Where to stay around Province of Massa and Carrara?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 719 holiday lettings near Province of Massa and Carrara. From 250 Houses to 208 Studios, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Province of Massa and Carrara area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Massa and Carrara?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Province of Massa and Carrara. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Fivizzano: 1,497 holiday homes
  • Villafranca in Lunigiana: 346 holiday homes
  • Massa: 2,519 holiday homes
  • Aulla: 1,559 holiday homes
  • Marina di Massa: 1,514 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Massa and Carrara! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Massa and Carrara?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Province of Massa and Carrara with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Fivizzano: 1,497 holiday lettings
  • Villafranca in Lunigiana: 346 holiday lettings
  • Massa: 2,519 holiday lettings
  • Aulla: 1,559 holiday lettings
  • Marina di Massa: 1,514 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Province of Massa and Carrara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Province of Massa and Carrara. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Crespiano Parish: 1,644 holiday rentals
  • Area Naturale Protetta di Interesse Locale Lago di Porta: 4,667 holiday rentals
  • Villa Pescigola: 2,455 holiday rentals
  • Bagnone Church of St Nicholas: 1,540 holiday rentals
  • Malaspina Castle: 4,291 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Massa and Carrara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday villa in Massa-Carrara your home away from home

From marble mountains to sandy beaches, medieval squares to nature reserves, Massa-Carrara has an extraordinary diversity of habitats and attractions. The province is situated on the border with Liguria and Emilia Romagna and is named after its two main towns. The area is characterized by its 20 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches and the Apuan Alps, a magnificent mountain chain. With wonderful architecture and plenty of outdoor sports and activities, Massa-Carrara is a popular, family-friendly holiday destination.

HomeAway has an exquisite range of holiday villas in Massa-Carrara in all the major areas. Whether visitors want to be close to the beach, mountains or historical towns of Massa and Carrara, there’s a holiday property to suit those needs. Massa-Carrara holiday farmhouses are also available, with spacious grounds, private swimming pools and expansive outdoor terraces. All the properties offer premier comforts with tastefully furnished living rooms and bedrooms.

Things to do

-Historic monuments: The winding, cobblestone streets of Massa’s medieval quarter are a big draw. Two of the town's must-see sights are the cathedral with its history of over 800 years, and the 16th-century Palazzo Ducale of Cybo Malaspina. This was once the residence of Napoleon's sister, Élisa. Carrara also has numerous sites of historic interest with a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral and a 16th-century Ducal Palace.

-Natural attractions: Carrara is known as the “city of marble” for its quarries, such as the working mine at La Piana. These are located in the nearby mountains and some can be visited. They are spectacular sites containing vast deposits of the rock. Marble has been quarried here for approximately 2,000 years.

-Outdoor activities: The hilly and mountainous terrain of the Apuan Alps offers visitors with Massa-Carrara holiday farmhouses ample outdoor activities. There’s hiking and mountain biking in the autumn, spring and summer, and skiing at resorts in Lunigiana during the winter. Massa-Carrara’s Apuan Coast features attractive, wide beach expanses, but tourists may also feel revitalised with a trip to the countryside by Lucca Region, where gorgeous holiday rentals are also available.

-Food and drink: Like many places in Tuscany, Massa-Carrara has its own regional delicacies. Meat-filled tordelli and lasagne intordellate are two typical Massese pasta dishes, and herb cakes filled with cheese, egg and wild vegetables are a local favourite. Spongata is a typical desert. This is a puff-pastry tart containing dried fruit and jam.

Weather in Massa-Carrara

Massa-Carrara has a warm, temperate and sunny climate with mild winters and balmy summers. The Apuan Alps shelters the region from the cold winds of the north. August is the hottest month when the temperature can climb to 28°C. February is the coldest month when the average daily temperature can drop to below freezing.

Travel to Massa-Carrara

The visitor with a holiday villa in Massa-Carrara has a number of options to get to the area. The airport choices include Genua Airport (120 kilometres), Pisa Airport (40 kilometres) and Florence Airport (100 kilometres). There are good rail connections to many major Italian cities and a network of A-roads runs through the province.