Exploring Versilia

 

 

 

Welcome to Tuscany, the ideal place to spend a relaxing and interesting holiday. The blend of natural beauty, history, art and wonderful cuisine, makes this area unique.
Following in the footsteps of the Etruscans, the Romans, inventors and Renaissance artists, you will be able to see some of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Arezzo. Visiting these cities, immersed in the sometime ondulation and occasionally tortuous hilly Tuscan landscape, means plunging in to the just right atmosphere to enjoy the local beauty spots.
In this land, traditional Tuscan cuisine has its roots. Here, you can taste typical Tuscan salami and other preserved meats, sip wines such as the renown Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, or savours the famous Florentine T-bone steak.
 

And remember that the Tuscan coast, bathed by the Tyrrhenian sea, one of the most beautiful an most welcoming in Italy, is endowed with long beaches of fine sand as well as rocky stretches rich in sea-life. Versilia is one of most well-known tourist areas. This strip of land along the northern part of the Tuscan coast boasts one of the longest and most attractive beaches of the Mediterranean. Ideally situated for sightseeing, its mild climate, even in the cooler months, make it the perfect place for a perfect break.
Its proverbial hospitality, the many cultural events, the multiplicity of hotels, theatres and disco clubs will all go to make your holiday dream come true.
Versilia is especially well known for sun, sea and beautiful people showing off their bronzed bodies along 20 Km of Well-equipped beaches. Disco clubs and nightspots enliven the evenings for the young and not so young alike.
Beach games and water sports by day and all-night fun in carefree company draw thousand of tourists every year from all over Europe

There is also, on the other hand, the elegant and refined side of Versilia with its history, cultural events and shows, the sightseeing list is almost endless: sights, theatres, museums etc.. Only those that might be most interesting to the tourist are given here, leaving it up to your curiosity and imagination to find what will make your holiday truly unforgettable.

The one long splendid beach, running the length of the Versilian coast is bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Apuan Alps, real mountains but readily accessible, overlook a charming hinterland. While the coastal strip offers amusement and comfort to its variety of guests, it is well worth investigating the artistic wealth, culture, history and traditions of the interior. It is, in fact, possible to combine exciting nightlife with more gentle pursuits. What will you choose? Romantic walks, excursions, gala evenings, disco clubs, select dinners in high-class restaurants or a meal in a characteristic trattoria or pizzeria?
 

The strategic position of Lido di Camaiore and the whole Versilia makes it possible to pass a holiday undertaking a lot of excursions or just absolute relaxation. In the hotel there is an information point provided with brochures and maps of places to visit in Tuscany:
Lucca is just 25 km away with the unique city walls in Italy surrounding the historic centre of a length of 4200 m. On the walls it is possible to walk or to go by bike (to be rented in the centre) and admire from there on the one side the architectural beauty of the town and on the other the hills around, dotted with villas. Pisa, 28 km away with the leaning tower as world wide symbol does not only have to offer the tower, but also a charming centre as well as a beautiful countryside and a Nature Reserve that are worth seeing.
 

A little bit farer away is Carrara (40 km motorway), the town with the most valuable marble quarries in the world and sceneries that already were enchanting Michelangelo. From Carrara it is possible to reach Colonnata, a small village in a panoramic position above Carrara, where the quarrymen live. After tasting the delicious lard ("Lardo di Colonnata") one continues towards the marble quarries "Fantiscritti" where it is possible to visit an interesting open-air museum illustrating the excavation techniques. Montecatini (50 km) with the spas, already famous during the Roman Empire, invites for a visit in the town centre with parks, cafés and many elegant shops. Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance is only 90 km away and Siena 150 km. The area around Siena boasts of the most typical countryside for Tuscany. Siena itself is world wide renowned for the Palio taking place twice a year.

This guide will help you plan your holiday. Then all you have to do is pack your bags and come over! See you soon.


 

Here in Versilia there are lot of different possibilities for keeping your body in perfect shape. You just need to choose among all the activities:

 
Sport Activities
The Hotel Fortunella easily reacheable by car the Golf Club Versilia

This Golf Club is a beautiful 18- holes with Apuane Alps in the background, and was recently improved and renewed.
The Tennis Club at just 500 mt. from the Hotel will allow you to practise a sport that doesn't only mean performance, but that's basically a very good way to wellness.

In the tennis club you can also play on evening thanks to the lighting system.
Sail, windsurf and water skiing at 1 km from the Hotel. The wind and the sea in all this area create the best conditions for this sports.
Horse riding lies at 4 km away from us. Feel the emotion of a ride in the beautiful pine-wood of Viareggio or lido di Camaiore or enjoy the beauty of a ride on the shore.
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Hotel Fortunella*** - Via Italica, 37 - 55041 - Lido di Camaiore (LU)
Geo-code (for sat-nav): Latitude N 43.900451, Longitude E 10.224705
Tel. 0039 0584 617605 - Fax 0039 0584 617605  Email: info@hotelfortunella.it
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