Guide about Versilia in the north-western part of Tuscany

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Guide about the area, with information on towns, local history, seaside vacations, tourist information, accommodation activities and events.

Versilia is located in the North-West part of Tuscany, in province of Lucca.

The area includes the Communes of Viareggio, Camaiore, Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Seravezza and Stazzema, the Regional Park of Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli to the South and the Park of Apuane to the North. It is close to art cities such as Lucca (20 Km), Pisa (21 Km) and Florence (100 Km). It is easy to reach with any means of transport.

Versilia economy is extremely various. Along the coast predominates the touristic and receptive activity with more than 650 hotels for every kind of need and means, from five-star luxury hotels to the boarding houses, from residences to camp sites, and e few farm holidays. This activity influences also the fields of commerce, bathing and restoration.

Versilia enjoys a peaceful mild and temperate climate all year long. The average temperature goes from 10°, during the winter, to 25°, during the summer. Due to the vicinity of the Apuane to the sea, rains are abundant during the whole year; whereas during the summer there are short but strong thunderstorms.

Versilia offers all year long a rich events calendar of national and international level, among which Viareggio Carnival, Puccini’s and Versiliana Festival, Europacinema, and the Satire Award stand out. Furthermore, there are classical music concerts in Pieve a Elici, organ concerts in Corsanico, ancient traditions of sawdust carpets in Camaiore and of the living creche in Pruno, artistic exhibitions in Pietrasanta, surveys of Demetra typical products in Capezzano, “Enolia” in Seravezza and several gastronomic feasts scattered around the whole area during the whole year.

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