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Forte Dei Marmi e Toscana

All the best of Italy is found on its short stretch of coastline

Certain places in the world have more than a story to them – they have a legend. The small coastal town of Forte dei Marmi is one of these unique places. Born in the 1400s as a marble hub for artists such as Michelangelo, the town developed into a tiny fisherman community, nestled between long sandy beaches and white marble mountains.

At the beginning of the 20th century, some of Italy’s most prominent families sensed the towns magical beauty. Together with artists and writers from all over Europe, they escaped their cities and mundane lives, and fled to this part of the Tuscan coast.

To imagine Forte between the 20’s and 40’s, is to imagine royalty and the world’s most important families lounging on the beach enjoying a plate of Spaghetti alle Arselle, drinking wine, entertaining family and friends. Forte dei Marmi would soon steal the heart of Thomas Mann (often seen walking the pier at sunset);  inspire Gabriele D’Annuzio and his masterpiece La Pioggia nel Pineto, and keep company to Count Negroni as he enjoyed his recently invented cocktail (the ‘Negroni’) at La Capannina

The economic boom between the 60s and the 80s contributed to making Forte dei Marmi one of Italy's most iconic and exclusive holiday destinations. Renowned personalities in art, politics, and literature started buying their holiday homes here,  defining that dolce vita lifestyle that still characterizes Forte today.

To this very day, Forte dei Marmi, remains un-touched. Colourful vintage-looking beach huts & umbrellas epitomise the “forte life”, sitting sprawled across the wide sandy beach. Here you can mingle with resident socialites, whose families have been coming for generations, and enjoy a plate of spaghetti by the shore. From Michelin-starred restaurants to local culinary gems; high-end luxury boutiques to open-air markets; evenings relaxing at your villa to party nights at La Capannina:  Forte dei Marmi has no rules. 

 

WHERE

Forte dei Marmi is an exclusive town on a strip of coast north of Tuscany, known as "Versilia, and is 60 km south of Le Cinque Terre (Liguria) and 45 km.

HOW

The nearest airports are Pisa (PSA) at (45 Km and Florence (FLR) at 95 Km. If you haven't booked a car and would like to arrange a private transfer from any of these or others airports, just let our staff know.

WHEN

Open from April to September, set in Forte's most exclusive neighborhood, Villa Roma Imperiale is a short ways from the seafront.

WHY
  • All the best of Italy is found on its short stretch of coastline:
    · Blue seas, golden beaches, green woodland
    · Luxury shopping (Armani, Gucci, YSL, D&G, to name a few)
    · Superb wine and dining, boasting 5 Michelin-starred restaurants
    · A booming nightlife full of celebrities and paparazzi

  • Relax on the beach without a care in the world or take a day trip to locations like:
    · Cinque Terre: 60 Km./40 min.
    · Florence: 95 Km./60-80 min.
    · Pisa:45 km/ 30 min
    · Lucca: 35 Km. / 20 min.
    · Discover little-known marvels like Pietrasanta and the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps

Your Rooms & Suite

living the comfort of understated luxury

Each with its own unique design, overlooking lush gardens or the pool, our 31 bedrooms are the perfect hideaway. Ranging from classics to deluxe suites, every room is tailor-made to meet your needs. Four-poster beds, balconies, libraries and large sofas, each room with travertine marble bathrooms and a luxury line of Ortigia bath products. Take your pick and start your journey.

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