Pietrasanta is a historic medieval town in northern Tuscany. The marble studios and monuments are sometimes referred to as the City of Artists or Little Athens. The city is of Roman origin, but the modern city was named after Guiscardo da Pietrasanta, who founded the current city in the mid-13th century. Pietrasanta was and is an important center for marble mining.
The region’s marble first became famous when Michelangelo used it for some of his most famous works. Many international artists live or work here with art galleries and frequent exhibitions, stonemasonry and bronze art.
Marina di Pietrasanta was already a well-known seaside resort in the early 1930s, so that despite a population of around 2000 people, around 900 tourists could be accommodated in hotel structures and just as many in rented houses. Pietrasanta is still a summer destination due to the wide sandy beaches that are clean and perfectly equipped.
A trip to this city is worthwhile!