One of the most famous destination of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi is popular even with vips, sportsmen and show-business characters of italian and foreign scene. The city centre developed around the Fortino, a fortress of the eighteenth century built by the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
It was realized to protect the population and to store the marble blocks coming from the Apuan Alps before they were sent by sea. As you can imagine the name of the city comes from this fortress inside of which today is placed the Museum of Satire and Caricature.
All around the fortress, along the main streets of the centre, you can find numerous boutiques of international fashion brands, refined bar and restaurants, night clubs and villas overlooking the sea that are placed just a few meters from the beach. In Forte dei Marmi tourists have fun with luxury shopping, relax on the beach, sailing trips, tennis, golf and much more.
The evening is instead spent in the clubs along the shore with music, cocktails and entertainment. In the summer the events calendar of Forte dei Marmi is full of shows, concerts, theater operas and folklore. A big event is the Festa di Sant’Ermete at the end of August.