Camaiore is a stunning mediaeval town at the foot of the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, 24km from Lucca. Although it is with a short distance of the glorious golden beaches of the Tuscan coastline, Camaiore is separated from the sea by a chain of hills, which mean that Camaiore has a wonderfully enclosed feel to it. However, if you feel like spending a lazy day on the beach from your Camaiore accommodation, the beaches are reachable in just 10 minutes by bus.
The hills surrounding Camaiore are filled with little towns and valuable historical monuments which just beg to be explored. The Benedictine Abbey on the town’s outskirts and the ancient church in Pieve are among the most interesting, but it is the woodland at Lucese which house the oldest and most intriguing ruins within range of Camaiore accommodation. The historic town centre of Camaiore itself is a fantastic place to start your investigation of the region.
The wooded hills around the town are the delight of walkers and hikers from around Europe, with a maze of marked trails leading you through the various assents, gorges and hilltops in the region.
Camaiore is a cultural hotspot too. Throughout the year, concerts, theatre productions and ballets are performed in the open-air medieval amphitheatres and halls in the area. If you take the short trip to the coast from Camaiore accommodation, the fashionable beaches of the Versilia Coast can be found with ease, offering not only the change to soak in the Tuscan sun with the sand between your toes, but also try your hand at sailing, windsurfing or any number of water sports. The famous Tuscan shopping towns of Viareggio and Forte dei Marni are just a short drive too.
Accommodation in Camaiore is perfect for exploring the historic, artistic towns of both Lucca and Pisa, both just half an hours’ drive from Camaiore accommodation. Siena and Pisa are famous Italian towns, rich in art and history, and well worth visiting if you have a day free during your Camaiore holiday.
The glorious climate of the Versilia Coast means that you would be very unlucky to get bad weather during your stay in Camaiore accommodation. With 270 days of sun and average temperatures of over 25˚C during the summer, the golden beaches become really tempting. Even during the winter months, temperatures are very rarely below 10˚C.
In order to reach any of the self catering Camaiore accommodation, you will need to take a flight to Pisa International Airport (PSA), just 30 minutes away. Ryanair and easyJet both supply services to Pisa from a range of British airports.