Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 3, 2018

Pietrasanta revisited

Pietrasanta is one of my favourite towns in Italy. I try to fit in a few visits whenever I am here. I am never disappointed.

We were in town for the last day of the butterflies. They were being taken down as we walked along the main street .

Pietrasanta

In the main piazza wonderful art pieces are on display.

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

There are other things dotted around the town.

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

I love this doorway.

Pietrasanta

The bell tower in the piazza is spectacular.

Pietrasanta

For the first time we found it open and could see the amazing interior. The tower is 36 metres tall and was begun in 1519. There are 100 steps inside and there are 3 full turns in the spiral steps. It is believed that Michelangelo was involved in the design of the tower.

Pietrasanta

We had lunch at 41, where we have eaten several times before. The food is always good.

Pietrasanta

The piazza looked quite different after lunch when the sculptures were shining in the sun.

 

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta

I’m sure there will be time for at least one more visit to Pietrasanta before I go home.


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  1. Looks lovely and you had such great Autumn weather on your visit I see.

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  2. What a spectacular town and the sculptures so creative and amusing! It all looked so tidy and clean. The tower is so simple and striking and I too loved the simplicity of the door!! Photos are fabulous Deb… there’s so much to love about Italy !!! Jxx

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    • Pietrasanta is a beautiful town with much to offer.

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  3. There seems always to be something new to discover in Italy.

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  4. Thanks again Debra for a wonderful visit and the pleasure of seeing those beautiful sculptures. Please go back for their next show, as you know I will not get there – your photos are as usual inspirational. Regards Kevin Palmer

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    • I will certainly be back to Pietrasanta. I’m not sure when the next exhibition will be there.

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  5. Always a favorite of mine. Forte dei Marmi + Pietrasanta… the perfect day our. And so close to Bagni di Lucca!

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    • Yes, we can go often. It takes about an hour from Bagni di Lucca.

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  6. Stunning art.

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  7. The art is amazing…we may get to see it as well.

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  8. Lovely!

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  9. Wonderful! I love the butterflies, the interior of the bell tower and the before and after of the art in the piazza. I am putting this town on our list!

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    • You should. Pietrasanta is a lovely town to visit.

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  10. […] Pietrasanta is a lovely town on the Versilia coast I love to return to often. It is known for art and there is usually a spectacular installation in the piazza in the centre of town, as well as some great shops, galleries and restaurants. […]

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