The presence of natural and landscape environments different from each other, together with the mild climate, make Versilia a place suitable for any type of holiday - sea, sport, culture, nature and relax - and in every period of the year. Versilia is a strip of coast that extends for about twenty kilometers close to the Apuan Alps which includes, in addition to numerous smaller towns with extraordinary natural beauty and a rich history of events, seven municipalities: Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta and Viareggio on the coast line, Massarosa near Lake Massaciuccoli, Camaiore in the hills, Stazzema and Seravezza in the upper Versilia.
The hinterland contains small medieval villages, archaeological sites and Roman ruins and has a rich environmental heritage, enhanced and protected thanks to the presence of vast natural parks.
The leisure opportunities for time off are countless even off the beach.
The nearby Apuan Alps, for example, are the ideal place for lovers of trekking, mountain biking and adventurous climbing.
For quieter walks, but always in the name of nature and fun, Il Parco di Migliarino - San Rossore – Massaciuccoli
, south of Versilia, offers the opportunity to cross all its different environments from the coastal pine forest to the salt marshes, to the lake - thanks to an organized network of trails without difficulty, also suitable for families with small children. The Park also organizes guided tours on horseback and by bicycle and boat trips to the Cetacean Sanctuary (where you can watch dolphins and whales in their natural environment, under the guidance of experienced and qualified personnel).
The most famous tourist destinations are all connected by cycle paths. From Torre del Lago, along the cycle path and the boulevards of the Parco di Migliarino, you can easily reach Viareggio and take advantage of the many opportunities that Versilia offers for shopping.
In addition to the classic boutiques there are several antique markets and craft shops that offer artifacts and articles of furniture in stone, marble, terracotta and wrought iron and small objects also in papier-mâché. There is a lot of food products such as oil, honey, flour and natural essences. In every season, Versilia also offers a rich program of folkloristic, musical and artistic events and shows
. Among the best known are the Viareggio Carnival, the Versiliana
(evening theater, drama, dance and concert performances) and the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago
, an important opera festival dedicated entirely to Giacomo Puccini and held every summer on the bank at Lake Massaciuccoli in an open-air theater. In Torre del Lago you can also visit the house where the master composed some of his most famous melodies - such as Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and La fanciulla del West - and turned into a museum
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