Pietrasanta as a product of the years of contention between Pisa, Genoa and Florence up until 1513, when the city and its surroundings definitively go under the dominion of the State of Florence, and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the unification of Italy in 1861. Pietrasanta has a long-standing tradition of marble workers and numerous workshops, galleries and art exhibitions. Even the great Michelangelo came to Versilia in search of marble for its works. The town is in a sort of symbiotic relationship with marble, and this is manifested everywhere from the houses, the magnificent cathedral, and the still functional ateliers of the town. The historic centre is very elegant and has many things to offer. Apart from the historical monuments, there are many shops, restaurants and places where you can have an Italian aperitivo.