The Versilian coast is not only famous for its fine beaches at the foothills of the Apuan Alps but also because it is the home and meeting place of important artists.

Il Casone is situated near Pietrasanta, Carrara, Lucca and Pisa.

This place known as "holy stone" can be considered a universe for artists and sculptors. Here already Michelangelo worked with the Carrara white marble and also world famous artists like Lorenzo Viani and Galileo Chini lived and worked for a long time in this region.Even today there is a considerable colony of artist in Pietrasanta. A lot of modern artists like Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, Max Bill, Louise Bourgeois, Fernando Botero, Igor Mitoraj and Kan Yasuda have chosen this place both to work and live. 

Therefore our environment is signed by art, thanks to the work of contemporary artists working there.


Anna Engert
Antonio Caldarera
Ebi de Boer
Giovanni Casellato

Martina Kaufmann

Steff Lüthi
Tony Munzlinger