Forte dei Marmi is one of the most exclusive and elegant tourist locations in all of Versilia, and is a small jewel that has been a true style icon since the 1960s.
Established in Roman times, Forte dei Marmi began to heavily expand in the 16th century due to the opening of the quarries in the mountains behind it.
In that century the Fort began to grow thanks to the reclamation operations that lasted until the entire seventeenth century.
After the construction of the Fort was completed in 1788, the Versilian town began to become the attractive tourist resort it is today.
The well-known pier, in addition to the Fort that gives the area its name, is a symbol of the cosmopolitan Forte dei Marmi and was formerly used for the loading of marble extracted from quarries and brought directly onto ships.
In recent decades, the pier has been replicated by almost all the other areas that overlook the beaches of Versilia.
The city is particularly centered around luxury tourism, making it perfect for high fashion shopping in luxury boutiques and famous for its seaside restaurants and glittering nightlife.
It is for this reason that the elegant and sumptuous villas surrounded by huge parks in the Vittoria Apuana district have multiplied with the impressive panorama of the Apuan Alps that stand out in all their majesty just behind the town.
There may be the shopping but, as is the case for the rest of the coast, the beach is an unmissable part of a holiday in Versilia.
The area is home to entrepreneurs in the sector, who know how to best take care of the area. The coastline is characterized by the splendid prestigious bathing establishments that offer a chance to relax, among many other services. The seabed is rather low, which is perfect for lounging a few meters from the shore and ideal for families with children.
Versilia is just waiting to be discovered: a week passes quickly when you’re surrounded by nature, sea and historic villages, passing from the endless beaches to the panorama of the Apuan Alps. If you don't know where to start to discover this area, here are 5 ideas to experience Versilia.
A few km from Forte dei Marmi, relax at the Terme della Versilia, where you can isolate yourself in the depths of a well-being environment.
Forte dei Marmi is famous for its festivals, such as that of the patron saint of Sant’Ermete with stalls and fireworks from the pier: an unmissable event during the Versilian summer. During the winter weekends there are the antiques markets, Piazza Marconi and Vittoria Apuana.
Tordelli is a type of fresh filled pasta in a crescent shape, seasoned abundantly with a rich, meaty, typical Versilian sauce. The dish is usually eaten on holidays in Seravezza, Camaiore, Pietrasanta, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Massarosa and every family has their own, varied recipe.