Forte De Marmi is a quiet, genteel but chic resort and a playground for wealthy people. It remains the ‘East Hampton’ of Italy, where the Agnelli family (of Fiat fame) began summering in the 1920s.
The northernmost of the four resorts comprising Versilia on the beautiful Nothern Tuscan coast.
Its wide, sandy beaches have the Apuan Alps as a dramatic backdrop. The town was, from Roman times, the port for marble quarried in Carrara. Originally used for loading ships with local marble, the quay is now the promenade pier.
The traditional town of Forte deiMarmi is a great holiday destination with a compact commercial center surrounded by leafy tree-lined suburbs set among private gardens of large private mansions. Few buildings breach the tree canopy maintaining a pleasant shady atmosphere in all, were cycling is quite a popular way to move around.
Artists and sculptors have long favored the town and the local galleries, along with designer boutiques, provide a suitable backdrop to the stylish and well-heeled souls who populate the streets during summer; out of season, things become more quiet.
The area is served by Pisa's Galileo Galilei international airport.