A seaside resort among the most popular Tyrrhenian ones, Forte dei Marmi is located around a jetty set up during the sixteenth century to ship the apuan marbles. Since 1788 this has been sheltered through an outpost which had been built by Leopoldo I and is still visible in the middle of Garibaldi Square. Just about every european noble but also diplomats, businness-men and managers, artists and V.I.P.s had their bautiful villas, protected by the greenery of the pinewoods, built in this zone. Moreover they chose its sandy beaches to spend their holidays and to relax themselves.
During the last century Forte dei Marmi has become a famous tourist resort and its value is recognized all over the world: although a part of the original environment has been turned into enchanting gardens, kitchen gardens and luxuriant meadows sorrounding beautiful villas, the man-nature relationship has been kept intact. Nature even dominates man, whose often careless and abusing presence it reshapes. From Forte dei Marmi a tourist can rediscover many historical and cultural architectural evidences, enchanting villages situated on the numerous valleys or on the hills and enjoy the spell of the Apuan Alps.
The hotels in Forte dei Marmi are well depicted in this web-site which I hope to be a useful incentive for you to be our guests. Versilia offers the tourist the possibility to play the sport he/she likes best: mounteneering, sailing and may others.
The Apuan Alps allow the climbers, either traditional or free-climbing, to make very interesting climbs. Moreover the Apuan Alps allow the hiker to cover itineraries in every season and of every level.
Sailors of every raiting level could take advantage of the sea and of the Massaciuccoli lake as well. The sea gives the opportunity to surf too (when the weather allows it). The sport facilities are available to train or compete: The Apuan Alps allow the climbers, either traditional or free-climbing, to make very interesting climbs. Moreover the Apuan Alps allow the hiker to cover itineraries in every season and of every level.
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Tramite autostrada è raggiungibile dal sud, attraverso Autosole A1, fino a Firenze, e poi attraverso la Firenze Mare A11 e la Livorno-Genova A12. Dal Nord attraverso Autosole A1 fino a Parma e poi l'autostrada della Cisa A15 fino a S. Stefano, e quindi A12 Genova-Livorno. Through motorway is reachable from SOUTH, through Autosole A1, as far as Firenze and then through the Firenze Mare A11 and the Livorno-Genova A12. From NORTH through Autosole A1 as far as Parma and then through the Cisa A15 to S.Stefano, and then through the A12 Genova-Livorno. Tollhouse: Versilia
Line : Genova-Parma-Bologna
Line : Livorno-Milano
Railway station of Querceta
The international airports in Pisa, Genoa and Florence provide reliable transport to the main city.
The Versiliana park, now a communal property, extends itself at Marina di Pietrasanta on almost a million square metres, from Fiumetto to viale Apua, and until the border with the town of Forte dei Marmi. An intense cultural programming of quality (prose, ballet, music, cinema and cabaret) takes place in the summertime in the vast an... Read more
2 ) Cittadella del carnevale
It is said that the future of the Carnival of Viareggio depends on the Carnival Citadel; It is a large structure, built in the north area of the city of Viareggio, with 16 hangars, a theatre and a multimedia museum, which will allow everyone to enter the magical world of Carnival all year round, to understand its up to now inaccessible... Read more
3 ) September Fest
Every year, the largest and most important beer feast in pure German style takes place in the fair complex of Marina di Carrara. A Bavarian team takes care of the event in collaboration with Italian locals. It is a cultural exchange between the two twin cities of Carrara and Ingolstadt that has been taking place since 1962. The city of... Read more
4 ) Luna Park
In the summer, the greatest attractions and the more amusing games wait for you every day at the Luna Park of Marina di Carrara, Cinquale and Lido di Camaiore. You will enjoy yourself with tens of spectacular attractions.
First of all there's a romantic travel on the panoramic wheel, also in order to enjoy a beautiful view, and ... Read more
5 ) Palio dei Micci
The Palio dei Micci (donkey race) was first held in 1956 through the initiative of a citizens committee and soon became the most important historical-folklore event in the Province of Lucca. Eight city-districts participate. In the beginning it was held in March during the St. Joseph festivities; nowadays it takes place on the first ... Read more
6 ) Festival Puccini
...Sunny beaches, cool pine-woods, the ever calm lake - in a word, Eden...
exclaimed Giacomo Puccini on first catching sight of this Tuscun beauty spot during a huntig-trip.
With its vast theatre on the shores of lake Massaciuccoli, which hosts yhe Puccini Festival, still maintains in... Read more
7 ) Viareggio Carnival
The Viareggio Carnival was established in 1873 when some of the local "signori" decided to organize a Sunday a little different from the rest, by inventing a procession of decorated floats which travelled up and down the main street of the city. On that occasion a masked protest was also organized by a number of citizens, as they were ... Read more
Between unscalable chains of the Apuan Alps and of the Appennino lies the high and medium Valley of Serchio, rich in history and traditions. The history has left here marks on the city planning, on the palaces and on the defending walls. The valley is full of small villages where life follows the traditional activities, but the main qu... Read more
10 ) Golf in Tuscany
Golf in Tuscany means life style, feelings and emotions that come from a sport played in a land where nature and culture, and pleasure and wellbeing rule. Tuscany, where there are as many as 15 certified golf courses, 9 18-hole courses and 6 9-hole courses, is the ideal place where taking first steps, training or competing, immersed ... Read more
11 ) The Cove of the Wind (Grotta del Vento)
Inside the cave, comfortable cemented footpaths have been built so as all the wonders of the underground world can be seen illuminated by spotlights: from the living, glistening stalactites and stalagmites, to the polychromatic flowstones and alabaster curtains, to the pools encrusted with crystals and the underground streams, to the s... Read more
12 ) Pinocchio Park
The park of Pinocchio is in the nearby of Collodi's Garden from where you cross the river Pescia and on the left there is the entrance of the famous Toyland . It has been built between 1956 and 1987. To get in the Park of Pinocchio is as living a fairy tale.
In 1956 was inaugurated the bronze work, five meters high, symbolising ... Read more
13 ) Pisa
Situated on the banks and by the outlet of the river Arno, it had been one important Republic of the Sea and spreaded its power out to Corsica isle. Its decadence has been determined by both the rivalry with other cities belonging to the inland (Lucca and Florence) and, most of all, by the clash with Genova, another Repu... Read more