Pietrasanta, nested in the hills of the Tuscan region of Versilia, has been a well-kept secret among art enthusiasts for years.
In addition to its convenient location, the town has quite a few attractions of its own: spend time meandering through the medieval square, discover the town monuments or visit the workshops of the local artisans. Whether looking for a holiday of art, culture, beach or sun, Pietrasanta is a destination for a refined visitor.
Main city of the historical Versilia, Pietrasanta is an important centre for the marble and bronze working, a meeting place for artists and sculptors from everywhere in the world.
The historical centre of the city has many monuments and is characterized by an attentive care for details, which gives the town the image of a true city of art.
The historical centre hosts many monuments, such as the Cathedral of St. Martin (13th-14th century) in Romanic-Gothic style and the former Church of St. Augustine (14th century) in Romanic style with a Baroque bell tower.
In the square there is also the Civic Tower or Clock Tower and the Municipal Theatre. On the square there are also some 16th century buildings: the Column of Marzocco, Panichi Carli Palace and the monument to Leopold 2nd.
Moroni Palace is the seat of the archaeological museum where objects dating back to the Etrurian period are kept