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Forte dei MarmiItaly

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.

Top hotels in Forte dei Marmi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Principe Forte Dei Marmi
Principe Forte Dei Marmi
5 out of 5
Viale Amm. Morin 67, Forte dei Marmi, LU

This family-friendly Forte dei Marmi hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Pontile di Forte dei Marmi and Forte dei Marmi Beach. Versiliana Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"The hotel is excellent - but the staff was exceptional tonNperson."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

Principe Forte Dei Marmi
Hotel Il Negresco
Hotel Il Negresco
4 out of 5
Lungomare Italico 82, Forte dei Marmi, LU
£105
per night
5 Apr-6 Apr

Located in Forte dei Marmi, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ugo Guidi Museum and Forte dei Marmi Beach. Bagno Belmare ...

4.4/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Near downtown, fantastic view to the sea, room very clean, nice and Gent.le staff"…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

Hotel Il Negresco
Grand Hotel Imperiale
Grand Hotel Imperiale
5 out of 5
Via Mazzini 20, Forte dei Marmi, LU
£313
per night
7 Apr-8 Apr

Situated in Forte dei Marmi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Forte dei Marmi Fortress and Forte dei Marmi Beach. Pontile di Forte dei Marmi and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (31 reviews)
Not a 5-star hotel, but nice enough

"This is not a 5-star hotel. Clean and comfortable with good and attentive service, but the hotel seems a bit outdated and absolutely not worth the high cost for the rooms or the restaurant. Rooms were a standard hotel room for size and decor, nothing special. I will say that all the employees were ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2018

Grand Hotel Imperiale

Popular things to do in Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi Beach
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Forte dei Marmi Beach

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Forte dei Marmi Beach, a popular beach in Forte dei Marmi. You can seek out the cycling trails while in the area.

Pontile di Forte dei Marmi
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Pontile di Forte dei Marmi

You can learn about the history of Forte dei Marmi with a trip to Pontile di Forte dei Marmi. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Leaning Tower
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Leaning Tower

4.5/5(154 reviews)

The jewel in Pisa’s crown is this iconic cylindrical bell tower, which has become world-famous because of its bizarre angle.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Visit the historic grassy area known for its rich European medieval art and some of the most remarkable architectural structures in the world.

Piazza Napoleone
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Piazza Napoleone

4.5/5(49 reviews)

The largest square in Lucca is a favorite spot for socializing. Some of the biggest names in music entertain here.

Cathedral of Pisa
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Cathedral of Pisa

4.5/5(190 reviews)

At the heart of Piazza dei Miracoli lies an impressive example of Romanesque architecture, one of the most sacred sites in Italy.

Top activities in Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi to Milan Private Transfer
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Forte dei Marmi to Milan Private Transfer

£95
Per adult
Forte dei Marmi to Rome Private Transfer
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Forte dei Marmi to Rome Private Transfer

£95
Per adult
Day Trip from Forte dei Marmi to Rome with Orbetello Option
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Day Trip from Forte dei Marmi to Rome with Orbetello Option

£191
Per adult
Daytrip: pickup Forte dei Marmi dropoff Fiumicino FCO Airport with Orbetello Tour option
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Daytrip: pickup Forte dei Marmi dropoff Fiumicino FCO Airport with Orbetello Tour option

£191
Per adult
Cinque Terre Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings
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Cinque Terre Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

100% of travellers recommend
£49
Per adult
All Inclusive Guided Tour: Baptistery, Cathedral & Tower
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All Inclusive Guided Tour: Baptistery, Cathedral & Tower

86% of travellers recommend
£22
Per adult

Reviews of Forte dei Marmi

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Sep 2019

The only remark is the save deposit key and save is too old as well room key.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Sep 2019

We found one lovely restaurant on the beach called Marechiaro which was gorgeous food very reasonably priced where we went twice. The town centre is very lovely with lots of nice shops

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Jul 2019

Beach and pedestrian area in town all great for kids

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 May 2019

Room are small but lovely, Book a room with a sea view it’s definitely worth it.