In the north of the region, in the provinces Massa-Carrara and Lucca, that border the Apuanian Alps and whose landmark is the shiny white marble, reportedly one will find the most beautiful beaches of Tuscany. The very fine sandy beaches are partly 200 meters wide and a few kilometres long, like in Pietrasanta. Furthermore the crystal clear water and the neat bathing resorts bribe the visitors. Forte dei Marmi
is one of the most frequently visited resorts in northern Tuscany, but also Viareggio is very popular and well known for its beach, which is among the longest beaches of Italy.