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Forte dei Marmi

The town of Forte dei Marmi is a luxurious resort of Versilia.

Forte dei Marmi has been known as an upscale resort since the end of the XIX – the beginning of the XX century, when beach tourism started to flourish. All European high society met here. The tradition hasn't changed since that time. Forte dei Marmi is still the favorite place of celebrities. But for culture and show business stars, you can run into people who belong to sport, political and business elite here.

As the resort is popular with famous people, it has to keep the high level of service.

There are a lot of upscale hotels in the town. Beautiful and well-facilitated villas are also available for tourists. Those who wish can rent an apartment in town. In other words, there are a lot of diverse options for recreation in Forte dei Marmi .

Spending a vacation in Forte dei Marmi first of all means beach delight. High level of maintaining nature surroundings and service is confirmed by the Blue Ecology Flags. The sandy beach stretches for about 150 meters.

Sport recreation in Forte dei Marmi is well-developed as at sea, so on the land. Forte dei Marmi coast is one of the most popular surfing places in Italy. There is also a yacht club here. Forte dei Marmi has the largest number of tennis courts per square kilometer in Italy.

Folk traditions lovers should definitely visit Forte dei Marmi at the end of summer. All Versilia gathers here on August, 28 to take part in the feast devoted to the town's patron, St Ermete.

Shopping in Forte dei Marmi is a chance to get goods of famous brands at numerous boutiques. Besides, antiques and crafts fairs are regularly held in the town.

The Fortress of the late XVIII century is the main attraction and the symbol of Forte dei Marmi. It gave the town its name. The upper level of the fortress houses the Museum of Satire and Caricature, which is one of the most famous museums of this kind in the world. Temporary exhibitions are arranged on the lower level.

The architecture of Forte dei Marmi itself is worth attention, as it shows the history of the town from a harbor to a luxurious resort.

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