hand in hand on this bike trail. The town of S. ...

The churches and monasteries of Camaiore

An itinerary of faith among the villages of the Versilia

An itinerary of faith, among churches, convents and parishes, that knows how to tell of the religious life of Camaiore; but every village of the ...

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