Versilia is a sports lover’s paradise. Visitors to the area can play a round of golf, or indulge in a tennis match, go horseback riding, hiking over mountain trails or take sailing and windsurfing lessons. There are sports fields and canoeing clubs, two golf courses and some twenty horseback-riding stables for riders of all levels. Fishermen can turn to seven fishing clubs, divers can choose from any one of five dive centres and there are seventeen sailing and surfing schools in the area. And it does not end here: there is also skateboarding, swimming, trekking, dancing, martial arts, athletics, volley ball, hockey fields, bocce centres, fencing clubs, yoga classes, fitness centres, motorcycle rental, archery, wing shooting and hang-gliding. When it comes to sports, Versilia offers it all.

The Versilia Golf Club – Via della Sipe 100, Pietrasanta
A splendid 71-par golf course designed by Marco Croze and inaugurated in 1990, it has 18 holes covering 5,873 meters. With a rating for men at 71.7 and a slope rating of 123, the course winds over a landscape dotted with sand traps and ponds. The greens are a sort of “island” that belongs almost entirely to the city of Pietrasanta, with minor shares held by Forte dei Marmi and Montignoso. Precision is vitally important as one approaches the green, especially at holes 6, 10, 12 and 17, where the fairway is characterised by a high step that makes putting a real challenge not to be underestimated. The Versilia Golf Club is only 2.5km from the hotel and is closed on non-holiday Tuesdays from November to February.

Tennis Italia – Via dell’Acqua 102, Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi boasts the highest density of tennis courts per square kilometer in all of Italy. The choice of perfectly tended and equipped courts for a friendly match between friends is truly vast. One of the more popular tennis clubs is Tennis Italia, with eight well-lit clay courts of which three are covered by a permanent geodesic dome. The club offers mini tennis lessons, lessons for adults and personalised training. While there you might even meet Paolo Bertolucci, one of Italy’s all-time greatest doubles champions.

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