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The historic centre of Pietrasanta: photo description (Centro storico di Pietrasanta)

The historic center of Pietrasanta, a medieval Tuscan town in the province of Lucca, is a concentration of monuments of history and architecture and various museums. Familiarity with it best to start with the Piazza del Teatro, which is the Cathedral, Duomo di San Martino. Its construction began in the first half of the 14th century, when the Cathedral was only a small Church. On the facade of the Cathedral there is a large window- the work of the local craftsmen of the 15th century Lorenzo Riccomanni. Cathedral bell tower, also Dating from the 15th century, up into the sky at 30 meters. As planned by the architect Donato Benti, she was supposed to be marble, but this work remained unfinished. Inside the Cathedral contains paintings by Pietro Dandini and the late Gothic image of the virgin Mary and the saints." Considered a masterpiece of marble pulpit with reliefs, the creation of which is attributed to Donato Benti. Also a lovely bronze sculpture of the angels of the 15th century. Near the Cathedral is the baptistery, and clock tower Torre delle ore.

Here, in Piazza del Teatro is Palazzo Moroni 16th century, which today opened Archaeological Museum of Versilia with the finds of different periods from the Neolithic to the middle Ages. The Museum's collections are divided into three sections: prehistoric introduces human remains, arrowheads, and knives made of bone ornaments; in the Etruscan section, you can see ancient tombs and other artifacts of the mysterious civilization of the Etruscans; Roman and medieval section of amphorae, pottery, tools, coins, etc.

Another attraction in the town is the Church of Sant'agostino a 14th century. It was built by the monks Augustinian, and later in the 16th century, also built a monastery. But the bell tower dates from the late 18th century. The marble facade of the Church stands a three large arches, surmounted by an elegant Gothic arches of smaller size.

The whole Piazza del Teatro, we can say it is a unique Museum under the open sky. Here you can see the Palazzo Pretorio, a 14th-century facade which has remained a family coat of arms of some noble families of Pietrasanta. Here it is worth to pay attention to the fountain by which the city delivered the water, a monument to Leopoldo II and the "Column of Freedom" with the famous Marzocco - lion-the emblem of the Medici family.

If you go up to Colle di Sala, the road will lead to the Rocca di Sala, a vast fortified complex. And if you go along via Mazzini in the direction of Port a Mass, we can see a number of secular and religious buildings from different periods - from the middle Ages through the Renaissance and until the 19th century. Among them is the Church of San Biagio, Palazzo Ponticelli the 16th century, Palazzo Albani of the 19th century and the Palazzo mazini.

There are several attractions outside the medieval walls of the city, such as Palazzo della Podesta, Vecchia 16th century and the Church of San Francesco.