Tuscany – Versilia Coast

by Samuele Sodini

Versilia Coast

Versilia Coast

There can be no doubt that Versilia iso ne of the best known localities in Italy and abroad. Its fame is due to a rare combination of factors which provide the perfect ansie to every kind of tourism requirement. The landscape iso ne of the most varied: twenty kilometres of beach with bathing stations and top-class services, nature parks and pinewood, splendid countryside and large lake.
Dominating this scenery is tha Apuan Alps massif, which is rich in marble and picturesque villages and is the preferred destination of climbers.
It i salso the ideal area for sporting activities.
Sailing and windsurfing are extremely popular and professional assistance is provided by specialist schools.
IIn addition, there is tennis, jogging, horse riding, roller skating, cycling and climbing – activities to meet all tastes.
Lastly, in the north of Versilia and just two kilometres from the sea, an 18 – hole golf course was opened only a few years ago.
Versilia i salso ideal for people looking serviced tourist ports. As it can boast a number of the most important facilities on the Tyrrhenian coast, it also attrcts very prestigious yacht from al lover the world. As a complement to this tourism offer a numerous cultural occasions of importance, including the Puccini Festival at Torre del lago, the literary prize “Viareggio”, the political satire prize “Forte dei Marmi” and immersed in the splendid park at Marina di Pietrasanta, the summer theatre “La Versiliana”, which hosts all kind af shows from International ballet to theatre, from operettas to cultural meetings, as well as providing a fantastic area dedicated to children.
With its 500 hotels of all levels and hundreds of restaurants serving the typical fish-based cuisine of the Versilia, this area affers its guests variety: the coast, culture and nature.

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