Villas in or near Pietrasanta
Just 3 km from the coast, mountains and sea blend together beautifully in Pietrasanta, a small medieval town known as “city of art & artists” on the northern coast of Tuscany and one of the region’s best kept secrets.
This stylish town is not particularly well known in the UK however it is where the wealthy Florentines and Milanese choose to go on holiday. The area is internationally renowned for its wonderful restaurants, art exhibitions and boutiques. Italian Vogue dedicated an article to shopping in the bijoux boutiques in and around Pietrasanta. Read more here.
Once loved by Michelangelo, today the town is a mecca for international artists such as Bottero & Mitorai. The ambient old town square is filled with sculpture exhibits and houses a cathedral that looks like it belongs to a large city. The cobbled streets which radiate from the main piazza are lined with sought after restaurants, authentic trattorias, elegant pavement cafes and bijoux boutiques. Traffic is restricted in the narrow streets, allowing the artists to set up their easels in the street and show off their latest masterpieces.
The landscape surrounding Pietrasanta is smothered in olive groves and vineyards. Narrow roads wind through terraced hillsides up to the tiny villages of Valdicastello, Capezzano, Capriglia and Farnocchia, communities un-touched by tourism. Collectively these villages are known as ‘Versilia alta’ and the areaoffers visitors unforgettable walks. Inland lies some of the most spectacular Tuscan countryside. Just a 20 minute drive takes you deep in to the Tuscan hillside surrounded by ancient cypress trees and silver leafed olive groves. Local homemade pasta, Chianti, fresh trout from the streams, homemade bread and sheep’s cheese will satisfy the most discerning of pallets.
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