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Tuscan Riviera

Known as the Versilian coast, this long stretch of coastline, punctuated by pretty coastal resorts with the Apuan Alps as a backdrop, is a chic beach holiday destination. The stylish resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, with their golden sandy beaches are sure to delight, whereas the nearby towns of Lucca, Pisa and the city of Florence provide the perfect opportunity for a day out.

Insider Tip

If you haven't already seen it, make time to visit the famous leaning tower of Pisa, as you are so close by.

 
 

Food & Drink

 

food and drink in tuscan riviera As you might expect along the coast, fish makes a frequent appearance on the menus in Versilia. The local catch can be sea bass, red mullet or lovely langoustines, all are equally delicious, and the Ristorante Romano in Viareggio is considered to be one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the area. The richer, rustic food of Tuscany also makes an appearance on menus; the hefty bistecca alla fiorentina is sure to satisfy even the largest of appetites.

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Shopping

shopping in tuscan riviera 

The famous promenade in Viareggio is filled with elegant boutiques and department stores, whilst the smaller streets in the town away from the coast are packed with smaller individual shops full of attractive souvenirs and gifts. It will come as no surprise that the tree-lined avenues and the promenade of Forte dei Marmi reveal an array of glamorous shops in which you will find the creations of some of Italy's most celebrated fashion designers. 

 

Things to do

 

excursions in tuscan riviera Spend an afternoon in the heart of the Tuscan countryside amongst the vineyards where the famous chianti wine is produced. There are many vineyards, cellars and plentiful opportunitues for wine tasting. 

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