A mild climate the whole year round, long sandy beaches and a beautiful historic area: at Pietra there is everything! A splendid sea promenade with palm trees and modern bathing facilities make Pietra a truly pleasant seaside resort suitable for everybody. On the beautiful beaches you can calmly sunbathe and have lunch; you can also enrol at surfing and swimming schools, take part in aquatic sport tournaments, and do aquatic gym. Here there was one of the first dog-friendly beaches in Liguria.

In addition to sea and fun, Pietra boasts a beautiful historic area divided into Borgo Vecchio and Borgo Nuovo. The Borgo Vecchio is medieval with the typical narrow caruggi, the high and colourful houses, the arched buttresses, the paved streets and the play of shadow and sun among the roofs. The Borgo Nuovo is Renaissance. Walking in the centre you meet splendid medieval and eighteenth-century palazzos; the most important one is Palazzo Leale-Franchelli, with beautiful frescoed rooms and a rich library.

Of course, for gourmets there are opportunities to delight the palate: in September there is Very Sweet Pietra, where you can taste and purchase delicacies, cakes, wines and liqueurs coming from all over Italy. In August it is well worth climbing up toward Ranzi, a small village immersed in greenery just 3 kilometres from Pietra, for the traditional Nostralino festival (dedicated to an important local wine): an authentic feast where you can taste tradition dishes and enjoy a glass of the red wine of “our old men.”

Discover the coloured itineraries of the municipality: Art (red) and Curiosity (blue).

ARTE: itinerario ROSSO

  1. L'antica Porta di Santa Caterina
  2. Via Ugo Foscolo e i caruggi medievali
  3. Piazza La Pietra, il cuore del centro storico
  4. La Chiesa Madre: l'antica Parrocchiale e la Campana del Miracolo
  5. Piazza San Nicolò, la “piazza nuova”
  6. La Basilica di San Nicolò, orgoglio dei pietresi
  7. Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Palazzo Golli e il suo antico Portale
  8. Via Garibaldi e Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
  9. La Chiesa dell'Annunziata e i crocifissi artistici

CURIOSITÀ: itinerario BLU

  1. Via Rocca Crovara e l'affresco “du Segnù”
  2. Piazzetta Franchelli
  3. Via Mazzini e la Farinata
  4. I Quattro Canti e il caruggio “Guersu”
  5. Via del Pretorio e la Mappa del Vinzoni
  6. Piazza Castellino e il quartiere dell'Ajetta
  7. Il Castello e la "Pietra" che ha dato il nome alla città
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