B&B VILLA VIVIANA
Elegant Bed and Breakfast in Versilia - B&B in Marina di Pietrasanta a stone's throw from the sea, complete peace and quiet in a natural setting.
Telephone: +39 0584 267147 - _Fax: +39 0584 267147
Mobile: +39 347 2763226 - E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING DATES: FROM 21 APRIL TO 1 OCTOBER
Versilia has a wonderful chain of wide golden beaches which stretch from Viareggio to Cinquale, including Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi. Versilia was a pioneer in seaside tourism; it was home to the first private beach in Italy, which opened in Viareggio in 1827.
The main attractions of Versilia are therefore sun, sea and relaxation. It has been a point of reference for artists, poets, intellectuals and the wealthy classes since the nineteenth century, some drawn by the wonderful landscape with its unforgettable colours and others seduced by the lively high society nightlife offering a wide spectrum of cultural events and enternainment.
Versilia has preserved this holiday atmosphere, offering visitors endless opportunities for sunbathing and swimming, nightlife and bars, promenades, a calendar rich in shows and cultural events and opportunities to try a variety of water sports.
For those looking for a holiday a bit out of the ordinary, the nearby white marble Apuane Alps offer an unspoilt natural setting to explore on a dense network of paths by bike, on horseback or on foot.
The area between the sandy coast and the peaks of the Apuane Mountains offers the green pinewoods of the grand duchy and hills with the towns of Camaiore and Pietrasanta. Discover the medieval quarters with their unspoilt charm, built on the slopes of the mountains.
The natural oasis of Lake Massaciuccoli and the beautiful woods of Migliarino and San Rossore guarantee a relaxing back-to-nature break even to those who decide not to tackle the strenuous paths up to the summits of the Apuane Mountains.
A huge of sports are offered: tennis, golf (18 holes), surfing, horse riding, 5-a-side football, paragliding, climbing, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, potholing, and many others.
Recommended day trip include: the islands of the Tuscan archipelago (Elba, Gorgona, Giglio, Pianosa, Capraia, Giannutri), the cities of art (Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Arezzo, Volterra), the areas of Lunigiana, Garfagnana, 5 Terre, Maremma. Don't miss the natural parks, the thermal baths and the wine and food routes.
We love Versilia for its natural beauty, but also for its history. The area has very ancient origins, and evidence of human habitation dating back 40,000 years has been discovered close to Camaiore (one of the 7 municipalities which make up Versilia).
In 1500 AD all the municipalities came under the control of the Medici family, and they began a programme of improvements in the area, which saw an expansion of marble quarrying. However, it was only in the eighteenth century under the Lorena family that development, reforesting and conversion to agriculture began.
This improvement work led to a repopulation of the area, which was also helped by Grand Duke Leopoldo I of Lorena (whose statue stands in the main square of Pietrasanta), who in 1784, granted tax concessions to people setting up permanent home in Pietrasanta. At the beginning of the 1900s the area was completely redeveloped. At the same time, the fashion for seaside bathing was taking hold: in fact it was started right here on our beaches by certain distinguished historical figures (in Viareggio you can still see historic baths and installations from the early 1900s). All this meant that Versilia joined the ranks of the most highly regarded resort areas in Italy.
Versilia is made up of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Seravezza, Massarosa, Stazzema, Camaiore and Pietrasanta, along with their respective resorts. All these places can be visited by car or bicycle.
Spas. We have not forgotten about well-being either. The spas of Tuscany provide ample opportunities for health treatments or relaxation and rejuvenation.
In Versilia, just a few miles from Villa Viviana, we have San Carlo spa, with its extraordinary location half-way between the Apuan Alps and the Versilia coast. Then on the seafront of Forte dei Marmi is the Undulna spa, set in 7.5 acres of grounds between the sea and the mountains.
Tuscany and Versilia have a huge selection of festivals and events and not a day goes by without an event and drawing large crowds.