Regione Toscana founded in 1979 the Massaciuccoli-San Rossore Regional Park. The park lies between Pisa and Viareggio, between the lake and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Park covers an area of 23 thousand hectares in which a typically Mediterranean fauna can be found. A peculiar aspect of the Park is the presence of Atlantic and continental vegetation which does not usually grow in the Mediterranean area. Torre del Lago represents the most natural aspect of Versilia, one of the better known Italian tourism destinations, not only for its wonderful beaches but also for its history and culture. Since the second half of the 19th century, Viareggio, world-known thanks to its spectacular Carnival, has welcomed many famous personalities and great artists, who enriched the city's intellectual and social life.
Information and bookings:
For guided visits on foot, by bike, by coach and by train: Visitor Center San Rossore (loc. Cascine Vecchie) - Tel. 050/530101 - E-mail: email@example.com
For guided visits on horseback:
Mr. Fabio Tani, Tel. 330/778623
52nd Puccini Festival, July - August 2006.
The Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago lets visitors get in touch with the atmospheres that inspired the Maestro. The great open air theatre allows audience to enjoy any opera performance together with the surrounding environment: the stage opens out directly on the suggestive view of Massaciuccoli Lake and the Apuan Alps in the background.