Squeezed between the sea and the mountains, Pietrasanta is one of the historic towns of Versilia and its main artistic centre.
Lying nearby the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps, the city allows to enjoy days by the sea and excursions on the mountains. The local network of trails is very large and perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Some of the most impressive paths run nearby the marble quarries giving breathtaking landscapes to the hikers that venture along them.
The local marble blocks have always been an important resource of Pietrasanta so that one of the main activities of the city is the artistic workmanship of marble.
The artistic vocation of Pietrasanta doesn’t stop to the “white gold”, during time the city became a landmark for painters and sculptors from around the world. Often the city center hosts modern artworks and art exhibitions of international relevance.
Along the alleys of the city there are craftsman workshops and numerous art galleries.
A few km form the city centre, overlooking the sea, there is the locality of Marina di Pietrasanta, an important tourist place of Versilia.