Pietrasanta, between prestigious properties and internationally renowned artists
Where art from idea becomes creation
In Tuscany and more precisely on the Versilia coast there is a place where contemporary art from idea and thought becomes creation.
Pietrasanta, a few kilometers from the beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, is today a sort of enclave where the most representative artists of world sculpture come together to think, sketch and finally create their works.
The small and ancient town of the Versilia hinterland has now become a very important tourist attraction center for visitors of all kinds, from art enthusiasts to families, from VIPs to Italian and foreign tourists who flock throughout the year , the streets of the historic center.
In fact, it is said that there is no better place to meet some famous artist than an outdoor table in a coffee shop in Pietrasanta.
Joan Mirò, Fernando Botero, Pietro Cascella, César, Pietro Consagra, Niki De Saint Phalle, Novello Finotti, Jean Michel Folon, Igor Mitoraj, Costantino Nivola, Isamu Noguchi, Arnaldo and Gio ’Pomodoro, Giuliano Vangi, Kan Yasuda. This is just a handful of names of the great artists who have transformed a charming medieval village into the "little Athens" of Versilia.
Responsible for this centuries-old meeting between Versilia and art is marble: the precious white statuary marble, enclosed in the sides of the Apuan Alps, which has always called artists in these places.
In the past in this city of art - founded in 1255 by Guiscardo da Pietrasanta - illustrious artists have spent a long time: the great genius of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarroti, at the behest of Leo X, lived in Versilia for over three years, opened the quarries of Trambiserra and Cappella and, to transport the beautiful statuary marbles enclosed in Monte Altissimo, connected the mountains to the sea with a road. But he was not the only artist who personally chose the white marble blocks for his own works, including Giambologna, Niccolò Pericoli, known as Tribolo, Vincenzo Danti, L'Ammannati and Vasari, who visited these places for a long time.
Pietrasanta is also, and above all, the best and most qualified headquarters in the world where to produce and create sculptural works of monumental dimensions, both in marble and in bronze. From the harsh and surreal landscape of the quarries, to the art workshops and artisan workshops in Pietrasanta, you can breathe a "marble culture" that, straddling cutting-edge technologies and the passing on of precious and ancient crafts, lives today in total and continuous symbiosis with a cosmopolitan community of over 400 artists. A crossroads where technique and creation meet creating a spontaneous cultural center, cradle for new ideas, movements and trends of contemporary art.
Pietrasanta for artists from all over the world, and above all for the renowned clientele of Broker Immobiliare Exclusive Real Estate, has become not only a focal point for meeting, exchange and comparison, but also a place of choice where to move permanently, in one of the exclusive properties proposed for sale by our agency.