Camaiore is the other, lesser known town in Versilia, but full of surprises and treasures waiting to be discovered. Authentic flavors and a unique cultural heritage in an unspoiled natural environment invites you to learn more about the area at your own pace and with the same pleasure to taste a good wine.
Camaiore offers its visitors alternative touristic adventures to make their stay pleasant and always different. You can enjoy the beach and amenities of Lido di Camaiore
, beautifully equipped for children
and full of bars and trendy restaurants for adults.
In the less known inland instead, the hills and the Apuan Alps are a natural fit for sports enthusiasts
and there are routes for all levels, from simple walks to challenging hiking trails or mountain biking.<br>
Camaiore, whose name comes from "Campus Maior" (vast plain), as the Romans called it, who settled here after the Etruscans and Ligurians. Even though this area is particularly rich of water, it was already populated in the Paleolithic era and left remarkable prehistoric artifacts, currently preserved in the local archaeological museum.
Camaiore was an important center on the Via Francigena and the ancient Romanesque church of the Abbey of St. Peter represents the fully dominant role of this settlement even before the year one thousand. This cultural syncretism is also revealed in the richness and variety of both folk and religious manifestations in Camaiore. Absolutely not to be missed is the Corpus Christi procession that parades on top of 40 meter long carpets decorated with colored sawdust, whose implementation involves skilled craftsmen engaged in the composition of real works of art. Full of suggestion is finally the procession of Gesù Morto (held every three years, the next in 2016), during which Camaiore, in total darkness, is lit only by the flickering light of oil candles hanging from every building in veneration of deposed Christ.
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