Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous
Art, music, sports and good food as the perfect occasion for a weekend on the beautiful Versilia coast, the sea just a stone's throw away from Lucca.
The mix of local excellences and boating is the perfect match of this third edition of Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous - scheduled from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May - with a calendar full of events, shows and performances. The opportunity to discover, taste and enjoy the typical features of this area full of traditions and life.
A sea full of art in Pietrasanta is the first appointment on Thursday 9 May from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. The beautiful town will turn into a big theater under the stars with exhibitions, museums, galleries, artist's ateliers and shops open until late. The local art galleries will exhibit each a model of a shipyard.
In the old center two itinerant shows: the performance of Antitesi Teatro Circo traveling light with stilts, hula hoops, juggling and live music, visionary performances with lights, sounds and transformations.
There is also the preview of the Dap Contemporary Dance Festival and exclusively for the event, the restaurants of the historic center will offer a dedicated menu about art and the sea. Pietrasanta's art will be present in the salon circuit with a series of monumental works by Igor Mitoraj, curated by the Contini Gallery, while the Bozzetti Museum will exhibit the three great sketches of Pietrasanta's honorary city artists: Igor Mitoraj, Fernando Botero and Giuliano Vangi in the convention hall of the fair. In Forte dei Marmi, Piazza Garibaldi, there will be musical performances, while the Fortino, symbol of the town, will be open to the public until at 11.00 pm for guided tours. The restaurants will offer special themed menus and cocktails.
In Viareggio on Friday 10 May, happy hour at the facilities of artisans and exhibitors in Via Coppino, DJ sets, jazz musicians and opera artists will perform on the Floating Lounge in the Darsena Italia dock.
At 9:00 pm, the sky of Viareggio's port area will be colored with a thousand colors thanks to a fascinating fireworks show.
On Saturday, May 11th, the promenade will be the stage of the Blue Night. Music, art, fashion and wine will be the ingredients of the evening with open boutiques and 2 themes: Megayacht Mood and Sport Mood.
Along the Promenade three stages will be installed, each of them scene of musical performances and artistic performances.
It will also be possible to live the unique experience of a balloon flight (free participation with on-site booking) in Piazza Mazzini starting at 9.00 pm.
On Sunday May 12 Forte dei Marmi will be the main center of leisure and sports activities for the final day of Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous. At the Versilia Golf Resort from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, the first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous Golf Cup.
(photocredits G. Mencari - R. Giomi)