The art nouveau architecture and deco style along the cost , represent the turistic tradition of Marina di Massa. In summer the beaches explode with the bright colours of endless rows of beach umbrellas and sunbeds put at disposal by well-equipped beach establishments. In the shade of the coastal pinewood , pleasant hotels, camping, residences and restaurants are placed all along the coast.
The traditional cuisine is still strong and can be enjoyed in many restaurants , while drinking the local white Candia wine.This is a DOC wine with a distinctive flavour , ideal for fish dishes and the sweeter one for desserts.
There is a variety of sports facilities in the zone: the usual swimming, sailing but also tennis, with a large number of clubs with open air and indoor courts equipped for evening matches, skating, horse-riding, volley-ball, basket-ball, football, baseball and fishing. The night life is first class with discos and night clubs where shows and concerts with famous singers and entertainers are organised.
During the summer period ( June-September ) the Azienda di Promozione Turistica in collaboration with the town administrative body and the other local authorities and organizations prepare a season of Theatre , concerts, art exhibition and folklore events. For the joy of children and those looking for an original way to get places, the tourist train can be a fun way to visit the typical areas outside town.
The end of summer event is particularly famous , when Marina di Massa organises a farewell ceremony for the tourists , culminating in an impressive firework display.
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Tramite autostrada è raggiungibile dal sud, attraverso Autosole A1, fino a Firenze, e poi attraverso la Firenze Mare A11 e la Livorno-Genova A12. Dal Nord attraverso Autosole A1 fino a Parma e poi l'autostrada della Cisa A15 fino a S. Stefano, e quindi A12 Genova-Livorno. Through motorway is reachable from SOUTH, through Autosole A1, as far as Firenze and then through the Firenze Mare A11 and the Livorno-Genova A12. From NORTH through Autosole A1 as far as Parma and then through the Cisa A15 to S.Stefano, and then through the A12 Genova-Livorno. Tollhouse: Massa
Line : Genova-Parma-Bologna
Line : Livorno-Milano
Railway station of Massa Centro
The international airports in Pisa, Genoa and Florence provide reliable transport to the main city.
Every year, the largest and most important beer feast in pure German style takes place in the fair complex of Marina di Carrara. A Bavarian team takes care of the event in collaboration with Italian locals. It is a cultural exchange between the two twin cities of Carrara and Ingolstadt that has been taking place since 1962. The city of... Read more
2 ) Luna Park
In the summer, the greatest attractions and the more amusing games wait for you every day at the Luna Park of Marina di Carrara, Cinquale and Lido di Camaiore. You will enjoy yourself with tens of spectacular attractions.
First of all there's a romantic travel on the panoramic wheel, also in order to enjoy a beautiful view, and ... Read more
3 ) Palio dei Micci
The Palio dei Micci (donkey race) was first held in 1956 through the initiative of a citizens committee and soon became the most important historical-folklore event in the Province of Lucca. Eight city-districts participate. In the beginning it was held in March during the St. Joseph festivities; nowadays it takes place on the first ... Read more
4 ) Viareggio Carnival
The Viareggio Carnival was established in 1873 when some of the local "signori" decided to organize a Sunday a little different from the rest, by inventing a procession of decorated floats which travelled up and down the main street of the city. On that occasion a masked protest was also organized by a number of citizens, as they were ... Read more
5 ) Festival Versiliana
The Versiliana park, now a communal property, extends itself at Marina di Pietrasanta on almost a million square metres, from Fiumetto to viale Apua, and until the border with the town of Forte dei Marmi. An intense cultural programming of quality (prose, ballet, music, cinema and cabaret) takes place in the summertime in the vast an... Read more
6 ) Festival Puccini
...Sunny beaches, cool pine-woods, the ever calm lake - in a word, Eden...
exclaimed Giacomo Puccini on first catching sight of this Tuscun beauty spot during a huntig-trip.
With its vast theatre on the shores of lake Massaciuccoli, which hosts yhe Puccini Festival, still maintains in... Read more
7 ) The Apuan Alps
The marble mountains are a naturalistic jewel protected by a regional natural park, an ideal destination for nature-lovers. This extraordinary alpine landscape on the sea encloses an incredible variety of flowers and rare plants. The mountainsides, the numerous karst caves and deep caverns of the apuan Alps attract many speleology and ... Read more
9 ) Castles in Lunigiana
The Castle Malaspina - Massa
The earliest reference to this fortress of Massa dates back to 1164, in the investiture of Obizzo Malaspina by Federico I. However, it is likely that a fotified structure controlled by the Obertenghi family had already straddled the same hilltop during the previous century. The i... Read more
10 ) The Marble Quarries
In the Apuan Alps the spectacular marble quarries offer an evocative sight. Here this precious white stone has been excavated since Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different purposes: from the simple objects to more famous works of art and architecture. In the past the blocks of marble were carried to the pla... Read more
11 ) Colonnata
Colonnata is an old village located on a rocky spur carefully placed at the feet of the Apuan Alps, near Carrara, famous in the entire world for its “lardo”, a truly unique product. The largest extraction complex of the Roman period discovered till now in the Apuana area, called Fossacava and located at a kilometre of Colonnata goi... Read more
15 ) Filetto Market
In this small suburb every year, in the second two weeks of the month of August, the Medieval Market develops him: a fascinating demonstration with the boundaries, the towers, the plazas, the streets that are decorated of standards and illuminated by ancient torches and animated by witches, jugglers, musicians and minstrels, and acroba... Read more
16 ) Marble Museum
The civic Museum of Marble is located in Avenue XX Settembre to Carrara (MS). The Museum were built in 1982; it is a structure conceived by the Council of Carrara to document the local culture of the marble. It easily has practicable insides, with open spaces through numerous glass door. The offices, the stores, a labo... Read more
17 ) Pisa
Situated on the banks and by the outlet of the river Arno, it had been one important Republic of the Sea and spreaded its power out to Corsica isle. Its decadence has been determined by both the rivalry with other cities belonging to the inland (Lucca and Florence) and, most of all, by the clash with Genova, another Repu... Read more
19 ) The Via Vandelli
The old via Vandelli, road of major historical importance, then replaced by the modern and more practicable Via Giardini, was built, on commission by the Duke of Modena, Francesco III d’Este, by the engineer Abate Domenico Vandelli in 1738, in order to allow communication between Modena and Massa, through the Apennine mountain pass ... Read more