Pietrasanta, the hills, the sea, the hospitality.
Pietrasanta was founded in 1255 by Guiscardo Pietrasanta, a nobleman from Milan.
Its strategic position was an important gateway of the Via Francigena and its rich agricultural and mining resources made it a target for conquest for the great Tuscan dynasties over the centuries.
Today, Pietrasanta is considered a gem of Versilia. It is a worldwide tourist destination, offering breathless views and sceneries: the marble-white mountains standing out sharply against the blue sea and the lush green vegetation around it make it a stunning view to visitors.
Pietrasanta, a veritable open-sky museum, caters to every tourist’s need: “cultural walks” through the city streets, visits to important art laboratories, galleries and museums, relishing the true flavours of Tuscan tradition, lively evenings in bars and nightclubs, as well as hill and mountain walks, not to mention relaxing moments on the beach.
Thanks to its important marble quarries and bronze and iron foundries, Pietrasanta has attracted renowned artists, from Michelangelo to Canova, and today is a destination yearned for by contemporary craftsmen, sculptors and artists whose laboratory activities range from reproducing copies of classic sculptures and creating religious and funerary items, through to design.
Welcome to Pietrasanta!