Pietrasanta Travel Guide

  • The Dome in the main square
    The Dome in the main square
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Pietrasanta Things to Do

  • Square of Government buildings

    The town was from the Roman era and had a wall as defense, mostly gone now. It was officially founded as a town in 1255 when built over a Lombard fort by Luca Guiscardo Pietrasanta. The town was in a struggle between Geona and Lucca for years in 1300-1400's, and then the Medici's took control in 1484. Malaria caused a decline of citizenery, but in...

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  • Museo Dei Bozzetti

    Unique in all aspects. -17th century frescoes and casts/models of sculpture-some very bizzare as you see. This is a great museum, with its variety of art. The bozetti/statues/sculptures are the focus, though, and they are some that I have never seen like before. Very interesting to say the least. The museum opened in 1984 after a collection from...

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  • Bozetti-More Art to Show

    It was called the Sketches Museum and the artwork dates back to Michelangelo days. This part of Italy became a center for art of sculptures. Pietra Santa and Versilia became the mecca for sculpting and the Carrara marble being close by allowed ready access to the stone. The sketches are in reduced scale and the model in actual proportion represent...

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  • Chiesa in Square

    The church called Cathedral of St. Martin was first built in 1223 and expanded in 1330. In 1627 the interior was decorated more elaborate by adding sculptures and altar pieces of elegance. The bell tower of 120 feet used to have a white marble facing, like the church when it was built in early 16th century. The baptistery is from 1786 for the last...

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  • Walk the old town

    This is a very nice town to be able to walk around and enjoy the sites to see. The Piazza Duomo in front of chiesa-church San Martino is nice. The church tour is enlightening and the adjacent baptistery is fabulous with the colorful frescoes inside, mostly done in the 1500's. The chiesa is form the 14th century and has been renovated in 17th and...

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  • Another palace

    It is from the 16th century it is off the from the historic center. They have a string of palaces along a street off the the side of the main square, and ending where the homes are located. Wealth from those heady days allowed merchants to get the splendor of good living.

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  • Duomo Inside Copies

    This is of the altar and nave of Duomo - Chiesa di St. Martino and the detail from some site. It was constructed in the 14th century and altar was designed and built by Stagi in 1504

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  • Piazza Carducci

    This is the frontal view of the piazza. It connects with Piazza Duomo. The piazza is named after Giosue Carducci born in 1835 in a house in this square.

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  • Map of the town sites

    This is the layout of the town and sites designated to see while strolling. Most of the sites are all along the Piazza del Duomo. However, there are some others upon the entry near the information center on Via Mazzini

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  • Palazzo Moroni

    This is right next to the Duomo and the bell tower. It is from the 800-900's, even though the facade had rework in the 19th century for the window treatment. Two other structures had been on this site for years before and in 17th century the town purchased one and Moroni pledged the other. These were for use as a Chancellery and town hall. Today...

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  • Fortress SAla

    This is the fort on top of the hill. Guiscardo Pietrasanta gave the town a revived life by focusing on the valley below to develop. The view from the top is very good to see the town and surrounding landscape and the ocean.

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  • Shopping and Market

    This is the Via Mazzini, the main street that has most of the shops to purchase local items and for tourists. The medium sized town of 25,000 people allows you to casually shop, while not worrying about tourists crowding the areas.

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Pietrasanta Hotels

  • Albergo Pietrasanta

    Via Garibaldi 35, Marina Di Pietrasanta, Tuscany, 55045, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palazzo Guiscardo

    What a wonderful hotel. Our stay was the most pleasant from beginning to end. The room was lovely -...

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  • Verdemare

    Via Cipro 35 - Localit�  Focette, Pietrasanta, 5

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Pietrasanta Restaurants

  • touristy, crowded but very good

    In winter it's a rather small place, but in summer they can enjoy of a beautiful dehor near the entrance door on Pietrasanta's ancient walls. Surely crowded, it also have a cocktail bar with a lot of young people and you might be asked to wait although you have booked a table, but the quality is good and priced reasonable. Service very kind and...

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  • difficult to find a title...

    If you are looking for an "outsider" restaurant, this is the place. It is run by a guy in his mid 30's always dressed like a theater clown (black and white tight, black hut, all face covered by white make up) who will welcome you with some jokes and some quotes of famous Italian poetry (Dante Alighieri above all). The ambiente is also very original...

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  • DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

    We had the misfortune of dining in this over-rated restaurant on 17 July 2009. Over-priced with mediocre food and chaotic service. We waited over 1 1/2 hrs for our main course & left part way during the meal [after our starters] due to the unacceptable delays in service. Tables stuck directly next to one another making conversation with your...

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