Tuscany has a beautiful and varied stretch of coast, known as Versilia, that offers the perfect place for relaxation after sightseeing in the art towns of the interior. The resort of Viareggio is an elegant town with grand hotels and a lovely promenade for strolls in the evening. The beaches along this stretch are flat and wide with golden sand and many have the prestigious Blue Flag award. Further down what is known as the Etruscan Coast, we find the Park Hotel I Lecci near the little resort of San Vincenzo. The fine sand beach here is particularly good for families and there's plenty of opportunity for walks in the surrounding countryside.