Pietrasanta

foto aldo umicini piazza duomoPietrasanta is a charming, ancient town located in the Versilia area of the province of Lucca. Because of its proximity to the Carrara marble quarries, it is home to many famous contemporary artists who use the outstanding Carrara marble and bronze to make their creations. Pietrasanta has noteworthy museums including a gallery of plaster cast maquettes.
You will meet your guide at the bus station of the Via Aurelia line and catch a bus to Piazza Matteotti, location of the town hall. The tour will continue on foot with descriptions of the main monuments, works of art, and the history of the town including:
Il Guerriero (The Warrior), a large bronze statue, by Fernando Botero in Piazza Matteotti
Peace Frame by Nall in Piazza Crispi
Via di Mezzo and Church of Sant’Antonio that houses sculptures by Jacopo della Quercia and Francesco di Valdambrino, and Botero’s frescoes Paradise and Inferno.
Piazza Duomo and Duomo of San Martino with its Renaissance works of sculpture.
Baptistery
Il Centauro (The Centaur), in bronze, by Igor Mitoraj
Church and Convent of Sant’Agostino (if open). Today, the complex houses an exhibition of works of art by some of the most well-known contemporary artists in the world.
Please note: There are no entrance fees to the churches, but, depending on the hour, day, or season, they may be subject to closure, consequently visiting the interiors cannot always be guaranteed.