Since 2001 Palazzo Ferretti has been offering six lovely apartments for tourists and artists in the Medieval centre of Pietrasanta, Tuscany.
Each apartment is dedicated to an important figure of the past: Michelangelo, that lived few months at Pietrasanta; Carlo Collodi, the writer of Pinocchio; Eugenio Barsanti, the inventor of the internal combustion engine; Gugliemo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless telegraph; Giacomo Puccini, the composer of Boheme, Tosca, and other Italian operas; and Giosuè Carducci, a famous Italian poet who was born in Pietrasanta in 1853.
Palazzo Ferretti has a private garden and few parking lots in the courtyard, rare facilities in the Pietrasanta downtown. In medieval times, this area was for vegetable gardens and village water tanks, as you can infer from the street names: via della Fontanella (Fountain Street), vicolo delle Rane (Frogs Alley) and our via del Paduletto (Little Lagoon Street). Part of the Palazzo dates back to 18th century (Barsanti’s bedroom), to 19th century (Marconi and Michelangelo’s dining rooms, and Carducci and Michelangelo’s bedrooms), to the 60s of the last century (Collodi’s dining room and Marconi’s bedroom). The restoration had the purpose to maintain the original style in the wood-beamed ceiling, floorings and antique furniture (the early 1900s).
Few minutes from Palazzo Ferretti there are all the services (bars, shops, restaurants, cinema/theatre) and the beautiful piazza del Duomo with the majestic cathedral.
Pietrasanta is 4 km far from the sea; by a 20-minute bike ride on the cycle path you reach Marina di Pietrasanta through the Versiliana pine forest.