The Riviera della Versilia coastline stretches for about 20 km, starting from Torre del Lago Puccini to Marina di Massa. Since the 60′s, its long sandy beaches, the sea and the presence of many celebrities have cemented the reputation, culture and tradition as a place of sophistication and fun.
The municipalities involved are geographically: Camaiore (with its population Lido di Camaiore), Forte dei Marmi, Camaiore, Pietrasanta (with its hamlet of Marina di Pietrasanta), Seravezza, Camaiore and Viareggio (with its population Torre del Lago Puccini).
Thinking of the Versilia immediately comes to mind the night life, the sea and the holidays thanks to a mild climate and proximity to important cities of Tuscany such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra, offers the possibility of leisure, culture and living throughout the year. The beaches and well equipped bathing establishments, many of which are equipped with bar, pool, restaurant, hotel facilities along with hospitable, allowing a pleasant stay for tourists with different needs. The nightlife is top notch and every passing year it attracts more and more tourists of all ages and in every country.
There are numerous pubs, restaurants also characteristic, the beach parties, discos, including the historic Compass Focette in Marina di Pietrasanta and Shed Franceschi in Forte dei Marmi. To complete the range of cultural, musical and entertainment events, we are obliged to mention the new Grand Theatre in the Park outdoor music by Giacomo Puccini in Torre del Lago, the Parco della Versilia in Marina di Pietrasanta, the Citadel of the Carnival Viareggio sometimes also turns into a center of culture and entertainment and the many open spaces that can be used throughout the year where shows and concerts with singers and entertainers.
Elegant and refined coast resorts in Versilia Viareggio is one of the most famous and destination of world tourism. The entertainment center, home of Carnival and refinement with its night clubs in the lead and classy.
Night lights give way to a vibrant and colorful landscape in summer, the beautiful sunsets and quiet in the winter. Anyway, Viareggio is never far from the spotlight being able to offer in any season of the year, different kinds of tourist attractions. The historical traditions are limited in time: its name comes from the tower in Via Regia, the Lucchese erected around the fifteenth century when the harbor, once repaired and made functional the mouth of the Burlamacca began to come alive and start the first trade. But only after centuries began the real industrial growth based primarily on the shipyards.
The sea, the great ally of Viareggio, was a springboard for the construction of the boats used by the fishermen. The development, growth horizons and business philosophy has changed and now the same yards are designed and built boats and yachts of great value. But tourism is still the calling card of the city: in fact, in the early 1900s cabins already arrived at 3000 units to understand the unbridled escalation of one of the most elite seaside resorts in Italy.
A fusion between the green hills and pine forests and the blue sea make the unique landscape, as well as the Carnival. A long parade of floats lit the passion of a city that is preparing the event for an entire year: costume, current events, politics are topics that trigger the imagination of true professionals of joy. The Carnival was born in 1873 and has achieved a world stage like the homonymous party in Rio.
Another staple of the tradition is the Viareggio Prize for Literature was founded in 1929 by Leonidas Repaci and that still follow the development of our literature. The architecture has no special features, made homogeneous by the Art Nouveau style of soft forms designed by the architect Belluomini and ceramics by Galileo Chini and Chino. To visit Matilde Tower and Piazza Shelley, where stands the bust of the poet.