Pietrasanta is a tiny town located on the northern coast of Tuscany. It takes about one and a half hours to get there on the train from Florence, with a change in Pisa. I have been there a few times, usually for art exhibits. It is a charming little town with a wonderful main piazza at the foot of the Apuan Mountains.

We went there after the Palazzo Blu exhibit in Pisa to see another Salvador Dali exhibit of statues. That exhibit is closed now, but it is still worth a trip to this tiny town. When we arrived, there was a large market going on and it was very festive and added, even more, fun and intrigue to this lovely place.

In the main piazza stands the Duomo surrounded by outside cafes. Near the Duomo is another church, San Agostino, which is now used for art exhibits as part of the Museo dei Bozzetti. This museum always has wonderful exhibits and is usually free to the public. You can see more on their website here.

Michelangelo was one of the first sculptor’s to recognize Pietrasanta for it’s wonderful marble. Since then, many notable people have visited and lived in Pietrasanta, including the Columbian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero.

5 Comments on “Pietrasanta

  1. I think I’ll visit here when the weather warms up—thanks, Karen!

  2. I never have enough time there to meet sculptors as I imagined. I love your blue skies in these images… and am happy you found the Michelangelo sign. I am usually there for business, so have not really walked the place much. Thank you for this. The Dali exhibit was fun!

  3. Useful post Karin, I love the fact that this small town has a good taste of art.

    Will be added to one of my list if I plan to visit Italy again.

    I visited Italy last year and only manage to go to Amalfi Coast (I had only a few days in Italy 🙁 )

    Love you other articles too, bookmarking your website now 🙂

    In case you need help about amalfi, you can check out my guide on how to go to Amalfi Coast

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