During each workshop, the group will decide on the destination for a sightseeing day trip—perhaps to the walled city of Lucca, or the five picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Students might explore the marble quarries of Carrara, and visit sculpting and mosaic studios in the internationally reknowned artists' community in the nearby town of Pietrasanta. There will also be an opportunity to shop at one of the region's largest weekly open-air markets, either in Pietrasanta or the popular mediterranean resort town of Forte dei Marmi.
Here is an assortment of links to information on Italian travel and places of interest (some are in English and some are only available in Italian):
Map of Tuscany (to find Seravezza, zoom in several times, north of Pisa, about half way between Massa and Viareggio; you'll find Seravezza just north of Pietrasanta):
Timetable and online purchase for trains in Italy (in English)
Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane (Regional Park of the Apuane Alps) in Italian
Massa Carrara Live: Online guide to the Massa-Carrara-Lunigiana area (link to English version available)
Comune di Seravezza: events and information (choose your language)
Embassy of Italy in Washington: