Forte dei Marmi

Courtesy of Hotel Byron

The small town of Forte dei Marmi is uniquely positioned between the dramatic mountain range of the Apuan Alps, dazzling with white marble caps that give the illusion of snow, and the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea. Prosperous from maritime trade, wealthy and noble families of Tuscany and northern Italy took up summer residence here in the 19th century. Sophisticated travelers from throughout Europe caught wind of the cultural and social sanctuary offered by this fashionable beach town, and prestigious hotels and glamorous villas sprung up across the area, creating an affluent and tranquil environment of flower-filled gardens, lush parks, famous fashion houses and a host of celebrities, artists and diplomats.

  • Perfect for
    Families | Romantics | Style Mavens | Ultimate Indulgers
  • When to go
    June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Essential Forte dei Marmi

    The perfect itinerary for Forte dei Marmi combines beachside relaxation and luxury with cultural immersion. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1: Beach Time

      Occupying less than three-and-a-half square miles, Forte dei Marmi is a small seaside town on the Versilian coast of northern Tuscany. The town’s main road runs from north to south, parallel to its long, wide beach. A variety of hotels and resorts can be found scattered along, or just off of, this main road. Indagare can arrange private cabanas and gazebos, as well as lunch and dinner reservations, at all of the top properties and clubs, so that you can fully relax and soak up the sun and stylish atmosphere.

    • Day 2: Day Trip

      Forte allows for easy access to a variety of desirable day-excursions. Indagare can arrange transportation and touring—or, we can help you rent a car and prepare, so that you can venture out on your own. A couple of hours north by boat are the coastal towns of Portofino and Cinque Terre, characterized by their colorful, cliffside homes, wild natural beauty, medieval history and delectable Ligurian cuisine. Thirty to forty minutes south of Forte sit the medieval towns of Lucca and Pisa, both rich in history with remarkably intact Old Towns. Art lovers will appreciate the nearby communes of Carrara and Pietrasanta, both less than thirty minutes drive from Forte.

    • Day 3: Explore Town

      Indagare will request bike rentals through the hotel concierge in advance of your arrival, as cycling will likely be your main means of transport. You can bike around town to explore the adorable boutiques, mouth-watering gelaterias and hidden-gem trattorias for lunch. Then, walk down the town’s central promenade before heading to the 67 Sky Lounge Bar for panoramic views over the sea and the alps. Indagare can also arrange for a guide to take you through the town, to point out its interesting history and local legends.

Indagare's Kira Reinke
"Forte dei Marmi is a hidden (but not-so-secret) gem of a resort town that draws well-heeled Italian families with its high-end shopping, bike-able terrain, plethora of beach clubs and access to nearby towns."

What To See & Do

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Indagare Insiders Sting and Trudie Styler
"One of our favorite day trips from our villa in Tuscany, Il Palagio, is Forte dei Marmi—it provides a wonderful day at the sea."

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