You will find Forte dei Marmi in Versilia, province of Lucca. It comprises of a trendy seaside resort that from the 1800s onwards has housed celebrities, diplomats, and politicians on vacation. Lovers of Forte dei Marmi include Aldous Huxley, Giorgio Armani, Andrea Bocelli, and Luchino Visconti. It is also the birthplace of Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of the Belgians 1993-2913.
Forte dei Marmi takes its name from two places. First, the fort the Duke Peter Leopold, later the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, built in the 1700s. Second, the world-class marble that is extracted just a few miles away in Carrara.
Here you can relax on the 7 miles of fine sandy beaches, under the shade of the pine trees, or in your own cabana, of which there are plenty. You can also enjoy romantic walks along the jetty, the promenade or amongst the beautiful streets further inland. From Forte dei Marmi you can also take daily excursions to the breathtaking Cinque Terre.
For more adventurous visitors, you can also rent bikes to cycle amongst the town or along the promenade. Look out for old and new celebrity villas! Finish the day with the celebrated nightlife. From its bars to internationally known clubs, Forte dei Marmi certainly knows how to have a good time!
For those who enjoy high quality and luxury fashion, Forte dei Marmi is perfect. From Prada to Cavalli, from Louis Vuitton to Moncler, there is no shortage of exclusive shopping opportunities. Moreover, on Wednesdays, visitors can enjoy the market held on Piazza Guglielmo Marconi. Here you can find extensive discounts on designer items and leather goods.
You can access Forte dei Marmi very easily by car, train, and bus, with several connections from most places in Tuscany.