Luxury holidays in Versilia

Areas in Versilia

When to go

Beware August – it's the peak holiday season for Italians and Versilia's beaches and hotels are always jam-packed. May–June and July–September are ideal times to hit the coast or countryside; a little cooler, and a lot less busy.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Pisa's Galileo Galilei International Airport is half an hour's drive from Versilia. Most low-cost UK airlines land here, including Easyjet ( and Ryanair ( Alternatively, fly into Florence Airport or Genoa Airport with Alitalia Airlines ( or British Airways (
  • Trains

    Pisa station is linked by rail to Viareggio, Pietrasanta, Forte Dei Marmi, Lucca and several major cities. There is also a direct service from Florence's central station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, to Lucca and Viareggio; check Trenitalia ( for timetables and fares.
  • Automobiles

    Hiring a car at the airport is the best way to explore the entire region; Avis ( lends cars from Florence, Pisa and Genoa to most big towns in Versilia.
  • Taxis

    Travelling by taxi in Versilia is not recommended (there is a dearth of cabs and they're not known for reliability) so hop on a bike like a local. If you're not the two-wheel type, give Radiotaxi a go (+39 (0)584 45454).