Forte Dei Marmi

A must-visit destination for those who love the sea and high fashion, Forte dei Marmi is one of the chicest and most up-to-date towns in the Versilia. The small town attracts tourists from all over Europe every year thanks to its beautiful beach, elegant villas immersed in pine groves and the impressive view of the Apuan Alps, which serve as a majestic background behind the town.

The symbol of cosmopolitan Forte dei Marmi – in addition to the Fortino that gives the town its name (today the home of the Museum of Satire and Caricatures) – is the famous pier (built in 1876), historically used for loading marble extracted from the quarries onto the boats and which has been imitated by other seafront cities in Versilia over the last few decades (Forte di Marmi certainly knows how to launch trends).

Founded in the Roman era, Forte dei Marmi began to expand consistently in the 16th century due to the opening of the quarries in the mountains behind the town. Around the same time, the Fortress grew through renovation efforts, which continued for the rest of the century. The Fortress was finished in 1788 and by the time the 1800s came about, the Versilia town had started to become the attractive tourist destination that we know today.

The ideal destination for international luxury tourism, be it for the beaches and the elegant villas in the town center, Forte dei Marmi is also famous for its festivals (in honour of Saint Hermes and Saint Francis) and for its markets (the antiques market and those in Piazza Marconi and Vittoria Apuana). The backcountry is also worth a visit, full of ancient traditions and hidden corners in the woodlands of the Apuan Alps, inviting you to explore evocative and surprising paths.

Forte Dei Marmi Events

There is always something going on in Forte Dei marmi

Interesting Facts

  • Forte dei Marmi is the birth place of Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of the Belgians from 1993 to 2013.
  • Gianni Agnelli, former CEO of FIAT, the famous Italian car company, used to spend in Forte dei Marmi his summer holidays with the family at Villa Costanza. His sister Susanna Agnelli, wrote an autobiography about those days in Forte dei Marmi on her book We Always Wore Sailor Suits.
  • Forte dei Marmi became, in the course of time, “the place to be” or the place to own a villa for many important international names as the novelist Thomas Mann, the writer Aldous Huxley, the inventor Guglielmo Marconi, the sculptor Henry Moore, the director Luchino Visconti, the Nobel prizewinner for poetry Eugenio Montale, the stylist Giorgio Armani and the tenor Andrea Bocelli.
  • In Summer 2014 and 2015, Andrea Bocelli chose his beautiful Villa in Forte dei Marmi to host an exclusive dinner for the charity Celebrity Fight Night Foundation. Guests of the likes of Sophia LorenDavid Foster,Reba McEntireLionel RichieZubin MetaLarry KingRonnie DunnJohn Legend and George Clooney were invited.

Visit The Official Forte Visitor Site

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