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Summer in Forte dei Marmi: holidays between blue sea and traditions

Forte dei Marmi


Forte dei Marmi is a gem of Versilia, the region of Tuscany widely renown for the beauty of its beaches, the high standard services and a vibrant nightlife, all things that made it one of the top summer destinations in Italy.

Overlooking the northern coast of Lucca’s Province, the town of Forte dei Marmi is trapped between green and blue: adorned by tree-lined boulevards and villas, it looks at the Ligure Sea, and absorbs and reflects identity, colors and traditions of a typical sea-place.


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Located in a natural plain, Forte dei Marmi is for those who like to walk and ride: with the fascination of a place that is intimate and familiar at the same time, Forte dei Marmi’s life originates from the central square, Piazza Garibaldi, inlayed by famous spots such as bars, restaurants and shops of any kind.

From there, it is easy to reach one of the symbols in town, the fortification (so called Fortino) built by Leopoldo I for security reasons, that today hosts the Museum of Satire and Caricature.

A usual gathering, in Forte dei Marmi’s agenda, is represented by the open market, taking place on Wednesdays every week in Piazza Marconi: cloth, accessories and frivolousness to buy while feeling overwhelmed by a picturesque, slightly chaotic environment.


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The lively atmosphere spreads along Forte dei Marmi’ seaside, that consists of 10 km of well-equipped and carefully cleaned up beachesThe beach is composed of sections – so-called “bagni”, literally “baths” – each providing visitors with specific offers and environment. This includes areas ideal for families and kids, areas for movida’s lovers and more. 

Forte dei Marmi’ seaside is also for those who like to go shopping: here you will find a wide variety of boutiques and ateliers exhibiting the made-in-Italy excellences.

Finally, you should not leave this unique place before catching its best picture: this happens reaching the small pier overlooking breath-taking sunsets and surfers’ adventures. Forte dei Marmi’s experience is something you will not easily forget.

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