Lido di Camaiore is a very famous seaside, with a beautiful long (4 km) sandy beach. This small town stretches between Viareggio and Marina di Pietrasanta, and has promenade (viale Europa) where you can walk, do some shopping in its beautiful shops and boutiques, sit and enjoy a typical meal or have an aperitivo in one of its cool bar and cafès.
The symbol of the Promenade is the new Peer Bellavista Vittoria, inaugurated on 31st may 2008, where you can admire the sea and the coastline, with the Apuane Alps as background.
Lido di Camaiore boasts lots of private bathing establishment, arranged with all comforts, where you can sunbath and relax most of the year…if you desire you can choose the free beach, arranged with sun umbrellas, showers and toilets.
Sport and training is your aim? Here you will find lots of chances: horse riding, riding, running, swimming, surfing, volleyball playing, hiking, walking, trekking…mountains and hills are just next to the coast, and when you desire a rest, the most famous art town are just few kilometres far from here.
The first historical news date back to the beginning of this millenium, when the territory of Lido di Camaiore (the so called “Litus Maris”) and surroundings were battelfields for Pisa and Lucca; although the coast was too swampy to be populated, it was of great interest thanks to its enormous fish reserve.
In 1700 the area was reclaimed and only at the end of 1800 people began settling down in the zone.
The reclaimlready tried in roman age, began in the ‘ 700 and to the the ‘ 800 end of taken people to only settle down themselves in the zone.
At the beginning of 1900, the Municipality built up via del Fortino and viale Colombo, the first hotels and bathing establishments were opened.
The town became more and more famous, especially among the artists, who chose to spend here their holidays and free time: the writer Gabriele D’ Annunzio and the famous actress Eleonora Duse, senator Vittorio Rolandi-Ricci and his hosts the king Vittorio Emanuele III, Giacomo Puccini, Guglielmo Marconi, Benito Mussolini…
The writer Rosso Maria di San Second lived here, and his house still preserves its literary production; the famous painter Galileo Chini, back from Siam,built up a villa in via del Fortino, inspired to Liberty style.
After the second World War Lido di Camaiore experienced the real great boom, becoming one of the favourite touristi destination.