The fascinating city of Pietrasanta is the perfect destination for both classical and contermporary art lovers. Thanks to the marble quarrying taking place in the nearby Carrara, Pietrasanta has established itself and still is an international hub for sculpture artists from all over the world and a destination for a curious public.
In Pietrasanta you can visit museums and galleries, but also open air art of the highest level, in an uninterrupted and continuously renewed comprehensive collection.
Pietrasanta has been chosen as a home by many artists, among which Igor Mitoraj and Fernando Botero.
Strolling through the elegant historic center you can decide to stop at galleries, boutiques, wine bars and fine restaurants, and two churches: the Cathedral of San Martino on the beautiful Piazza Duomo, with valuable works inside. The magnificent bell tower is also remarkable. On the same square there is the church (closed for worship) of Sant’Agostino, with a beautiful cloister and a baroque bell tower, as well as the Teatro Comunale. Among the many sculptures that can be admired while walking through the city we should point out – among the permanent ones – the Warrior by Botero and the Centaur and the Annunciation (which decorates the crescent above the main portal of the church of Sant ‘Agostino) by Mitoraj.
A good time to visit Pietrasanta can be the summer, when art shows and exhibitions are buzzing in the square and in the galleries, as well as shows in the Villa Versiliana in Marina di Pietrasanta. The municipality is in fact equipped with a maritime area which, just a few kilometers away from the historic core, allows you to discover the colorful kaleidoscope of the Versilia coast.