Pietrasanta is known as the 'little Athens' of the Versilia region because of its high concentration of artists. Walking through town you find marble workshops, art galleries, fashionable boutiques and jewelry shops. It's absolutely one of my favorite Italian holiday destinations. Of course (as you can see on the second photo) I brought a visit (again) to the store and workshop of Marco Balderi, a local artist who designs and crafts exclusive hand-made jewelry. Love his work.