Framed by the pine woods, the theatre is the site of the famous Festival della Versiliana, an annual event that lasts the full summer season. Every type of performance is presented on this stage: prose, dance, music, cabaret and theatrical pieces written by important playwrights and performed by famous actors.
The “Caffe” also offers a cultural meeting point for afternoon artist meetings with important Italian artists.
An appealing little town rich in cultured and elite tourism, also known as the “little Athens” of the Versilia region thanks to the high concentration of artists that decided to put down roots there. The town also has a long standing tradition of expert marble workers, here you will likely encounter artists like Botero, Mitoraj and Folon. The historic center is quite elegant and visitors find art galleries, fashionable boutiques and prestigious enoteca.
Visit the beautiful historic centre, stroll along the seaside, wander the streets and enjoy window shopping in the high fashion shops and take advantage of one of the many festivals and markets that animate the city's calendar.
The entryway to the Apuan Alps National Park. The historic center is of particular historic-architectural interest. The most important monument is the Medici's Palace (Palazzo Medici). The palace was completed in 1565 and is now a museum. For visitors, the attractions don’t stop here. The famous exhibitions and religious festivals in town and in the surrounding area, are some of the most sought after destinations for tourists coming from all over Tuscany.
Man has made his home in this immense area that covers approximately 20,598 hectares since prehistoric times. The highest point in the park is Mount Pisanino which reaches an altitude of 1947m and which looks over a rocky valley. The park is wild and uncontaminated and its limestone mountains hide underground tunnels and deep wells. In fact, there are 1300 caves such as the Antro del Corchia, the deepest abyss in Italy.
Located in the foothills of theApuan Alps, this small town dates back to Roman times. After founding Lucca, the Romans created a series of small villages at the foot of Mount Prana. One of these villages is the present day Camaiore, which gets its name from the ancient Campus Major. Festivals and markets animate the city’s calendar all year round.
“Passeggiata di Viareggio” (Viareggio Boardwalk) is home to numerous boutiques and prestigious brand-name shops boasting the best in Italian and international high fashion. It attracts locals and visitors alike who come to spend some of their free time shopping or relaxing in the sun. The boardwalk is home to many chic bars and restaurants that offer fabulous beach views while breathing some fresh sea air. Those who prefer a quick bite, there are numerous alternatives to satisfy all kinds of desires. The boardwalk is also the stage for the Carnival parades which take place every February during Mardi Gras when Viareggio is filled with a huge number of tourists from all over the world.
Natural beauty goes hand-in-hand with the rich array of artistic and cultural events offered all year round by Torre del Lago town council. These events culminate in the Puccini Festival, a major opera season staged at the delightful open-air theatre by the lake.