All year

Versilia, a place for all seasons

When we talk about Versilia, the first image that comes to mind are the sunny beaches and the dives in the sea; of course the summers here are fabulous but why not discover the wonders of the other seasons as well?

 

Spring and autumn are perfect for exploring the Apuan Alps, taking long walks on the beach or in the pine forests that overlook the coast; this is also an ideal time to engage in outdoor sports.

 

In winter, the sea changes its appearance and its colors, which take on a decidedly poetic atmosphere, often give us dizzying sunsets. When the temperatures drop, the Pania turns white and when the sun goes down we can admire its pink shades.

 

The nature of our lands deserves to be enjoyed in every season, but this is not the only reason to choose it as a destination even beyond the summer holidays: the cultural, artistic, gastronomic, playful and folkloristic events continue throughout the year, so you won't get bored even on rainy days.

In addition, Versilia is the ideal place for lovers of luxury shopping, here you will find exclusive boutiques and the glittering windows of the best brands: taking a tour during the winter sales period can give great satisfaction to your wardrobe.

Some of the events held every year in spring, autumn and winter

 

Viareggio Carnival

The spectacular parades and the festive atmosphere that reigns in the city during the days of masked courses attract thousands of visitors of all ages every year. You can indulge yourself, put on make-up and style and for a day (or even more) have fun impersonating what you like best. The mask is not a must, you can also participate as simple spectators, the joyful atmosphere will immediately infect you.

The papier-mâché floats are the undisputed protagonists of the Viareggio Carnival, majestic and colorful. You will see the parade along the promenade along the sea.

The Viareggio Carnival takes generally place from the end of January to the beginning of March.

Lucca Comics

In the capital, which is a few kilometers from Versilia, you can participate in one of the most anticipated events of the year that has always attracted a multitude of people of all ages.

A huge fair dedicated to comics, animation, games (role-playing, board, card games), video games and fantasy and science fiction imagery. It takes place between the end of October and the beginning of November and is considered the most important exhibition of the sector in Europe.

Wine Art Festival in Pietrasanta

This important initiative is held in the month of March, hosts prestigious producers from all over Italy and many lovers and appreciators of good wine, offering a rich program of debates, tastings, culinary initiatives.

Barsanti and Matteucci International Award

The Barsanti and Matteucci International Award was established in 2020 to commemorate Eugenio Barsanti and Felice Matteucci, inventors of the internal combustion engine. This is an award dedicated to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of automotive engineering and who continue to develop motor vehicles by comparing themselves with new technologies in respect of pollution and energy saving.

This event that attracts so much public takes place in Pietrasanta in the spring months.

Giosue 'Carducci Literary Prize

For over 60 years there has been this recognition dedicated to the first Italian Nobel Prize for literature and great poet Giosue 'Carducci. Many writers, including Rondoni, Luzi, Erba, Cucchi have been awarded. On July 27 of each year, the day Carducci was born, the winner is proclaimed in the evocative setting of the Piazza del Duomo in Pietrasanta.

http://www.premiocarducci.it/

Enolia in Seravezza

The event is dedicated to oil and typical products of Versilia.

Tastings, concerts, historical re-enactments and street artists' shows take place in the alleys that run through the historic center up to the Palazzo Mediceo.

On this occasion, the initiative "Pedalando tra gli ulivi" is also held, a bike route that, through olive groves, sculptors' workshops and small gastronomic stops, takes visitors from Querceta to the splendid Palazzo Mediceo where the events are held.

The Palio dei Micci

In Querceta, on the first Sunday of May, the Palio dei Micci takes place (in our dialect, the micci are donkeys). Thousands of figures parade and give life to exceptional shows that evoke the history, customs and traditions of the past. The Palio is not only a challenge between districts, but above all a choral performance, an event with a popular flavor that attracts people from all over Italy.

The districts compete for the banner by staging, in an imaginative and scenographic way, stories based on facts, places and characters that really existed. To embellish the whole music, colors and the parade of the historical parade that each district organizes to carry out the representation.

At the end of the various performances there is a race with donkeys ridden bareback by the Contrada jockeys. The first to complete six laps of the field will win the Palio.

Demetra in Camaiore

A weekend dedicated to local countryside products, from strawberries to seasonal vegetables, from aromatic herbs to fruit trees, is held in May at the majestic Villa Le Pianore.

Marina in Fiore in Marina di Pietrasanta

At the end of April, Tonfano, a town in the municipality of Pietrasanta overlooking the sea, is colored with beautiful flowers and hosts a festival dedicated to gardening, crafts, with exhibitions and fashion shows.

Christmas markets in Pietrasanta

Every year starting from November there are many events related to the Christmas holidays. Traditional dedicated markets that attract more and more tourists ... different and very original gifts that you can buy !! 

 

 

 

 

Next events highlights

The Four Seasons in Pietrasanta

From 25-08-2023 to 31-05-2024

 

Music festival under the direction of Maestro Igor Raykhelson

13 April - BORODIN QUARTET string quartet e ALEXEI VOLODIN piano

 

Church of Sant'Agostino at 6.00PM , Pietrasanta

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Municipal Theater of Pietrasanta - Season 2023/2024

From 31-10-2023 to 20-04-2024

Finally the theatrical programming in Pietrasanta starts again!

Link  to consult the programming

https://versilianafestival.it/eventi/categoria/teatro-comunale-pietrasanta/

 

 

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Pietrasanta municipal cinema

From 31-10-2023 to 31-12-2024

Piazza Duomo 14 Pietrasanta

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Antique dealers in Pietrasanta

From 17-01-2024 to 31-12-2024

Every first Sunday of the month in Piazza Statuto in Pietrasanta

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Saturdays in Concert - Music Festival Pietrasanta 2024

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Artistic direction Elena Meniconi Misericordia di Pietrasanta, Church of S.Biagio and Sant'Antonio

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Events at MuSa - The eco-sustainability of new technologies and new technologies for eco-sustainability

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Debate for a guide to the future

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Country and Garden Show

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Shabby, antiques, furniture, clothing, flowers, plants and garden items

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Marina in Fiore 2024

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Market exhibition dedicated to gardening and crafts

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74th Federalberghi Assembly – Viareggio 10 – 12 May 2024

From 10-05-2024 to 12-05-2024

Program of the 74th Federalberghi Assembly

Friday 10 May Principino Events Viale G. Marconi, 130 - Viareggio 2.00pm -

Federalberghi Terme assembly 2.00pm -

Federalberghi Minor Islands assembly 2.00pm -

Federalberghi Extra meeting 3.30pm -

Federalberghi assembly 3.30pm – guided tour of the Carnival Citadel.

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10.00am - public conference

1.30pm - lunch

2.30pm - National Young Hoteliers Committee assembly

3.30pm – guided tour of Villa Puccini - Torre del Lago. Followed by aperitif at the Chalet del Lago

8.30pm - typical dinner UNA Experiences Via Bernardini, 335/337 - Lido di Camaiore Sunday

12 May day off

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White Night of "Bozzetti"

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COUNTRY AND GARDEN SHOW - WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS

From 13-09-2024 to 15-09-2024

Market show with high quality handcrafted products and a taste of Christmas with decorations, decorations and lots of gift ideas.

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Viareggio Carnival 2025

From 08-02-2025 to 04-03-2025

The gigantic papier-mâché floats parade along the Viali a Mare in Viareggio

https://viareggio.ilcarnevale.com/en/

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