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Top Choice Tuscan in Pietrasanta

Filippo Mud Bar

Completely on trend, this chic open-plan space is part lounge, part cocktail bar (stunning paprika roasted almonds) and part formal restaurant with a sensational industrial-meets-lime-green-velour interior. Its menu…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Pietrasanta

L'Enoteca Marcucci

Taste fine Tuscan wine on bar stools at high wooden tables or beneath big parasols on the street outside. Whichever you pick, the distinctly funky, artsy spirit of Pietrasanta's best-loved enoteca enthrals.
Monument in Viareggio

La Citadella di Carnevale

A couple of kilometres from the seafront is 'Carnival City' aka 16 gargantuan hangars that serve as workshops and garage space for the fantastic floats, crafted with passion by each highly skilled and prized carrist…
Cultural in Viareggio

Carnevale di Viareggio

Viareggio's annual moment of glory lasts four weeks in February to early March when the city goes wild during Carnevale – a festival of floats, many featuring giant satirical effigies of political and other topical …
Viewpoint in Pietrasanta

Via della Rocca

Next to Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, a steep path known as Via della Rocca leads up to what remains of Pietrasanta's ancient fortifications. The crenellated city walls date from the early 1300s and what remains of Palaz…
Fish & Chips in Viareggio

La Barchina

Join locals standing in line at this small white boat, moored at the harbour, which cooks up the morning's catch for lunch. The hot item to order is fritto misto (€8), a mix of squid, prawns and octopus battered, de…
Street in Pietrasanta

Via Garibaldi

This quaint pedestrian strip is peppered with chic fashion boutiques and stylish art galleries. Highlights guaranteed to tempt include fashion designer Paolo Milani, whose studio is a riot of bold vibrant prints and…
Tuscan in Pietrasanta

Osteria Barsanti 54

Tucked away on a quiet lane, a five-minute stroll from Piazza del Duomo, this osteria is a refined temple to good slow food and wine. 'Cook with love' is the strapline of culinary creatives Alessandro and Marco, and…
Tuscan in Pietrasanta

La Brigata di Filippo

This exceptional foodie address never disappoints. From the homemade bread and focaccia brought warm to your table throughout the course of your meal to the contemporary fabric on the walls, to giant wicker lampshad…
Cafe in Viareggio

Lettera 22

Mid-afternoon, lounge with hip locals at Lettera 22, a refreshingly stylish and up-to-the-minute literary cafe between the beach and the train station with free wi-fi, armchairs, books to browse, a kids' corner, cak…