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What to see and do

 

Town: Pozzi di Seravezza, Versilia, Tuscany, Italy.

The property, set among olive groves, lies between several small towns and villages: Pietrasanta, with its famous historical centre and its nice cosy restaurants, worth a visit at night; Forte dei Marmi famous for its beaches and for exclusive shopping; Seravezza at the foot of the Apuan Alps (from Monte Altissimo was extracted the famous marble Statuario to create "La pietà" by Michelangelo), mountains famous  for some astonishing caves and for trekking trails, lakes and landscapes. The Apuan Alps form the backdrop of this place in the plains, sorrounded by hills, secluded and quiet.

Quiet places, but full of restaurants and shops, reachable on foot. In the area there are lot of tennis courts, riding stables, a golf course (Versilia Golf Resort) and lots of swimming pools. The Versiliana, a famous pinewood near the sea, is the right place for people who love jogging.

A few minutes from the sandy beaches of  Versilia, just a few kilometers from the Apuan Alps, but also not far from towns/cities like Lucca and Pisa.  Florence is 50 minutes far, Siena and San Gimignano 1 hour and a half  far from Antico Borgo. Volterra with its Etruscan origin and the enchanting  Cinque Terre, reachable by train, car or ferry in a short time. Viareggio and its famous Carnival.

 

Pietrasanta

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Pontile di Forte dei Marmi (Forte dei Marmi's Pier)

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Monte Altissimo

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La cappella di Azzano - View point

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Pruno and Mount Forato

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Grotta del Vento

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Orrido di Botri

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Lago di Gramolazzo

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Lucca

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Pisa

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Vinci (Leonardo's birthhplace)

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Firenze

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Siena

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Monteriggioni

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S:Gimignano

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Volterra

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Cave di Carrara (Carrara's Quarries)

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Portovenere

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Cinque Terre

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Carnival in Viareggio

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Distances :

Distance to Pietrasanta 3 km

Distance to Forte dei Marmi 4 km

Distance to Lucca 15 minutes

Distance to Pisa 25 minutes

Distance to Florence 50 minutes

Distance to Siena   1 h e 50 m

Distance to San Gimignano 2 h

Distance to Volterra  2 h 

Festivals and Seasonal Events in Tuscany

There are many events all year round throughout Tuscany, but many are concentrated during the summer.
Many "sagre", or festivals dedicated around a particular local product, start in early summer and continue on through the fall as local specialties (truffles, wine, olive oil, marroni chestnuts) come into season.
In Versilia you will find a lot of sagre organised by the various "contrade" which give life to the Palio dei Micci (1st Sunday of May). They offer typical dishes (tordelli and panzanelle) in the evenings of July, August and mid September.
If you are coming to Tuscany during other periods of the year, don't worry as there is always something to see or do (or eat!) then as well.
For specific events, it is best to contact the local tourism office of the locality you will be visiting.

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