At various times, famous personalities have lived in
these places contributing to the cultural life of villages, mainly
inhabited by farmers and fishermen. Michelangelo often used to come to Carrara
Dante Alighieri was guest in several castles
, Byron and Shelley
lived and gave their name to the Gulf
have always been a meeting place for writers and sculptors.
Artisans specialised in sculpture, besides making copies
of works of art of famous artists, hand down their experience and
techniques to young sculptors.
is one of the most specialized sculpting studios.
Schools of sculpture, the Biennale Internazionale
(International Biennial Sculpture Exhibition), the Fine
and the International
have become a steady attraction, and not
only for tourists!
, in the 20's and 30's, was
host to all the major creators of works of art in the Liberty
and many traces are still visible.
you can take part in courses such as: Italian language, cultural
treasures of Tuscany, painting, alabaster, music, riding, Tuscan cuisine...
Beside documenting the past, the Museum of Natural
History in Aulla
and the Botanical
Gardens, which are to be found both in the park of the Apuan
and the Appenines, detail and illustrate the environmental
aspects of the Mediterranean coast with caves, springs