Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 1, 2017

Wet art in Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta is one of our favourite places to visit. It is a town of art (and great shops and restaurants) and there is often a display in the gorgeous central piazza.

On a wet and windy spring day we discovered a damp chilli looming large in front of the church.

It is the art of Giuseppe Carta…very impressive. The largest chilli is 16metres long.

The chillies are on display until June 11, 2017.


  1. Fabulous, such fun!!

    • It is a fun installation. We want to go back on a fine day to see more without getting wet.

  2. I love it – thanks for sharing

    • Pietrasanta always has interesting things on show.

  3. The red color of the chilies really bright up the sky.

    • It is a very impressive installation.

  4. Pietrasanta and surrounding Versilia towns have always been a favourite trip from Bagni di Lucca for us. The strong links between the town and artists from throughout the world is strong and there is always something interesting to see.

    • We love Pietrasanta and shouod go much more often.

  5. The pepper is quite a contrast to its subdued surroundings which makes it pretty hard to miss.

  6. It’s quite lovely and very clever – it did make me think of the scarlet worn by, I think, the Catholic Cardinals and the little round cap that they also wear – I wonder if it’s some sort of comment?

    • We didn’t stop to take notice, but we are going back today and will gather more information.

  7. Interesting art, Debra! Pietrasanta seems stunning!

    • We were in Pietrasanta again today. It is a wonderful town full of interesting things to do.

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