Camaiore is a town and comune of 31,503 inhabitants within the province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. It stretches from the Alps to the east, to the plains and the coast of Versilia to the west.Camaiore is the largest municipality in relation to the whole of Versilia and its territory has many characteristic environments. It extends from the beach in Lido di Camaiore, to the peaks of the Alps like Monte Prana, Mount Matanna and Mount Gabberi, passing through both high and low hills.
The plains of caezzanese are also important, as they are known for the cultivation of flowers and the general growth of foliage, in addition to the lido’s promenade, there are also rolling hills with small crops of vitis and olives. From the hydrographical point of view, Camaiore is rich in water, especially ground water, which is continuously extracted for private use including; greenhouses and some adjacent municipalities for the provision of local reservoir replenishment.
Camaiore has strict Roman origins, which was one of the largest encampments contiguous to the city of Lucca and an important station along the Via Cassia. From this we find the origins of the name "Campus Maior" (Campo Maggiore).
In the Middle Ages, the town grew considerably thanks to the old Francigena, which follows northwest from Lucca, towards the Lunigiana and Passo della Cisa, and on to 'Campo Maggiore’. The city represented the Twenty-seventh stage during the journey of Sigerico Canterbury, and was called Campmaior by the Archbishop of Canterbury.