Forte dei Marmi

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Versilia featuring general coastal views and a coastal town
Bars, restaurants, high-class shops and much more: a holiday in Forte dei Marmi will introduce you to the most beautiful part of Versilia. With its unique features and beauty, Forte has always attracted high-class tourists and has long been considered one of Italy's most exclusive holiday destinations. Surrounded by lush pine forests and criss-crossed by tree-lined avenues, Forte dei Marmi gives you the opportunity simply to relax for a few days or, if you prefer, to enjoy the more animated life of its bars, restaurants and clubs. The city's name is a clear reference to its origins. Forte dei Marmi stands at the very end of the road built at the behest of Michelangelo Buonarroti, along which precious marble was transported from the Apuan Alps.

Don't miss a visit to the beach, if only to admire the charming sunset on the waterfront, as the sun fills the sky with thousands of colours reflecting off the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Strolling along its streets or visiting its many bars and restaurants, it's not unusual to come across stars from the world of entertainment and TV attending special soirées and society events that last until the early hours. Among the many establishments in Forte, special mention should be made of the Capannina di Franceschi (inaugurated in 1929), on whose stage the biggest names in international show-biz have performed and still appear today.

The symbol of Forte dei Marmi, in the city centre, is the Fortino: an ancient fortress built by Leopold I, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, in the 1700s, to defend the area, which was being reclaimed at the time, and to encourage urban settlement. Today the building is set in a modern urban centre, with tree-lined avenues and squares that provide tourists with a feeling of relaxation and peace amidst the greenery.

Continuing towards the seafront, you'll see the loading pier that was used in ancient times to ship huge blocks of marble across the world, but which today serves exclusively as a tourist destination. From here, in fact, you can stroll along admiring the spectacular coast of Forte dei Marmi. Another notably interesting part of the city, especially from an architectural point of view, is the Imperial Roman quarter, with villas designed by master architects such as Michelucci, Giò Ponti and Giuseppe Pagano. Here you'll also find the famous Villa Agnelli, now home to the Hotel Augustus, with an underpass leading directly to the sea shore.

A holiday in Forte dei Marmi and in Versilia is always synonymous with fun and night life. Almost all the clubs here are on the waterfront, stretching from Lido di Camaiore to Forte dei Marmi. The most famous include “Nabilia”, “Cavalluccio”, the historic “La Bussola”, “Twiga”, and the aforementioned “Capannina”. The waterfront is lined with shops and cafés, perfect for sipping cocktails while watching the sun dip below the horizon.

Daily arts events are mainly held in summer, when the city fills with tourists. They range from classic shows at the Versiliana Theatre to the Puccini Festival. Also in summer, the open-air theatre in Piazza Dante offers a series of shows of various genres. Shows staged by the “Favolanti Theatre Group for Children”, which tell classic stories in an innovative way for little ones, using marionettes and puppets, are worth a mention. Versilia is full of things to see, discover and above all to experience. Take a look at the holiday packages to Forte dei Marmi and get ready for an unforgettable trip.

UNAWAY Hotel Forte Dei Marmi
UNAWAY Hotel Forte Dei Marmi
4 out of 5
Via G.B. Vico, 142, Forte dei Marmi, LU, 55042
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £111 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (18 reviews)
"The rooms are nice clean ,staff very nice and friendly."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

UNAWAY Hotel Forte Dei Marmi
Hermitage Hotel & Resort
Hermitage Hotel & Resort
4.5 out of 5
Via Battisti 50, Forte dei Marmi, LU, 55042
The price is £205 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star beach hotel in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"I loved the area (surrounded by trees and 10 mns walking to the beach and 8 mns to the city center where the shops and restaurant with free parking for your car) and the service with pro and very friendly staff. The room is spacious and the breakfast is very well served in the garden."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Hermitage Hotel & Resort
Hotel President
Hotel President
4 out of 5
Viale Morin, 65, Forte dei Marmi, LU, 55042
The price is £122 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Pontile di Forte dei Marmi and Forte ...
3.9/5 Good! (56 reviews)
"Great location great staff, very accommodating, full breakfast buffet, great ocean and Mountain View"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

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My Sweet Versilia in Villa
My Sweet Versilia in Villa
Forte dei Marmi, Toscana
Stay at this villa in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy a patio, 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. Popular attractions Bagno Belmare and Ugo Guidi Museum are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Alles was man braucht
"Das Haus ist zwar nicht das neueste, aber es hat alles, was man für den Aufenthalt am Meer braucht. Besonders hat uns der sehr kurze fast gerade Weg zum freien Strand am Meer gefallen, auch wenn dieser am Luna Park vorbeiführt und nicht so sauber ist. Aber dafür kann die Vermieterin ja nichts. Die ..."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019

My Sweet Versilia in Villa
Forte dei Marmi renewed 6 bedroom villa
Forte dei Marmi renewed 6 bedroom villa
Via Felice Carena, 42, Forte dei Marmi, 55042
Stay at this villa in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Ugo Guidi Museum and Bagno Belmare are located nearby. Discover ...
Forte dei Marmi renewed 6 bedroom villa
Villa il Giardino
Villa il Giardino
viale versilia, 244, Forte dei Marmi, 55042
Stay at this business-friendly villa in Forte dei Marmi. Enjoy free WiFi, a furnished balcony or patio and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Forte dei Marmi ...
Villa il Giardino
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