WHAT DO DO IN VERSILIA?!?
When you think about Versilia, it becomes natural to associate it with summer, sun, sea and fun.
But do not be afraid of cold weather!
This area, at the half between Tyrrhenian Sea and Apuan Alps, is an interesting destination full of surpises during winter season.
Let’s discover together what to do in Versilia!
– Spa and wellness centres
Versilia concentrates in its are lots of locations in where you can escape from the daily routine to enjoy moments of total relax, coddled by the heat of saunas, steam baths and the massage techniques by expert staffs.
– Exhibitions, museums and tours
Art and culture, fundamental pieces for the entire region, find in Versilia their enhancement. Pietrasanta, called “little Athens”, has hosted exhibitions by Igor Mitoraj and Fernando Botero; Stazzema, where you can find “Parco della Pace”(Peace Park) and the “Museo della resistenza”(Museum of 2nd World War Resistance) , also hosts, in the nearby, Antro del Corchia, a 60 km underground path inside the regional park; Seravezza andForte dei Marmi, where you can find the most beautiful villas of Medici Family, made of marble and history; in Massarosa, that overlooks Lake Massaciuccoli, it is possible to visit an archeological side that still has remains of resti the Ancient Roman Empire.
– Sport and territory
Despite the unpredictable weather, Versilia’s territory offers the chance to practise many sports and open air activities. The most played sports are mountain-biking and trekking, with different paths both facing the sea coast both along the mountain paths, also in the ancient villages. You cannot miss the climbing of Matanna Mountain or of Pisanino Mountain, both belonging to Apuan Alps.
– Via Francigena
Via Francigena is the Street the pilgrims used to travel from Canterbury to Roma or to the harbour of Brindisi, to visit the tomb ofPietro. You can find two stop-overs in Versilia, and more precisely number 4 from Avenza to Pietrasanta, and number 5 from Pietrasanta to Lucca. Which better chance to make a dive in the past and discover our natural areas, charcterized by adventure and interior reflection.
– The Carnival of Viareggio
The month of February in Italy is the one consacrated to Carnival’s celebration. The Carnival of Viareggio is one of the most famous all over Italy,with five cheerfull parades in which the inhabitants and the visitors get dressed with costumes ezpressely created for this event. You will also have the chance to admire the floats famous all over the world and to dance to the rhythm of music and dances.
-Markets day per day:
On Monday: Seravezza & Lido di Camaiore (Viale J.F. Kennedy)
On Tuesday: Massarosa, Viareggio (ex campo di aviazione), Capezzano Pianore (Piazza degli Alpini)
On Wednesday: Forte Dei Marmi (Piazza Gugliemo Marconi), Stiava
On Thursday: Pietrasanta (Piazza Statuto), Viareggio (Passeggiata e centro città), Lido di Camiore (Passeggiata)
On Friday: Camaiore (Via Orbedan), Torre del Lago Puccini, Vallecchia
On Saturday: Tonfano, Querceta, Viareggio (Marco Polo)