Posted by: Debra Kolkka | September 16, 2020

Art and lunch in Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta is only an hour drive from our apartment in Bagni di Lucca. It is a beautiful and interesting town that I like to visit often. On a recent visit I found the new art installations on display in the stunning piazza.


This older, permanent sculpture, is actually in the middle of the car park.

On a more recent visit the sky was blue and the installations took on a different note.


We tried a new (for us) restaurant for lunch…Ristorante la Vineria.  It was quite busy, the photos were taken on our way out. The food and service were excellent.

Both primi piatti were great.

Secondi were also delicious.

Dolce held up their end of the bargain.

Now I am torn…I have more decisions to make when next I visit Pietrasanta.

Dotted around town are small art pieces. It is fun to look for them.

The shopping, gallery and restaurant offering in Pietrasanta has grown over the years I have been visiting. It is great to see a thriving town. Covid has been hard on the town this year, but it seems to be holding it own. I hope so, I love it.

Ristorante la Vineria

Via Barsanti 22

Ph…0584 70793


  1. I love Pietrasanta. Thanks for the virtual visit.

    • Pietrasanta is a place I like to visit often.

  2. Love your informative trips away. Pietrasanta is definitely on our next trip back. Hoping, 🙏, that this wil be the Northern Spring next year.

    • It has been great to visit Pietrasanta in summer. I usually only see it in the off season.

  3. It makes me more excited to live in Italy. Love it 🤍

    • Italy is full of treasures.

  4. They do an amazing job of their art installations. Always diverse and interesting and in such a lovely location.

    • There is always something interesting to see in Pietrasanta.

  5. You are lucky to have such interesting villages quite close to you to be able to visit. Pietrasanta looks so interesting & the sculptures incredible.

    • I know! We are surrounded by wonderful places.

  6. That art installation is really interesting, I suppose the pieces are not original. Thank you for sharing Debra

    • They do a great job in Pietrasanta.

  7. Pietrasanta is always a great day trip from Bagni di Lucca

    • I am happy that it is nearby.

  8. We love Pietrasanta !! We actually ate at La Vineria last October. Fabulous food and wine!! Also love some of the art galleries . Just framed and hung a colorful painting of the Lucca amphitheater by a local Pietrasanta artist who has a gallery there. We miss not being able to travel home due to Covid this year. A horrible 2020 thus far .

    • I love Pietrasanta too. I am happy that I can go often. There is always something interesting to see there.

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