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Holidays in Versilia

Famous bathing area, Versilia takes its name from the river and lies to the north-west of Tuscany, in the province of Lucca.

It includes the common Pietrasanta , Forte dei Marmi, Seravezza, Stazzema , Viareggio, Camaiore , Massarosa and Torre del Lago .

When talking about Versilia generally tended to consider as authenticating the so-called "Historical Versilia" or "High Versilia" that would include the first four towns cited, while the other three generally spoke of Riviera Lucchese.

Versilia has an extension of approximately 165 km, rising from the coast, the plains to peaks up to 1800 metres. The municipalities that compose it are: Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Seravezza, Stazzama, Camaiore, Massarosa and Viareggio.

Anyone who knows Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, very well-known tourist resorts with a clientele mostly VIPs and some of the most famous nightclubs of Italy as the Capannina Franceschi, Twiga and the Seven Apple. The most famous is without doubt the wonderful Carnival Viareggio that every year manages to collect so many people from all over the world.

The Carnival of Viareggio, Carnival Italian ed'Europa, the duration of a whole month of festivities that night is day, parties rionali, veglioni masked and reviews of all kinds as well, of course, the courses masked Sunday on the seafront of the town. Versilia is not just the sea, entertainment, sun, night clubs but is also a historical site, rich in culture.

For lovers of marble has recommended a visit to Pietrasanta where there many laboratories are working marble turning it into valued works of art. You can visit the birthplace of Giosu? Carducci to Valdicastello, Massaciuccoli the remains of ancient Roman baths and villas, S. Anna di Stazzema the museum dedicated to the partisan resistance in Versilia and the monument to the fallen.

For nature lovers, you can make an excursion on the Apuan Alps: you can enjoy on excursions to charming light of dawn on "Pania of the Cross", the queen of the Apuane mountains. In addition, tourists will have the opportunity to visit numerous monuments: the Fortino in Forte dei Marmi, Piazza del Duomo in Pietrasanta, Palazzo Mediceo to Serravezza, the Tower of 'Clock Stazzema, the church dedicated to the Saints Jacopo and Andrea to Massarosa, the Collegiate Church of the bell tower Camaiore, Torre Matilde in Viareggio.

For music lovers opera is possible to reach the nearby Torre del Lago, where you can visit the house where Giacomo Puccini composed many famous works including the opera "Madama Butterfly". Near the villa place a large open air theatre where concerts are held beautiful lyric.

Regarding the origins of Versilia we can do more than discover them through individual common of which is composed, so particularly Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Viareggio, given precisely the "Historical Versilia".

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