What to do and see in Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

January 23, 2018 Hana Mouser

Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Pietrasanta is part of Versilia, on the last foothills of the Apuan Alps, about 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Pisa. The town is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) off the coast (where the frazione of Marina di Pietrasanta is located).
Restaurants in Marina di Pietrasanta

1. Bagno Carlo

Via Lungo Mare 45, 55045 Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy +39 0584 20605
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Bagno Carlo

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Reviewed By Johng39benfleet - Purleigh, United Kingdom

Walked along the beach and sat in here for a quick bite to eat, very reasonable and quick service. The drinks were sensibly priced also, you will not go wrong in here and lots of Italians in there also ;)

2. Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, 55045 Pietrasanta, Italy +39 0584 283375
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 334 reviews

Piazza Duomo

Reviewed By Bart C - Foster City, California

We loved little Pietrasanta, and the center of the village is the Piazza Duomo. Lovely structures from a variety of ages. Not crowded. Surrounded by good restaurants, shopping streets, walks, and even a castle above. Short walk from the train station, for those on a quick stop tour. While it would be hard to classify any of the Tuscan/Ligurian coastal towns as not touristy, this one has more of a local feel than most. It's also an art town and the Piazza had some lovely sculpture on view. Great place to sit, paint, relax.

3. Pontile Bellavista Vittoria

Lungomare Pistelli, Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 517 reviews

Pontile Bellavista Vittoria

Reviewed By Dóra L

We enjoyed walking on the bridge in the evening and drinking cockteils at the restaurant watching the sunset. We also had dinner at the restaurant. Very friendly waiters and good food. A very nice ending of a perfect day.

4. Bagno Maurizio

Via Giuseppe Barellai 41 | Behind Andrea Stagi's boutique, 55049 Viareggio, Italy +39 0584 49977
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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1%
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5 based on 303 reviews

Bagno Maurizio

Bagno Maurizio is ready to give you a warm welcome. Situated on the charming Promenade of Viareggio, surrounded by excellent cafés, restaurants and shops, the establishment is just a few steps away from the beautiful pinewood of Viareggio and from the main square, Piazza Mazzini. Whether you are visiting the seaside resort of Viareggio for business or pleasure, the establishment provides a friendly and relaxing atmosphere at affordable rates. The private beach of Bagno Maurizio has a 30 meter beach frontage, offering a choice between 3 large tents of 7,5 square meters or classic beach umbrellas. One of the main characteristics of the beach is the amount of free space between umbrellas. Furthermore, the well-defined playground allows children to play in perfect safety.

Reviewed By Blacky14 - Lincoln, United Kingdom

Had been getting a bit disappointed as to getting sunbeds on the Beaches near Viareggio as been quoted €50-€100 for the day for a family of 4!! Read up on TripAdvisor and found this review and emailed Stefano. What a lovely man, he replied straightaway...MoreThank you very much indeed!!!

5. Pontile Medaglie d'Oro

Piazza Navari, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

Pontile Medaglie d'Oro

Reviewed By BAF_52 - London, United Kingdom

By day you get a view of the coast and the Mountains behind: by night you can enjoy a cooling breeze and the lights of coast and Mountains as well as the occasional entertainment of a fisherman actually catching a fish.
I won't pretend that this is an earth shattering cultural experience but it is a very pleasant thing to do as you are strolling around town.

6. Sant'Anna di Stazzema

Via Coletti 22, 55040, Stazzema, Italy +39 0584 772025
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Sant'Anna di Stazzema

Reviewed By Chester_UKCitykid - Chester, UK

Stumbled upon the story of Sant'anna di Stazzema whilst on holiday in Northern Tuscany. It's a tiny village,high in the Mountains at the edge of the Alpi Apuane just 20-30 minutes away from the Tuscan coastal resorts of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and a little bit further north of Lucca. On 12 August 1944 German troop trying to prevent the Allies advance through Italy and trying to hamper local partisan activity rounded up and massacred 560 inhabitants (mainly women, children and the elderly) from Sant'Anna and nearby hamlets. The story is told in a series of panels in the village, in the village church, the Museum of the Resistance (at the time of the massacre the village school), and most poignantly the Via Crucis which leads up to a monument bearing the names of all the victims, underneath which is an ossuary containg the remains which were found in mass graves. The mounment is high up above the village, presenting stunning views of the surrounding Mountains and the nearby coastline. There are numerous waymarked walking routes a number of which follow the routes the soldiers took to attack the villages, also with signposts telling the stories of the families who lived in the hamlets at the time.
It is so peaceful and beautiful now it is hard to imagine that such events could take place here. What is also surprising is that it is not really signposted or indicated in local tourist centres or guides, perhaps to ensure that an air of peacefulness allowing for respectful reflection is maintained. Really moving, but to repeat, a stunning location. Really worth making a detour to visit of you are in the area, but be warned you will need a car capable of manoeuvring up the twisty mountain roads.

7. Duomo di Pietrasanta

Piazza del Duomo, Pietrasanta, Italy
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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1%
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4.5 based on 216 reviews

Duomo di Pietrasanta

http://duomodipietrasanta.org/http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duomo_di_Pietrasanta

Reviewed By Bryan H - Portland, Oregon

Part of the amazing piazza, but not the oldest building here, either. A local mentioned to us that the coat of arms on the Duomo (the six balls arranged in a pyramid like structure) indicates the Medici family (that had marble and other trading interests in the area) was involved in the funding of the Church. Also, she pointed the "Pope's hat" on the front -- an indication or reference of the popes that the Medici family provided to the Vatican. I have no idea if any of this is true, but found it interesting. When we went the church was opened, and there was a sign indicating that during service, people should keep "touristic activities" (such as taking photographs, I assume) to an absolute minimum. When you're in the square, it is easy to check out!

8. Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach

Viale Sergio Bernardini, 688 | Ex Viale Cristoforo Colombo, 55041 Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy +39 0584 610685
Excellent
77%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach

Beach

Reviewed By Peter V - Oostkamp, Belgium

Really enjoyed the swimming Pool, the food, the beach and the atmosphere! Clean and new facillities! We will be back

9. Bagno Stella Focette

Viale Roma 119, 55045 Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy +39 0584 20988
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
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5 based on 31 reviews

Bagno Stella Focette

Reviewed By DutchDikes

Did you ever had that thought you found a place so great that you want to keep it a secret from your friends ? I did. But I also realized the owners deserve to be credited so that their business continues to thrive and more people can enjoy. Bagno Stella is the gem amongst hundreds of beach houses on the Toscan coast. It is run by three generations of the same family, guaranteeing consistency in the quality of the services. Our family stayed here many times, and our kids ask each Winter whether we will return for the Summer break. Actually, Stella is loved by kids, parents and grand-parents alike. We have been around in the world, but have not found a place like this. Stella has a great layout: ample private parking space, a great pool which is over 20 meters long, a pool for the little ones, a jacuzzi, a pool watch, a beach front of 300 meters of prestine sand dotted with gazebos which offer effective shading and privacy, bay watch, table tennis, swimming lessons, aquarobics and a fantastic restaurant which has daily many specials around fresh fish and pasta, besides the traditional Italian dishes. The food is so good that you dread to go home again, or you will beg the family to publish the recipes before you leave. The Seating arrangement around the pool and restaurant are relaxing. If you like, the family is flexible to open up at night for a special private dinner. Stella has a lot of space so even when it is busy the place still breathes tranquility. Because the place is visited by many Italian families, you will get all the flavours of the 'Vida Loca'.
I should not forget the atmosphere of servitude and friendliness of family and all staff, no question or effort is too much !
Of course, there is so much more that words cannot describe. There is only one way to find out: Try it yourself and get hooked for a life time. Do you dare ?
Please note that this is Bagno Stella in Focette. There is another Bagno Stella in the same city of Marina di Pietrasanta which has copied some of the pictures and concepts. Pitty for them, they are definitely in another league.

10. Villa Argentina

Via A. Fratti | Angolo Via Amerigo Vespucci, 55049 Viareggio, Italy +39 0584 48881
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Villa Argentina

Reviewed By MoiraMumMomo - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Decided to visit this house purely because of trip adviser. Beautiful house externally, but we were not allowed to look around inside, despite being very careful to check opening hours/days. 2 staff hanging around, but very unhelpful and rude. Told us in Italian to leave because they weren't open (I think!)

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