Going away in the opposite direction of Piazza Duomo you’ll find the MuSA Virtual Museum of Sculpture and Architecture on Via Sant’Agostino, 61. This multimedia space is eclectic and features a fascinating video explaining the history and area of Pietrasanta - keep in mind that it mostly open in the summer or through private visits that you can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wouldn’t pass up the chance to visit the many art studios especially in a place where even art legend Michelangelo learned from local artisans. What I especially love about being here is just strolling down each street, especially before dinner during the requisite “passeggiata” hour around 5-7pm as the light starts to fade.
For a panoramic look at area, head up the steep Via della Rocca to the ancient fortifications of the city aka the Rocca di Sala and 14th century Guinigi Palace, the former residence of Paolo Guinigi (of Lucca) in 1408. Unfortunately, the palace isn’t open to the public but it still remains a beautiful place to take in great views and work off your lunch!
In addition, keep an eye out for works of art housed around various squares, especially during the summer months when the local commune works together with local and international artists.
Remember that Pietrasanta is near the popular beaches Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi, long been a favorite in fashionable Versilia; also worth visiting in the vicinity are the cities of Pisa, Viareggio and Lucca and the fascinating marble quarries of Carrara. You could also base here to discover the untouched and lovely areas of Lunigiana and Northern Tuscany.