Exploring Ligurian Coast, Cinque Terre and the Alpi Apuane Here’s where Tuscans and others come to play on long sandy beaches. These beaches towns are lively, bustling places in the summer, and some what quieter in the off-season. Viareggio • 20 km (13 mi) northwest of Pisa, 97 km (60mi) west of Florence Tobias Smollet